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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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NEWS
February 13, 2010
I was surprised to read that limited National Guard resources were used to drive "at least one" Baltimore City prosecutor into work during the blizzard to make bail recommendations for recently incarcerated individuals ("Snow also causing delays in criminal justice system," Feb. 9). Would defense lawyers for the poor be given the same consideration? Even when the blizzard is over and courts resume, people accused of a crime will still be denied an attorney at the initial appearance before a district court commissioner and will be left to fend for themselves.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2014
Frigid cold may be out of the weather forecast, but it should still feel like winter next week, with chances of snow and ice forecast Monday and Tuesday. Precipitation could start late Sunday night or early Monday morning, with light rain and snow possible through the morning rush hour. The National Weather Service forecasts a 50 percent chance of precipitation Monday. High temperatures are forecast in the mid-30s. Local meteorologist "Eric the Red" suggests it could be a nuisance-level event for commuters, with precipitation falling as a wet mix of rain and snow, unlike the recent accumulations of dry, powdery snow.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | January 11, 2013
Forecasters are watching intently for any chance for more snow in Maryland, but there are no sure signs of it in the next week or so. Meteorologists have been eyeing a pattern that could bring Arctic air southward, making temperatures cold enough to support snow. But there has been less certainty about what kind of moisture systems could come along with it. The latest extended forecast discussion from the Hydrometeorological Prediction Center in College Park calls for "a couple quick-hitting winter waves" that could bring snow or ice from the Mississippi Valley to the northern mid-Atlantic next week.
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By Baltimore Sun staff | February 4, 2010
First snowstorm as mayor Transportation chief Al Foxx stood up in the crowded Cabinet meeting — Stephanie C. Rawlings-Blake's first as mayor. "There's a 20 percent chance of 20 inches or more," he said in a low, rumbling voice. The agency heads erupted into a chorus of gasps and moans. "Say that again!" said Rawlings-Blake, who had been sworn-in as mayor just hours before. A massive snowstorm always seems to throw Baltimoreans in a panic. No one feels the burden as acutely as the mayor, who is ultimately responsible for everything from clearing the streets to keeping residents safe.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler and Jacques Kelly and Baltimore Sun reporters | February 7, 2010
Marylanders hunkered down for the most part Saturday and began what could be days of digging out as a possibly record winter storm dumped 2 to 3 feet of snow across the state. Gov. Martin O'Malley said travel would remain difficult "for the next couple of days" and that he would wait until this afternoon to decide whether to open state government on Monday. Frigid weather promised to delay melting, and forecasters were watching a new system that could bring more snow Tuesday.
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By a Baltimore Sun reporter | March 19, 2013
Even the arrival of spring Wednesday isn't erasing the possibility of snow in the forecast for the next few days. Forecasters are keeping an eye on two storms - snow from the northwest, and a weaker rain storm from the south - that could affect the mid Atlantic by late Sunday night or Monday, though it's too early to tell what, if any, impact there will be in the Baltimore area. Accuweather lays out the early potential here , with some parts of Maryland possibly getting a wintry mix or heavy rain.
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By a Baltimore Sun reporter | March 21, 2013
Forecasters are cautiously keeping an eye on the potential for snow Sunday night into Monday. National Weather Service officials call it a "tricky forecast" in their forecast discussion : "MID-ATLANTIC LOOKS TO BE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE TRANSFER OF DOMINANCE FROM ONE LOW TO ANOTHER. THIS COMBINED WITH MARGINAL TEMPERATURES MAKES FOR A TRICKY FORECAST. " Baltimore area forecaster Eric the Red said he is treading carefully in speaking about the potential for snow. He says there's a large room for potential storm busters that could affect the "coastal jump" hitting the mid-Atlantic.
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By Scott Dance | April 11, 2012
I'm seeing reports on social media of snow and sleet showers in the suburbs, including northwestern Howard County and near Pikesville. Officially, the only wintry weather expected in the forecast is in Western Maryland, with up to an inch expected today near Deep Creek Lake, according to the National Weather Service. But with temperatures barely breaking 50 degrees and cold air coming in on the jet stream from Canada, any showers of precipitation today could be snow or ice. It's not totally unusual -- Baltimore has seen at least a trace of snow in April four out of the past 10 years.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | January 22, 2013
Wintry precipitation is in the forecast Friday, another chance to make fools of forecasters who are at the moment mostly predicting a rain/snow mix for the Baltimore area. According to the National Weather Service, snow and/or sleet are likely in the afternoon and early evening hours Friday. A chance of snow is expected in the morning as well. The system is expected to be a quick-moving one, known as a clipper, localizing precipitation amounts, according to weather service forecasters.
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