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The weather today will be rain likely after noon, mixing with snow after 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 43 and a low around 22. West wind 11 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

But isn’t it “…red in the morning, sailors take warning…” ? Because, look at this — Just spectacular views from the Railey Realty webcam this morning — scroll down the “other area webcams” page to see several views around Deep Creek Lake, MD and Garrett County.

Good Morning Deep Creek Lake, MD from the Railey Realty Webcam

The rest of the weekend looks to be partly sunny. Saturday will have a high near 34 and a low around 23. Sunday will have a high near 41 and a low around 32. Rain and snow showers likely after 1am; new precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

There are a few new things “New Around Town” — we’ver heard grading has begun on what will be a new Dollar General Store in Deer Park. CNN just published an article saying DG will be adding over 1,000 new stores in the next year. Also, a grant has been awarded to create a memorial park in Mountain Lake Park.

The holiday events and entertainment are in full swing this weekend!

2019 Christmas Charity Tour of Homes is this evening from 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm and only $10. Proceeds from this tour will benefit Garrett County Habitat for Humanity.

It’s Christmas in the Village — stroll through the Spruce Forest Artisan Village listening to live music and browsing the selection of artists and vendors located throughout the Village and the Great Hall of the Penn Alps Restaurant. Food, crafts, a scavenger hunt, free popcorn, and apple cider and more ….

Join the Town of Oakland for A Great Small Town Christmas, December 6th and 7th, 2019. A tree lighting ceremony is tonight at 6pm.

The last night of the annual Joy of Christ Celebration continues tonight. FREE performances, food, and LED light show outside!

Shabby Patina Winter Market is tomorrow! Featuring local crafters and producers, it’s an indoor vendor event. Tell Tina Deep Creek Times sent you!

We have also compiled a list of where you can get your photo with Santa this month at Deep Creek Lake, MD.

Garrett County residential waste disposal permits are now available for renewal. The $75 fee can be paid online and there is no need for a new sticker.

Love this photo by Holly Slusser Kern‎:

Holly Slusser Kern‎ Deer at Deep Creek Lake, MD

Now that the winter weather has arrived…. to learn about local closings and delays please listen to local radio stations, check the organizations’ websites and social media. Garrett County Public Schools update their Facebook page, Garrett College updates Facebook and their weather line at 301-387-3198, and the County Government will update their Facebook and their weather line at (240) 212-0403.

Be sure to note the following #MDWinterSafetyWeek Winter Driving Tip:
Stopping distance for vehicles will change as the weather worsens. For a car going 35mph, the est. stopping distance is:
・60-100ft on a dry road
・120 ft+ on a wet road
・180 ft+ on a packed snow road
・600 ft+ on an icy road