December 16, 2022: How did everyone do with the ice storm? I’d love to see your photos! Here in Oakland, I measured about .25″ of ice and about .25″ of sleet / snow. The power was off from about 5:45 am to 12:00pm but we made out just fine.
Here is a photo from this morning’s sunrise that was sent in to us! I love it!
The weather today will be mostly cloudy. Scattered snow showers, mainly in the morning. Little or no snow accumulation, with highs in the mid-30s and a low of 23. West winds of around 15 to 20 mph, with gusts up to 30 mph. The chance of snow is 30%. Saturday will be snow showers likely, mainly in the morning—highs in the upper 20s and a low of 19. West winds of around 15 to 20 mph, with gusts up to 35 mph. The chance of snow is 70%. Sunday will be mostly cloudy, with a 50% chance of snow showers. Blustery, with highs in the mid-20s and a low of 16.
AccuWeather meteorologists are monitoring a volatile weather pattern that is unfolding across the middle of the nation this week. Also, a bitter blast of cold air from Siberia is forecasted to plunge the eastern two-thirds of the U.S. into a deep freeze in the days leading up to Christmas.
The Snow Emergency Plan was lifted at 1:00 am today.
The Maryland State Board of Education and AIB will hold a meeting today, beginning at 10:00 AM. The full agenda and live stream are available at the link.
Shop Unique at the Mountain Made at MoonShadow today at 6:00 PM. Be sure to check out the shop and support these lovely ladies and friends of mine.
Warm up with hot chocolate, hot dogs, popcorn, and more at Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen at the Southern’s Old Football Field for A Walk Down Holiday Lane this weekend.
Join Mountain Fresh Winter Farmers’ Market on Saturday in downtown Oakland from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM!
Join Howlidays Open House on Saturday from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Come and meet our adoptable dogs and cats! No advance application is needed.
Board gaming fun with awesome people and pizza as well! Ease into the holidays with some fun this Saturday at Oakland Library.
Enjoy this free showing of “The Grinch” (Rated G) with a warm, crackling fire on Saturday at New Germany Lake House. Popcorn and drinks will be available for purchase at the Snack Bar, as well as complimentary s’mores.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to explore the 1-mile Orchard Loop by candlelight and holiday lights on Saturday! This is a self-guided activity, so feel free to begin your hike at any time, but please plan to return no later than 8:00 PM.
The Garrett Choral Society is pleased to present the holiday concert this year on Sunday at the new Performing Arts Center at Garrett College! There will be a variety of Christmas and holiday selections, including a large work by Z. Randall Stroope titled Hodie!
Wrap up the weekend with these local bands on our entertainment calendar.