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The weather today will be mostly sunny with a high near 37 and a low around 31. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning. Tonight, snow could be possibly mixed with rain; new snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

We have verified the last snowstorm left 18.88″ of snow from Sunday early morning through Wednesday morning.

Here’s a photo from yesterday from Dot Sisler:

Dot Sisler Snowfall at Deep Creek Lake, MD

From the MD DNR “Mid-Winter” Fishing Report: “Everyone wants to know if the ice is safe on Deep Creek Lake … for ice fishing. Anglers have been venturing out on the coves of Deep Creek Lake and finding 5 inches to 7 inches of ice. Those that venture out on the ice do so at their own risk — ice less than 4 inches thick is not advisable for ice fishing, and remember that ice is never 100% safe. The ice is also covered with snow which tends to provide insulation from cold night temperatures and slow down the process of thickening. Ice-fishing anglers are catching yellow perch and walleyes with tip-ups that are baited with minnows and fished close to the bottom. Jigging with small spoons or jigs that are tipped with maggots are a great way to catch crappie and bluegills….”

There is an excellent base for cross-country skiing! Herrington Manor reported a 6-7″ base and has groomed several trails. Note: In accordance with Governor Hogan’s emergency actions … Herrington Manor State Park is not offering ski and snowshoe rentals at this time.

Garrett County Board of Education voted on February 2, 2021, to accept the Superintendent’s plan for the return to in-person learning. February 22: Employees return to buildings. March 1: PK, K, Gr 1, and identified students return full days on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays. Wednesday is an asynchronous day. March 15: Grades 2-12 return full days on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays. Wednesday is an asynchronous day. Here is the list of the “return to school expectations“.

Register for the next performance in the GLAF Sofa Series: Barron Ryan; Saturday, February 7th.