What started as oversized, wet snowflakes became a heavy blanket of white over streets, sidewalks and tree limbs in Laurel Thursday night as a wintry mix brought nearly 3 inches of snow, as was forecast earlier in the day by the National Weather Service.
The Hampden Village Merchants Association made an expensive promotional float for the Mayor's Christmas Parade on Dec. 8, but when a snow storm canceled the parade, the float became moot and merchants were left out in the cold. On Friday, bound and determined to get bang for their buck, association members staged a one-float parade up and down The Avenue.
Due to a winter storm warning and a 90 percent probability of heavy snow, all Carroll County Public Schools sponsored activities are cancelled for Saturday, Dec. 14, according to a message on the school system website.
The annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony in the lot adjacent to Rodgers Tavern will be held this Saturday, Dec. 14, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. There will be caroling, Santa will be on hand and on sale will be crafts and light refreshments.
Several inches of snow fell across the Baltimore area, with as much as 5-7 inches in some spots, and ice was still ahead as a winter storm that has traveled across the country packed more of a punch in Maryland than forecasters expected.
Several inches of snow had fallen across much of the Baltimore area by midday Sunday, with as much as 5-7 inches in some spots, with ice still ahead as a winter storm that has traveled across the country packed more of a punch in Maryland than forecasters expected.
By By Scott Dance and Michael Dresser and The Baltimore Sun
The tail end of a winter storm brought some sprinkles of sleet and snow to Maryland on Wednesday on top of heavy rains, but few travel disruptions were reported outside of New England despite concerns of chaotic pre-Thanksgiving transportation.
As the region prepares for possible inclement weather during the Thanksgiving/ Hanukkah holiday, the State Highway Administration on Tuesday unveiled new devices for tracking and battling winter storms.
While the number of Marylanders traveling for Thanksgiving this year is expected to be slightly lower this year compared to last year, there will still be hundreds of thousands of people on the roads, rails and in the air.
Icy and snowy conditions could bookend a storm that is otherwise expected to dump heavy rains on busy pre-Thanksgiving travel days Tuesday and Wednesday in Maryland and many parts of the eastern United States.
Forecasters are keeping an eye on storms in several regions of the U.S. that could dump cold rain or even some snow in the Baltimore-Washington area in the days just before Thanksgiving, potentially complicating plans during the busiest travel time of the year.
Harford County Public Schools parents can view and comment on the school system's calendar for the 2014-2015 school year, a calendar that comes with eight days built in as makeup days for inclement weather.