Winter Weather Advisory for Carroll County on January 6th starting at 9:00pm; 2 to 4 inches of snow possible tonight

Carroll County is under a Winter Storm Advisory on January 6th from 9:00pm to 5:00am on January 7th (per the National Weather Service). Here are some of the details of that advisory:

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 5 AM EST FRIDAY…

* WHAT…Snow. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches. Isolated high amounts up to 6 inches are possible.

* WHERE…The Washington and Baltimore Metropolitan areas, portions of central and southern Maryland, and portions northern Virginia.

* WHEN…From 9 PM this evening to 5 AM EST Friday.

* IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the Friday morning commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…The heaviest snow is expected between 10 PM and 2 AM when snowfall rates of 1 inch per hour are possible. Visibility will be reduced to near or less than one-half mile snow.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Slow down and use caution while traveling.

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.

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The current forecast for January 6th and 7th for Carroll County is:

Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 36. Northwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming calm in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.

Tonight: Snow, mainly after 8pm. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 23. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 9 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 30. West wind 10 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 16. West wind 6 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

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Here is information this morning from NWS Baltimore-Washington on Twitter:

Dry and chilly today. A low pressure system will bring accumulating snow to the region tonight. Winter headlines have been issued for the entire region. For more information, please go to weather.gov/lwx/winter

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The little bit of snow we all saw on Monday January 3rd was the “starter” snow of the season for all of us here in the county. Here is a look at what fell in Finksburg:

I will be up early tomorrow (because I am up early everyday) and will get some photos and some snow measurements for my readers.


Keep an eye on future forecasts because we could have another round of not fun weather on Sunday January 9th. The current forecast calls for:

Sunday: Freezing rain likely, possibly mixed with sleet before 9am, then freezing rain likely between 9am and 11am, then rain after 11am. High near 40. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Sunday Night: A chance of rain, mixing with snow after midnight, then gradually ending. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

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Scott E

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