Monday January 22

 

Whoa… heat wave! It will turn mostly sunny today with a high of 62!

Since many of our dedicated readers are not local all of the time, you may not be aware of this weekend’s melt. Herrington Manor State Park just announced that they will not be renting ski/snowshoe equipment until the next significant snowfall. They can be reached at 301.334.9180 or [email protected] for more information.

Thanks to the GC Snowdrifters group, we found out it is International Snowmobile Safety Week. The key points of safe, responsible riding are:

  • Snowmobiling and alcohol don’t mix – Don’t drink and ride.
  • Smart Riders are Safe Riders – Take a snowmobile safety training course.
  • When night riding slow down – Expect the unexpected.
  • Know before you go – Always check local ice conditions
  • Cross with Care
  • Know the risks and be prepared – Make every trip a round trip
  • One is the loneliest number – Never ride alone.
  • Ride safe, stay on the trail – Respect private property

STEAM Kids @ the library, geared for children of all ages interested in exploring a variety of activities that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics, will be held at the Kitzmiller branch of the Ruth Enlow Library this afternoon from 4:30pm – 5:30pm. Other activities at other branches as well today.

Speaking of STEAM, there will be a regional robotics competition at Northern High School on Saturday, January 27th. If you want to be impressed, fascinated and entertained, come check out the event, which runs most of the day. I’ll post more in the next day or so; I’ll be there.

Check out our new Cover Story. For the first part of the month we covered New Year’s resolution ideas. Now, we have a helpful guide and interpretation relative to the new tax law as provided by Brian Boal of Boal & Associates, CPAs in Oakland. Thanks to Brian for sharing his insight with our readers.

Watched “The Post” yesterday at Garrett 8 with my wife. Great movie and some great acting by Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks. Very suspenseful with no gore or violence.

The County Commissioners have initiated a third search for an Economic Development Director for the County which will be advertised beginning today. They have removed the requirement for a Certified Economic Developer designation.

Edward Lytle of ERL Financial Services of McHenry has some tips for talking about financial and related matters with aging parents. For example, he suggests starting the conversation before they get too far into their years and have serious health issues.

Don’t forget to plan ahead to participate in Oakland’s Winterfest on February 18th and 19th. There will be lots of good stuff (music, food, fun) in addition to those always cool (pun intended) ice sculptures.

We also hear that the Deep Creek Dunk is February 24th but have not seen or heard much on it yet this year. We’ll let you know when we have more details.

So, what does it take to live to reach 100? Check out this TED talk to learn about some of the surprising factors that can help us live longer. Enjoy!

Friday January 19, Saturday January 20, Sunday January 21

  Today will be sunny, with a high near 35 and low of 27 and tomorrow will be similar: sunny, with a high near 41 and low of 33. Sunday will be warmer yet and mostly cloudy with a light rain and highs near 46 and low around 39. After 7 inches of snow this week, slope...

Thursday January 18

  The weather for today will be sunny with a high near 26 degrees but wind chill values as low as -13. The Snow Emergency Plan for Garrett County was officially lifted as of 1:30pm yesterday. Some roads are still icy though, so be careful. Here’s something a little...

Wednesday January 17

  Yesterday was cool and snowy, with local accumulations of between 6-7”. The weather for today will be mostly sunny with a high of 11. Great turn-out and very informative presentation at yesterday’s Business Before Hours Chamber event at the Wisp. Dr. J.D. Foster...

Tuesday January 16

  2-4 inches of snow expected today with high temperatures in the upper 20s falling to the lower 20s by this afternoon. Winds 5-10mph. The Ruth Enlow Library has a number of programs today for children and young readers. They may also be holding their monthly board...

Monday January 15

  The weather will remain cold; partly cloudy today with a high of 22 but windchill temperatures  as low as -4 degrees. Some light snow accumulation through the night and into Tuesday. Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  It is a federal and state holiday today, so a...

Friday January 12, Saturday January 13, Sunday January 14

  It will be rainy and mild today with highs in the 50s. Freezing rain overnight possible. Tomorrow will be snow: up to an inch or two in accumulation with a temperature near 16 degrees. Sunday will be mostly sunny and cold with highs near 14. MoonShadow in McHenry...

Thursday January 11

  It was actually a fairly nice day yesterday; I would even say it felt a bit warm at times. The weather for today will be mostly cloudy with a chance of rain in the afternoon and highs in the mid 50s. Yesterday the Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced...

Wednesday January 10

  Becoming partly sunny today with highs in the lower 40s; Southeast winds 5-10mph. Story Time STEAM! Join Jessica Hook for a new take on children's books with hands-on science and art! Can you really fit "10 Apples Up on Top"? Can you build an alphabet tree? Find out...

Tuesday January 9

  The weather today will be partly sunny; low of 26 and high of 33 degrees. The snow emergency plan for Garrett County was lifted at 7:30pm yesterday evening. The Garrett County Health Department Early Care Programs invite you to participate as a member of their...

