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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2011
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge has been closed to traffic as of 7:35 p.m., after high winds due to Hurricane Irene exceeded 55 mph, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority. All other bridge and toll facilities are open, although there are wind restrictions on the Key, Nice, Hatem and Tydings bridges due to recorded wind speeds up to 39 mph, according to an announcement on the MdTA website. As a result, those driving house trailers, box trailers, motorcycles, vehicles with roof-mount racks containing cargo or any other vehicle that may be subject to high winds should use caution on those bridges, according to MdTA.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | March 12, 2014
Meteorologists and utility officials cautioned of possible power outages Wednesday night as wind gusts up to 50 mph blow through the region, along with possible thunderstorms and then a burst of cold air. The combination of high winds and saturated soil was expected to down tree limbs and trunks, Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. officials warned. Slightly more than 16,000 BGE customers were without power as of 11 p.m., slightly less than half of them in Baltimore County. The National Weather Service placed Central Maryland under a wind advisory through 11 a.m. Thursday, with sustained winds of 20-30 mph and gusts of 40-50 mph. Wind gusts neared or surpassed 50 mph across the state Wednesday night, including a 53 mph gust at BWI Airport, 51 mph in West Baltimore, 51 mph in Middle River and 46 mph in Westminster.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | February 9, 2013
High winds are forecast across the region Saturday with a gale warning in effect on the Chesapeake Bay until noon, according to the National Weather Service. A gale warning means winds of 34 to 47 knots (39 to 54 mph) are expected. Forecasters say that could mean dangerous conditions for anyone venturing out onto the bay, especially in smaller boats. Even after the gale subsides, condtions will remain treacherous for inexperienced sailors, according to the Weather Service. In response to conditions, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge is operating under a wind warning, with the Maryland Transportation Authority urging drivers to use caution while crossing.
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By Pat van den Beemt | February 20, 2014
A week before the Polar Bear Plunge at Sandy Point State Park was canceled because of high winds and freezing temperatures, a hardy group of North County folks took their own dip into frigid water. On Jan. 18, some 15 members of Ravens Roost 99 plunged into a pool outside of A-Town Bar and Grille on Brick Store Road in Hampstead, where they meet each month. And like those who were scheduled to jump into the Chesapeake Bay, the Ravens Roost 99 men and women raised money for Special Olympics Maryland.
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By a Baltimore Sun reporter | January 25, 2014
More wind and snow is in store for the Baltimore area on Saturday, so it might not be a good day to wash the salt off your car. The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory from 10 p.m. Friday through 9 a.m. Saturday. The wind chill is forecast to be 5-10 below zero, with gusts up to 25 mph. Snow showers are expected from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday with less than an inch to two inches of accumulation, according to the weather service .  
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | January 25, 2014
Special Olympics Maryland canceled Saturday's Polar Bear Plunge event for the first time in its 18-year history, citing unsafe weather conditions, and officials say it will not be rescheduled. The event, held in partnership with the Maryland State Police, is designed to raise money for athletics for those with special needs. Special Olympics Maryland said 7,000 plungers had registered to dip into the icy waters of the Chesapeake Bay at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis on Saturday, and 10,000 spectators were expected.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | February 19, 2011
Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. spokesman Rob Gould reported that several thousand customers in the Baltimore metropolitan area were without power due to the high winds raking the area Saturday morning. By Saturday afternoon, BGE's website reported nearly 7,700 customers without power, but those numbers began decreasing Saturday evening. BGE had opened its storm center in Woodlawn to deal with any outages or emergencies associated with the powerful winds, which were expected to continue buffeting the area throughout the day and evening.
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By Scott Dance, Mary Gail Hare and Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | October 29, 2012
As Sandy pounds the mid-Atlantic coast Monday, the Baltimore region is bracing for gale-force winds and flooding. The area remains under a flood watch through Tuesday evening, with coastal flooding expected late Monday into Wednesday morning, according to the National Weather Service. Heavy rain, as much as six inches, and high winds, with gusts as much as 70 miles per hour, will occur throughout Monday afternoon and well into Tuesday, according to forecasters. Mandatory travel restrictions will be imposed in Baltimore at 6 p.m. on Monday and stay in effect until noon on Tuesday, banning driving on city streets for everyone but emergency personnel.
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By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | February 12, 2012
About 6,000 Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. customers lost power overnight as high winds pummeled the region, but their lights were back on by 6:30 a.m. Sunday, the utility said. "The high winds brought down power lines — and brought tree limbs down onto some power lines," said a spokeswoman for BGE, Rachael L. Lighty. BGE had warned consumers that outages were likely, with winds up to 48 miles per hour and snow flurries in the forecast. Mostly sunny skies were predicted for the Baltimore region on Sunday, and the daytime high was expected to reach 34, according to the National Weather Service.
