"Palm Sunday Snowstorm" of March 29-30, 1942: Main Street Westminster MD after a heavy and historic 32-inch snowfall March 29-30, 1942. The photo has been attributed to renowned Westminster photographer Charles Magee.
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. crews worked Tuesday to shorten the list of homes that remain without power after last week’s brutal nor’easter, but another overnight storm carrying the potential for rain and snow could hamper those efforts.
BGE has restored power to most households in the Baltimore area, with about 65,000 still remaining in the dark Sunday morning after a wind storm sent trees toppling into utility lines Friday and Saturday.
As Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. crews work around the clock to restore power after more than 400,000 outages were reported as a result of high sustained winds, officials say efforts could continue through next week.
The National Weather Service said a wind advisory remained in effect for the Baltimore and Washington metro areas through 11 a.m. Saturday as the area experienced overnight gusts of up to 60 mph in a storm that wreaked havoc across the region.
Wind gusts over 60 mph ripped through the Baltimore region Friday, closing highway access in many areas due to accidents, high wind and felled trees, and causing more than a quarter million power outages. One Baltimore County woman was struck and killed by a falling tree.
Maryland environmental regulators say they are exploring penalties and increased oversight after recent rains sent large amounts of sediment from K. Hovnanian's controversial Four Seasons development on Kent Island into the Chesapeake Bay.
A shot of colder air coming down from the Great Lakes and an area of moisture moving east from Tennessee Valley is expected to create a snowstorm late Saturday afternoon. The flakes will continue until 1 a.m. Sunday morning.
Many schools across the Baltimore region canceled classes Wednesday morning, and authorities asked drivers to delay morning trips, if possible, due to a glaze of ice that covered cars, roads and sidewalks.
Up to a half-inch of mixed precipitation — snow and sleet in some areas — is in the weather forecast for the Baltimore region overnight, which is expected to result in a slippery Wednesday morning commute.