Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Forecasters say we could get a few inches in the D.C. metro area.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for D.C. and the surrounding areas. 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” in some areas, according to the weather service. However, the Capital Weather Gang reports this afternoon, "The storm has the potential to produce shovelable snow accumulations but also has the potential to skirt us to the south giving us only light precipitation or even none at all." Snow may be mixed with rain early Thursday, particularly south of Washington, D.C., but the mix will change to all snow late Thursday morning as the storm moves north over the …
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'…
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Some reports suggest the D.C. area could receive as much as three or four inches over night Wednesday into Thursday morning.
Though it is currently a balmy 60 degrees on this sixth day of December, some weather forecasters are suggesting there could be a snow fall in the very near future. Luckily District and regional agencies have recently rolled out their plans for confronting winter weather this season. According to the Capital Weather Gang, the region could see three or four inches of snow by Thursday morning. Though the operative word there is "could." As The Washington Post's Wes Junker writes, "like most of our threats, this one still is cloaked in uncertainty as the models differ on how quickly the cold air shifts into the area and on how much precipitation will accompany the system." Agencies like Metro are constantly rethinking their winter weather …
Monday, February 21, 2011
NWS says DC region could get 1-2 inches of snow overnight.
Updated 7:15 p.m. The DC Snow Team will deploy approximately 200 plows tonight to preempt the predicted wintry mix. Crews will be on their routes by 10:30 p.m to begin the battle against rain mixing with sleet and snow set to start sometime between 9 and 11 p.m. Temperatures are expected to drop quickly overnight. Snow is now expected to accumulate between two and five inches before ending between 8 and 10 a.m. Wednesday morning. Posted Monday 12 p.m.: The National Weather Service (NWS) is calling for rain beginning this afternoon around 3 p.m., switching to rain and sleet before 1 a.m. Early Tuesday morning will likely see sleet between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m., followed by snow after 4 a.m. Calvin Meadows, a National Weather Service …
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Another round of freezing rain could slow the morning commute for a second day.
Georgetown residents who make the reverse commute to a job in Northern, VA were at the mercy of VDOT and other drivers Tuesday morning. Motorists driving in the north and southbound lanes of Interstate-495 in northern Virginia Tuesday morning inched along the road to keep from sliding on the slick roads. Virginia Department of Transportation pre-treated areas of I-66, I-395, I-95 and I-495 that are prone to freezing Monday night, said agency spokeswoman Joan Morris. She said work crews also pre-treated routes 1, 7, 28, 50 and 123 with salt brine. “Major roads are in good shape this morning but motorists need to use extreme caution,” Morris said. “The biggest challenge is getting from your front door to your car. Walkways, sidewalks, …
Thursday, December 16, 2010
The day’s snow could bring an early rush hour.
It's been close to 10 months since drivers in the region have had to deal with driving in snow. But the area is now seeing the white stuff, and it's sticking. With the snow arriving mostly after Thursday morning's rush hour, AAA Mid-Atlantic spokesman John Townsend II said the evening commute could see an uptick in accidents, like fender benders, compared to the morning. Townsend also predicted the rush hour could begin two hours earlier today, perhaps as early as 2 p.m., because of early school dismissals and because of the holiday season. "That's going to put a lot of people on the roads at the same time, and I think what that means is it's going to be a hellacious commute," Townsend said. But he said road crews in Maryland, Virginia …