Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The watch will run until 2 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31.
Harford County was placed under a tornado watch Wednesday evening, according to the National Weather Service. The watch was issued at 6:39 p.m. and set to expire at 2 a.m. Thursday. The following is a Connect CTY message from Harford County: Good Evening, this is Emergency Manager Rick Ayers with an Emergency Message. Harford County has been placed under a Tornado Watch until 2 AM. Therefore, I ask that you monitor the weather and take appropriate shelter if necessary. The county could also experience flash flooding, tidal flooding and high winds this evening and overnight. For additional weather information visit our website at www.harfordpublicsafety.org and review the "Surviving the Storm Guide." Thanks and be safe. The NWS advisory …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Schools initially were scheduled for a late opening, but were closed shortly after 7 a.m. Monday.
UPDATED (7:15 a.m.)—With wintry weather in the forecast, Harford County Public Schools will be closed Monday. The school system initially called for a two-hour delay, officials announced shortly before 5 a.m. Monday. But by 7:11 a.m., officials announced that schools were closed. Employees are "code blue," officials said. Harford County—and much of Maryland—was under a winter weather advisory from 5 a.m. to noon Monday. A wintry mix was in the forecast, with poor travel conditions likely. Schools closed two hours early Friday due to snow. Stay with Patch for updates. — » Follow HarfordCoPatch on Twitter for breaking news.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Snow started falling steadily Friday afternoon. Let us see how much has fallen near you.
Snow started falling fast across Harford County around 3 p.m. Friday, prompting schools to dismiss two hours early. Within an hour, a thin layer of white covered side roads and parked cars. Two Bel Air girls took advantage of the early start to the weekend with a snowball fight. How are you weathering the snow? Leave a comment or share your photos.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Find out who makes inclement weather decisions.
Public schools in Harford County opened on time Thursday morning in spite of snow. Neighboring Baltimore County schools opened two hours late, as did schools in a few other jurisdictions further south. While some areas in Baltimore saw two inches of snow, Harford County only saw a light dusting, according to the National Weather Service, which issued a winter weather advisory until 11 a.m. Thursday for the Baltimore-Washington region. Each time there is inclement weather, Harford County Schools follow a specific process to determine what to do. The school system put together a video on how it makes decisions about weather, which Patch has posted above and detailed below. Harford County school officials emphasized that the safety of …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Harford County is awaiting its first significant snowfall of 2013.
Harford County residents could be in for their first big snowfall of 2013 this weekend. Forecasts vary, but a storm projected to reach the Baltimore metro area on Friday could dump a few inches of powder just in time for the weekend. Weather.com forecasts about 1-to-3 inches of snow for the area, depending upon the forecast models. Weather.gov forecasts a 60 percent chance of snow on Friday, and a 40 percent chance on Friday night. The projected high for Friday is 26 degrees, with a low of 17 degrees. There's also a 50 percent chance of snow Wednesday night into Thursday morning, according to Weather.gov. A weather outlook from the National Weather Service states "a clipper system may produce light snowfall accumulations" Wednesday night…
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Patch runs down the weather forecast for Harford County.
Harford County residents will have a chilly week. Highs will be in the 20s, with lows in single-digits later in the week. Patch will update weather forecasts in the event of dangerous storms. For tides, visit the Maryland Department of Natural Resources website. Be sure to follow Patch on Twitter for instant weather reports. Sign up for our breaking newsletters for severe weather alerts. Take a look at the forecast for this week, per weather.gov: TELL US: What are your plans this week? Will the weather impact them? Leave a comment.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The National Weather Service predicts about an inch of snow in Harford County on Jan. 17.
Harford County's first snowfall of 2013 is approaching. Thursday afternoon could bring up to an inch of snow to areas of Harford County. Expect a high temperature in the upper 30s and northwest winds around 10 mph. Snowfall may continue in the evening with temperatures in the lower 30s, dipping into the 20s in some cases, the National Weather Service reports. But the brunt of the storm will likely hit farther south. The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Watch for Howard, Anne Arundel and Queen Anne's counties and points south, including much of northern Virginia. Traffic conditions could be hazardous in those areas as more than 5 inches of snow is possible. The Maryland State Highway Administration asks drivers to try their …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Patch runs down the weather forecast for Harford County.
Harford County residents will have a wet start to the week, but thing should clear up by the weekend. Patch will update weather forecasts in the event of dangerous storms. For tides, visit the Maryland Department of Natural Resources website. Be sure to follow Patch on Twitter for instant weather reports. Sign up for our breaking newsletters for severe weather alerts. Take a look at the forecast for this week, per weather.gov: TELL US: What are your plans this week? Will the weather impact them? Leave a comment.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
One of the first snows of the season hit Harford when schools weren't in session.
While Harford County didn't quite have a "White Christmas," snow steadily fell both the day before and the day after. Whether you celebrate the holiday or not, you're sure to notice the coat of snow on the ground. Did you happen to snap a picture of a snow-covered scene? Share it with your neighbors by clicking the "Upload Photos and Videos" button.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Friday's storm produced a low-end tornado.
A tornado touched down in Jarrettsville Friday leaving about a mile of damage in its wake, the National Weather Service has confirmed. Friday's storms produced a tornado with a rating of zero on the Enhanced Fujita scale, according to a story on The Baltimore Sun website. The tornado produced winds of up to 80 mph and about a one-and-a-half mile path of destruction, the story states. Harford County residents were put on alert Friday evening shortly before 7 p.m. when the weather service issued a tornado warning for the county. The warning was issued when a thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was spotted seven miles southwest of Jarrettsville, according to the National Weather Service in Baltimore. Tell us about your experience of …