By Andrea F. Siegel and Baltimore Sun reporter | February 10, 2010
A garage roof in Severn collapsed under the weight of snow Wednesday morning, but no one was injured, Anne Arundel County fire officials said. The collapse, the first roof collapse in the county in Tuesday's and last weekend's storm, was reported at 9:53 a.m. in the 1400 block of Evergreen Road, Battalion Chief Steve Thompson said. The structure was a detached two-car garage with an empty apartment over it, he said. "It had a peaked roof, which was unusual," Thompson said.
By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | March 23, 2011
Spring may have arrived in Maryland, but we might not have seen the last of winter. The weekend's forecasts include a chance of snow, according to National Weather Service forecasts. However, the confidence level for such long-term predictions is kind of low, warn officials at the weather service's Sterling, Va., office. There's a 30 percent chance of rain on Saturday, which changes into a 50 percent rain or snow overnight. The chance of rain or snow decreases back to 30 percent again on Sunday.
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | November 22, 2012
A record-breaking storm struck on Thanksgiving Day in 1938 across Maryland. While November had started off mild, the storm brought as much as 14 inches of snow in Harford County, with 8.5 inches in Baltimore over two days, according to an article on Baltimore winter storms on the National Weather Service's Baltimore/Washington website. "Hundred of automobiles were snowbound on the highway during the Thanksgiving Holiday travel period," according to the article . The storm still holds the records for snowfall in Baltimore for the dates of Nov. 24-25.
Editorial from The Aegis | February 11, 2014
When the leadership of a school system makes a decision about whether to cancel classes because of bad weather, there will be criticism. Another truism of making such decisions is that mistakes will be made, resulting in even harsher criticism. Given these realities, those making the decisions should always be prepared to make their mistakes on the side of safety. Over the past several years in Harford County, the practice has been to err on the side caution, sometimes resulting in canceling schools on days when the weather ends up not posing a hazard.
By Katherine Dunn and The Baltimore Sun | February 8, 2012
The threat of a little snow Wednesday afternoon has postponed several athletic events, including all of the regional dual meet wrestling tournaments held locally. By 2 p.m., Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties had called off all after-school activities. The following postponed westling meets will be made up Thursday at 5:30 p.m.: Class 2A-1A West at Winters Mill, involving Middletown, Mountain Ridge and Catoctin.   Class 2A-1A South at Glenelg, involving Oakland Mills, Poolesville and Surrattsville.
By Ellen Nibali and Special to The Baltimore Sun | February 25, 2010
Question: When branches are covered with snow should I knock it off? My shrubs were bent down to the ground. Answer: Natural snowfall is nature's great winter insulator, protecting frozen branches and roots from extreme temperatures and its weight seldom causes damage. Even when bent double by snow, the resiliency of most plants is astonishing to witness, as they spring back upright when snow is gone. However the weight of ice and very heavy wet snow can break branches.
By Tim Smith | and Baltimore Sun reporter | February 9, 2010
T he balmy strains of Gershwin's "Summertime" went unheard at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. No one got a glimpse of "The Glass Menagerie" at Rep Stage or lived through the trauma of "Two Rooms" at Everyman Theatre. The adventures of the long-nosed hero of "Cyrano" went unlived at Center Stage. It was the snow that ate the arts, along with everything else. "The long and short of it is that it has taken quite a hit on us," says Ian Tresselt, managing director of Everyman, where performances Friday through Sunday had to be canceled because of the weather.
By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | December 10, 2013
Those sappy carols have it all wrong. "Let it Snow" and "White Christmas" and all the rest lead us to think snow makes this time of year more magical. But in reality, nothing messes up holiday plans in Baltimore like a good snowfall. Churches and schools postponed holiday concerts and plays after this week's double helping of snow. Luncheons and galas were rescheduled. Even the Mayor's Christmas Parade in Hampden was canceled Sunday for the first time in its 41-year history.
February 24, 2010
F or those tired of all the excuses mouthed by elected leaders and bureaucrats over their handling - and mishandling - of this month's record snowfall, Ralign Wells is a welcome relief. The Maryland Transit Administration's new chief is willing to admit that mistakes were made, which means he and his agency can correct them. Apparently, Mr. Wells didn't get the memo that must have circulated among county executives, mayors, highway departments and the like to never admit you goofed - or at least to blame your front-line troops manning the plows and shovels when problems do arise.
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