The Unpredictable Winter of 2012

Mother Nature simply cannot make up her mind this year, or so it seems. She brought spring-like weather to the mountaintop in February, but then enough snow early this week to close the schools for a day. Snow began falling late Sunday night, and the ground was white for most of the day Monday. With trees like this crab apple in full bloom and flowers wide open, the piles of white stuff did cause some damage, although not severe, as the temperature climbed back up Monday afternoon.


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Soon the snow was slush, and then just water. Rain is predicted over the weekend, although Friday is to be sunny. No point in guessing what the next month may hold, however. Photo by Lisa Broadwater.

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Red In Morning, Sailors Take Warning


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If that ancient adage were completely accurate (“Red at night, sailors delight; red in morning, sailors take warning”), Tuesday’s weather would’ve been much more severe, as this was the scene early that day, captured on a digital camera by Deb Swiger. But Tuesday’s weather was actually quite fair on the Mountaintop, with perhaps one little shower of rain. The weather is going against most adages these days, continuing on with unusually warm temperatures and bringing next to no snow. While that makes for more ease in traveling and keeping warm, it is still an odd state of affairs for a population that is used to far more wintry conditions. The groundhog apparently did see his shadow this morning, predicting six more weeks of winter. So perhaps February will bring weather more characteristic of Garrett County at this time of the year.

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A Crystal Wonderland


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The mountaintop was encased in ice over the past weekend, with a significant ice storm taking place early Saturday morning that turned the county into crystal. And even though the sun shone throughout the day on Sunday, the ice remained, creating views in every direction that were nothing short of stunning. This photo was of course taken near the Oakland train station, with an iced red berry in the foreground. The forecast is calling for a mixed bag of ice and rain early this weekend, turning to all snow on Sunday. Photo by Lisa Rook.

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Kayaking In January?


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A flash of color caught the eye of John Bambacus, Friendsville, while he was hiking along the Youghiogheny River just south of Friendsville on Saturday, and to his surprise he observed three kayakers ignoring the frigid temperatures and enjoying the elevated water levels of the Yough. He captured one of them “on film” with his cellphone. The unusual weather conditions for January in Garrett County continue, with warmer than normal temperatures and far less than normal snowfall. Winter, which seemingly has hardly begun, will likely begin to wind down within the next six weeks or so. Of course, the proverbial ground hog of Punxsutawney, Pa., may present a different forecast next Thursday…

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Why Aren't You Two Sleeping?


Jan. 5, 2012

This mother bear and her cub actually most likely are hibernating by now, as this shot was taken in early December when the weather had yet to change significantly. The mother and cub wandered onto the Berkebile farm in Accident sometime during the night, and when the family awoke, the two were in a tree next to a sheep pen. They stayed there most of the day, and Becky Berkebile got fairly close to get this picture, and others. The mother appears to be wary of the young photographer, and Becky knew well enough to hurry up with her picture-taking. There is nothing quite as ferocious as a protective mother bear. At about 4 p.m., they climbed down and went on their way.

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For January, Situation Normal


Jan. 5, 2012

Wintry weather in January is nothing new to Garrett Countians, whether they be of the two-legged or four-legged variety. These horses at a Grantsville area farm know what to do to stay warm, and in fact most of them have at least some fun in snow. A significant storm came through the county this week, causing schools to remain closed on Tuesday and thus giving students an added day to their holiday break. About a foot of snow came down, accompanied by gusty wind and frigid temperatures. The next several days are predicted to be far more moderate, with daytime temps in the 40s, dropping to the 20s at night. Photo by Lisa Broadwater.

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Grabbing a Winter Snack

This cedar waxwing made himself available for a lovely shot taken by Lisa Rook, who in addition to being a wildlife photographer is also the advertising manager for The Republican newspaper. This engaging picture is one of 12 artful shots in and around Garrett County that make up the 2012 Sincell Publishing Company calendar, which is still available, and in fact is now half price, going from $10 to $5. And those who order three calendars get free shipping to one address. (Shipping on fewer calendars is $3.) Those who order five will get one free, plus free shipping, also to one address. To order, persons may call 301-334-3963 and ask to speak with Beth Bowers, or e-mail printing@therepublicannews.com. The photos are all taken by staff members of the company. In addition to Rook, the photographers are Fabian Green, Lisa Broadwater, and John McEwen.

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>Garrett County Glaze – The Republican

>From last week, but still a great picture:


Many an icy morning have greeted Garrett Countians lately, with freezing rain coming down several times this week. The uncommon weather term “frozen fog” has been used a great deal, and is possibly shown in this photo, taken in Grantsville yesterday morning. The ice, which was the heaviest on Tuesday morning, caused school closings, delays, and a number of fender-bender accidents across the county. The forecast shows more of the same late Friday night and into Saturday. Icy rain is predicted, following by, yes… more snow next week. One promising thing: the whistle pig in Punxsutawney reportedly did not see his shadow on Feb. 2. You go, Phil! Photo by Lisa Broadwater.

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With snow to spare and the school buses not running, 8-year-old Tad Rodeheaver and Eunae Rodeheaver, 6, decided to make the best of the situation and sculpted themselves a friend. Their snow turtle, which they named Icey, was the perfect size for riding, when their grandfather, Lonnie Rodeheaver, snapped this photo. The children are students at Kitzmiller Elementary School and the son and daughter of Mark and Sandy Rodeheaver of Deer Park.

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