Deep Creek Lake MD News and Local Resources: Daily Notes


The Deep Creek Times “Daily Notes” are THE local online resource for Deep Creek Lake, MD news, events, weather, photos, the wDCT.live! program and more!

Thursday January 20

The weather today will be mostly cloudy with a chance of snow in the morning, then partly sunny in the afternoon. Little or no additional snow accumulation—cooler with highs around 20 and a low of 2. Northwest winds of 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Chance of snow 50%.

The White House is to make 400 million N95 masks available for free. Do you know the difference between the N95 and the KN95 respirators? The N95 is approved by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, or NIOSH, which regulates masks in the United States while the KN95 is made to meet Chinese standards, and isn’t NIOSH-approved.

An amazing photo of Deep Creek Lake, MD sent in by reader Carol Wills:

Carol Wills at Deep Creek Lake, MD

Oakland Library will be having Needlework today at 1:00 PM. Bring your own needlework projects to work on with fellow crafters!

Join the National Farmers’ Resource Workshop today at 2:00 PM. Please register at nwiaa.org to receive Zoom Meeting information.

Thursday Team Trivia Night at Mountain State Brewing Co. continues! Trivia starts at 6:30 PM, and house prizes are awarded for first, second & third places!

Check out the special winter presentation series of ‘Out of the Woods’ that showcases presenters from the second Southern Syrup Research Symposium, unfortunately, canceled due to COVID-19.

Wednesday January 19

The weather today will be partly sunny in the morning. It will then be cloudy with a chance of rain and a slight chance of snow in the afternoon—little or no snow accumulation—highs in the upper 30s and a low of 17. Southwest winds of 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Deep Creek Lake has been named a top location to look for a winter vacation home by Vacasa. Coming in at number 4, DCL market has a cap rate of 6.2% and a median home price of $439,367. “Given the pandemic, a second home offers a sense of security and personal space that a hotel or vacation rental may not,” said Joe Robison, data reporter at online moving resource MoveBuddha.com. “And with work-from-home protocols, the freedom to move between two different home offices could be tremendously attractive as it offers a change of scenery without the unknown variables of booking a vacation rental.”

The moon last night (by Chip Mathieson):

By my count, the total snow accumulation here in Oakland was 14.75 since Sunday evening. The total for this season is still pretty low.

Cow eyeballs were part of an important homeschool lesson last week.

It’s Cashmere Clothing Co’s Want It Wednesday, and check out their Flash Snow Sale starting today until Friday.

Here are MoonShadow’s Lunch Specials this week.

Join Grantsville Library for Faux Stained Glass Project to learn a brief background history about artist and architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Learn about his use of stained glass and how he incorporated his architecture into its environment. Create a faux stained glass artwork using markers, oil pastels, and watercolor paper.

 

Tuesday January 18

The weather today will be mostly cloudy. There is a chance of snow showers, mainly in the morning, with little or no additional snow accumulation. Blustery with highs in the upper 20s and a low of 19. West winds of 15 to 25 mph, diminishing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon, and gusts up to 40 mph. Chance of snow 50%. Wind chill values as low as 1 below.

Due to the weather, there will be no meals distributed on Tuesday, January 18th. All meals will be distributed on Thursday, January 20th at the same times. Meals will return to Tuesday and Thursday delivery on Tuesday, January 24, 2022. All meals are available to any child 18 and under – free of charge – regardless of whether they are enrolled in Garrett County Public Schools or not.

To further broaden understanding of equity in communities across the country, the U.S. Census Bureau’s Community Resilience Estimates (CRE) program just released a new data product: CRE for Equity. The tool includes a new dashboard and data that helps users understand their communities’ social vulnerability and equity.

Garrett County Health Department in Oakland is taking vaccine appointments today. Call 301-334-7698 for assistance.

Join Kitzmiller Library for Story Time as they look, listen, sing, and play while learning through stories, crafts, and other fun activities. This program is geared for children ages 3-5.

Join Oakland Library for Young Readers’ Book Club. This is a book discussion group for children in grades six and up. Members will be provided with books to read and discuss with the group. Meetings include activities and snacks.

