Wednesday August 11

Aug 11, 2021

The weather today will be scattered showers and thunderstorms. Increasing clouds, with a high near 81 and a low of 68. Southwest wind 8 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Note; there is a hazardous weather warning for isolated severe thunderstorms capable of producing damaging winds, large hail, and isolated instances of flash flooding are possible this afternoon and evening.

The Perseid meteor shower will peak from midnight on August 11 to dawn on August 13 but actually runs from July 23 to August 22, according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac. This is one of the biggest showers of the year.

Learn more about Garrett County skies for the remainder of August.

The world’s only mountaintop recirculating whitewater course at Wisp Resort is open! Call 800.462.9477 to make your guided rafting trip.

It’s National Farmers Market Week!

Delegate Wendell Beitzel will not seek reelection in 2022; here is the Delegate’s statement.

There is a Clothing Giveaway tomorrow, Thursday, August 12 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Free clothing for the whole family, as well as shoes, accessories, and miscellaneous household items. Everyone welcome! Located at 5011 Accident Bittinger Road, Accident, MD 21520. Call 301-245-4285 for more information.

Note: Savage River Road is re-opened to traffic after a washout of the roadway earlier this summer.

Join the SBA on August 26th for an online panel discussion with rural-owned small businesses as they share their small business stories and how they utilized SBA and USDA economic aid to pivot during the pandemic.

An interesting — and free — event tomorrow is Hula Hoop High Intensity Interval Training at nearby Rocky Gap State Park.

There are lots of events going on today — check out the full events schedule but here are a few items to note:

Cocktails & Convos at 5:00pm, Friends of the Library Meeting (virtual only) at 5:30pm, The Gathering at 5:30pm, a Sunflower Mosaic at Deep Creek Lavender Farm at 6:30pm and Stage Wisp: 80’s Enough at 6:30pm.