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Several chances for snow, ice forecast this week, starting Tuesday

Several chances at snow or icy precipitation are forecast this week, starting Tuesday.

An Arctic cold front is expected to pass through the region Tuesday, bringing with it chances for a wintry mix or snow showers starting in the early morning hours. Chances for rain, sleet or snow are expected to continue through the afternoon.

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Maryland weather: First snowfall of season sets record (2.6 inches) at BWI

The Baltimore area’s first snowfall of the season brought a record amount of snow to the region, according to the National Weather Service — even though it was only a little more than a couple of inches.

At Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, 2.6 inches of snow were measured Saturday night, breaking the record for Dec. 9 set in 2005 of 2.2 inches.

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Cool night expected for Baltimore monument lighting, flurries possible Friday

Cool weather and cloudy skies are expected for the annual Washington Monument Lighting event Thursday night.

Daytime temperatures are forecast to reach near 50 degrees and dip into the mid to low 40s during the 46th year of the lighting at Mount Vernon Place, according to the National Weather Service.

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Meteorologists foresee first chance for 'localized bursts of snow' Friday across Central Maryland

Meteorologists are watching for the possibility of "localized bursts of snow" across Central Maryland come Friday night.

It is forecast to be plenty cold enough for snow by then. Arctic air is forecast to invade southward across the eastern half of the United States in the second half of this week, dropping lows around Baltimore into the upper 20s by early Friday morning.

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Cold temps, slim chance of flurries this week in Baltimore, weather service says

Brace yourself, Baltimore.

After highs of 53 degrees Monday and 59 degrees Tuesday, it’s about to get cold this week.

Tuesday night is expected to be 42 degrees and rainy, with wind gusts as high as 20 mph, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures could rise by as few as six degrees for a partly sunny, 48-degree high Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

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Here's why early magnitude estimates for the Delaware earthquake were shaky

When a fault beneath Delaware slipped and triggered an earthquake felt for hundreds of miles Thursday afternoon, a computer decided it was magnitude 5.1.

But that wasn't correct — the U.S. Geological Survey later determined it was magnitude 4.1, a level that is actually one-tenth as strong as originally thought.

Here's how geologists figured that out.

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