Cold snap expected in early morning hours

DOVER — As expected, the state was hit with Saturday evening rainfall ahead of an anticipated cold snap Sunday night. According to the National Weather Service station in Mt. Holly, New Jersey, temperatures as low as 11 degrees with the potential for sub-zero wind chills may hit later this evening. Due to expected gusts as […]

Extremely frigid temperatures arriving on Sunday

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DOVER – Sunday night into Monday morning may be the worst of it, but daylight hours won’t be comfortable either. A stretch of extremely cold Arctic winter air is forecast to arrive from the west this weekend, according to the National Weather Service. The possibility of 10 to 12 degree temperatures overnight Sunday and Monday […]

Wintry wonderland: Downstate hit with first snowstorm of 2019

DOVER — Sunday turned out to be a day for digging out or playing in some of the snow provided by the weekend’s snowstorm — the first of 2019 — or just relaxing and enjoying the warmth of indoors and spending time with loved ones. Work crews from the Delaware Department of Transportation and the […]

Downstate schools prepared to open late on Monday

This weekend’s winter storm has several downstate school districts prepared to open two hours late on Monday morning. Schools in the Capital, Caesar Rodney, Cape Henlopen, Indian River, Lake Forest, Laurel, Milford, Polytech, Seaford, Smyrna, Sussex Academy of Arts and Sciences, Sussex Tech and Woodbridge school districts have announced they will open two hours late. […]

Delaware’s Sunday snow totals

DOVER — Snow totals, as of 1 p.m. Sunday, according the Delaware Environmental Observing System: Harrington—4 inches Ellendale  — 3.8 Woodside — 3.7 Dover — 3.6 West Dover — 3.5 Seaford — 3.5 Laurel — 3.5 Frederica — 3.4 Stockley — 3.4 Bridgeville —  3.4 Lewes — 3.3 Smyrna — 3 Nassau — 2.9 Dagsboro — […]

First snowfall of 2019 blankets Dover

DOVER – The first snow of 2019 in Dover and the surrounding areas began falling just after 8 p.m. on Saturday night as the Los Angeles Rams and Dallas Cowboys were just about to kick off their NFL playoff game. By Sunday morning, long after the Rams had defeated the Cowboys to advance to next […]

Snow may be knocking on the door this weekend

The snow on the sidewalks around Legislative Mall was more than two feet deep Monday afternoon. (Delaware State News/Andrew West)

DOVER — The weather setup for this weekend has snow preparing to take to the main stage for the first time in 2019. In what has been a rainy — but so far snowless — winter for Kent and Sussex counties, WBOC-TV meteorologist Heidi Werosta said on social media Thursday afternoon to expect a snowy […]

Winter more than a time to prepare for the holidays

SUSSEX COUNTY — Millions of Americans are in a holiday frame of mind this time of year. But while feasts, family and festivities may be the focus as the days grow shorter, there is something else that should be tops on everyone’s ‘to do’ list: preparedness. The Sussex County Emergency Operations Center reminds the public […]

Storm drops snow, freezing rain across eastern half of US

NEW YORK — One of the first big storms of the season moved across the eastern half of the country Thursday, contributing to at least seven traffic deaths and closing schools as it dropped snow as far south as central Alabama. The Delaware Department of Transportation continued to plow and salt roads across New Castle […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Good judgment comes from experience’

  I read a good quote recently, “Good judgment comes from experience. And experience? Well, that comes from bad judgment.” It accompanied a picture of Dean Martin raising a glass to toast something, maybe his own good fortunes. If you watched or read any of the coverage of the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, invariably there […]