Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Ride out the Virginia snow storm with Patch.
UPDATE Wednesday 12:15 p.m.: From the Fairfax County Emergency Information Blog: "A winter storm warning is still in effect and snowfall rates are picking up as the brunt of the storm is hitting us now. In general, we can expect a total of 6-10 inches of snow in Fairfax County depending on your location. See the map with the latest predictions." (See map for snowfall predictions; click on photo gallery.) Fairfax County Government offices and services will close at noon today. Emergency personnel are still required to report for duty. Libraries will be closing at 11 a.m. Most public meetings have been cancelled for this evening. School activities are cancelled the rest of the day. Courts are also closed. Update 4:30 a.m. Fairfax County …
Follow the winter storm through the Weather Channel widget.
To use the Weather Channel widget, hover over the lower part of the map to bring up an icon that allows you to click 'past' or 'future' to see the path of the storm in 15-minute increments. Along the left side you can scroll in or out for a wider view of the map and hover over the top right of the map for a key and to toggle between a road and satellite view. See also: NWS Issues Winter Storm Watch For Fairfax County Starting Tuesday
Monday, March 4, 2013
The National Weather Service is calling for significant snow for the area.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Fairfax Station and Northern Virginia starting Tuesday evening until Wednesday evening. Significant snow is expected to begin falling between 10:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. A winter storm watch means there is a potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. An accumulation of more than 5 inches of snow is possible with the potential of heavy snowfall within the watch area. The NWS reports that precipitation will be mixing and changing to snow Tuesday night, with snow continuing through Wednesday evening. The weather will cause difficult driving conditions. Heavy wet snow could also cause possible power outages. NWS, however, notes that "…
Monday, February 4, 2013
Temperatures will warm up into 40s by Wednesday.
A 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 details…
Monday, December 3, 2012
Northern Virginia will see unusually warm temperatures early in the week. Then, cold returns.
The calendar says December, but you could almost mistake it for spring in Fairfax Station and Clifton on Monday and Tuesday. Our area and the rest of Northern Virginia will see warm temperatures at the start of the week, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures Monday and Tuesday are expected to reach 67 degrees, 20 degrees warmer than the average high of 47 degrees. By Wednesday, temperatures will start to descend, hitting 57 degrees for a high. By Thursday, it'll be time to bundle up, with highs reaching 47 degrees. The week will be partly cloudy, with the sunniest day forecast to be Thursday. Temperatures will start to climb again, getting into the 50s on Friday and Saturday. Chances for rain increase to 30 percent for …