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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | January 4, 2012
I suppose that soon enough, our pups right here in Maryland will have a chance to dip their little snouts in a fresh mound of snow. But not yet. Here a little German dog gets a chance though. This pup was playing in the snow the other day in Oberhof, eastern Germany.  
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | June 15, 2014
Most years, the last day of school comes with a sigh of relief, but this year what students and teachers describe is more akin to the body-draining feeling of finishing a marathon. "If I could frame it in one word I would just say 'exhausted,' " said Anna Gannon, a technology teacher at Gorman Crossing Elementary School in Howard County. "Whew. This has been the longest year ever," said Blair Todd, an eighth-grade history teacher at Charles Carroll Middle School in Prince George's County.
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By Scott Dance | March 5, 2012
Winter storm warnings are in effect in parts of Virginia around Fredericksburg and Charlottesville, but up here in Baltimore, skies are sunny. Snow showers could come later, but don't expect much. The National Weather Service is calling for a 20 percent chance of isolated snow showers in the Baltimore area, but with highs in the lower 40s, accumulation is unlikely. AccuWeather.com meteorologist Henry Margusity is calling it one of the last snow events for the region this season.
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By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | May 4, 2014
With a thrust of Longclaw, Jon Snow ran his giant sword through the head of a mutineer at Craster's Keep Sunday - giving a gory victory to the Night's Watch and unwittingly saving his little brother Bran Stark and the Reeds. But Jon (Kit Harrington) did more than just save his kid brother and burn down a house of horrors. His closing scene saved what was otherwise the weakest episode of the fourth season of HBO's "Game of Thrones. " Most of “First of His Name” meandered through various plotlines with little action or storyline advancement.
NEWS
February 11, 2010
The epic storms of the past week have bent but not broken the daily lives of Marylanders. While many are hunkered down at home, others continue to exercise, work and shop in trying conditions. There are cab riders to be ferried, patients to tend to, and miles to log in running regimens. And a team of Baltimore recreation workers is toiling to prevent a costly skating-rink dome from suffering damage. For dedicated runner, 3 miles in snow 'an impulse thing' By Liz F. Kay Delip Rao threw caution to the considerable wind Wednesday afternoon.
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By Liz Atwood, For The Baltimore Sun | February 17, 2014
I really think it's time my 12-year-old son took the white crayon from the window sill. As kids everywhere know, if you want a snow day from school, put the white crayon by the window and turn your pajamas inside out. This year, the superstitions worked beautifully. The schools have now run out of snow days and I've run out of patience. Don't misunderstand me. I love snow and the way it brightens up the dark and dreary winter landscape. And now that I'm a college professor, I, too, get snow days off from teaching.
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By John McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | December 8, 2013
With my uncanny sense of timing, I am coming down with some ague on my day off. So I am at home treating myself with sleep, hot tea, and whiskey, and thinking about forgoing the first two.  I also have a pot of chili simmering on the stove against Kathleen's return home from work at Trinity Church in Towson. It is just as well to be home, because the Death From the Sky arrived within the last hour.* I see on Twitter that some of you who endured the brutality of this storm in the middle section of the country are snow-wimp-shaming us Mid-Atlantic sorts, with some justification, but I should explain some things to you.  In four years at Michigan State and six at Syracuse, I understood that people can learn how to drive in snow, even very heavy snow.
NEWS
February 20, 2014
Doesn't Baltimore care about the safety of its schoolchildren? The sidewalks around Baltimore Polytechnic Institute have still not been cleared of snow along Cold Spring Lane ( "Storm dumps biggest snowfall since 2010 on a day possibly among area's top 10 snowiest on record," Feb. 14). This forces students to disembark MTA buses into a very busy right lane of traffic. I had to stop my car and put my flashers on to encourage other drivers to slow down and allow the students to cross the street safely.
SPORTS
December 21, 2009
The Canadiens were forced to spend an extra night on Long Island because of a storm that dumped more than 2 feet of snow in the area. After a 3-0 victory Saturday night over the Islanders, the team waited an hour on its charter plane before the flight from Farmingdale, N.Y., was postponed until 4 p.m. Sunday. Canadiens spokesman Dominick Saillant said the team arrived in Atlanta early Sunday night for its game Monday night against the Thrashers. •Blues coach Andy Murray's job is safe for the time being, according to team President John Davidson . With the Blues lagging at the bottom of the Western Conference, the question of Murray's job security is in play.
