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 …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Snowstorm peters out, but some roads may be icy in the morning.
DC Public Schools will be open Thursday. Forecasters originally predicted the DC metro area could see anywhere from 3 to 8 inches of snow, but the heaviest snow stayed well south and west. Augusta and Warren counties in Virginia got 20 inches of snow. The winter storm warning has expired early for DC, though percipitation may continue Wednesday evening. Temperatures Wednesday night may dip into the low 30s. Thursday's weather will be partly cloudy with high temperatures in the mid- to upper 30s. Forecasters caution that roads may be icy in the early morning hours Thursday and to use caution while commuting. Are you disappointed the snowstorm didn't produce more accumulating snow? Or are you glad it didn't produce much of anything? …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
DCPS will not be open March 6 because of the forecasted winter storm in the DC area.
DC Public Schools (DCPS) will be closed Wednesday in anticipation of the DC area's heaviest snow in several years. DCPS sent out an alert late Tuesday night via text message, on Facebook and through a variety of other means to notify parents. More: Snow Storm: DC Closings, Traffic, Weather As of late Tuesday night the Washington DC metropolitan area is under a winter storm warning from midnight Tuesday night through 3 a.m. Thursday morning. Additionally, as of 11:15 p.m. Tuesday, the Federal Government operating status indicated offices will be open, but will be allowing unscheduled leave and unscheduled telework. Are you glad DCPS notified parents Tuesday evening? How does school being closed impact your schedule?
"Mutual aid" utility crews are arriving from Georgia and Alabama; plus, what to do if your power goes out.
Utility crews from Alabama and Georgia have started arriving in the DC area to assist Pepco with any power outages from the snowstorm expected to hit Washington overnight Tuesday, Pepco officials said Tuesday. Pepco requested more than 300 mutual aid workers from areas of the country not affected by this winter storm, and hundreds of overhead line workers and tree trimmers hit the streets Tuesday to prepare, according to a Pepco statement. The entire DC metro area is under a winter storm warning that runs from midnight Wednesday through 3 a.m. Thursday. The storm is expected to switch between rain, snow and a wintry mix several times before it ends, and the DC area could see several inches of heavy, wet snow, National Weather Service …
Snowfall totals from the storm that will hit Washington Tuesday and Wednesday, plus information about delays, closings, traffic and other helpful information.
Updated 9:37 a.m. Wednesday DC Public Schools will be closed Wednesday, according to an alert sent late Tuesday night. Additionally both the Federal and DC governments—including recreation facilities and libraries—are closed Wednesday. The Washington DC metropolitan area is under a winter storm warning from midnight Tuesday night through 3 a.m. Thursday morning. Predictions Tuesday morning continued to indicate the area would see anywhere from 3 to 6 inches or more of heavy, wet snow. The storm system started as rain late Tuesday evening and has changed to snow as temperatures dropped throughout the evening hours. Winds of up to 25 miles per hour, with gusts up to 35 miles per hour, are also possible. Flight delays and cancelations are …
The National Weather Service is predicting rain, then a wintry mix, then snow, a mix and snow again before this storm is over.
A winter storm is headed for Washington and to find out the latest timeline, Patch spoke Tuesday with meteorologist Calvin Meadows, who is with the Baltimore-Washington forecast office for the National Weather Service. Here's a timeline of what to expect, primarily for areas north and west of I-95, according to Meadows: A "rain-snow" line will determine which areas see more snow than others, Meadows said. "We're expecting the rain-snow line to kind of waiver back and forth over [Fairfax County]," said Meadows, "primarily west of I-95 and east of the Blue Ridge." "Right now, the latest information indicates that west of 95, the best-case scenario, is 5 inches of snow in Fairfax County. The worst-case is 12 inches of snow." There will be …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
DC weather forecast: Some computer models are showing snow in Georgetown mid-week.
This hasn't been a good winter for snow lovers in Washington, but it's not spring yet. And this week, DC could get its first really significant snow, 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 …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
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Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Is it snowy, slushy or just icky at your house? Upload a photo or video by clicking on the 'upload' button above! It's not much and it's not any good for snowballs, but this morning brought snow (and ice and slush) to the area. Mixed precipitation is expected to last a few more hours across the region, as part of the same storm system that brought tornadoes from Texas to Alabama and other parts of the South Christmas Day. Up here in Virginia, the precipitation caused travel headaches on a day when some returned to work following the long holiday weekend. Secondary roads were slick. Earlier this winter, local forecasters predicted a slighty drier-than-normal winter with 6 - 7 storms where snow accumulates.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Forecasters offer ever-changing predictions of wintry weather Sunday.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
The District Snow Team is prepared for the wintry weather expected Sunday afternoon. The team will fully deploy 220 snow plows Sunday, Feb. 19, beginning at 11 a.m., according to a press release from the Department of Public Works (DPW) Friday. Plows will be on their routes as long as necessary. According to the news release issued Friday, weather forecasters were predicting from three to six inches of snow, falling between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday. But, as of Saturday evening, the National Weather Service is merely calling for a light accumultion of snow. NWS expects the snow begin falling Sunday afternoon, with the heaviest snowfall expected to southwest of the city. Temperatures will be in the mid-30s. On Friday, the Washington Post'…
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Early predictions say 1 to 3 inches of snow will fall today.