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The weather today will be partly sunny with a high near 22 and a low around 8. Wind chill values as low as -5. Northwest wind 14 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. Saturday will be partly sunny with a high near 33 and a low around 20. Wind chill values as low as zero. Sunday will have snow before noon, then snow likely, possibly mixed with freezing rain and sleet. High near 28 and low of 21. Southeast wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

There is a hazardous weather outlook:

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the Allegheny Front
counties in western Maryland, eastern West Virginia, and Highland
County Virginia.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight
A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect for the higher elevations of
the Allegheny Front in eastern West Virginia and western Virginia
this morning. Wind chills may fall down to -15 degrees

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday
There is an enhanced winter storm threat for Sunday and Sunday
night, with a slight winter storm threat Monday and Monday night.
If the threat materializes, it may cause travel disruptions.

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

Did you know the U.S. Census Bureau has an “academy” to show you how to find and use Census Bureau data? I’ve used census data to build business plans, to support grant proposals, and to develop apps! To request free workshops and trainings for your organization, send them an e-mail.

The new construction on the Garrett College campus will be known as the “Performing Arts Center at Garrett College” per the Garrett College Board of Trustees on Jan. 19.

Every winter, across Maryland, the Maryland Natural Resources Police and first responders rescue people who have fallen through the ice. There really is no such thing as “safe” ice but here is a list of guidelines.

There is a new vape shop — The Cloud Factory — in Oakland and Grantsville’s Dollar General is now open for business!

Loch Lynn Youth will be back with in-person meetings beginning February 3. This student extension of Loch Lynn Church of God meets every Wednesday at 6:30pm.

Hunters 16 years of age or younger, military veterans of any age, and members of the Armed Forces on active duty, including members of the National Guard and Reserves on active duty (other than for training) may hunt ducks, geese, and coots on public and private land during the special hunt day February 6, 2021.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that hunters reported taking 89 wild turkeys during the 2021 winter turkey season, which was open statewide Jan. 21-23. This year’s harvest was slightly higher than the 2020 total of 82 turkeys. Garrett hunters took 7 turkeys.

The Maryland State Department of Education Division of Career and College Readiness (and other organizations) are conducting a survey and review of industry credentials that high school and postsecondary students can earn in CTE programs of study offered throughout the state.