UD Recognized as Storm Ready by National Weather Service

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The University of Delaware has become the first university in the state to gain full Storm Ready status from the National Weather Service. The University is also one of only five other entities in the state to achieve such recognition. The University has met a series of standards to become Storm Ready: “Weather safety is…

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Bridgeville/Greenwood Hit Saturday by EF 3 Tornado

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The National Weather Service has issued it’s assessment on the tornado that rated EF 3 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale – that’s a “strong” tornado – with 136 to 165mph winds. Assessment from the National Weather Service on the Bridgeville-Ellendale Tornado… Rating: EF-3Estimated Peak Wind: 140 mphPath Length /statute/: 14.3 milesPath Width /maximum/: 700 yards…

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Elevated Risk of Fire Spread in Delaware and Maryland Eastern Shore

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The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, New Jersey is issuing a warning about an elevated risk for fire spread this afternoon across much of Delaware and the eastern shore of Maryland. A combination of low relative humidity, a strong northwest wind, and relatively dry fine fuels will contribute to the increased risk. The northwest…

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NWS To Investigate Inlet Funnel Cloud

Waterspout captured by Robin M. Reed, Long Neck, shared to / by Shore News Beacon.
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The National Weather Service said Friday that it will investigate the funnel cloud / waterspout at Indian River Inlet that was widely photographed and captured on video Thursday. Sussex County was under a tornado warning at the time. Inland circulating walls of wind were also reported. The storm also generated hail in some places. Damage…

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Rip Current Risk Is High At Area Beaches

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Summerlike temperatures, rip currents and no lifeguards on duty pre-season added up to a risky combination at Maryland and Delaware beaches. Ocean City Police Sunday pleaded with visitors and locals to stay out of the water. The Fire Department said there were several rescues from the ocean. One swimmer in distress at 5th Street was…

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Elevated Wildfire Risk Today, Says NWS

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A wide portion of Delmarva is under an enhanced risk of wildfire spread early this week, according to the National Weather Service. Winds today (Monday) may gust up to 30 miles-per-hour. Humidity is also expected to be low. People are urged to use caution handling any potential ignition sources including machinery, cigarettes and matches. Any…

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NWS Confirms Tornado Landed In Caroline Co. Monday

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The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in Caroline County Monday. According to the Weather Service, it was an EF-0 tornado that landed near Henderson, Maryland along Maryland Route 313 at 3:13 p.m. Peak winds were estimated at 85 miles per hour. The tornado traveled about 5.3-miles, and was about 75…

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Heat Advisory Until 7pm Monday for Inland Sussex County

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The Excessive Heat Warning has expired – the National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory from 10pm Sunday until 7pm Monday for inland Sussex County. Heat index values…up to 114 due to temperatures in the upper 90s, and dewpoints in the mid 70s on Sunday. By Monday, heat index values of 100 to 107…

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Flood Advisory in Effect Until Midnight

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The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory for Sussex County, Talbot County and Caroline County until Midnight. A Flood Advisory means rivers or stream flows are elevated or ponding of water in urban or other areas is occurring or imminent. Doppler radar indicates heavy rain due to thunderstorms, causing minor flooding across portions…

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Severe Thunderstorm WARNING Until 9:45PM

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The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for the following WGMD locations until 9:45 p.m.: Somerset County, MD Wicomico County, MD Worcester County, MD Dorchester County, MD The National Weather Service warns of 60 mph winds, quarter sized hail, minor damage to vehicles and wind damage to trees and power lines. Stay…

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Severe Thunderstorm WATCH for All of Delmarva

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The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 11 p.m. for the following counties in the WGMD area: Sussex County, DE Kent County, DE Cape May County, NJ Cumberland County, NJ Queen Anne’s County, MD Talbot County, MD Caroline County, MD Dorchester County, MD Wicomico County, MD Worcester County, MD Somerset County,…

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Delmarva Prepares for Potential Winter Weather

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A winter storm advisory remains in effect for most of Delmarva. The advisory is in effect from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday for Kent and Sussex Counties in Delaware, and from 6 a.m. to Noon for Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset counties in Maryland. The National Weather Service urges residents to prepare for slippery road…

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Winter Storm Watch for Wicomico, Somerset & Dorchester Counties

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The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch that affects the following  locations: Wicomico County,MD Somerset County,MD Dorchester County,MD ————————————————————— URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Wakefield VA 336 AM EST Fri Jan 11 2019 …WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING… * WHAT…Heavy snow possible. Total…

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UPDATED 9am: Whiteout Conditions Thursday Morning

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UPDATED – 9am – …Whiteout conditions occurring this morning along coastal New Jersey and Delaware and unnecessary travel is highly discouraged this morning… Moderate to heavy snow continues to occur across coastal New Jersey and Delaware, with snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour.  Visibilities at 810 AM have lowered to one half…

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