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12:02 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Wind Chill to Hit Delmarva

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The cold weather is expected to be back on the Delmarva Peninsula.

On the Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore and south into Virginia a wind child advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service for 1 a.m Tuesday running through noon tomorrow.

Wind chill values could hit minus 5 to 10 with west winds of up to 25 mph and gusts as high as 30 mph.

Associated Press reports that Delaware officials are warning of dangerous driving conditions as temperatures drop and melting snow and rain freeze on roads.

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12:01 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Wind and Rain On The Way

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Get out the umbrellas.

Showers are expected to move into the region by late this afternoon.

And, by Thanksgiving Day Delawareans could have seen as much as 4 inches of rain.

Also there will be a wind advisory in the lower part of Delaware beginning around 10 p.m. tonight with gusts as high as 50 mph.

In northern Delaware this afternoon could see winds of up to 20 mph with gusts as high as 30 mph.

By Thanksgiving a high pressure system is expected to bring sunny skies and breezy temperatures in the mid-to-upper 30’s.

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11:53 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Heavy Rains Hit Delmarva, Bus Kills Pedestrian

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Heavy Rain

It’s wet on the highways today with a crash that is causing major delays on the southbound Delaware route 1 south to Tybouts Corner.

The Wilmington News Journal is reporting that one lane is closed…with traffic moving around 8 mph.

Meanwhile, heavy rain has hit Delaware with DelDOT reporting flooding at the Delaware Route 1 and 1A junction in the Rehoboth Beach Area in addition to a serve road.

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8:24 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Weather Stalls Virginia Crops

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The rainy spring and early summer has stalled the cutting of hay and prevented tobacco plants from setting deep roots.

But cooperative extension agents say the wet weather hasn't been all bad. Extension crop and soil sciences agent Stephen Barts says the rain has been good for soybean and corn crops.

On the negative side, wheat cutting was lagging because rain and high humidity. The combination is bad for harvesting the grain.

The longer wheat remains in the field, grain's quality declines.

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10:00 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Wet June Threatens Crops

Corn Field
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It was the wettest June on record for Salisbury this year.

At the Salisbury-Ocean City: Wicomico Regional Airport registered nearly 10 inches of rain.

In Downtown Salisbury it was higher at just over 11 inches.

June’s rainy weather included the impact of a derecho as well as remnants Tropical Storm Andrea.

All of this could threaten local crops that are already in the ground.

Those like cucumbers squashes and other vegetables are susceptible to mildew and other diseases.

And wheat kernals could also shrink after getting water soaked.

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8:21 pm
Sat April 13, 2013

Essay: Rain Whispers

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It is said the  April showers bring May flowers. But, Delmarva Public Radio essayist George Merrill writes, if you listen closely you can here the rain whispers.

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