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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | December 20, 2012
A strong low-pressure system causing blizzards across the Midwest is forecast to bring potential white-out conditions in Western Maryland and damaging winds across the Baltimore area Friday and Saturday. Heavy snow combined with strong winds could create blizzard conditions with near-zero visibility in some areas, according to the National Weather Service. Up to 14 inches of snow could accumulate, with a blizzard warning in effect for western Allegany County and a winter storm warning for Garrett County.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | March 11, 2014
Instead of wintry precipitation, Maryland could see severe storms Wednesday as a potent weather system moves across the country. Storms were expected to develop as a strong cold front moves across the country, meeting relatively mild and moist air building over the region Tuesday and early Wednesday. Highs could reach the upper 60s by late Wednesday afternoon before the front moves through. A chance of storms was expected between midday and early evening, according to the National Weather Service.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | July 7, 2012
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect Saturday for the Baltimore region until midnight, according to meteorologist Steve Zubrick. The watch covers the city and Baltimore, Harford, Carroll, Washington, Frederick, Cecil and Kent counties along with the northern tip of the Chesapeake Bay, said Zubrick, who is the science and operations officer at the National Weather Service's regional office in Sterling, Va. The storm system is caused by...
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | February 8, 2014
About an inch of snow is expected to fall on the Baltimore area Sunday, forecasters said. The snow is expected to start in the afternoon with light snow continuing into the early evening, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures are expected to hover in the lower 30s for most of the day and dip into the 20s in the evening, forecasters said. About an inch of snow was predicted for Baltimore City and Baltimore, Harford, Howard and Anne Arundel Counties. Carroll County could see a little more, up to about three inches, the weather service said.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | April 29, 2013
Marylanders will face a couple more days of gloomy weather before things brighten up again toward the end of the week, according to the National Weather Service. On the plus side, the stretch of drizzle and rain should wash away some of the masses of tree pollen that have afflicted allergy sufferers for the past few weeks, weather service meteorologist Greg Schoor said. Schoor said a high-pressure weather system near New England is responsible for the rain and high temperatures in the 60s. "If you can manage through today and tomorrow and even into Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will be a little improvement," Schoor said Monday.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | January 9, 2013
A high pressure system over the Carolinas is pumping mild air into the region, with dry weather and highs forecast in the mid-50s in the Baltimore area Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. The weather service expects "a few high clouds", with more in southern Maryland, but no precipitation, according to forecast discussions. The day is expected to start in the lower 40s. The pattern is expected to continue through Thursday, with highs in the lower 50s and lows in the lower 40s. Friday, a wet weather system moving through the Mississippi Valley this week is expected to reach the mid-Atlantic but sapped of much of its strength.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | January 14, 2013
A wet weather system passing through the region Tuesday and Wednesday is expected to bring mostly rain but could also generate some wintry precipitation in northern and western Maryland, according to the National Weather Service. The weather service's Baltimore/Washington forecast office  predicts about three-fourths of an inch of rainfall  from Tuesday morning through Wednesday morning. The forecast does not call for a wintry mix for downtown Baltimore, however. A high pressure system moving off the New England coast Tuesday is likely to be responsible for a lack of cold air over Maryland that would support snowfall, forecasters wrote . Snow is only a slim possibility for extreme northern parts of the state along the Mason-Dixon Line, according to forecast maps from the weather service's Hydrometeorological Prediction Center.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | November 23, 2012
Forecasters are watching a weather system that is expected to approach Maryland from the southwest by the middle of next week, but don't expect it to be cold enough to produce snow here. AccuWeather's Henry Margusity is predicting snow possible across an area from the Ohio Valley into the mid-Atlantic and up to New England, but any precision depends on what sort of track the system takes. The National Weather Service's hydrometeorological predictions don't extend out far enough to touch on the possibility, but the Baltimore/Washington forecast office is only calling for a 30 percent chance of rain showers across Tuesday and Wednesday.
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By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | March 22, 2013
Baltimore area residents can expect some precipitation, possibly including small amounts of snow, overnight Sunday, with the greatest likelihood of wintry weather occurring in the predawn hours Monday, according to Greg Schoor, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sterling, Va. "We're expecting a mix of snow and rain in periods [overnight Sunday]. We don't have an official prediction on accumulation at this point, but our current track of thinking suggests it would be light in both the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., areas," said Schoor, who was monitoring conditions early Friday evening.
