Updated SPC Outlooks Explained

Maryland Weather Center

Since forever it seems, the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has used the same system for their severe weather outlooks. When severe weather strikes, we always go to and use SPC for the basis in our forecasts in severe weather situations.

NOTE: *This post is kinda designed to be a SPC Outlook 101, my definitions originate from the SPC site but only as an educational tool. If you are referring to this article in a time when the new system is in place and there is an active threat for storms, refer to SPC.*

Ok, first things first, the original system. SPC has always had the same basic categories:

However, starting on October 22, thats going to change. It was last revealed about a year ago that this was coming, the question for most of that year was: when does it come? SPC unveiled that answer in early August.

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SOMDWXNEWS Celebrates 5 Years on Social Media Today

Today, October 1, 2014 SOMDWXNEWS Celebrates Five Years on Social Media. Back on October 1, 2009 our twitter page was born, but we were called stmaryscountymd on Twitter where we only covered Weather in St. Mary’s County. A Few months later we than got more and more requests with many more followers to cover the weather for Calvert and Charles Counties. By 2010, we became SouthernMDWxNews on Twitter and our page had grown to around 1,000 Followers including several News Stations Following us. Our Twitter page continued to grow over the years and we knew we needed to make a bigger impact on Southern Maryland to let everybody know what was going on in the area. So by 2012, our page name changed again and it became SOMDWXNEWS on Twitter. In 2012 we also launched Instagram to get more information out to people. Also by 2012 we began including News in our posts so people would know what was going on in Southern Maryland and added Anne Arundel and Prince George’s Counties to our list to cover during weather events. Our pages exploded with followers by the end of the year. In 2013 every local news station in Baltimore and DC followed our page including every primary Meteorologist to keep in touch with us during Severe Weather when we were reporting major weather events. In February of 2014, SOMDWXNEWS did it again, we got even bigger, Facebook was then born, we launched the page and people all over began following.

Now as of October 1, 2014, our Twitter page has just over 4,000 Followers. Our Instagram Page has over 3,180 Followers. Also our Facebook Page has over 8,100 Likes Total. We continue to provide non stop updates the best we can in weather and news on all three of our pages (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook). Ever Since 2009 we have made sure Southern Maryland was made aware of the weather and News. We enjoy a lot out of the community that everybody sends us pictures of beautiful sunrise’s, sunsets and other gorgeous pictures from all over Southern Maryland. We love all the pictures and are happy to share them all with the community. REMINDER- Our Twitter and Facebook Pages are LIVE, so during WEATHER events or Breaking News Events, Tune into those pages for LIVE UPDATES!!!! We also do School Closings and Traffic Updates!!

Our Pages Are:
Twitter- @SOMDWxNews
Facebook- Somdwxnews
WordPress- SOMDWxNews

We want to say thank you to EVERYBODY out there for making our Twitter Page the #1 in Social Media in Southern Maryland.

Have a Great October Everybody and Thanks Again for all of your Support!!





NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – At around 3:30 p.m. today, a male infant was discovered unresponsive in the back of a vehicle.

911 was called upon discovery and NAS Pax River fire and emergency services responded and immediately took over CPR.

The infant was pronounced deceased at 4:15 p.m. by EMS personnel.

Fleet and Family Support Center counselors and the installation chaplain are on scene.

The incident is under investigation by NCIS.

More information will be released as it becomes available.

Southern Maryland Weather Update!!

It’s going to be a Hot and Sticky day Tuesday with temperatures in the mid to lower 90s with partly cloudy skies and a slight chance of showers and storms. Winds SW at 5 to 10 MPH.


Temps will be hot and sticky through out the week until we get to Sat evening as a frontal system is expected to move through.


Tue: 94/73 Partly Cloudy/T-Storms.

Wed: 88/68 Partly Cloudy.

Thur: 88/70 Sunny.

Fri: 88/72 Partly Cloudy.

Sat: 91/68 T-Storms.

Sun: 79/62 T-Storms.

Busy Labor Day so far in Southern Maryland!!

Earlier at Budds Creek Rd And Crain Hwy a Serious Accident occurred in a result of 5-6 Patients being transported to area Hospitals in Charles County.

Also another accident occurred in St Inigoes at Chisleytown Road and Point Lookout Road where 3-4 patients were transported to Medstar St. Mary’s Hospital.

In Leonardtown at Point Lookout Rd and St. Andrews Church Rd a large paint spill resulted in a hour long road closure. Fire Dept had to clean it up and wash all the paint down.

In St. Clement Shores, police are investigating a hanging of a male in his 60s. CPR was performed on the male but he was not able to be revived.

Picture of Accident at Budds Creek Rd and Crain Hwy.


DNR, SMCSO Looking for Missing Swimmer

Millpoint Shores, Mechanicsville – at approximately 2:05 PM, SMCSO deputies and officers from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Police responded to the report of a missing 11 year old, black female. She was last seen in the water of the Wicomico River. DNR is leading search efforts to locate her. Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Troopers from the Maryland State Police, Fire Department and Rescue Squad personnel are on the scene assisting as well.

Additional details will be released as they are developed.