Monday, March 25, 2013
Many school districts are on spring break or closed today due to snow, but federal workers had to report to work on time Monday.
A rare late March snowstorm across the DC area dumped 1 to 4 inches (and counting) of snow across the region late Sunday night and Monday morning, leaving snow covered roadways and a winter scene five days after the start of Spring. Snow was expected to continue for several hours Monday morning, though it would have an increasingly difficult time sticking to the ground as temperatures rose. By noon, forecasters said some rain would mix in with the snow before turning back to snow showers Monday evening. Most students in the region were already taking the day off for spring break — including Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William and Loudoun counties. DC Public Schools opened on time. Several private schools in the area had delays …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Forecast Monday calls for snow before noon, then rain, snow and sleet likely.
It's still officially winter and Mother Nature might deliver a reminder on Monday, according to the National Weather Service forecast. Expect a rocky start to the week with a possible wintry mix of snow, sleet or rain Monday that could make for longer commutes. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Fairfax County that started Sunday at midnight and continues Monday until 2 p.m. Here's what the National Weather Service says to expect: Monday: Snow before noon, then rain, snow, and sleet likely. High near 40. East wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New snow and sleet accumulation of about an inch possible. The Capital Weather Gang says: "An early- to mid-morning wintry mix (60 percent …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Arlington County under winter storm warning through 3 a.m. Thursday.
The Virginia Department of Transportation is sending out 4,000 salt trucks and snow plows across Northern Virginia before 4 a.m. on Wednesday morning, due to the snow storm headed for Northern Virginia. Once it begins snowing and later, you can find out whether your neighborhood has been plowed, is in progress or has not been started yet by checking the VDOT site: www.novasnowplowing.virginia.gov. Area roads are expected to be treacherously slick due to mixed percipitation and snow, and VDOT is tasked with maintaining 17,679 miles of roadways in Northern Virginia. “We are urging commuters to stay off the road on Wednesday and let our crews clear the roads,” said VDOT maintenance engineer Branco Vlacich in a press release. “Roads likely …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Week will start out sunny, 45 degrees.
A sunny start to the week could turn quite wintry by midweek in Northern Virginia, according to the National Weather Service. The Capital Weather Gang predicts a 70 percent chance of 1 inch of snow Tuesday night into Wednesday night, a 45 percent chance of 5 inches or more and a 10 percent chance of 10 inches or more. A Capital Weather Gang reader suggested the name "Snowquester" for the possible midweek winter storm, in honor of the financial sequester that has hit the federal government. The week starts out sunny though, with Monday expecting to see a high of 45 degrees and clear skies, according to NWS. Tuesday starts off with a 30 percent chance of rain, with a high of 45 degrees. Chances for precipitation increase throughout the day …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
The DC metro area could see a good amount of snow mid-week.
Arlington could get its first really significant snow of the season this week, some models are predicting. “This is the best looking snow threat in two years but there is way too much uncertainty in the forecast for this to be ‘in the bag,’" the Capital Weather Gang said late Friday. A European model run showed the potential for a snowstorm from Richmond to Philadelphia—including the DC metro area. The Weather Channel gives Wednesday a 70 percent chance of snow with a high temperature of 36 degrees. ABC7’s Doug Hill wrote Friday, “some models are showing the low pressure system forming into a storm that might threaten the midatlantic by midweek. It is too soon to tell is the storm would pass out to sea or bring us a mix of rain and snow …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Temperatures will warm up into 40s by Wednesday.
The big chill in Northern Virginia continues through Tuesday night with highs in the 30s on Monday and Tuesday. Expect cloudy skies during the days and a possiblity for snow flurries Monday and Tuesday nights, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures will feel much colder Monday. Wind gusts up to 25 mph will continue through Monday afternoon. As a result of the wind, the National Weather Service has issued a Small Craft Advisory until 3 p.m. Monday that includes the Potomac River. This means that wind speeds of 18 to 33 knots are expected to produce hazardous wave conditions for small craft. Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller vessels, should avoid boating in these conditions. Here are the daily …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Snow showers that started overnight will continue through rush hour and end by 10 a.m.
Arlington Public Schools officials posted the following announcement early Thursday morning: All Arlington Public Schools will open two hours late today. All administrative offices and the pools will open on time. Morning field trips are canceled. The Extended Day program will also open two hours late. Federal employees have the option for unscheduled telework or unscheduled leave today. Snow showers began after midnight Thursday and continued on and off throughout the night. The sun is expected to peek out by 10 a.m. with temperatures rising to 29 this afternoon. Winds will come from the northwest, bringing the wind chill down into the teens all day. Most other Arlington County administrative offices are operating under a normal …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Forecasters say we could get five inches or more of snow in Clarendon, Courthouse, Rosslyn areas (22201, 22209) and throughout Northern Virginia.
A winter storm watch was issued for Northern Virginia by the National Weather Service. The watch is in effect starting Thursday morning and will continue until late Thursday night. Heavy snow is expected Thursday, with accumulations “in excess of five inches possible,” according to the weather service. Temperatures will be in the low to mid 30s, and northwest winds will be in the 5mph to 10mph range. Arlington County sent out an alert about the watch Wednesday afternoon. According to NWS, a winter storm watch means there is a potential for snow accumulations that will affect travel conditions. See driving tips for winter weather before you leave your house Thursday morning. In Arlington, school closure announcements are made via a recorded…
Monday, December 31, 2012
Ride through the winter? Yes you can. Just be careful about it.
Icy roads and snowy paths. They’re not here yet, but they’re coming. We almost had them this past weekend. While riding in Arlington’s winter conditions does require a bit of extra effort and care, it’s still quite doable. There are plenty of great resources for learning more about winter riding. A couple of years ago I wrote about dealing with extended darkness, the potential for slick surfaces, and extra debris on the streets. The Washington Area Bike Forum continues to be a great place for Arlington-specific cold weather clothing and equipment advice. There’s plenty of discussion of the question of when to use studded tires (ice) or big knobby tires (snow) for the neophyte at the forums. I’m done belaboring the plowing issue — well, …
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Snow briefly fell on Arlington on Saturday. Here are a few of our pics. Upload yours!
Snow briefly fell on Arlington on Saturday. Here are a few of our pics. Upload yours by logging in to Patch and clicking on "Upload your Photos."