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HAPPY NEW YEAR! 🎉

The weather today will be freezing rain before 5pm, then rain or freezing rain. High near 36 and a low around 34. Southeast wind around 11 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Total daytime ice accumulation of 0.1 to 0.3 of an inch possible. Overnight precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. Saturday will be a chance of rain, mainly before 11am then cloudy with a high near 41 and a low around 30. A chance of snow, sleet and freezing rain overnight. Little or no ice accumulation expected but new snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half-inch possible. Sunday will be rainy with a high near 38 a low around 27.

Garrett County is currently under the snow emergency plan as of 0915 this morning.

Yesterday Herrington Manor State Park reported their cross country ski trails had “Less than one inch of hard snow and ice. Bare in places”. Note as of 12/18/20 The park has suspended its ski rentals for at least two weeks, per Governor Hogan’s most recent order in regards to the temporary suspension of in-person customer service operations.

It still may be worth venturing outside (after the ice) to enjoy a “First Day Hike

Thank you to Jen Thomas for sending in this wonderful winter sun photo (which is also the cover photo for our January 2021 edition!)


The Mountain Fresh Winter Farmer’s Market Season 2020/2021 continues tomorrow, 11 am to 1 pm at the Simon Pierce facility on Rt 135 (behind the Patriot Dodge vehicle dealership.) Remember to please appropriately wear a mask at our market and try to distance yourself from others as best you can.  Masks should cover both your mouth and nose.