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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | January 29, 2011
Will this week's Groundhog Day bring another round of misery to Maryland? Although forecasters aren't calling for heavy snow, a developing storm is likely to bring at least sleet and freezing rain to the area beginning Monday night. Brian Lasorsa, a National Weather Service meteorologist, said the Baltimore-area will see only "light accumulations" of snow, but added that "the big impact will be the ice. " Lasorsa said flurries could start Monday night and turn into freezing rain Tuesday, which could refreeze, making roads icy. Forecasters are calling for a 60 percent chance of precipitation to start Monday with between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | March 19, 2014
Cold rain showers are expected Wednesday with highs in the lower 40s and wind chills in the 30s. An 80 percent chance of rain was expected, most likely in the afternoon hours. Less than a quarter of an inch of rainfall was expected. Winter weather advisories were in effect in Frederick, Washington and Allegany counties with concerns of freezing rain, but temperatures were expected to be above freezing in Central Maryland. Temperatures were forecast to start off in the mid-30s in the morning, rising only a few degrees to the lower 40s. A 10 mph northeast wind was expected to make it feel several degrees colder.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | February 22, 2013
The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory in the Baltimore area until 6 a.m. Saturday, saying freezing rain and a trace accumulation of ice could pose travel hazards. With overnight temperatures in the lower 30s, sidewalks and untreated roads, especially bridges and overpasses, may prove slippery, the weather service said. Drivers were encouraged to exercise caution on the road.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2014
A chance for a sprinkle of freezing rain was forecast early Friday before windy conditions and temperatures in the 30s the rest of the day. Overnight lows were forecast in the mid- to upper 20s. A slight chance of a wintry mix was expected in the early morning hours, particularly south of Baltimore. Anne Arundel County was under a winter weather advisory, with up to a tenth of an inch of ice possible. Cloudy skies were expected throughout the day, with 15-20 mph winds from the north.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | February 5, 2014
Areas north and west of Baltimore are likely to wake up Wednesday to a layer of ice, possibly on top of an inch or two of snow and sleet, with winter storm warnings and freezing rain advisories across the region overnight. As of midnight, winter storm warnings were in effect in northern Baltimore County and Howard, Carroll and Harford counties through 1 p.m. Wednesday, with an inch or two of snow and sleet and a quarter of an inch of ice or more expected. Freezing rain and icy conditions were reported in northeastern Carroll County near the Baltimore County line even before midnight.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | January 22, 2012
Federal government offices in the Washington D.C. area will open with an 11 a.m. "delayed arrival" Monday, after a freezing rain advisory predicted slick roads and icy conditions throughout Maryland and the District. Non-emergency employees have the option to take unscheduled leave or "telework," according to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Emergency employees must report as scheduled. "Light icing on roadways and elevated surfaces will make traveling hazardous," according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which issued the weather advisory about 1:30 p.m. Sunday; it remains in effect into Monday morning.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | November 25, 2013
A winter weather advisory is in effect for northwestern portions of the Baltimore area for Tuesday as a sub-freezing chill continues across the region. Carroll, Howard and northern Baltimore counties are under the advisory from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, with snow and sleet possible early and changing to freezing rain later in the day. An inch of snow and sleet is possible, with a tenth of an inch of ice. The rest of the region is in for a cold rain, with wintry precipitation also possible Wednesday.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | January 4, 2014
Baltimore came within two degrees of breaking a record for cold temperatures Saturday morning, with a chance for freezing rain ahead Sunday and more single-digit lows forecast next week. Temperatures fell to 6 degrees at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport early Saturday. The record low for Saturday's date is 4 degrees, set in 1918. It was only the fifth time single-digit temperatures were recorded at BWI and the coldest temperature measured there since January 2009.
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By Joe Nawrozki and Joe Nawrozki,Evening Sun Staff | December 26, 1990
Travelers in Maryland could face some icing road conditions beginning tomorrow night that could linger into the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.There is a chance of freezing rain, and possibly sleet, that could start tomorrow and continue into the weekend, said forecaster Bill Miller.Miller said the precipitation will be brought on by a fast moving warm front from the west. The front, when it meets a cold air mass positioned over the Mid-Atlantic, will combine for the freezing rain that could begin as a light snow.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | January 5, 2014
Freezing rain was falling around the Baltimore region into Sunday afternoon, with as much as a few tenths of an inch of ice accumulation possible in most areas and a quarter of an inch or more northwest of the city. An ice storm warning is in effect through 9 p.m. for Carroll and Frederick counties, where the most significant accumulations could occur. A freezing-rain advisory for Howard, northern Baltimore and Harford counties was lifted by about 3:30 p.m. The region could soon be in for its coldest temperatures in 20 years Monday and Tuesday, after having its coldest morning in four years early Saturday.
