‘Substantial’ Winter Storm Possible Next Week

AccuWeather is warning of a storm possibly bringing snow, power outages and coastal flooding next week.

A "substantial" winter storm could blow its way through Maryland by the middle of next week, according to the weather website AccuWeather.

The website’s current forecast predicts a potential for rain that could turn into snow, with coastal flooding and power outages.

“While the details are still uncertain, a larger, slower-moving and more powerful storm could slam the mid-Atlantic and New England with heavy precipitation, strong winds and above-normal tides Tuesday (Dec. 18) into Thursday (Dec. 20),” according to an email from AccuWeather.

The current forecast from the National Weather Service calls for a chance of rain through the early part of next week, but doesn’t currently predict any snow for the area.

Sanchez December 14, 2012 at 01:16 AM
I spent some time in that area of the world and was shown a picture of a man sitting on what looked like a fence post sticking out of the snow. The next picture was after the snow melted and it was the top of a telephone pole.
Sanchez December 14, 2012 at 01:17 AM
Don't forget the milk producers and the bread bakers.
Sanchez December 14, 2012 at 01:19 AM
I cannot believe no one has offered to take you up on that offer. What kind of hot chocolate do you prefer? Is 1 gallon enough? Milk or water? What is the time limit you offer?
Sanchez December 14, 2012 at 01:20 AM
Do you too like hot chocolate?
Gary Olivier December 14, 2012 at 01:37 AM
They can't predict tomorrows weather half the time and you expect me to believe this!! What a joke.
Tom December 14, 2012 at 02:51 AM
I'll just use my neighbors.
Tom December 14, 2012 at 02:57 AM
Friday and Saturday of next week mark the start of "Winter" and if a drop of rain hits the ground it qualifies as a winter storm, anything before that is just rain or a "Fall" Storm.
Tom December 14, 2012 at 02:59 AM
The Mayan myth i guess is "possible" too. Just add the word chance and possible and you can be a weathermanpersonwomanreporter.
Tom December 14, 2012 at 03:00 AM
see you at the wegmans cafe!
Tom December 14, 2012 at 03:01 AM
I hope we are laughing at ourselves piled up with snow next week. Remember snowmaggedon.
Debbi Webber December 14, 2012 at 03:09 AM
you can get me out.. will gladly give hot choc :)
Debbi Webber December 14, 2012 at 03:11 AM
@ me...You can come too with your snowblower..Debbi
John Cofiell December 14, 2012 at 03:44 AM
Are you trying to sell bread,eggs,and toilet paper.
Geoffrey Atkinson December 14, 2012 at 11:19 AM
I, for one, can never have too much toilet paper.
Elizabeth Ann December 14, 2012 at 11:45 AM
I am hoping for some snow...it can start at 10:00 am on Tuesday and go until whenever....this way my final class at AACC is done and I get my grade and I don't have to make up another class....
Evets December 14, 2012 at 12:10 PM
Actually, meteorologists term winter as December, January, and February. The winter that starts around December 21st is astronomical winter. The National Weather Service defines any storm with the threat of freezing or frozen precipitation as a 'Winter Storm,' whether it occurs in October or April.
Soldier December 14, 2012 at 01:00 PM
Since all of you love snow so much...come shovel mine...oh don't forget the seniors and the home bound.
Geoffrey Atkinson December 14, 2012 at 01:16 PM
BRING IT ON! 40 inches would be a good start.
Daniel Reinhardt December 14, 2012 at 01:20 PM
Thats what she said.
Pachacutec December 14, 2012 at 01:39 PM
Hot chocolate is great! However, if I hear a big snow is on the way, I always double-check my supply of rum and fresh fruit. New-fallen snow makes KILLER frozen dacquiris! (and after a few of those, you don't care HOW much it snows!)
Pachacutec December 14, 2012 at 01:42 PM
Good point about shoveling out the seniors, home-bound, disabled, etc. I'd also add that people should shovel out the fire hydrants near their homes. God forbid you'd have a fire after or during a heavy snowstorm, but those minutes saved because the firefighters don't have to dig out the hydrant could make a big difference in an emergency situation.
Jean December 14, 2012 at 02:35 PM
Let it snow Let it snow let it snow.....on Christmas....pleeeezzzzeeee
Shaka Zulu December 14, 2012 at 03:31 PM
I think the weather people have a insider trading deal with the grocery stores, just mention snow and the stores are packed.
Kat December 14, 2012 at 03:37 PM
Haha, good one :-))
Kat December 14, 2012 at 03:38 PM
Well....toilet paper isn't exactly perishable, is it :-))
John December 14, 2012 at 04:17 PM
True but there's no real extra revenue for the stores. If I run out and stock up on toilet paper then I just don't have to shop for it for a while.
Diane in Odenton December 16, 2012 at 12:22 PM
aishah December 17, 2012 at 12:51 AM
It should snoww !! but not alottt'
Emery Rudolph December 17, 2012 at 05:15 PM
Fluid dynamics - Take a cup bowl of water, swirl is a little bit and put a couple of drops of food coloring in and try to predict the disbursement patterns of the color. That is essentially what meteorologist must do, so it can never be exact. The one thing I would like to see them do is drop the 5-7 day forecast, which are educated guesses and concentrate on 1-3 day. That is where the science is more relevant.
SG from PH December 18, 2012 at 12:47 AM
I am from Kentucky and we too check squirrel tales as good predictors however here in Baltimore Wooly Caterpillars are the standard and they are fat little suckers this year. For me it is the gorgeous women from Baltimore , specifically Perry Hall and I am married to one and I really don't care as long I am snowed in with her. Pray for lots of snow. Long snowy days talking on the sun porch, that is the life!


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