Harford County government went over its snow removal budget this fiscal year by $776,000, most of that attributable to the blizzard from Winter Storm Jonas that dumped more than 30 inches of snow on the county over two days Jan. 22-23.
The National Weather Service has issud a freeze watch and a high wind watch for Saturday night into Sunday morning. Falling temperatures and high winds are going to make for a chilly overnight Saturday and start of Sunday morning.
Harford County residents have been enjoying unseasonably warm temperatures during the past week, and they will be able to enjoy more warm days next week – with occasional rain showers – due to this year's strong El Niño climate pattern.
Did you enjoy the overnight snow? It was the kind that is enough to coat the grass, trees and your car, but had little impact on the roads. Once we get through a chilly weekend we are going to be treated to some nice weather next week.
Overnight snow caused some problems in the early rush hour around Baltimore on Friday, and resulted in some school systems on the Eastern Shore and southern Maryland to delay openings — and in a few cases close for the day.
Called SKYWARN, the program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has trained nearly 300,000 people across the country to be weather spotters. A basic class is scheduled Tuesday at the George Howard Building in Ellicott City, followed two weeks later by a class on flooding.