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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | November 26, 2013
As the region prepares for possible inclement weather during the Thanksgiving and Hanukkah holidays, the State Highway Administration unveiled a beefed-up arsenal Tuesday for tracking and battling winter storms. SHA spokeswoman Valerie Burnette Edgar said the administration has about 2,400 pieces of equipment available this season to fight storms, including two double-winged snowplows added this year. The two plows, each with a front blade and two side blades, cost about $200,000 apiece, and the SHA now has three in its fleet, Edgar said.
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By Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun | March 6, 2014
Freezing rain, drizzle and sleet is in the forecast, and a winter weather advisory is in effect for Anne Arundel County from 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday. The forecast calls for a trace accumulation of ice, with wind gusts up to 25 mph, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures will be around 30 degrees, the advisory said. The advisory, issued just after 9 p.m. Thursday, also covers Montgomery, Prince George's and Calvert counties, as well as Washington D.C. and areas in Virginia.
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By Scott Dance and Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun and By Scott Dance and Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | December 14, 2013
Lighter-than-expected precipitation and an early arrival of warm air limited snowfall across the Baltimore area Saturday, with less than 2 inches falling in parts of Carroll and northern Baltimore counties. A light snowfall mixed with sleet that continued into the early evening in Carroll, Frederick and Washington counties was expected to turn into a light drizzle, according to the National Weather Service. Snow totaled about 1.5 inches in Jacksonville, about 1 inch in Hunt Valley and less than an inch in Baltimore City, the weather service said Saturday evening.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | February 17, 2014
A winter weather advisory is in effect across the region with a few inches of snow expected by the morning commute. The National Weather Service cautions of 2-4 inches of snow, possibly ending as a period of sleet, freezing rain and rain. Precipitation is forecast to begin around midnight and last until about 8 a.m. Forecasters warned of slippery roads possible during the morning rush hour. Weather service forecasters predicted an inch or two of snow across Baltimore, southern Baltimore County and most of Howard County, with higher totals to the north in Carroll, northern Baltimore and Harford counties.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | January 16, 2013
A winter weather advisory is in effect through 11 a.m. Wednesday for northern Baltimore County, Carroll County and other parts of the state to the west, according to the National Weather Service. Little snow accumulation, if any, is expected, and freezing rain is more likely. That is because of warm layers of air aloft causing precipitation to melt and then re-freeze before hitting the ground. Temperatures were expected to rise above freezing mid-morning, the weather service said. The frontal system that brought the rain overnight is expected to move off the coast Wednesday, with rain and clouds tapering off through the day and highs in the 40s. Breezy weather is expected to move in during the evening and overnight, with wind chills in the mid- to upper 30s.  Gusts are expected to reach 20 mph Thursday, with highs in the upper 40s and wind chills in the 30s. Temperatures in the 30s and 40s are expected through the weekend.
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By David Tayman, D.V.M | December 14, 2011
¿Q: Is it OK for our dog to play in the snow with our kids? A: Generally, yes -- with some caveats. A dog's normal body temperature is about 101 degrees, so they're a little warmer than us internally. But other factors explain why some dogs are better able to withstand winter weather. Small dogs with less body mass have a harder time staying warm. Dogs with double coats -- a top layer and a thick undercoat -- are naturally better insulated against cold (and heat, too, so people shouldn't shave dogs in an attempt to keep them cooler in hot weather)
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | February 8, 2012
Though occasional flurries fell in Baltimore throughout the afternoon and evening, the city was spared the predicted snow accumulation that brought out the salt trucks and sent people home early from work and school. What happened to the winter weather forecast for Wednesday? "There was a larger mass of warm air invecting inland than expected," said National Weather Service meteorologist Matthew Kramar, who is stationed in Sterling, Va. That warm air coming off the ocean pushed the rain-snow line farther west, leaving Baltimore with a wintry mix that was mostly rain, he said.