 

Monday January 17

The weather today will be snowing with a slight chance of freezing rain in the morning. It will then snow likely in the afternoon—areas of blowing snow. Additional snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches. Windy with highs in the lower 20s and a low of 17. West winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. Chance of precipitation 90%. Wind chill values as low as zero.

By my snow stick, we have received 8.25″ of snow so far in the last 24 hours.

Betty White spent her whole life helping animal rescue organizations and fans are asking that people honor Betty White, on what would have been her 100th birthday, by donating $5.00 or more to animal shelters. Local rescue organization, HART for Animals will be participating in the #BettyWhiteChallenge today. You can honor Betty White by donating to HART for Animals or by holding a fundraiser yourself in her name.

Join Ranger Noah on this 2-mile hike on the Turnpike Trail and Hemlock Loop, and learn about New Germany’s native trees, such as the eastern hemlock and eastern white pine, and their importance in the ecosystem.

All Ruth Enlow Library branches are closed today.

“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant,” – Martin Luther King Jr. The Notes are short as we commemorate this day.

 

Friday January 14, Saturday January 15, Sunday January 16

The weather today will be mostly cloudy with scattered snow and rain showers. Little or no snow accumulation—highs in the lower 30s and a low 14. Northwest winds of 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 30 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Saturday will be mostly cloudy—highs in the mid 20s and a low of 11. North winds of 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 10%. Sunday will be likely be snow—highs in the mid 20s and a low of 17. Chance of snow 70%. Wind chill values are as low as zero.

Garrett County Health Department in Grantsville is taking vaccine appointments this Friday. Call 301-334-7698 for assistance.

A COVID Positive At-Home Test Report Portal is now available for Maryland residents to alert the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) of a positive result from a COVID-19 at-home test. Patients can use the instructions provided with each test kit or patients can visit https://covidlink.maryland.gov/selfreport to report positive results directly to MDH.

In accordance with the school calendar, today, January 14, 2022 is a three hour early dismissal for Garrett County Public School students. The staff will be participating in staff development activities in the afternoon.

A recent study found that in Maryland, 8.3% of adults aged 25 and older live with their parents, compared to 7.3% of adults at the national level.

Thanks to Terry Potterton for submitting this photo:

Upcoming Events:

This Friday, relax and unwind with a drink and trivia at this Library-sponsored pub trivia event, held in partnership with Oakland’s own Vagabond Taproom!

Join Mountain Fresh Farmers Markets this Saturday for the winter market season at the $MART ART: Shared Workspace, connected to the Gallery Shop! Lots of great winter produce, meats, crafts, and baked goods.

Join Ranger Julia this Saturday for this free introduction to the sport of snowshoeing at New Germany State Park. You’ll learn about the history and the equipment while trying beginner’s skills on a guided hike of the Orchard Loop if conditions allow.

It’s Crafternoon at the Oakland Library this Saturday. Create a Danish Star out of fabric (all materials will be provided).

Drop by at the New Germany Lake House this Saturday for a hands-on program, where Ranger Noah will be displaying a collection of furs, feathers, and skulls. Test your knowledge of local birds and mammals, and learn about the unique traits that set these animals apart. This Sunday, join for S’mores are for the Birds, and learn how to make your own bird feeders out of pine cones and other natural materials. Then, relax by the indoor campfire with a sweet treat and see what birds make an appearance at the Lake House feeders.

Gather ’round the fireplace and stay toasty-warm this Saturday for a free showing of Frozen. Popcorn and drinks will be available for purchase at the Snack Bar.

Also, join Ranger Noah this Sunday for this full moon hike on the Orchard Loop Trail. Enjoy the beauty of the forest under a full moon while learning about some of New Germany’s nocturnal residents.

The entertainment calendar is FULL! This Friday, catch The Craigs and Scott Brooks at MoonShadow. On Saturday, Ronnie Burroughs will be in the Lakers Lounge; The Cooley Gang will be at the Sipside Lounge and Easy Street at MoonShadow. On Sunday, Evan Neva will be at MoonShadow.

