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Severe Weather, Tornado Watch – Please Take Cautions

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch this afternoon. Earlier they forecasted scattered severe thunderstorms, with storms expected to hit our County later this afternoon and this evening. Damaging wing gusts, up to 40 mph, are expected to accompany these storms. Expect heavy rain, about 1-2 inches across the I-95 corridor. Heavy rain […]

Thursday October 31st, 2019 in Weather | No Comments »

Tornado Watch, Until 3 a.m. Tonight

This evening, the National Weather Service issued the tornado watch, which runs until 3 a.m. on April 15. According to the Watch (please see below), 13 Maryland counties, plus the city of Baltimore, have been asked to watch the tornado until early Monday morning, according to the National Weather Service. Showers and scattered thunderstorms are […]

Sunday April 14th, 2019 in Announcements, Weather | Comments Off on Tornado Watch, Until 3 a.m. Tonight

Preparing for Hurricane Florence

With Hurricane Florence now a Category 4 storm making landfall Thursday morning around the Carolinas, residents should prepare their homes and households in case of the storm’s impact. For up-to-date storm information, please visit: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ The City of College Park is actively monitoring the weather 24/7 to prepare for the storm. In preparation for potential […]

Tuesday September 11th, 2018 in Announcements, Weather | Comments Off on Preparing for Hurricane Florence

Weather Update: March 21, 2018

The City is still tracking this winter weather that will continue into today and push through tonight. Today’s trash collection is still on schedule. It has been advised to avoid or even delay travel today, in order to let the plowing teams safely clear/treat your roads. If you must travel, please keep in mind that wet […]

Wednesday March 21st, 2018 in Weather | Comments Off on Weather Update: March 21, 2018

Potential Inclement Weather: Snow and Icy Conditions

Accu-Weather predicts snow will begin in our area between 11:00 PM today and 12:00 AM tomorrow across the Washington and Baltimore metro areas; the heaviest snow is forecasted to move into the area at 3:00 AM tomorrow (Thursday, January 4, 2018). The highest chances for snow will be near and east of Interstate 95. An accumulation […]

Thursday January 4th, 2018 in Weather | Comments Off on Potential Inclement Weather: Snow and Icy Conditions

Get Ahead of the Winter Freeze!

The weather is going to be very brutal today and in the coming days. Here are some tips to help you prepare for the winter, courtesy of the National Fire Protection Association! Have your furnace inspected and serviced by a qualified professional every year Have chimneys and vents cleaned and inspected by a qualified professional. […]

Saturday December 17th, 2016 in Weather | 1 Comment »

Important Tips During Extreme Cold Weather

The National Weather Service is forecasting extreme cold temperatures through Monday, February 15th. The day-time temperatures will range from the mid teens to low 20’s with wind chills remaining in the teens. Dress in layers and use caution. Extreme cold can cause degrees of frostbite and hypothermia. Here are a few tips you may want […]

Friday February 12th, 2016 in Weather | Comments Off on Important Tips During Extreme Cold Weather

Mild Snow Storm Expected to Hit Area Today

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory  until midnight tomorrow. Current models predict between 1 to 3 inches of snow and any amount of accumulated snow has the possibility of impacting electric, gas and water services in the area. Pepco has about 150 linemen, 200 contractors and 200 tree crews available to […]

Tuesday February 9th, 2016 in Weather | Comments Off on Mild Snow Storm Expected to Hit Area Today

Storm Alert: City, UMd, Fed and Schools Closed Tomorrow

Due to the inclement weather, City offices are closed tomorrow. The weather services are predicting heavy snow to begin before daybreak at a rate of 1 to possibly 2″ per hour until around 11 am. Temps will continue to fall. Accumulation 6-8″. Rain will begin turning to freezing rain and sleet. PW phones will be […]

Sunday March 2nd, 2014 in Weather | 4 Comments »

Snow – Pease Park on Even Side

It’s been snowing heavily. Please see below a few important reminders from the Public Works. SNOW AND ICE CONTROL – PARK ON THE EVEN SIDE! Public Works crews plow and salt City streets and parking lots to clear snow and ice. Things you can do to help include: • Move parked cars off the street so […]

Thursday January 2nd, 2014 in Public Works, Snow, Weather | Comments Off on Snow – Pease Park on Even Side

Snow Update: School Opening, Trash Collection

We had a good amount of snow overnight. I checked with the Public Works this morning. The trucks are out there in the neighborhood. They will clear the main roads first and then inner streets. Please drive carefully when you go out. Trash will be collected as scheduled today, however trucks will come a little […]

Thursday January 24th, 2013 in Weather | Comments Off on Snow Update: School Opening, Trash Collection

Storm Updates: Schools and Offices Open, Early Voting to Resume

Here is the latest update from the City: PEPCO is working in the City to restore power. The blocked roads previously mentioned (Metzerott @ St. Andrews, and 51st @ Cherokee) are open. Power was restored to College Park Woods. Pepco is saying power at the 90 Percent of its entire customers to be Restored by […]

Wednesday October 31st, 2012 in Weather | Comments Off on Storm Updates: Schools and Offices Open, Early Voting to Resume

Storm Update: Street Conditions, Power Outages, Closings..

Just finished driving around the neighborhood (in District 1) Pepco crews are still working at Mineola / 52nd Avenue to restore power there. The entrance to Mineola from 52nd Pl. has been blocked. I saw a tree on 51st Avenue (near Cherokee) blocking the street. (picture below). In terms of power outages, there are four […]

Tuesday October 30th, 2012 in Weather | Comments Off on Storm Update: Street Conditions, Power Outages, Closings..

Trash Collection This Week, Emergency Operations Center, Leaves Raking

The Department of Public Works plans to pick up the Monday trash/recycle route on Monday morning. They will make a decision later tomorrow about Tuesday’s trash/recycling. We will keep you posted as we hear a change in schedule. You can also call Public Works later tomorrow at (240) 487 – 3590 to know the latest. […]

Monday October 29th, 2012 in Weather | Comments Off on Trash Collection This Week, Emergency Operations Center, Leaves Raking

College Park Spared from Tornado’s Wrath

I was en route to the NCPCA’s council candidate forum last night, when a tornado watch alert came from the University of Maryland. The message was rather brief – “A tornado is forecast to strike the campus within the next 13 minutes. Seek shelter immediately.”. It was sent by UMD Alerts to all of its […]

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Friday October 14th, 2011 in Weather | Comments Off on College Park Spared from Tornado’s Wrath