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By Baltimore Sun staff | January 8, 2011
A winter weather advisory from the National Weather Service will remain in effect until 6 p.m. Saturday in the Baltimore region, as the metropolitan area braces for snow accumulations between one and three inches. Snow showers had been expected to end around noon. A small amount of snow had accumulated in downtown Baltimore on Saturday morning, though major thoroughfares appeared clear. It was the second-straight morning that residents awoke to find a light dusting. No major accidents were reported.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | October 20, 2011
You may need your mittens more frequently than normal this winter. Or not, apparently. Maryland's winter temperatures and precipitation are equally likely to be above, near or below normal, according to an assessment released Thursday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Across the southern United States, particularly Texas, this winter will likely be warmer and drier while the North and the Pacific Northwest will probably be wetter and colder than average, according to the report.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2013
A winter weather advisory is in effect for northern counties from 4 a.m. through 10 a.m. Friday, with up to an inch or two of snow mixed with sleet and freezing rain expected as a major snowstorm heads northeast to slam New England. The advisory applies to Carroll, northern Baltimore and Harford counties. The precipitation is expected to turn to rain for all of the Baltimore area by mid-morning. Forecast maps updated Thursday afternoon called for the heaviest snow, possibly 1-2 inches, in Harford County and northeastern Baltimore County.
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By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun   | February 13, 2014
Baltimore was hit with the biggest winter storm of an already brutal season today, here's a rundown of how the region is coping:  FORECAST :  The snow has tapered off, but more winter weather is on the way Thursday night and into the weekend. Get more on the forecast here and here .   ACCIDENTS : State officials urge people to stay off the roads; Several accidents have been reported including an overturned tractor trailer at BWI Parkway and the Capital Beltway.
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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 Ellen Nibali, For The Baltimore Sun | January 22, 2014
What can I do outdoors when we have a surprise nice day? I'm itching to garden. Pull up winter weeds. Some are already blooming! You can also prune, but wait for warmer weather in March for roses or fruit trees (especially peach and plum). As you wait to prune, this is a great time to get a clean look at branch structure and assess which limbs need to be removed because of rubbing branches or disease. For more pruning direction, check out the ornamental fact sheets on the University of Maryland Extension's Home and Garden Information Center website (under the Information Library publications)
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | December 17, 2013
A winter weather advisory was briefly issued Tuesday afternoon, with a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain expected in northern suburbs, but was canceled withing a few hours. The advisory applied to Carroll, northern Baltimore and Harford counties. Little accumulation of snow was reported, but there was a chance some light icing could occur, according to the National Weather Service. For the rest of the region, flurries and/or rain were possible, with temperatures in the upper 30s to lower 40s. Cold and windy conditions are forecast Wednesday, with highs around 40 degrees and lows around 30 degrees, with wind chills in the 20s and 30s. Skies are forecast to mostly clear out. Sunshine and warming temperatures are forecast Thursday, with highs in the mid-40s and lows in the upper 30s. Highs could reach the mid-50s Friday and Saturday under cloudy skies, with chances for showers Saturday.
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By Scott Dance and Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun and By Scott Dance and Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | December 14, 2013
Lighter-than-expected precipitation and an early arrival of warm air limited snowfall across the Baltimore area Saturday, with less than 2 inches falling in parts of Carroll and northern Baltimore counties. A light snowfall mixed with sleet that continued into the early evening in Carroll, Frederick and Washington counties was expected to turn into a light drizzle, according to the National Weather Service. Snow totaled about 1.5 inches in Jacksonville, about 1 inch in Hunt Valley and less than an inch in Baltimore City, the weather service said Saturday evening.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | November 26, 2013
As the region prepares for possible inclement weather during the Thanksgiving and Hanukkah holidays, the State Highway Administration unveiled a beefed-up arsenal Tuesday for tracking and battling winter storms. SHA spokeswoman Valerie Burnette Edgar said the administration has about 2,400 pieces of equipment available this season to fight storms, including two double-winged snowplows added this year. The two plows, each with a front blade and two side blades, cost about $200,000 apiece, and the SHA now has three in its fleet, Edgar said.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | March 25, 2013
1:51 p.m.:  The National Weather Service has now canceled the winter weather advisory about four hours early. Light snow and flurries are possible, but no additional accumulation is expected, according to the advisory. Drivers should still take caution on bridges and overpasses, which could remain slushy, the advisory cautions. The latest snowfall totals reported to the weather service include 5 inches near Pimlico, in Catonsville and near Westminster. Spotters reported 5.4 inches near Columbia and 5.2 inches near Garrison.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | November 25, 2013
A winter weather advisory is in effect for northwestern portions of the Baltimore area for Tuesday as a sub-freezing chill continues across the region. Carroll, Howard and northern Baltimore counties are under the advisory from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, with snow and sleet possible early and changing to freezing rain later in the day. An inch of snow and sleet is possible, with a tenth of an inch of ice. The rest of the region is in for a cold rain, with wintry precipitation also possible Wednesday.
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