See all of this weekend’s events here.

Thursday January 13

The weather today will be partly sunny with a slight chance of freezing rain in the morning. It will then be cloudy with a chance of rain showers and a slight chance of snow showers in the afternoon—highs in the lower 40s and a low of 28. Southwest winds of 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 40%.

The outlook for the weekend is a snow event… (remember from yesterday that any snowfall totals are a guess at this point)

“Enough cold air is likely to be in place for an all or mostly snow event from near and west of Interstate 81 corridor in the Northeast states, while near and south and east of I-95, rain is likely to be the primary form of precipitation,” AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Bill Deger said, adding that in between snow, ice and rain may fall.

Come to Deep Creek Uno anytime between 11:00 AM and 10:00 PM today to benefit the AUW-Garrett Branch! Present this coupon (must be printed out) at the time of payment.

Northern High School is selling Florida Strawberries for an FFA fundraiser — message me and I will pass any orders along to the student by Feb 13. One flat is $25, 1/2 flat is $15 and 1 quart is $4.

Join the Accident Library today from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM as the Adult Book Club gathers to discuss the latest read. Newcomers are always welcome! Then there will be a free blood pressure screening from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM.

Every Thursday is Happy Hour at Alpine Lake Resort. Half-off apps and $1.00 off draft beer from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

Thursday Team Trivia Night at Mountain State Brewing Co. continues! Trivia starts at 6:30 PM, and house prizes are awarded for first, second & third places!

 

Wednesday January 12

The weather today will be mostly sunny—highs in the upper 30s and a low of 28—west winds of 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

There are some “rumblings” about snowfall expected this weekend but we’re reminded by meteorologist Justin Berk that long-range forecasts are generally not reliable.

First United Bank & Trust is noted as a conscientious community partner by County United Way.

The Garrett County Health Department received notification of a grim milestone as the county recorded its 100th death attributed to COVID-19 or its related complications. Since December 1st there has been a total of 15 Garrett County residents who have died as a result of COVID infection.

Check out MoonShadow’s Lunch Specials this week.

It’s Cashmere Clothing Co.: Want It Wednesday!

Children are invited to join the Playgroup today at Grantsville Elementary Community Room from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM.

Join the Lego Club at the Kitzmiller Library! The club meets today from 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

 

Tuesday January 11

The weather today will be mostly sunny—highs in the lower 20s and a low of 15. Northwest winds of 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph, becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon. Wind chill values are as low as 10 below in the morning.

Garrett County Public Schools are on a 2-hour delay today due to low temperatures and extreme low wind chill factor.

Dr. Jeanne H. Neff and her husband, Edward W.S. Neff, believe the PAC’s mission will enhance performing arts options and accessibility for the Garrett County community.

This article addresses 7 things you should know about poverty and housing by Habitat for Humanity.

Garrett County Health Department in Oakland is taking vaccine appointments today. Call 301-334-7698 for assistance.

Join The Kitzmiller Library for Children’s Story Time as they look, listen, sing, and play while learning through stories, crafts, and other fun activities today at 10:30 AM.

Check out Mountain State Brewing Co.’s schedule this week. Igloos and To Go’s will be available today from 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

 

Monday January 10

The weather today will be mostly sunny with a 50% chance of snow showers. Patchy fog in the afternoon. Snow accumulation around an inch is possible. Cooler with highs around 20 and a low of 7. West winds of 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. Wind chill values as low as 7 below in the morning.

The Town of Oakland reminds residents of cold weather precautions.

From the Pittsburgh NWs: Lake-enhanced snow showers will continue today as crossing troughs accrue moisture from the Great Lakes. As of yesterday and in lieu of the ongoing La Nina-influenced winter, 7.1% of the Great Lakes are ice-covered. Here’s how ice coverage has varied over the last few years: https://www.glerl.noaa.gov/…/lakes/compare_years_glsea/

Garrett Regional Medical Center is offering a diabetes prevention program and the information session on the program is tomorrow January 11 at 9 am. Call 301-533-4271 to register.

