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 …
Friday, January 25, 2013
National Weather Service issues advisory from 2 to 9 p.m. in Northern Virginia, saying snowfall will be heaviest in late afternoon and early evening.
The National Weather Service has put a winter weather advisory in place for much of Friday afternoon and evening, warning roads will become snow covered and slippery and could cause "hazardous travel during the afternoon and evening commute." The advisory is in place for Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William counties, Washington, D.C., and points as far north and south as Gaithersburg and Warrenton. The service predicts "snow will begin during the mid-afternoon and taper off in the evening. Snow may be moderate to locally heavy at times during the late afternoon and early evening." Snowfall is expected to be between 1 to 2 inches. Fairfax County Public Schools is closing two hours early in ancitipation of the snow. More on snow: • Tips …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The Snow and Ice Management Association offers the following tips to deal with winter weather.
Falls account for more than one million injuries in the U.S. annually, according to the Snow & Ice Management Association. The most common walking accident is the slip and fall. That's the type of fall that happens when you fall due a surface not cleared of snow or ice. "Every winter the hazards of driving in snow and icy conditions are noted, but rarely is walking on snow and ice addressed," said Martin B. Tirado, CAE, Executive Director of the Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA). "Slipping and falling while walking accounts for a large number of winter-related injuries and can have an impact on the quality of life for the injured person," Tirado said. SIMA, the national nonprofit organization representing the snow removal industry, …
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Overnight snow showers make for slick roads.
Fairfax County Public Schools are opening on a two-hour delay this morning due to snow that fell overnight. According to the FCPS website this morning: Federal employees have the option for unscheduled telework or unscheduled leave today. Falls Church City Public Schools are operating on a normal schedule, according to the school district's twitter account. 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. Check here for winter weather driving tips before you hit the roads this morning.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
This week's stretch of sub-freezing weather could be coldest in 10 years, according to NBC4's metereologist.
If snow predictions hold for Northern Virginia Friday, even a half-inch of it combined with the low temperatures could "cause problems for the roads," NBC4 metereologist Doug Kammerer said Tuesday night on the evening's 11 p.m. newscast. The high on Friday is forecast to be 29 degrees with a 70 percent chance of snow, according to The Weather Channel. The Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang agrees: "...even 1-3 inches of snow at these sub-freezing temperatures would cause potential driving problems." Northern Virginia could see snow flurries Wednesday night as a "clipper system" moves through into Thursday morning.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Here's how to make your travels safer during winter weather.
While slip-sliding cars on snowy roads can make for interesting (cringe-inducing) YouTube videos, you never want to be driving one of those cars. Here are tips on how to drive safely on snowy and icy roads: Have an emergency kit and good supplies. In the winter months, AAA recommends that you keep the following items in your vehicle: A bag of abrasive material like sand, salt or kitty litter to sprinkle under your tires if you get stuck. A small snow shovel. An ice scraper. Windshield washer fluid. Jumper cables. Extra-warm items like blankets, hats and gloves. Water and snack food. First aid kit. Leave room. It can take a driver twice as long (and twice as much space) to stop a vehicle when driving in snow versus driving on dry pavement. …
Friday, December 28, 2012
An inch or two may accumulate before snow turns to rain Saturday.
Northern Virginia will see snow for the second time in less than a week Saturday morning as a storm system moves through the area. An inch or two of snow may accumulate Saturday, particularly north and west of DC. On Friday night, temperatures will drop to near freezing with precipitation starting after midnight to the north and west, but beginning closer to dawn south and east of DC. Temperatures Saturday will struggle to reach 40 degrees as snow turns to a wintry mix during the day. In some areas, the snow may turn to rain. The storm system is expected to move out of the area by mid-afternoon Saturday, leaving sunny skies and cold weather in its place. Temperatures Saturday night will drop into the upper 20s. Sunday will be sunny and …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Is it snowing at your house this morning? Upload your photos to our gallery so we can compare conditions!
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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.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
National Weather Service predicts less than a half-inch accumulation. Take the Patch Snow Poll (at bottom of story)!
UPDATE: Sunday, 7:30 a.m.—The National Weather Service says Northern Virginia has a 50 percent chance of seeing a mix of rain and snow starting after 1 p.m. on Sunday. The NWS predicts we will see less than a half-inch accumulation. The NWS forecasts a 40 percent chance of snow for Northern Virginia, same accumulation amount of less than a half-inch, falling before midnight. Watch for slick roads Sunday night and Monday morning, when temperatures will drop below freezing. For driving tips, go here. The prediction for Monday's weather is sunny with a high of 47 degrees, according to NWS. --- UPDATE: Saturday, 5:30 p.m.—With temperatures nudging 60 degrees Saturday, it's difficult to imagine any white stuff falling from the skies tomorrow, …