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Carroll County is under a Winter Storm Watch from February 16th at 7:00PM until February 17th at 7:00AM

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Update at 3:30pm on February 16th: Now it looks possible for Carroll County “Total nighttime snow” accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible (or more).

See more details here: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?x=245&y=29&site=lwx&zmx=&zmy=&map_x=244&map_y=29


Carroll County has more snow on the way this evening (Friday, February 16th) and is under a Weather Storm Watch until Saturday (February 17th).

Here are the details of the Weather Storm Watch for our area:

…WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING…

* WHAT…Heavy snow possible. In the lower elevations, 2 to 4 inches are likely with the potential for up to 6 inches. In the higher elevations of the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains, 4 to 8 inches are possible.

* WHERE…Portions of central and western Maryland, central, northern, and northwest Virginia and eastern West Virginia.

* WHEN…From this evening through Saturday morning.

* IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour are possible for a few hours Friday night under the heaviest snow bands. Visibility may be reduced to less than one half mile at times.

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Here is a detailed look at the forecast for Central Carroll County on Friday and Saturday

Friday: Increasing clouds, with a high near 43. West wind 9 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Friday Night: Snow, mainly after 7pm. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 28. Northeast wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

Saturday: A chance of snow, mainly before 7am. The snow could be heavy at times. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 36. West wind 7 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 21. West wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

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Here are some maps from the National Weather Service showing Westminster possibly getting 3 to 4 inches of snow…and maybe even 5 inches (worst case).

Additional details from the National Weather Service:

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The last snow event in Carroll County (February 13th) saw pretty big swings in the amount of snow some areas got on that day (4.3 inches in Manchester and 1.0 inches in Westminster…and less than that in the Gamber area – see image at the top of this article)

On the upside this is happening on a Friday and will not impact schools this time around.

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