A strong low-pressure system causing blizzards across the Midwest is forecast to bring potential white-out conditions in Western Maryland and damaging winds across the Baltimore area Friday and Saturday.
Western Maryland is under a winter storm watch going into the weekend, with the possibility of white-out conditions and more than 6 inches of snow. That precipitation isn't expected to reach Baltimore -- but a blast of frigid wind is.
Granting an appeal by Gov. Martin O'Malley, the federal government on Friday reversed course and approved disaster aid for Somerset County residents who suffered damage from the remnants of Superstorm Sandy.
Superstorm Sandy has left the small town of Crisfield reeling from floods that destroyed homes and power outages that persist three weeks after the deluge. But no turbulence can destroy the community spirit in this Eastern Shore enclave.
When Justen Garrity left the Army for the business world, his five years as an officer, experienced in combat, engineering and leadership, mattered little to prospective employers. He shared his experiences starting a new business with other veterans at Aberdeen Proving Ground.
Months before the first snowflake threatens to touch down in the city of Laurel, the department of public works is hard at work preparing for the second coming of the 2010 monster snowstorm known as Snowmaggeddon.
It's especially tough to be one of the last get power back following major outage – and knowing you're in that predicament. It's like being ignored by the wait staff in a restaurant, or having family forget your birthday. That was the situation confronting residents living along Snow Road near I-95 in the Edgewood area Friday afternoon, as they coped with their sixth day without electricity, thinking they had been forgotten by BGE.
Most roads were cleared of snow, fallen trees and other debris in Garrett County as of late Sunday, and most federal and state emergency officials who'd responded there following superstorm Sandy's damaging blizzard had departed. Still, thousands remained without power.
Storm trackers are continuing to refine their predictions for a nor'easter set to strike Maryland later this week, calling for strong rain and wind on Wednesday — most heavily along the Eastern Shore — and possibly snow on Thursday.
Residents in the Western Maryland mountains are used to snow — they had nearly 300 inches in 2010 — but Sandy was different. Folks who have lived here all their lives say they've never seen a storm like this.