Monday January 25

Today is a rather complex, mixed forecast.  Here goes: Areas of rain or freezing rain before 1:00 pm, then a chance of rain and snow between 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm, then rain after 2:00 pm. High near 35 degrees. Little or no ice accumulation expected. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Tonight, sleet, possibly mixed with snow before 10:00 pm, then freezing rain, possibly mixed with sleet between 10:00 pm and 11:00 pm, then freezing rain after 11:00 pm. New ice accumulation of 0.2 to 0.4 of an inch possible. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than one inch possible. Got all that?

For those of you traveling, or out-of-town, here’s a more holistic view of the upcoming weather systems from our friends at AccuWeather. Be safe no matter where you are or where you are going…

Today and tomorrow, the Maryland State Board of Education will meet virtually. On both days, Board members and presenters will participate in the virtual meeting, and members of the public will be able to hear the audio and see presentations in real-time via live stream. Live streams, agendas, and meeting materials can be accessed online. Here’s the scoop folks.

The Deep Creek Lake Policy Review Board will hold its first meeting for 2021 this afternoon at 4:00 pm. Public Attendance is virtual only and here’s the information you need to connect, courtesy of the Property Owners’ Association of Deep Creek Lake.

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) announced Friday the launch of a new Career and Technical Education (CTE) program of study in partnership with Apple that will teach students mobile applications and software development beginning next school year. The Mobile Applications and Software Development Program starts by teaching students how to use the Swift programming language. Swift is used to program macOS, iOS, watchOS, tvOS and other devices. This is really good news on a number of fronts, mobile computing is and will remain a very hot career field.  Good job MSDE!

The supply of COVID-19 vaccine allocated to Garrett County continues to be limited, and as such, appointment links are no longer active on the Garrett County Health Department’s website because all doses received have been scheduled. Progression through the various vaccination levels will depend on how quickly the state gets additional doses to the county.  Here’s a visual for your reference:

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Garrett County Vax Schedule


Have a wonderful Monday dear readers and stay safe, happy and healthy…



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