All health care facilities should regularly monitor this information for important updates.
ALERT – Wednesday, February 12, 2014
A significant winter storm is going to impact the state of Maryland from Wednesday evening through Thursday night with heavy wet snow over the entire state. There is a threat of widespread power outages due to snow load and wind impacts. The precise track of the storm (and therefore accumulation totals) is still somewhat uncertain. The worst of the storm will impact the state from approximately mid-night Wednesday through late evening on Thursday. The storm should end by mid-night on Thursday. The largest snowfall totals will occur in Central Maryland between I-95 and I-8. These areas could see accumulations of up to 2"/hour at time, with total accumulations in the 10-14" range. There is a chance of a mix of rain and snow for the Baltimore-Washington corridor, depending on the final track of the storm. Western MD and Eastern Shore areas will see the lowest impacts, but will still receive up to 4-6". Winds associated with this storm:
· 25-25 mph for the coastal portion of the Eastern Shore (declining somewhat further inland)
· 15-25 mph for Central MD between I-95 and I-81
· < 20 mph for Western MD
If assistance is needed during the storm, contact the local health department of your local emergency manager.