There is a Baltimore-based company, Opteev Technologies, that is launching a COVID-19 detection device. Similar to a smoke detector but for COVID-19, Liberty by ViraWarn can instantly detect and alert the presence of COVID-19 particles in an indoor space.

Buried in our weekend newsletter and the Daily Notes here, Andrea Miller won our two mountain coaster passes!

Join The Kitzmiller Library to come together to discuss the latest read for Cover2Cover-Book Club For Adults tonight at 6:00 PM.

The Fur Ball Online Auction continues! Over 40 fabulous items to bid on until tomorrow January 11 with proceeds to benefit HART for Animals!

Friday January 7, Saturday January 8, Sunday January 9

The weather today will be mostly cloudy. A chance of snow mainly in the morning. Additional snow accumulation up to 1 inch possible. Blustery with highs around 18 and a low of 4. West winds of15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. Chance of snow 50%. Wind chill values as low as 8 below. Saturday will be sunny—highs in the lower 30s and a low of 21. South winds of 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 20%. Sunday will be raining with a chance of freezing rain—highs in the lower 40s and a low of 15. Chance of precipitation is near 100%.

Here in Oakland, I personally am reporting 7.75 inches of snow overnight:

NOAA shared this graphic on how to accurately measure the snowfall. They are also happy to receive snow reports via their website or social media.

And here’s the Pittsburgh weather service reports:

Garrett County Board of Education will receive Requests for Proposal (RFP) from experienced vendors to install new visitor bleachers at the stadium complexes at Northern and Southern Garrett High Schools. The deadline for receipt is Monday, January 24, 2022 at 1:00 pm (EST).

Garrett County continues to see high COVID positivity testing rates and Garrett Regional Medical Center continues to see a large demand for monoclonal antibody infusions for patients testing positive for COVID. For community members with medical questions regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), please utilize the Garrett County Health Department website https://garretthealth.org/coronavirus or telephone hotline at 301-334-7698.

Members of the Garrett County Republican Women’s Club have embarked on their local commitment to be educational advocates by making an annual book donation to the Ruth Enlow Library and by reading to local students.

Hero’s Day returns for the Winter 21.22 season! Wisp Resort is proud to celebrate Hero’s Day today, January 7, 2022, in honor of first responders, including military, fire, police, and rescue personnel (EMS).

Garrett County Health Department in Grantsville is taking vaccine appointments this Friday. Call 301-334-7698 for assistance. NOTE: The State is on a delayed opening so the appointments won’t begin until 10am.

Mountain State Brewing Co’s has limited weekend hours and NO Team Bingo on Sunday.

Presented by Maryland Legal Aid, free help for your civil legal issues is at the Oakland Library today.

The entertainment calendar is FULL! This Friday, catch Jason McDonald at MoonShadow at 7:00 PM. On Saturday, Scott Ross will be at Sipside Lounge at 6:00 PM and Scott Alexander at MoonShadow at 7:00 PM. On Sunday, check out Andre Leonard at MoonShadow at 12:00 PM.

 

Thursday January 6

The weather today is mostly sunny in the morning. It will then be mostly cloudy with snow likely in the afternoon. Snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches—highs around 30 and a low of 13. West winds of 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph—diminishing to 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph in the afternoon. Chance of snow is 70%.

A WINTER STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 10 AM EST FRIDAY. Additional snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches. Northwest winds will increase and gust around 30 to 35 mph Friday morning. Wind chills around zero to -10 degrees are possible along the ridge tops Friday morning. Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the Thursday evening commute and the Friday morning commute.

The average American manages to make it 36 days into the new year before they give up on their resolutions, according to a study by WalletHub. Health and fitness typically top our resolutions – and what we eat plays a major part of both these goals. This week, U.S. News released its annual rankings of the Best Diets.

The Garrett County Purchasing Department is soliciting sealed bids for the McHenry Lions Club Park Pump Track Design & Construction. The work under this project includes, but is not necessarily limited to, the following: development and plans and specifications, permitting and construction of a 200’ by 150’ course as specified.

