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Wintry Mix Pours Down on Baltimore County

How much snow/rain did you get on Sunday?

(UPDATE 11:25 p.m.)—Baltimore County received a wintry mix Sunday night. According to unofficial totals, Reisterstown received 1.2 inches of snow and 2.36 inches of rain as of 7:39 p.m.

The State Highway Administration offered the following tips for drivers, noting that roads will be slick.
  • Give yourself plenty of time to reach your destination.
  • Be prepared to travel below posted speed limits.
  • Focus on the task of driving.
  • See and be seen! Clear off your vehicle before setting out.
  • Turn on the headlights if windshield wipers are on; it's Maryland law.
  • Buckle up!
Original report from 4:15 p.m. on Sunday
Baltimore County is under a winter weather advisory until midnight, according to the National Weather Service, which reported snow was on the way.

In the late afternoon on Sunday, a mix of rain and snow will transition to all snow, according to the weather service.

Two to four inches will fall before the snow tapers off sometime between 9 p.m. and midnight, the report stated. Snow may be heavy at times.

Roads will become snow-covered and slippery and winds may create conditions that limit visibility, according to the weather service.

Other areas under the winter weather advisory, which is in effect until midnight, are Carroll, Howard and Montgomery counties.

Flood Warning

Southern Baltimore County is also under a flood warning until 7:30 p.m., according to the National Weather Service, meaning flooding is imminent or already occurring.

Already by 3:30 p.m., one to two inches of rain had fallen, the weather service reported, and the Patapsco River near Elkridge was overflowing. Streams, creeks, underpasses and other low-lying areas may flood, according to the report, which advised notifying local law enforcement agencies of flooding.

Baltimore County emergency management reminded citizens not to drive through standing water.

Nosmo King March 30, 2014 at 04:46 PM
Quick! Off to the Giant for bread and milk! Are the schools closed yet?!
Nosmo King March 31, 2014 at 09:00 AM
It's a bright and sunny Monday. Who cares about yesterday's minimal snow totals?!

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