Monday January 8

  After a cold and blustery weekend, the weather for today will be a winter mix. We have a winter weather advisory from 5am-7pm today and can expect 1-3 inches of snow and maybe 1/8 inch ice accumulation. The temperature will be a low of 26 and a high of 34. Stay safe...

Friday January 5, Saturday January 6, Sunday January 7

  The roads were pretty empty yesterday evening as the cold weather, snow showers and wind made travel hazardous in Garrett County. The weather for this weekend will remain cold. There is a windchill advisory through Saturday evening; a high temp of 1-degree with a...

Thursday January 4

  Looks like it will remain bitterly cold plus a bit snowy and windy today. Accumulations of about an inch with high temperatures of 7 degrees and winds gusting to 40mph. We get our weather real-time from the Garrett College weather station. It is important to note...

Wednesday January 3

  Wind chills can be as low as 19 below this morning; partly sunny most of the day with the high temperature reaching 25 degrees. We heard that nearby Monongalia County Schools (WV) are holding their first Arctic Academy Day today due to the cold temperatures. An...

Tuesday January 2

  After a cold and snowy few days, the weather for today will be flurries this morning and then sunny this afternoon; highs of 10 degrees, At the time of posting, there is a 2-hour delay for Garrett County Public Schools and a wind chill advisory in effect until noon...

Thursday December 28

  Yesterday was pretty cold, with the weather in Swanton at 8:00pm down to 4 degrees Fahrenheit. The weather for today will remain cold; partly sunny with highs reaching 14 degrees. There was a sanitary sewer overflow of approximately 3,200 gallons on Lake Shore Drive...

Wednesday December 27

  Partly sunny today with some snow showers. High of 14 degrees. Ever wonder what a hawk or eagle eats? Well, you can find out at the Discovery Center today at 2:00pm. You’ll learn about their individual stories and also facts about their species. There’s also a...

Tuesday December 26

  Partly cloudy, a low of 5 today and a high reaching 17. Chance of snow this afternoon and winds are 15-20mph and gusting to 40mph. We Garrett Countians were fortunate to have a beautiful white Christmas yesterday. I drove down to Oakland to check on a friend’s...

Thursday December 21

  Increasing clouds today; low temperature of 27 degrees and a high temperature of 37 degrees. It’s Team Trivia Night at Mountain State Brewing Company in McHenry this evening, from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Prizes are awarded. According to AccuWeather a white Christmas...

Wednesday December 20

  Mostly cloudy today; high and low temperature in the low 30s. The HART animal adoption wing open house is today from 1:00am – 7:00pm at HART for Animals in McHenry. Check out their adoptable pets and bring your own (on a leash). Moonshadow in McHenry is holding...

Tuesday December 19

  Partly cloudy today; warmer. Patchy fog and a chance of light rain this morning tapering off in the afternoon. Winds are gusty and could reach 35mph. We heard that the Garrett County Arts Council had a very nice holiday party on Sunday. Hats off to this hardworking...

Monday December 18

  Temperatures in the 30s today; possible scattered snow showers in the morning and possible scattered rain showered in the afternoon. Winds could gust to 30mph. There were actually a few ice fishermen on McHenry cove Saturday. Couldn’t believe it as the ice could not...

Friday December 15, Saturday December 16, Sunday December 17

  The weather today through the weekend will be partly cloudy with a chance of snow each day; little to no accumulation expected. Today will be cold with a low of 11 and high of 21. Saturday will be warmer with a low of 15 and a high of 31 with Sunday the warmest yet...

Thursday December 14

  It was windy, snowy and cold last night and Garrett County Public Schools are closed today. The weather for today will be snow showers with accumulations less than an inch with winds gusting up to 40mph. Temperatures will be in the mid-20s but dropping to 19...

Wednesday December 13

  Little to no additional snow accumulation today; highs in the mid-20s. Wind gusts can reach up to 40mph and the wind chill can feel like -12 this morning. The County is and has been under an extended snow emergency since 12:15pm yesterday. Join the AAUW-Garrett...

Tuesday December 12

  We are expecting 2-4 inches of snow accumulation over the course of the day today. The temperatures will be a high in the low 30s but falling to 19 degrees in the afternoon. Winds will 15-20mph and gusting to 40mph. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect this...

Monday December 11

  Mostly sunny this morning then turning mostly cloudy - highs in the mid-30s. While our local weather has been cold and snowy of late, we are fortunate to not be facing the wildfires of California or even the snowfalls faced by those less prepared areas in Atlanta...

Friday December 8, Saturday December 9, Sunday December 10

  This afternoon will turn partly sunny with highs in the upper 20s. Saturday will have snow showers, a low of 17 and a high of 30. Sunday will have the same low temperature with a high of 33. Still more snow showers. We were sad to learn that the Baltimore Sun...

Thursday December 7

  Partly cloudy today, highs in the mid-30s with a chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Little to no accumulation expected. On Tuesday, an individual from Massachusetts was arrested at a residence on Arrowhead Lane in McHenry. The subject initially had called the...

 

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