Thursday April 9

Apr 9, 2020

The weather today will be mostly cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 42 by 3pm. Showers likely, mainly before 5pm. Breezy, with a west wind 17 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 48 mph. Tonight, a chance of rain and snow showers – new snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible – low of 28.

From NOAA: A Wind Advisory is in place from 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM today. West wind of 25-35 mph with gusts as high as 50 mph is expected. Wind speed will increase with elevation and the highest gusts are expected in locations above 2500 feet.

Were you able to see the “Pink Supermoon”? I, personally, looked but couldn’t capture much on my cell phone. Note, the moon really doesn’t look pink — according to NBC, Pink moon” is just a nickname from folklore — a reference to the first pinkish flowers in spring. Read more about upcoming Garrett County skies.

Thanks to @lee_foto__ on Instagram for sharing his moon photo:

Lee_foto__ pink supermoon at Deep Creek Lake, MD

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the wonderful Spruce Forest Artisan Village in Grantsville. A severe storm tore through and dropped several trees and caused building damage. Our friend Regina Holliday has started a Go Fund Me to help rebuild if you’re so inclined.

The Garrett County Commissioners released several pieces of news yesterday. A recording of the public meeting is online and more details were released regarding the offer of an Accommodations Tax Deferral for businesses, groups, and individuals who have had to pause vacation rentals due to COVID-19 and the purchase of a building for the Emergency Operations Center.

The Commissioners also are reminding visitors coming to Garrett County, or returning to their home, that all are required to self-quarantine.

Here’s an update from our friends at the Garrett Lakes Arts Festival (GLAF).