June 15, 2012
Here is the Morning MoJo Report for Friday, June 15: * As of 7 a.m., traffic was a little sluggish on I-495 westbound and I-270 southbound, but was running fine on all the other interstates throughout the area. * The MARC Train, Light Rail, Commuter Buses, local bus services, the Metro subway system and the Mobility service were all running on time and operating on their regular schedules, according to the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) website, mta.maryland.gov . * The weather today is expected to be mostly sunny with a high near 80 degrees and winds around 5 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service.
June 12, 2012
An upper-level weather system ahead of a cold front left 0.72 inches of rain in Hagerstown on Tuesday, weather officials said. Most of the rain had moved through the area as of 4:30 p.m., said Heather Sheffield, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sterling, Va. At that time, more showers and thunderstorms were moving through West Virginia, and a 50 percent chance of rain was still in the outlook for Hagerstown, Sheffield said....
June 1, 2012
Washington County and all neighboring counties in Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia are under a tornado watch, effective until 9 p.m. Friday, the National Weather Service announced at 1:30 p.m. The NWS forecast for Hagerstown called for showers and a chance of thuderstorms Friday afternoon and evening. Some storms could be severe, with gusty winds and heavy rain, the weather service said. Portions of Frederick County, Md., were under a tornado warning from about 2:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. after a storm capable of producing a tornado moved thorugh the Mount Airy area.
June 1, 2012
Friday storms that brought heavy winds and dropped roughly an inch of rain didn't do much damage in the Tri-State area, according to emergency dispatchers from Washington County and surrounding areas. The heaviest damage appeared to be in the east end of Frederick County, Md., where three tornado warnings were called at 3, 6 and 9 p.m., said Chip Jewell, director of Frederick County Emergency Communications. “I think all of them were Doppler-reported on radar,” Jewell said.