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The weather for today is snow showers mainly before noon. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 32 and a low around 26. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Saturday will be snow and freezing rain before 4pm, then freezing rain and sleet. High near 32 and a low of 19. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Little or no ice accumulation expected. New snow and sleet accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible during the day. Saturday night will be freezing rain and sleet before 2am, then rain and snow between 2am and 3am, then snow after 3am. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Sunday will be snow showers likely before 10am. Cloudy, with a high near 21 and a low around 0. Northwest wind 7 to 12 mph increasing to 13 to 18 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. A chance of snow showers in the evening, mainly before 10pm.

Just heard the keynote speaker for the 43rd annual Western Maryland PACE in Annapolis on January 24th and 25th will be Lieutenant Governor Boyd K. Rutherford. There will be other dignitaries present at both the Thursday evening reception and the Friday morning breakfast. PACE is always a great event to meet and greet other locals and second home-owners as well as state government officials.

Wisp Resort is opening many new trails this weekend! Happy skiing and boarding! Thanks to Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations and Sales for this photo taken last night:

Wisp Resort by Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations and Sales

Don’t forget to share this if you know a family in need with a dog: Come to the HART Animal Center between 10:00  am – 2:00 pm Friday to get free dog food from a donated supply HART just received.

The Northern High School Boys Basketball team hosts rival Southern High School Friday evening in a county rivalry game starting at 6:00 pm. Should be some good, passionate action and fun at this one.

There may still be room at Haley Farm’s Wellness Retreat running from Friday evening into Sunday. The retreat includes all-inclusive healthful meals and cooking demos, plus personal and group fitness training, wellness coaching, nutrition education, and a take-home exercise and wellness plan.

Black Bear Tavern has some nice music on tap (along with some good beer) this weekend, with Matt Tichon on Friday evening, then Paul Burger Saturday evening and also Trial by Fire later that evening.

MoonShadow Cafe has multi-instrument artist Mateo Monk appearing on Saturday “whose music is a synthesis of multiple genres of world roots music, heavily informed by the spontaneous freedom of psychedelic jam culture.” He has performed with a number of well know artists yet is a “new age” one-man-band with virtuosity in a number of instruments.

Mountain State Brewing Company hosts Bingo on Sunday at 1:00 pm, with valuable prices to say nothing of their great brews, pizza and other goodies.

There’s a worthwhile, free training effort scheduled for February 12th at Uno’s.  TIPS training (for those that serve alcohol at events) will be put on by the Garrett County Health Department and is supported by both HART for Animals and Garrett Lakes Arts Festival (GLAF), who sponsor the annual Art, Wine and Beer Festival fundraiser. If you are a volunteer pourer, please consider attending. Here’s more specifics:

Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS)

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
Uno’s Restaurant (downstairs) 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Contact: Brenda Sisler at 301-334-7730, ext. 6534 for more information

Everything will be 1/2 price at Dairy Queen and Orange Julius on Oakland on Saturday, January 19th! (No $5 or $6 lunch and no snack melts or pretzels this day).

As I write these Daily Notes Thursday evening, I hear we may be in for some “tricky” weather this weekend.  Please stay safe and warm and keep up with the local weather on our Deep Creek Times Local Weather section! Lots of our readers use this every day, as we meld multiple forecasts into one, easy report. We’ve got ya covered!