Friday, January 18, 2013
Today is full of possibilities.
Welcome to Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. TGIF! Here are some interesting facts about today: 1. On Jan. 18, 1903, U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt sent the first transatlantic cable transmission outside the country. His note was for England's King Edward VII, and it read: "His Majesty, Edward VII, London England - In taking advantage of the wonderful triumph of scientific research and ingenuity which has been achieved in perfecting a system of wireless telegraphy, I extend on behalf of the American people most cordial greetings and good wishes to you and to all the people of the British Empire. - Theodore Roosevelt." 2. On this date in 1990, Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry was arrested for drug possession in an FBI sting. Follow us on …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
In the future, what will they say about today?
Welcome to Jan. 17, 2013! Here are some fun facts about today: 1. On this date in 1961, outgoing U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower gave a televised farewell address and warned the nation of the potential dangers of the American "military industrial complex." 2. On Jan. 17, 1945, Soviet forces capture the German city of Warsaw from the Nazis. The Germans retreat, and in the process also begin the evacuation of 60,000 Jews from the concentration camp at Auschwitz. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter! 3. Famous Birthdays: American boxer Muhammad Ali is 71; Comedic actor Jim Carrey is 51; First Lady Michelle Obama is 49; Singer Kid Rock is 42 and actress Zooey Deschanel is 33. 4. The weather today will be snowy with a high temperature of 38…
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The storm watch begins Thursday morning.
Update 2:30 p.m. Thursday: The Winter Weather Advisory for the Washington area has been canceled. -- The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather storm watch for the Fairfax County area which will be in effect Thursday morning until late Thursday night. Heavy snow is expected during this time, accumulating to an estimated five inches. Snow may mix with rain earlier in the day and will become heavier throughout the afternoon. Snowfall is expected to end Thursday night. Temperatures will be in the lower 30s, and winds are expected to be northwest 5 to 10 mph and gusts up to 20 mph. Roads may become slick and covered in snow, especially during the evening rush hour. According to NWS, a winter storm watch means there is a potential…
Monday, January 14, 2013
What will you do today?
Welcome to Monday, Jan. 14, 2013! Here are some interesting things about today: 1. On this day in 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first president to travel on an airplane. Roosevelt flew from Miami to Morocco to meet British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. 2. On Jan. 14, 1973, Elvis Presley's "Aloha From Hawaii" concert is broadcast via satellite and sets a record for the most-watched television broadcast, with an estimated 1 billion viewers across the world. The current record is held by the 2008 Summer Olympics, which was seen by 4.5 billion people worldwide. 3. Famous birthdays: American actress Faye Dunaway is 72; American director Lawrence Kasdan is 63; American rapper LL Cool J is 45 and American Actor Jason …
Friday, January 11, 2013
TGIF! Make today interesting.
Welcome to Friday, Jan. 11. Here are some cool things about today: 1. On this date in 1935, aviator Amelia Earhart became the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California. Earhart disappeared two years later in an attempt to circumnavigate the globe by air. 2. On Jan. 11, 1964, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Luther Terry released the report "Smoking and Health: Report of the Advisory Committee to the Surgeon General of the United States," which highlighted the adverse effects of smoking. 3. Famous birthdays: American actor Rod Taylor is 83; American singer Mary J. Blige is 42 and American singer Naomi Judd is 67. 4. There is a 60 percent chance of rain today, and a high temperature of 51, according to the National Weather Service. Expect…
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Impress co-workers with your uncanny mind for trivia by reading this article!
Welcome to Jan. 8, 2013! Here are some interesting things about today: Have a great day!
Monday, January 7, 2013
What have you got going on today?
Welcome to Monday, Jan. 7, 2013! Here are some interesting tidbits about today. Have an amazing day!
Friday, January 4, 2013
Will you make history today?
Welcome to Friday, Jan. 4, 2013! Here are some interesting things about today's date that may impress you, your friends and colleagues. Have a great weekend! Want to stay up-to-date on Fairfax Station area happenings? Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The advisory will be in effect until 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Update 12:17 p.m. - The winter weather advisory, which was originally set to expire at 1 p.m., has been extended to 7 p.m. in the DC metro area. --------------- The National Weather Service in Baltimore has issued a winter weather advisory for Fairfax County for a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain. The advisory is in effect until 1 p.m. Wednesday. According to the advisory, NWS expects less than an inch of sleet accumulation, temperatures in the upper 20s to lower 30s and north winds at 10 to 20 mph and gusts up to 35 mph. The weather conditions can cause treacherous travel conditions. NWS advises motorists to be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
National Weather Service issues freeze watch areas west and north of D.C.; temperatures to be in the 30s across much of Fairfax County.
UPDATE: The National Weather Service has added Fairfax County to the Freeze Watch for Friday night going into Saturday morning. "Fairfax is now under the Freeze Watch too," said National Weather Service meteorologist Christopher Strong, in an e-mail to Patch. "The general theory of a watch is that there is a 50 percent chance or better than it's going to happen, and then a warning when we are nearly certain." The earliest freeze (32 F) at Dulles Airport (est. 1962) was Sept. 24, 1983, Strong said. The latest was Nov. 11, 2005, he noted. If there is a freeze, "we would be a little early, but not too far off a typical first freeze date." --- The National Weather Service has issued a freeze watch for late Friday night into Saturday morning …