Winter Storm Warning Issued for Parts of Maryland, BGE Prepares for Storm

Winter Storm Winter Storm Warning Issued for Parts of Maryland, BGE Prepares for StormThe National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for parts of Maryland as a big storm heads our way.

A Winter Storm Warning is now in effect for Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, and Frederick Counties, as well as Baltimore City.

Many parts of the state are expected to receive 4 to 8 inches of snow, with higher amounts possible north and west of the city.

As Maryland braces for the storm, BGE is getting ready. The heavy, wet snow could bring power outages to parts of the state.

BGE has requested help from 500 out-of-state workers to help with the after-effects of the storm. Officials say there will be people dedicated to help cut back trees and clear roadways so BGE trucks can get through.

BGE will also have extra supplies on hand, including salt, sand, replacement lines, poles and transformers.

You can view the updated snowfall total map from the National Weather Service below, as well as the full text of the Winter Storm Warning for Baltimore City and County.

NWS Snowfall Prediction Maryland 03 06 13 Winter Storm Warning Issued for Parts of Maryland, BGE Prepares for Storm

UPDATE: Here is the updated, 11 p.m. EST snowfall map from the NWS.  Not sure we agree with the lower snow totals shown in Baltimore County.  Most local forecasters have INCREASED rather than DECREASED the total.  Here is the updated NWS map nonetheless:

NWS Snow Totals 3 6 13 Winter Storm Warning Issued for Parts of Maryland, BGE Prepares for Storm

 

BALTIMORE CITY AND COUNTY

Winter Storm Warning:
Issued at: 2:48 PM EST on March 5, 2013, expires at: 3:00 AM EST on March 07, 2013

…Winter Storm Warning in effect from midnight tonight to 3 am EST Thursday… The National Weather Service in Baltimore MD/Washington has issued a Winter Storm Warning for snow…which is in effect from midnight tonight to 3 am EST Thursday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect.

Precipitation type…snow.

Accumulations…4 to 8 inches with the higher amounts west of Interstate 95.

Timing…rain mixing with and changing to wet snow from southwest to northeast tonight and Wednesday morning. Snow may be moderate to heavy at times Wednesday. Snow tapers off Wednesday night.

Temperatures…in the mid 30s.

Winds…northeast 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph Wednesday afternoon and night.

Impacts…snow covered roads will make travel difficult. Heavy wet snow and gusty winds could lead to power outages Wednesday afternoon and night. Precautionary/preparedness actions… A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel…keep an extra flashlight… food…and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

Winter Storm Warning
Issued At: 14:49 EST on 03-05-2013
Expires At: 03:00 EST on 03-07-2013
Areas affected: Frederick

Winter Storm Warning
Issued At: 14:49 EST on 03-05-2013
Expires At: 03:00 EST on 03-07-2013
Areas affected: Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, Baltimore City

Winter Storm Warning
Issued At: 11:56 EST on 03-05-2013
Expires At: 02:00 EST on 03-07-2013
Areas affected: Lancaster, York

Winter Storm Watch
Issued At: 04:14 EST on 03-05-2013
Expires At: 18:00 EST on 03-06-2013
Areas affected: Cecil

Winter Storm Watch
Issued At: 04:14 EST on 03-05-2013
Expires At: 18:00 EST on 03-06-2013
Areas affected: Caroline, Kent, Queen Annes, Talbot

Winter Storm Watch
Issued At: 05:10 EST on 03-04-2013
Expires At: 00:00 EST on 03-07-2013
Areas affected: Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, Prince Georges,…

Winter Weather Advisory
Issued At: 14:49 EST on 03-05-2013
Expires At: 03:00 EST on 03-07-2013
Areas affected: Anne Arundel, Prince Georges

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