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 …
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
One weather forecaster predicts no school for Wednesday, possibly Thursday.
How much snow could Annandale see on Wednesday? A map of Northern Virginia showing amounts of snow that could hit the area late Tuesday into Wednesday evening shows Northern Virginia could see 5 inches of snow or more. Here's the latest predictions from area forecasters: 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." NBC-4's chief meteorologist Doug Kammerer predicts that areas west of Interstate 95 will see the most snow in the area, and western Fairfax "much more." Kammerer predicts no school for Wednesday and possibly Thursday. ABC-7 senior meteorologist Bob Ryan says there is a 60 percent chance the area will see 3-…
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, …