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March 8, 2012
Two weeks ago today, the people of Harford and Cecil counties had a rude awaking, or at least were subjected to a rude odor upon waking up. An unfortunate series of events converged to bring the unsavory scent wafting into the area. The usually prevailing west-to-east breezes were operating in the other direction thanks to a late winter weather system. Several miles to the east, and a bit north, on the New Jersey side of the Delaware River across from Philadelphia International Airport, there was a major spill of petrochemicals from a tank at the Paulsboro Refining Company.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2013
Forecasters no longer expect to issue a severe thunderstorm watch, but strong storms are possible late Wednesday for an area along and west of Interstate 95, according to the Storm Prediction Center. Damaging winds and large hail are possible in an area stretching from Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains to Central Pennsylvania, including Carroll County and parts of Howard and Baltimore counties. The center had expected about a 40 percent likelihood of a severe storm watch, which would mean conditions could be ripe for such storms, but has since removed that area of concern from its forecast maps.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | April 29, 2013
Marylanders will face a couple more days of gloomy weather before things brighten up again toward the end of the week, according to the National Weather Service. On the plus side, the stretch of drizzle and rain should wash away some of the masses of tree pollen that have afflicted allergy sufferers for the past few weeks, weather service meteorologist Greg Schoor said. Schoor said a high-pressure weather system near New England is responsible for the rain and high temperatures in the 60s. "If you can manage through today and tomorrow and even into Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will be a little improvement," Schoor said Monday.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2013
A weather system that is spawning severe storms across the southern Plains states is forecast to reach the East Coast on Friday, bringing a chance for strong (but not likely severe) storms here and colder temperatures. The Storm Prediction Center is cautioning of a risk for tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds Wednesday afternoon and evening in parts of Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. Most of Missouri was under a tornado watch as of early Wednesday afternoon. Storm risks are expected to shift eastward Thursday , with the most danger along the Mississippi River Valley.
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By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | March 22, 2013
Baltimore area residents can expect some precipitation, possibly including small amounts of snow, overnight Sunday, with the greatest likelihood of wintry weather occurring in the predawn hours Monday, according to Greg Schoor, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sterling, Va. "We're expecting a mix of snow and rain in periods [overnight Sunday]. We don't have an official prediction on accumulation at this point, but our current track of thinking suggests it would be light in both the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., areas," said Schoor, who was monitoring conditions early Friday evening.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | January 14, 2013
A wet weather system passing through the region Tuesday and Wednesday is expected to bring mostly rain but could also generate some wintry precipitation in northern and western Maryland, according to the National Weather Service. The weather service's Baltimore/Washington forecast office  predicts about three-fourths of an inch of rainfall  from Tuesday morning through Wednesday morning. The forecast does not call for a wintry mix for downtown Baltimore, however. A high pressure system moving off the New England coast Tuesday is likely to be responsible for a lack of cold air over Maryland that would support snowfall, forecasters wrote . Snow is only a slim possibility for extreme northern parts of the state along the Mason-Dixon Line, according to forecast maps from the weather service's Hydrometeorological Prediction Center.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | January 9, 2013
A high pressure system over the Carolinas is pumping mild air into the region, with dry weather and highs forecast in the mid-50s in the Baltimore area Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. The weather service expects "a few high clouds", with more in southern Maryland, but no precipitation, according to forecast discussions. The day is expected to start in the lower 40s. The pattern is expected to continue through Thursday, with highs in the lower 50s and lows in the lower 40s. Friday, a wet weather system moving through the Mississippi Valley this week is expected to reach the mid-Atlantic but sapped of much of its strength.
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December 21, 2012
WEATHER: Breezy and mostly cloudy , with a chance of showers before 10 a.m. and a high near 46. Tonight is expected to be mostly cloudy with a low around 35. TRAFFIC: Check our traffic updates for this morning's issues. TOP NEWS State troopers helping city police patrol high-crime areas : Baltimore police have enlisted state troopers to help with patrols as the city confronts a spike in crime, a move that puts to an end years of disagreement between the agencies over the state's role in local law enforcement.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2013
Forecasters no longer expect to issue a severe thunderstorm watch, but strong storms are possible late Wednesday for an area along and west of Interstate 95, according to the Storm Prediction Center. Damaging winds and large hail are possible in an area stretching from Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains to Central Pennsylvania, including Carroll County and parts of Howard and Baltimore counties. The center had expected about a 40 percent likelihood of a severe storm watch, which would mean conditions could be ripe for such storms, but has since removed that area of concern from its forecast maps.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | December 29, 2012
The third wet winter weather system to pass through Maryland in a week was expected to add to the young season's snow tally Saturday, but a late start and some drier air could make it difficult except in areas north and west of Baltimore. Snow was beginning to taper off southwest of Baltimore by early afternoon. The National Weather Service is expecting an inch or less in the Baltimore area, with 1-2 inches further north and 2-4 inches possible along the Mason-Dixon Line. Rain and sleet are expected to mix in for areas along the Interstate 95 corridor and points south.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | December 28, 2012
Forecasters are calling for a third wintry weather system to pass through Baltimore in less than a week to drop 1-2 inches across Baltimore and areas close to the water, with 2-4 inches further inland, according to the National Weather Service. Carroll, Harford, Howard and northern Baltimore counties are under a winter weather advisory from 3 a.m. through 6 p.m. Saturday, issued by the weather service's Baltimore/Washington forecast office. The advisory could later be extended southward, but as of Friday morning, there was still disagreement in forecast models predicting where the rain/snow line could fall, according to a forecast discussion . While snow could fall throughout the day in northern and western parts of the state, to the southeast, temperatures are expected to warm enough for rain to mix in with the snow during the day, according to the weather service.
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