An army of public and private workers and volunteers has been on the job looking out for the most vulnerable — before official notice that the start to the weekend in Baltimore would be two degrees colder than Boston, where more than seven feet of snow has fallen since late January.
The Baltimore area is in store for another bitterly cold weather system, one that will keep temperatures below freezing throughout Monday and will likely bring up to five inches of snow from Monday night into Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.
As the polar vortex sent temperatures plunging below zero one year ago, the operators of the regional electrical grid were scrambling behind the scenes to keep the power on and came too close for comfort to a blackout.
While the chill of the "polar vortex" and some snowy weather are forecast to return this winter, meteorologists don't expect them to have the same persistence as they did last winter, according to two seasonal forecasts issued Thursday.
Harford County is represented in the Maryland General Assembly by delegates and state senators from three districts, all of which cross county lines and two of which are confusingly divided into subdistricts.
Horse racing fans from Harford County and beyond couldn't have asked for a better day as they gathered at Atlanta Hall Farm on Saturday afternoon for the 82nd edition of the Elkridge-Harford Point-to-Point, the first of two steeplechase events held on back-to-back-weekends in the Monkton countryside.
Meteorologists were expecting the heaviest snowfall of an already frigid and snowy season Thursday, with the region forecast to awake to a blanket of at least a few inches of snow and to endure an icy mix of precipitation through the afternoon.
Happy Valentine's Day. Having this special day at the beginning of the President's Day holiday weekend creates what my old friend Ken Lurie, formerly of Tersiguel's and current owner of Bud's at Silver Run, called a perfect storm for the restaurant business.
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. officials said they had restored 95 percent of outages associated with Wednesday's ice storm by Friday afternoon, but were contacting some customers who could enter a fourth day without electricity on Saturday.
Some of the more than 150,000 power outages caused by a thick glaze of ice across the state Wednesday might not be repaired until Friday, utility officials said, prompting county leaders to open shelters at schools that were closed for the day because of slick roads strewn with tree limbs.