An analysis found that in Maryland, 21.7% of households earn passive income from interest, dividends, and/or net rental income. The median passive income earned in Maryland is $3,800 per year, compared to $4,200 at the national level.

Children are invited to join the Playgroup today at Yough Glades Elementary and Friendsville Elementary from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM.

Bring your own needlework projects to work on with fellow crafters at Oakland Library from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Join the Oakland Library to learn a brief background history about artist and architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Learn about his use of stained glass and how he incorporated his architecture into its environment. Create a faux stained glass artwork using markers, oil pastels, and watercolor paper.

 

Wednesday January 5

The weather today will be Mostly cloudy in the morning, then becoming mostly sunny—highs in the lower 40s and a low of 20. Southwest winds of 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

NOAA NWS Weather Prediction Center‘s Winter Storm Severity Index (WSSI) is designed to help you plan for incoming winter weather.
The tool displays the latest impact potential with respect to Thurs/Fri snowfall. Is Garrett County not expecting much snow or are we just better prepared? 😉

Wisp Resort reopens for skiing and snowboarding today from 9:00am to 9:00pm. By maximizing every opportunity to deliver a quality snow surface, skiers and riders can expect three trails including Muskrat, Boulder Run, and Sunset Blvd served by Chair 1 and the Sunset Carpet learning area. Snow Tubing at the Mountain Park and the mountain coaster are also open.

REMINDER: Wisp Resort Hero’s Day on Friday, January 7, 2022 in honor of first responders including military, fire, police, and rescue personnel (EMS). There are many heroes in the world, and Wisp Resort is saving this special day to provide complimentary lift tickets, Mountain Coaster rides, and Snow Tubing sessions for eligible first responders.

Shoutout to Chip Mathieson for sharing this sunrise photo today:

Also, Chip shared the January featured photo with us!

It’s the Bear Creek Traders after Christmas sale! Select items are 50% off!

McHenry Beverage Shoppe has several specials for January but also 15% every Wednesday!

It’s Cashmere Clothing Co.: Want It Wednesday!

Check out MoonShadow’s Lunch Specials this week!

Every Wednesday is Locals Night at Alpine Lake Resort. Half-off apps and $1.00 off draft beer from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM in the Lakers Lounge.

Tuesday January 4

The weather will be mostly sunny—highs in the upper 30s and a low of 27. Southwest winds of around 5 mph with gusts up to 20 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon.

The January “Where Am I?” contest is a little tougher but I know you guys can figure it out! 🙂

Speaking of contests, enter to win two mountain coaster passes by correctly guessing the names of three of the Swallow Falls State Park waterfalls by 4pm today!

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has been selected to serve as the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) states’ co-chair for 2022. As part of ARC’s unique federal-state partnership structure, the states’ co-chair works with the federal office of the ARC and fellow Appalachian state governors to invest in economic growth across the Region’s 423 counties in 13 states. Governor Hogan is the first Maryland co-chair since 1992.

Save the Date for Victorian Chautauqua! The weekend following the 4th of July will be historical performances, lectures, live music, vendors and artisans, food, trolley bus tours, and activities in Mt. Lake Park.

The Ultimate Garrett County Adventure Map is for sale! See more in our online marketplace (under miscellaneous).

Garrett County Health Department in Oakland is taking vaccine appointments today. Call 301-334-7698 for assistance.

Children are invited to join the Playgroup today at Broad Ford Elementary from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM.

Join Kitzmiller Library for Story Time as they look, listen, sing, and play while learning through stories, crafts, and other fun activities. This program is geared for children ages 3-5.

 

Monday January 3

Happy New Year!

The weather today will be cloudy, with a chance of snow in the morning. It will then be mostly sunny, with a slight chance of snow in the afternoon—little or no snow accumulation. Cooler with highs in the upper 20s and a low of 18. Northwest winds of 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Chance of snow 50%.

Here’s what the three falls at Swallow Falls State Park looked like on Sunday, January 2, 2002:

Can you name all three falls? Correct answers emailed to me by tomorrow 4pm (info@deepcreektimes.com) will be entered to win 2 mountain coaster tickets from Wisp Resort!

