Winter Weather Advisory Lifted; More Snow Expected Tuesday

Saturday, January 08, 2011 – Robert Lang
 
The National Weather Service has cancelled the Winter Weather Advisory for the Baltimore area that had been in place all morning.

WBAL Meteorologist John Collins says snowfall totals ranged from 0.5 to 1.5-inches.

Snow showers were falling over parts of the Baltimore area as of 3:30 this morning. They tapered off by day break. By 8:30 a.m. there were flurries in the Baltimore area.

Forecasters expect the snow showers to intensify after daybreak and then move northeast early this afternoon.

A total of 2 to 4-inches of snow are expected by tonight.

Laura Rakowski, spokeswoman for the Maryland State Highway Administration says 600 crews have been on the road statewide since midnight. She says in many areas crews are pre-treating roads before snow can accumulate.

In Harford County, all Harford County Public Schools activities, including Parks and Rec activities, scheduled for Saturday are canceled. School principals are advised to tell custodians they should not report for work today.

Chesapeake College is closed.

Officials say the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is operating under a “Code A.” The zoo is closed for visitors, but open for regularly scheduled employees.

Statement from the National Weather Service as of 8:15 a.m. Saturday

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING… A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING.

* PRECIPITATION TYPE…SNOW.
* ACCUMULATIONS…2 TO 4 INCHES.
* TIMING…SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH NOON.
* TEMPERATURES…HIGHS TODAY AROUND 30.
* WINDS…LIGHT AND VARIABLE EARLY…BECOMING WEST-NORTHWEST 10  TO 15 MPH.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

 
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