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 …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
As rain turned to slush, snow plows drove through secondary streets and residents walked through puddles of water in Annandale Wednesday morning.
Snow covered much of Annandale in snow Wednesday morning and eventually turned to rain in early afternoon, leaving slush and puddles of water in streets and on sidewalks. The wet precipitation continued to fall into the afternoon as snow plows drove through secondary streets and sat in shopping centers like the Annandale Shopping Center and near Kmart and waiting to clear the roads. Did you take any photos of the snow? Share them with us in this photo gallery by clicking "add photo or video" above. See also: Virginia Snow Storm 2013: Annandale Weather, Closings, Traffic Fairfax County Public Schools Closed Wednesday MAP: How Much Snow Has Fallen in Annandale?
Del. Kaye Kory (D-38th) updates residents on power outages and Dominion Virginia Power's status.
Wednesday, March 6
Editor's note: The following update is from Del. Kaye Kory (D-38th) on Dominion Virginia Power and their repair updates. It is reprinted with permission. Updated 3:56 p.m. According to another update from Del. Kaye Kory (D-38th), heavy, wet snow is falling in much of Dominion Power's service territory with particularly heavy snow falling in the far western suburbs of Richmond and Northern Virginia. The snow is accompanied by increasing winds. Dominion Virginia Power said its crews and trucks were prepared for the storm and are responding to power outages as quickly as it is safe to do so. Driving conditions remain hazardous in much of Dominion's service territory. Residents are reminded to stay away from downed power lines and avoid …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Snowfall tracker plus information about delays, closings, traffic and other helpful information.
Update Wednesday 4:00 p.m. According to an update from Del. Kaye Kory (D-38th), heavy, wet snow is falling in much of Dominion Power's service territory with particularly heavy snow falling in the far western suburbs of Richmond and Northern Virginia. The snow is accompanied by increasing winds. Dominion Virginia Power said its crews and trucks were prepared for the storm and are responding to power outages as quickly as it is safe to do so. Driving conditions remain hazardous in much of Dominion's service territory. Residents are reminded to stay away from downed power lines and avoid driving in hazardous conditions if at all possible. Winds will peak late Wednesday afternoon with gusts up to 45 mph possible across Dominion’s service …
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 …
Annandale is expecting snow. See how many inches have fallen in your area with the LIVE map below.
The map above, provided by the National Weather Service, shows total snowfall in the Annandale area over the past three days. The map is centered around the red marker, which is in the middle of Annandale Patch's coverage area, and the map updates every six hours, starting around 2 a.m. each day. Note: This map is not visible on some mobile devices.
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…
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: Annandale Under Winter Storm Watch NWS Issues Winter Storm Watch For Fairfax County Starting Tuesday