2-4 inches of snow expected today with high temperatures in the upper 20s falling to the lower 20s by this afternoon. Winds 5-10mph.
The Ruth Enlow Library has a number of programs today for children and young readers. They may also be holding their monthly board meeting tonight at 5:00pm, due to yesterday being a holiday. Call them at 301.334.3996 to confirm.
With wild turkey populations apparently at all time highs in many areas, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources has opened another hunting season that will run from January 18th – 20th statewide. Please contact the DNR for weapons, hours and bag limits.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Influenza activity increased again this week. All U.S. states but Hawaii are reporting widespread flu activity. The overall hospitalization rate is also high and the CDC also is reporting an additional seven flu-related pediatric deaths, bringing the total number of flu-related pediatric deaths to 20 so far. Flu activity is likely to continue for several more weeks. It is not too late to get a flu shot.
The Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland is holding an industry stakeholder discussion on January 17th in Timonium. The subject on the technology and talent required to compete in the 21st century.
Kearstin Hinebaugh and QuintEssential Oils are hosting a free event on essential oils this Thursday from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at Deep Creek Marina Club on Deep Creek Drive in McHenry.
Maryland roads are on a low-salt diet; an effort is being made to reduce salt usage by 30% this year using a few different techniques. One method is a mobile brine-making machine currently being tested in Garrett County.