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Friday, December 16, 2016

Commencement Weather Update: Freezing Rain Advisory

Weather advisory4:30 p.m. Friday, December 16

SALISBURY, MD---The National Weather Service has issued a freezing rain advisory for Wicomico County and surrounding areas from 10 p.m. Friday, December 16, to 9 a.m. Saturday, December 17. Ice may create slippery conditions, especially on overpasses, bridges and sidewalks.

Salisbury University’s 91st-year Fall Commencement that morning at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center is expected to continue as scheduled. Drivers are urged to use caution while traveling.


10:15 a.m. Friday, December 16

SALISBURY, MD---The National Weather Service (NWS) is predicting freezing rain mixed with snow in Salisbury and the surrounding area from 3-4 a.m. Saturday, December 17, followed by freezing rain tapering off to rain by mid-morning.

Salisbury University’s 91st-year Fall Commencement that morning at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center is expected to continue as scheduled.


10:45 a.m. Thursday, December 15

SALISBURY, MD---The National Weather Service (NWS) has forecasted freezing rain to begin in Salisbury and the surrounding area after 1 a.m. Saturday, December 17, making a light accumulation of ice possible on roadways. The freezing rain is expected to mix with rain after 5 a.m., changing over to all rain by mid-morning. Wind gusts as high as 25 mph are predicted.

Salisbury University’s 91st-year Fall Commencement that morning at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center is expected to continue as scheduled. Those attending the 10:30 a.m. ceremony are encouraged to travel with caution, especially if arriving from the Baltimore-Washington corridor, where freezing rain mixed with snow is forecasted late Friday evening into 10 a.m. Saturday.

The National Weather Service’s (NWS’) hazardous weather outlook for Wicomico County and surrounding areas remains in effect through mid-morning Saturday. An arctic air mass spreading throughout the region is expected to drop wind chills into the 20s today and to temperatures near zero on Friday morning, December 16. Friday may see wind gusts up to 40 mph, the NWS said.

Please monitor the SU website, and Facebook and Twitter accounts for any updates.


11 a.m. Wednesday, December 14

SALISBURY, MD---The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Wicomico County and surrounding areas through noon Saturday, December 17.

An arctic air mass spreading throughout the region is expected to drop wind chills into the 20s on Thursday, December 15, and to temperatures near zero on Friday morning, December 16.

A “wintry mix” of precipitation, including sleet and freezing rain, is forecasted late Friday night into early Saturday morning, making a light accumulation of ice possible on roadways, according to the NWS. Precipitation is expected to change over to all rain by 8 a.m. Saturday.

Salisbury University’s 91st-year Fall Commencement that morning at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center is expected to continue as scheduled. Those attending the 10:30 a.m. ceremony are encouraged to travel with caution, especially if arriving from the north, where snow may be possible.

Please monitor the SU website, and Facebook and Twitter accounts for any updates.


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