Monday, March 25, 2013
Public school students are on spring break, but other programs and offices are affected by this rare, late-March snowstorm.
Fairfax County Public Schools students are on spring break—it just doesn't look very springlike this morning. Fairfax County government offices are opening on time this morning. FCPS programs and activities that do operate during spring break are operating on a two-hour delay. School Age Child Care (SACC) centers opened at 7:15 a.m. Adult and community education classes are starting on time Monday. Many main roads are mostly just wet now, but side roads are slushy or snowy; please use caution while driving. The snow is expected to mix with rain later on Monday before switching back to snow showers in the afternoon and evening. Precipitation should end late Monday night. More information is always available through Fairfax County's …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Forecasters say area could see "nothing to 2 inches of snow for west of I-95; nothing to 1 inch east of I-95."
The calendar officially says spring but Northern Virginia could be in for a few snow flakes Sunday night, according to area forecasters. Here's a roundup of what some local weather forecasters are saying about our potential for snow Sunday evening into Monday morning: Capital Weather Gang: "In the pre-dawn hours, there’s a 40-50% chance a heavier band of snow comes through capable of whitening the grass from D.C./I-95 to the east, and putting down an inch or so of snow west of D.C./I-95 mainly on grass but with some slick spots possible." National Weather Service: "Low pressure will impact the area tonight...bringing the likelihood for a wintry mix of precipitation. Accumulating snow is expected north and west of the Interstate 95 …
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
Crew and trucks are ready to respond to calls throughout the storm heading toward the Northern Virginia area.
Dominion Virginia Power is expecting power outages considering the nature of the incoming storm. They've prepared their trucks and crews to service problem areas, said Le-Ha Anderson, manager for media and community relations, in a recent email to Patch. The Winter Storm Watch from the National Weather Service predicts "more than 5 inches possible with the potential for more than a foot somewhere within the watch area." Wet, heavy snow can weigh down tree limbs which can possibly make contact with power lines and cause power outages, Anderson explained. Dominion customers are encouraged to contact Dominion immediately at 1-866-DOM-HELP if they witness trees on power lines or leaning toward power lines. Anderson said it's best to stay away …
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Patch spoke to the National Weather Service forecast office Tuesday at noon for the latest information on the coming winter storm.
A winter storm is headed for Northern Virginia 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, 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 that area [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." When will the snow fall? "As far as when we…
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 …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
A very small amount of snow may accumulate Thursday night and Friday morning across Fairfax Station.
Weather forecasters are predicting snow will start falling after midnight with accumulations up to an inch possible across Fairfax Station, according to the National Weather Service—a huge change from Wednesday, when the high temperature at Dulles International Airport was 72 degrees. Thursday night’s low temperature will be around 31 degrees, and high temperatures Friday will not be higher than 35 degrees. Because this snow is driven by a “clipper” system, it is very unlikely our area will get more than a dusting. Still, the Virginia Department of Transportation plans to treat highways and state roads in the region tonight. In the event school is delayed tomorrow morning while crews treat roads, that information will be posted on Patch …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Tips from the Snow and Ice Management Association.
The weather in Fairfax Station is going to be cold this weekend, and that snow may melt during the day and refreeze at night. On Saturday in the Fairfax Station area, it will be sunny and the high temperature will be 33 degrees, and an evening low of 18 degrees. Sunday will peak at 35, and a low temp of 25 is expected, according to the National Weather Service. Here are 10 tips on dealing with black ice and slick roads and sidewalks: The following tips were provided by the Snow & Ice Management Association. Are you getting our news on Facebook or Twitter?
Friday, January 25, 2013
More than 500 trucks will be out salting roads, officials say.
Northern Virginia woke up to a blanket of snow Thursday and began preparing for Round 2 forecast for Friday. Weather forecasters say to expect more snow to start falling Friday, between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. There is a 70 percent chance that Northern Virginia will get hit with snow, said Steve Goldstein, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. He said it won’t be a lot, but it will fall through Friday's rush hour. “We’re looking at another inch or maybe an inch and a half,” Goldstein said. The region was coated with about an inch of snow Thursday morning. Virginia Department of Transportation salted main roads to help ease the morning commute. Joan Morris, a spokeswoman for VDOT, said crews will pre-treat main roads Thursday night …