Speaking of Wisp Resort, due to unseasonably warm temperatures, they have temporarily suspended skiing and snowboarding operations as of January 1. Tubing, mountain coaster, dining, and shopping remain open.

The Fur Ball Online Auction continues! Over 40 fabulous items to bid on until January 11! With more than 40 items to bid on, there’s something for everyone! From Amazon gift cards, wine, and bourbon gift baskets, to a charcuterie board and an IPad! The online auction started at 8 am today, so grab yourself a cup of coffee and start bidding!

The Health Department is encouraging readers to set SMART goals for their resolutions this year (as part of their KICKSTART 2022 campaign).

 

 

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Wednesday January 19

The weather today will be partly sunny in the morning. It will then be cloudy with a chance of rain and a slight chance of snow in the afternoon—little or no snow accumulation—highs in the upper 30s and a low of 17. Southwest winds of 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 35...

Tuesday January 18

The weather today will be mostly cloudy. There is a chance of snow showers, mainly in the morning, with little or no additional snow accumulation. Blustery with highs in the upper 20s and a low of 19. West winds of 15 to 25 mph, diminishing to 10 to 15 mph in the...

Monday January 17

The weather today will be snowing with a slight chance of freezing rain in the morning. It will then snow likely in the afternoon—areas of blowing snow. Additional snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches. Windy with highs in the lower 20s and a low of 17. West winds of 20...

Friday January 14, Saturday January 15, Sunday January 16

The weather today will be mostly cloudy with scattered snow and rain showers. Little or no snow accumulation—highs in the lower 30s and a low 14. Northwest winds of 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 30 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Saturday will be...

Thursday January 13

The weather today will be partly sunny with a slight chance of freezing rain in the morning. It will then be cloudy with a chance of rain showers and a slight chance of snow showers in the afternoon—highs in the lower 40s and a low of 28. Southwest winds of 5 to 10...

Wednesday January 12

The weather today will be mostly sunny—highs in the upper 30s and a low of 28—west winds of 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. There are some "rumblings" about snowfall expected this weekend but we're reminded by meteorologist Justin Berk that long-range forecasts...

Tuesday January 11

The weather today will be mostly sunny—highs in the lower 20s and a low of 15. Northwest winds of 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph, becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon. Wind chill values are as low as 10 below in the morning. Garrett County Public Schools...

Monday January 10

The weather today will be mostly sunny with a 50% chance of snow showers. Patchy fog in the afternoon. Snow accumulation around an inch is possible. Cooler with highs around 20 and a low of 7. West winds of 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. Wind chill values as...

Friday January 7, Saturday January 8, Sunday January 9

The weather today will be mostly cloudy. A chance of snow mainly in the morning. Additional snow accumulation up to 1 inch possible. Blustery with highs around 18 and a low of 4. West winds of15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. Chance of snow 50%. Wind chill values...

Thursday January 6

The weather today is mostly sunny in the morning. It will then be mostly cloudy with snow likely in the afternoon. Snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches—highs around 30 and a low of 13. West winds of 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph—diminishing to 5 to 10 mph with...

Wednesday January 5

The weather today will be Mostly cloudy in the morning, then becoming mostly sunny—highs in the lower 40s and a low of 20. Southwest winds of 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. NOAA NWS Weather Prediction Center's Winter Storm Severity Index (WSSI) is designed to...

Tuesday January 4

The weather will be mostly sunny—highs in the upper 30s and a low of 27. Southwest winds of around 5 mph with gusts up to 20 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. The January "Where Am I?" contest is a little tougher but I know you guys can figure it out! :)...

Monday January 3

Happy New Year! The weather today will be cloudy, with a chance of snow in the morning. It will then be mostly sunny, with a slight chance of snow in the afternoon—little or no snow accumulation. Cooler with highs in the upper 20s and a low of 18. Northwest winds of 5...