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By Scott Dance and Carrie Wells and The Baltimore Sun | February 5, 2014
Icy rain coated the Baltimore region with a thin glaze Wednesday morning, toppling trees, slickening roads and knocking out power for about 151,000 customers statewide, 45,000 of whom were in Baltimore County. Ice accumulations ranged from about a quarter-inch throughout much of the region to a half-inch in Manchester, according to the National Weather Service. A winter storm warning remained in effect through 1 p.m. in Carroll, northern Baltimore and Harford counties, with a freezing rain advisory in Howard County through noon.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | February 5, 2014
Areas north and west of Baltimore are likely to wake up Wednesday to a layer of ice, possibly on top of an inch or two of snow and sleet, with winter storm warnings and freezing rain advisories across the region overnight. As of midnight, winter storm warnings were in effect in northern Baltimore County and Howard, Carroll and Harford counties through 1 p.m. Wednesday, with an inch or two of snow and sleet and a quarter of an inch of ice or more expected. Freezing rain and icy conditions were reported in northeastern Carroll County near the Baltimore County line even before midnight.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | February 3, 2014
On the heels of a wintry weather system that dropped less snow than expected in the Baltimore region Monday, a new batch of storm watches were set for Tuesday night into Wednesday, with a quarter of an inch of ice possible northwest of the city. Freezing rain is forecast in northern Baltimore County and Carroll County, with a wintry mix expected along the Interstate 95 corridor. Overnight lows are forecast a few degrees below freezing. The system marks a wet and wintry weather pattern that began with Monday's mix of rain and snow and is expected to continue into next week, though with weather warming relative to last month's polar outbreaks, there has been more uncertainty over what precipitation to expect.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | January 11, 2014
The interim superintendent of Anne Arundel County schools apologized Saturday after coming under fire for the decision to open schools on time Friday, when freezing rain made roads dangerous. Anne Arundel was the only school system in central Maryland to open on time Friday, while Howard, Harford, Carroll, Baltimore County and Baltimore City schools were on a two-hour delay. Freezing rain fell early in the morning, particularly in Anne Arundel County, where there were about 70 car accidents and 50 injuries.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | January 9, 2014
It could be an icy commute Friday morning, with a period of snow and freezing rain expected before a shift to plain rain and an unseasonably mild weekend. A wedge of cold air is forecast to be over the region as the warmer air moves in above it, allowing for the potential wintry mix of precipitation, according to National Weather Service meteorologists.  A freezing rain advisory is in effect across Central Maryland from 3 a.m. through 9 a.m. Friday. Less than a tenth of an inch of ice accumulation is expected.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | January 5, 2014
Freezing rain was falling around the Baltimore region into Sunday afternoon, with as much as a few tenths of an inch of ice accumulation possible in most areas and a quarter of an inch or more northwest of the city. An ice storm warning is in effect through 9 p.m. for Carroll and Frederick counties, where the most significant accumulations could occur. A freezing-rain advisory for Howard, northern Baltimore and Harford counties was lifted by about 3:30 p.m. The region could soon be in for its coldest temperatures in 20 years Monday and Tuesday, after having its coldest morning in four years early Saturday.
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By Rafael Alvarez and Rafael Alvarez,SUN STAFF | December 14, 2000
A winter storm carrying sleet and freezing rain hit Maryland last night with five Maryland counties putting snow emergency plans into effect and salt trucks hitting main roads throughout the Baltimore metropolitan area. Forecasters predicted freezing rain will continue through this morning's rush hour, resulting in slick streets and traffic headaches. According to the National Weather Service, the storm was the leading edge of a weather system that dumped snow, sleet and freezing rain from Texas to Missouri yesterday and approached Maryland from the southwest.
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,Staff Writer Gregory P. Kane contributed to this story | January 3, 1994
Bad weather -- snow, sleet and freezing rain -- is heading our way, says the National Weather Service at Baltimore-Washington International Airport.A winter storm warning has been issued for central Maryland and northern sections, including the Baltimore metropolitan area.A spokesman for the weather service at BWI said this morning that snow from the Shenandoah Valley was "spreading into Frederick County. Hagerstown called and said they were getting some light stuff. We're also getting a lower cloud deck, which indicates the potential for precipitation to start any time."
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | January 4, 2014
Baltimore came within two degrees of breaking a record for cold temperatures Saturday morning, with a chance for freezing rain ahead Sunday and more single-digit lows forecast next week. Temperatures fell to 6 degrees at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport early Saturday. The record low for Saturday's date is 4 degrees, set in 1918. It was only the fifth time single-digit temperatures were recorded at BWI and the coldest temperature measured there since January 2009.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | December 5, 2013
Highs in the mid-60s with drizzly, cloudy skies are forecast Thursday in the Baltimore area. Overnight lows were forecast in the 40s to around 50 degrees, with light rain possible into the early morning. The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather alert warning of patchy dense fog, with visibility limited to a quarter of a mile, in the morning as well. Temperatures are expected to reach the 60s by midday, possibly climbing to the upper 60s downtown by late afternoon.
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