2022 Hurricane Season Ends While New Chapter of Potential Coastal Storms Set to Begin

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If you’re wondering what this coming winter will bring, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s seasonal outlook predicts an above-average chance for warmer temperatures in the listening area. Based on this fall’s outlook, forecasters expect a re-emergence of a persistent La Niña weather pattern, which can affect the weather by producing drier and warmer conditions…

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Oceans Calling Festival CANCELED

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Heavy rains and high winds expected beginning Friday and lasting through the weekend have led organizers of the Oceans Calling Festival to cancel their inaugural event. “Due to unsafe weather conditions on the Oceans Calling Festival grounds caused by Hurricane Ian and additional severe weather conditions forecasted for the rest of the weekend, we have…

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DART Service Update, Tue. Jan. 4th

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DART has announced these service updates for Sussex and Kent Counties, and the impact of weather conditions; Kent County: Route 104: The 6:30 AM and 7:30 AM trips from Dover Transit Center and the 6:28 AM and 7:28 AM trips from Camden Walmart will not operate. Route 105: The 6:00 AM, 7:00 AM, 8:00 AM, and…

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Update: Preparing For Elsa

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An updated track for Tropical Storm Elsa from NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center places it slightly further west, which could mean a more significant impact regionally. According to the Delaware Emergency Management Agency, the main threats are expected to include rain, flooding, and increased rip currents starting late Thursday. The experience with Tropical Storm Isaias…

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Flood Warning Issued For Sussex Co.

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As rain continues to fall, the National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Sussex County, effective until 10:15 a.m. today (Thursday). Watches, warnings and advisories are also in effect for Maryland’s Eastern Shore counties. Some areas have received four inches of rain since the rain started Wednesday. Rain could still be heavy at…

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OC Air Show Sunday – Canceled

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The weather has grounded today’s finale of the OC Air Show.  Officials say that high winds, low cloud cover and rain make it a perfect storm for an air show.  They look forward to next summer and the 2021 Air Show in Ocean City on June 19th and 20th.

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Is It Covered? Advice On Filing A Claim

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After the storm… what’s next? Torn-up siding, damaged roofs and carports, damaged vehicles and problems related to lack of power may have you turning to your insurance provider. AAA Mid-Atlantic has some advice: -Know that different types of damage may affect your claim, such as whether a tree, the wind or the wind-driven rain caused…

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Rip Currents Pose A Risk At Beaches

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The start of the week brings a risk of rip currents at beaches in Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey. Swimmers are urged to stay near lifeguards on duty. A rip current can sweep away even the strongest of swimmers. The National Weather Service says the rip current risk is high today.

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UPDATED: High winds cause damage across Sussex County, Tornado Confirmed in Cecil County, MD

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UPDATED 2/8/20 – 830am – Friday’s morning storms caused problems throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.  A couple of strong wind gusts around Sussex and Kent Counties between 9 and noon took down power lines and damaged some buildings.  According to DEOS – the Delaware Environmental Observing Station – Areas around Sussex County saw wind gusts during…

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Severe thunderstorm affects power throughout Sussex County

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Heavy winds and severe weather conditions have affected power for hundreds of residents across Sussex County. As of 11 a.m., Friday several hundred people were without power across Sussex County and parts of southern Kent County, including 73 who experienced outages in Harrington and 200 in Felton, according to Delmarva Power. Coastal areas further south…

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Muskrat Trapping Season Extended a Week on MD’s Eastern Counties

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The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has added a week to the state’s muskrat trapping season in Eastern, Southern and portions of Central Maryland. The revised season will now close March 22 in the affected counties to make up for unfavorable weather conditions — an extremely cold winter and recent tide fluctuations — that had limited…

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Preparation is Key Ahead of Winter One-Two Punch

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Preparation is Key Ahead of Winter One-Two Punch AAA urges motorists to use the “calm before the storm(s)” to prepare their vehicles for winter weather driving. Old Man Winter returns to start the week with another one-two punch of snow and ice across the region.  The first punch is set to arrive Sunday night and…

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Gov. Carney’s Statement on the Weather Forecast

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Governor Carney’s Statement on Weather Forecast WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney on Sunday issued the following statement on weather conditions and encouraged Delawareans to follow the latest forecasts and emergency preparedness resources online: “The Delaware Emergency Management Agency is closely monitoring the approach of Hurricane Florence, as well as Hurricane Isaac farther out in…

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Saturday’s Rains Bring Localized Flooding

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Heavy rains on Saturday left some areas with high water.  Dewey Beach saw some flooding on the bayside and on Route 1 in the northbound lanes.  There were reports of ponding on Route 113 in Georgetown and in other low lying areas that are prone to flooding.  In Milton, businesses are setting up sandbags as…

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TS Florence Expected to Make Landfall as Hurricane

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Coastal towns up and down the Atlantic Coast are carefully watching and monitoring Hurricane Florence as she works her way across the Atlantic.  This is hurricane preparedness month – residents and property owners should take time to prepare before a disaster occurs.  Don’t wait till the last minute to put together a disaster supply kit…

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UPDATED: Friday Morning Storms

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UPDATED – 12:25pm – Storms are moving south and off the coast – some storms remaining between Bethany Beach and Ocean City.  The Delaware Electric Cooperative has restored power to all but all but two members – in the Lewes and Rehoboth Beach area.  Delmarva Power also has scattered small outages in the Millsboro, Ocean…

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Enhanced Threat for Fire Spread Today for DE Until 8pm

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Enhanced Threat for Fire Spread Wednesday until 8pm… Relative humidity values will continue to drop into the low to  mid 20s today. Winds will be southwest 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. The combination of low humidity, gusty winds and dry fine fuels will lead to an enhanced threat for fire…

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WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR MONDAY NIGHT

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WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM MONDAY TO MIDNIGHT EST MONDAY NIGHT… * WHAT…A wintry mix of precipitation is expected. Periods of light freezing rain, sleet, snow and rain are anticipated. A few hundredths of an inch of ice will likely accumulate on untreated roads and walkways. Also, there may be a very…

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