December 14, 2022: This photo was sent in by a dear reader this morning. The very depiction of “red sky in the morning, sailors take warning” as we have an impending ice storm in the forecast.
A little research and I’ve learned Shakespeare used a version of this in the play Venus and Adonis in lines 409 – 480: “Like a red morn that ever yet betokened, Wreck to the seaman, tempest to the field, Sorrow to the shepherds, woe unto the birds, Gusts and foul flaws to herdmen and to herds.”
There is some truth to this quote as the colors we see in the sky are due to the more-horizontal rays of sunlight passing through the atmosphere and ricocheting off water vapor and dust particles in the atmosphere. These amounts of water vapor and dust particles are good indicators of weather conditions (and the colors we see as the light rays are bounced).
The weather today will be cloudy, with highs in the mid-30s and a low of 26. Southeast winds of around 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is 10%. A winter storm warning is in effect tonight beginning at 10pm.
Maryland Department of Natural Resources crews stocked 2,000 trout.
A report by Self Financial looks at the U.S. locations whose residents pay the highest utility bills. Residents of Maryland spend a median of $255 on utilities each month—2.7% of the average household income. Overall, Maryland residents spend the 4th smallest share of their income on utility bills.
Here is the summary of the Board of Garrett County Commissioners Public Meeting held last December 7.
Do you have what it takes to be a steward of the natural world? Do you complain when you get bug bites? Do you scream “Yay!” or “AHH!” when you see a snake outside? Regardless of your answers, this program is for you! Join the Master Naturalist program at Deep Creek Lake State Park today from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM.
Children are invited to join the LEGO Club today from 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. The Kitzmiller Library will provide the LEGOs while the kids provide the imagination!