Friday December 31, Saturday January 1, Sunday January 2

Happy New Year! The weather today will be mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers in the afternoon—highs in the mid 50s and a low of 47. Southwest winds of 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Chance of rain is 20%. Saturday will be raining, mainly in the...

Thursday December 30

Happy New Year's Eve Eve! What a whirlwind week it's been... anyone else feeling a little overwhelmed? It's ok! 🙂 The weather today will be mostly cloudy. Patchy fog and a chance of rain, mainly in the morning—highs in the lower 50s and a low of 41. South winds of...

Wednesday December 29

The weather today will be mostly cloudy. Rain mainly in the morning—highs in the lower 50s and a low of 43. West winds of 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. The County United Way "campaign" is a significant fundraising effort involving many...

Tuesday December 28

The weather today will be mostly sunny with a chance of rain in the morning. It will then be cloudy with rain likely in the afternoon—highs in the upper 40s and a low of 41. West winds of 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of...

Monday December 27

The weather today will be raining until the afternoon with a chance of snow in the morning—highs in the upper 40s and a low of 39. Southeast winds of 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 80%. I saw this online: It's gnome week! "The weirdest week of the year—the days...

Friday December 24, Saturday December 25, Sunday December 26

Merry Christmas! Special shout out to Tom, Erin, and John!! (please correct me if I messed that up - you know who you are!) ☺️ Thank you so much for reading!! The weather will be partly sunny in the morning, then becoming mostly cloudy. A 20% chance of rain. Highs in...

Thursday December 23

The weather today will be mostly sunny—highs in the lower 40s and a low of 33. Southwest winds of 5 to 10 mph. Tri-County Council for Western Maryland (TCCWMD) is offering businesses located in Allegany, Garrett and Washington counties low-interest financing through...

Wednesday December 22

The weather today will be cloudy. A slight chance of snow showers in the morning. Blustery with highs in the lower 30s and a low of 18. West winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. Chance of snow 20%. In accordance with the Garrett County Public Schools...

Tuesday December 21

The weather today will be partly sunny—highs around 40 and a low of 25. Southwest winds of 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Garrett County Public Schools will be conducting an active assailant drill on Wednesday, December 22,...

Monday December 20

The weather will be sunny—high around 40 and a low of 26—Southwest winds around 5 mph. A white Christmas is looking more and more like it will be just a dream for a large chunk of the contiguous United States as the holiday nears... Over 22,700 trout were stocked this...

Friday December 17, Saturday December 18, Sunday December 19

The weather will be partly sunny in the morning, then mostly cloudy with rain likely in the afternoon—highs around 50 and a low of 39. West Winds of 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Chance of rain 70%. On Saturday, there will be rain in the morning, then showers...

Thursday December 16

The weather will be partly sunny with a slight chance of rain in the morning. It will then be mostly cloudy with a chance of rain in the afternoon—highs in the upper 50s and a low of 39—Southwest winds of 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of rain is 50 %....

Wednesday December 15

The weather will be partly sunny in the morning, then becoming mostly cloudy—highs in the upper 40s and a low of 42. Southeast winds of 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. The Maryland 9-1-1 Board warns customers that 3G Network mobile phones may not work in 2022....

Tuesday December 14

The weather will be sunny—highs in the lower 50s and a low of 33. Southwest winds around 5 mph, becoming southeast with gusts up to 20 mph in the afternoon. Several COVID-19 data points are still missing from the Maryland Department of Health website after a...

Monday December 13

The weather will be sunny—highs in the mid-40s and a low of 31. West winds of 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. I just read about the "Pennies for Premies" fundraiser on Facebook. Mel Smith is working to collect 41200 pennies or $412.00 (one dollar for every day...

Friday December 10, Saturday December 11, Sunday December 12

The weather will be mostly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning and a slight chance of showers in the afternoon—highs in the lower 50s and a low of 45. Southwest winds of 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 20%....

Thursday December 9

The weather today will be mostly cloudy in the morning, then becoming partly sunny—highs around 40 and a low of 30. Southwest winds around 5 mph, becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon. Where to go to get a photo with Santa? Here's our list of locations around...