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February 8, 2010
The big snow arrived at just the wrong time for the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland - at tournament time. Sunday night, IAAM officials announced changes to the schedules for basketball and swimming. Indoor soccer tournament details will come later. In basketball, the B and C conferences are to play their first-round games Wednesday. The quarterfinals in the A, B and C conferences will go Thursday, with the semifinals Saturday. The title games, originally scheduled for Sunday at Stevenson, will be moved to next Monday at a site yet to be determined.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2014
Maryland will receive federal disaster funding to help pay for snow-clearing efforts from a February storm that left a foot and a half of accumulation across parts of the region in a single day, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Thursday. No cost estimate from the storm has been released by the state, so it isn't clear how much funding Maryland could get. The funding, distributed through the state, will assist eligible local governments and nonprofits "on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work in Baltimore, Carroll and Howard counties," according to FEMA.
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Susan Reimer | April 7, 2014
If it is really April, why does everything in the garden look so dead? You are going to hear that a lot this month. Gardeners and non-gardeners alike, trapped by cold and snow for months, have rushed outdoors to find so much looking so brown. It might not be dead, just burned, damaged by the terrible cold of this winter, the coldest in Baltimore in 30 years. Wait through May and even into June for signs of new growth before you give up on your garden. There may be life in there yet. Winter burn is just one of the problems we gardeners will face during this late spring.
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Editorial from The Aegis | April 3, 2014
The Harford County public school system included seven days in the academic calendar this school year as potential makeup days in case of snow. Turns out, the school system ended up canceling classes 11 times (or 12 if the state doesn't allow the two and a half hour day to count), which means if the school year ends on June 12, Harford County students will not have attended classes for the requisite 180 days required by state standards. The school system, therefore, has requested a waiver from the Maryland State Board of Education, which has authorized the state superintendent to grant or deny such waivers.
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By Luke Broadwater and Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | March 30, 2014
The day before Opening Day in Baltimore looked anything but spring-like. Chilly rain gave way to a wintry mix and later some unexpected snow in northern areas of Maryland. Residents reported light snow and sleet in Northern Baltimore, Carroll and Howard counties. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory through midnight for northern parts of Baltimore County after steady rain and snow across the region Sunday. Minor flooding forecast in some rivers and streams in the parts of southern Baltimore County, northern Anne Arundel and eastern Howard was expected to subside by Monday morning.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | March 28, 2014
Maryland Superintendent Lillian M. Lowery informed Anne Arundel County on Friday that she will not waive five days of school for the district because of snow this year. As a result, Anne Arundel spokesman Bob Mosier said, the school district has decided to ask Lowery to allow the county to open schools on Easter Monday, making up one of the five days it needs to meet the requirement that students be in session for 180 days a year. "So, we set about trying to make what adjustments we could now," Mosier said.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | March 25, 2014
Roads wet and slushy from a late-season snow were expected to become icy overnight, with one more frigid and windy day ahead Wednesday before a return to spring weather. Though snow fell most of the day Tuesday across the Baltimore area, accumulations were scant. Just two-tenths of an inch piled up at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport as of 8 p.m., adding little to a seasonal tally that is an inch and a half shy of topping the 40-inch mark, surpassed in only 13 winters on record here.
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By Scott Dance | March 6, 2012
Unofficial totals are in for yesterday's snowfall, and there aren't any for Greater Baltimore. Maryland did see some measurable snow -- weather spotters and media counted an inch in St.  Mary's County and 0.7 inches in Frostburg, according to the National Weather Service. Eheart and Barboursville in rural Virginia, just north of Charlottesville, posted 9 inches and 10 inches, respectively, the storm's highest totals in the area covered by the National Weather Service's Sterling, Va., office.
NEWS
February 15, 2010
In a February 7 article ("A likely record, but experts will get back to us") Frank Roylance wrote: "The contractor paid to make snow measurements at BWI for the weather service (the NWS has none of its own personnel there) evidently failed to follow NWS protocols in measuring the snow. Those rules say the observer must allow snow to fall on an official 'snow board' for six hours, then wipe it clear and repeat the procedure every six hours until the snow ends." This statement is inaccurate and misleading in that it gives the impression that the weather observers (contractors)
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | March 25, 2014
Wintry weather dragged on Tuesday, with light snow falling by midday expected to bring a slushy couple of inches of snow. The National Weather Service predicts 1-3 inches across the region, with a winter weather advisory in effect until midnight. But accumulating snow likely will stick to grassy surfaces for the most part, as the springtime sun makes accumulation difficult on pavement. Snow was expected to continue into mid-afternoon. State Highway Administration crews treated roadways ahead of the storm, expecting slick spots once snow starts falling by midmorning Tuesday and possibly lasting into the evening.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | March 25, 2014
A Maryland school superintendent wouldn't ordinarily give local systems a pass on the requirement that public school students go to school for 180 days a year. But these have not been ordinary times. The seemingly endless winter, with its unusual number of snow days, has raised the specter of students going to school into the last week of June. On Tuesday, the State Board of Education offered a way out. As light snow fell outside their meeting room, board members voted to give Superintendent Lillian Lowery the authority to waive up to five days of school this year for public schools and two days for private schools.
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