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By Liz F. Kay | liz.kay@baltsun.com and Baltimore Sun reporter | February 26, 2010
High winds and blowing snow were complicating the morning commute for some residents around the Baltimore region. Baltimore County activated its snow emergency plan, which means no parking is allowed on designated snow emergency routes and only cars with snow or all-weather radial tires are permitted on the roads. Most state roads were passable for the morning rush, said Maryland State Highway Administration spokeswoman Lora Rakowski. "As the sun comes up, roads are in good condition throughout most of the Baltimore area," she said.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | January 28, 2014
The Maryland Transportation Authority said at 9:05 a.m. on Tuesday that the Bay Bridge was under Wind Warning conditions, with sustained wind speeds or gusts of 30-39 mph. Box trailers, house trailers or other vehicles that may be subject to high winds are advised to use caution crossing the bridge, MdTA said. A collision in White Marsh on I-95 South at the MD 43 (White Marsh Boulevard) exit has closed the southbound left shoulder at 8:05 a.m., according to DOT. A utility problem in Parkville on MD 147 South at Putty Hill Avenue has closed the southbound right traffic lane and southbound right shoulder at 4:27 a.m., according to DOT. The incident was due to a gas regulator adjustment by BGE, DOT said.
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By a Baltimore Sun reporter | January 25, 2014
More wind and snow is in store for the Baltimore area on Saturday, so it might not be a good day to wash the salt off your car. The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory from 10 p.m. Friday through 9 a.m. Saturday. The wind chill is forecast to be 5-10 below zero, with gusts up to 25 mph. Snow showers are expected from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday with less than an inch to two inches of accumulation, according to the weather service .  
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | January 25, 2014
Special Olympics Maryland canceled Saturday's Polar Bear Plunge event for the first time in its 18-year history, citing unsafe weather conditions, and officials say it will not be rescheduled. The event, held in partnership with the Maryland State Police, is designed to raise money for athletics for those with special needs. Special Olympics Maryland said 7,000 plungers had registered to dip into the icy waters of the Chesapeake Bay at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis on Saturday, and 10,000 spectators were expected.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | June 14, 2013
The Harford County Department of Emergency Services urges Harford County residents to prepare for a squall line of thunderstorms with heavy rain, lightning, hail, high winds and higher tides as a result of a fast moving and severe weather event approaching the region Thursday. As storm moves across the state, Harford County and other areas of Maryland could feel the effects, the county government warned in a news release issued Wednesday. The Harford County Department of Emergency Services recommends residents to prepare for the storm by reviewing their storm survival plan and restocking any needed food, water or other supplies to get them through the storm.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2013
The Orioles have been keeping a close watch on Tropical Storm Andrea as it batters Florida with high winds and rain - at one point fearing that they wouldn't be able to fly out to Tampa on Thursday evening. Kevin Buck, the club's coordinator of team travel, made contingency plans to keep the Orioles in their Houston hotel Thursday night if needed. But, as of Thursday afternoon, the club was told it should be OK to fly into Tampa after the game. “I think we're OK. Last night, Kevin made plans to stay here.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORTS | March 6, 2013
Much of the predicted snowstorm that closed local schools and put highway crews on the alert Wednesday failed to materialize in Harford County. Predictions for snow accumulations fluctuated as the late-winter storm system, known as Winter Storm Saturn, approached the Mid-Atlantic region. The storm left much of the Eastern Seaboard with wet and heavy snow, power outages, flooding and major traffic accidents, although Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region escaped with mostly mixed rain and snow, and high winds, according to Weather.com.
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AEGIS AND BALTIMORE SUN MEDIA GROUP | October 29, 2012
All of Harford County was virtually shut down Monday, as residents braced for the worst of the powerful Hurricane Sandy, which was ever closer to making landfall on the coast between Maryland and New Jersey. Heavy rain pelted the county overnight Sunday and throughout the day Monday. Increasing sustained wind were also evident in advance of the storm, whose worse impacts are expected from Monday evening through Tuesday, according to the most recent National Weather Service forecasts.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | March 14, 2001
Gusting winds measured at 80 mph interrupted service to about 14,000 Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. customers in the Baltimore area last night, a utility spokesman said. In Baltimore, the Fire Department responded to numerous reports of fallen power lines and arcing, but no serious incidents were reported. Steve Unglesbee, the BGE spokesman, said the unusually high winds were recorded from 10:05 p.m. to 10:10 p.m. at the company's electrical operations building on Windsor Mill Road in Woodlawn.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | March 6, 2013
Expectations of a storm to bring the heaviest snow in at least two years for the region have been dialed back as the National Weather Service has canceled its winter storm warning. High winds and wet roads remain a concern. Check here for live blog updates on conditions and forecasts. 4:36 p.m.:  Weather service meteorologists are no longer expecting any meaningful wintry precipitation Wednesday night, lifting the winter weather advisory for much of Central Maryland. Concerns remain over high winds in the Baltimore area and dangerous conditions along the coast, however, with rough surf and some rescues needed.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | February 9, 2013
High winds are forecast across the region Saturday with a gale warning in effect on the Chesapeake Bay until noon, according to the National Weather Service. A gale warning means winds of 34 to 47 knots (39 to 54 mph) are expected. Forecasters say that could mean dangerous conditions for anyone venturing out onto the bay, especially in smaller boats. Even after the gale subsides, condtions will remain treacherous for inexperienced sailors, according to the Weather Service. In response to conditions, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge is operating under a wind warning, with the Maryland Transportation Authority urging drivers to use caution while crossing.
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