While the temperatures here in Maryland have been reaching day time highs of thirty to thirty five degrees in recent days (perfect weather for dog sledding and dryland dog sledding), we've only seen a small amount of snow. Starting tonight that should all change as a massive nor'easter takes aim at Maryland. Here is the Winter Storm Warning:
Issued by The National Weather Service
3:11 pm EST, Fri., Dec. 18, 2009
... WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 AM EST SUNDAY...
A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 AM EST SUNDAY.
* PRECIPITATION TYPE... SNOW.
* ACCUMULATIONS... HEAVY SNOW WITH ACCUMULATIONS OF 10 TO 20 INCHES THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT.
* TIMING... SNOW WILL BEGIN BETWEEN 11 PM AND 2 AM TONIGHT AND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. SNOW WILL BE HEAVIEST BETWEEN 8 AM AND 6 PM SATURDAY.
* TEMPERATURES... UPPER 20S TO LOWER 30S THROUGH THE EVENT... LOW TO MID 30S IN COASTAL SOUTHERN MARYLAND.
* WINDS... 10 TO 20 MPH THROUGH THE EVENT... WITH GUSTS OF 25 TO 30 MPH SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.The sled dogs could not be more excited. And it's just in time for a white Christmas.