Another batch of snow is upon us again. Here is the information about the Winter Storm Warning for Carroll County and Howard County:

Carroll County: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?x=245&y=38&site=lwx&zmx=&zmy=&map_x=245&map_y=38#.YC4qRBNKjPY

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
318 AM EST Thu Feb 18 2021

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST FRIDAY…

* WHAT…Heavy mixed precipitation. Total snow and sleet
accumulations of 5 to 7 inches and ice accumulations of up to
one tenth of an inch.

* WHERE…Portions of central, north central and northern
Maryland and northern and northwest Virginia.

* WHEN…Until 6 AM EST Friday.

* IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous
conditions could impact the morning and evening commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in
your vehicle in case of an emergency.

When venturing outside, watch your first few steps taken on
steps, sidewalks, and driveways, which could be icy and slippery,
increasing your risk of a fall and injury.

Howard County: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?x=259&y=68&site=lwx&zmx=&zmy=&map_x=259&map_y=68#.YC4qXRNKjPY

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
318 AM EST Thu Feb 18 2021

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST FRIDAY…

* WHAT…Heavy mixed precipitation. Total snow and sleet
accumulations of 3 to 5 inches and ice accumulations of around
one tenth of an inch.

* WHERE…The District of Columbia, portions of central,
northeast and northern Maryland and northern Virginia.

* WHEN…Until 6 AM EST Friday.

* IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous
conditions could impact the morning and evening commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in
your vehicle in case of an emergency.

When venturing outside, watch your first few steps taken on
steps, sidewalks, and driveways, which could be icy and slippery,
increasing your risk of a fall and injury.


The NWS Baltimore-Washington Twitter account has posted the following updates:

Feb 18th at 1:29am: Snow will rapidly overspread the region over the next few hours, becoming moderate to heavy at times near and shortly after sunrise. The transition to sleet and freezing rain will follow quickly afterwards, with most areas transitioning to a mixture by midday.

Feb 17th at 10:12am: A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for almost the entire area, aside from southern MD, which is under a Winter Weather Advisory, starting late tonight and going through Thursday night. Accumulating snow expected through Thursday morning, before changing to a wintry mix.

Significant icing from freezing rain is expected along/east of the I-95 corridor. This would occur during the afternoon/evening hours, after the heavy snow.

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Here are good links for updates:

National Weather Service Website: https://www.weather.gov/lwx/

NWS Baltimore-Washington Twitter account: https://twitter.com/NWS_BaltWash

Scott E

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