Double team weather: When will the snow go away?
Meteorologists Ava Marie and Dalencia Jenkins update snow density across Maryland and show a timeline of when it will subside.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Maryland starting early Friday with snow expected.
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After about 716 days without snow, Maryland is getting its share this week. After snow fell on Tuesday, more is expected on Friday.
Schools: Some school districts have already announced status changes for Friday.
Baltimore City Public Schools are closed
Baltimore County Public Schools are closed
Carroll County Public Schools are closed
Cecil County Public Schools are closed (virtual education)
Public schools in Frederick County are closed
Harford County Public Schools are closed
Howard County Public Schools are closed
(Anne Arundel County Public Schools students already have a classroom break day on Friday; employees can work remotely.)
Light snow can begin to fall overnight, around 3-6 a.m., with more consistent snow falling later in the morning by rush hour. Light to moderate snow will continue to fall throughout the day.
The storm system contains little moisture, and dry conditions may reduce snow amounts. But because the ground has been so cold for so long, the snow will stick.
Snowfall is expected to subside by early evening, but winds will begin to increase and will continue through Saturday.
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Accumulation forecast ranges from 1 to 4 inches across much of central Maryland, which is of course subject to change based on the improving storm track. Areas with higher elevation, especially in North Carroll County, for example, could see more snow.
Tuesday’s snow total was about 4 to 5 inches at the upper end, averaging about 2 to 3 inches elsewhere.
Then, Saturday afternoon for the Ravens’ playoff game, it’s another day of impact weather with temperatures in the 20s along with 15-20 mph winds, and higher gusts. Wind chill temperatures (what will Feel Like) it will be about 10 degrees.
Days of alert versus days of influence:
You may see the WBAL-TV 11 weather team highlighting alert days or impact days in the forecast. Here’s what that means:
- An impact day is when the weather is likely to disrupt your daily schedule or routine.
- A day of alert is when there is a threat of severe, potentially life-threatening weather.
Possible power outage:
Baltimore Gas & Electric has hired an additional 100 contractor crews to ensure resources are available for the duration of the forecast weather. Customers are encouraged to prepare in advance, and report service outages if they occur.
Storm conditions can cause power outages by tree limbs falling on power lines and other electrical equipment. BGE asks all customers to report service outages in any of the following ways:
The latest outage information, including total numbers and general locations, is available on the BGE.com outage map.
As a reminder, you should never approach or touch fallen overhead power lines even if the lines do not appear to be energized or on fire. Call BGE at 877-778-2222 to report downed electrical lines, power outages and gas odors.
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