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 …
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 …
Monday, October 15, 2012
Chance of rain returns on Friday.
Get ready for a bumpy start to the week. Monday is expected to be cloudy with a chance of rain and the area could see some thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service. But after Monday, Northern Virginia will see a string of beautiful fall weather, the National Weather Service predicts. Monday will start out cloudy with a 50 to 60 percent chance of thundershowers starting possibly around mid-morning, with highs around 75 degrees, according to the weather service. Any rain should clear out by late Monday night, according to the Capital Weather Gang blog. Beginning Tuesday and continuing through Thursday, the Northern Virginia area is expected to see sunny, clear days with highs between 65 to 71 degrees. (The average high …
Monday, August 6, 2012
New Environment Virginia report says extreme rain and snow storms are becoming more frequent.
Extreme rainstorms are occurring 33 percent more frequently in Virginia since 1948, according to a new Environment Virginia report. Based on an analysis of state data from the National Climatic Data Center, the report released Tuesday found that heavy downpours that used to happen once every 12 months on average now happen every nine months on average. Moreover, the biggest storms are getting bigger. The largest annual storms in Virginia now produce 11 percent more precipitation, on average, than they did 65 years ago. McLean and surrounding areas were hit hard by the derecho storm in late June. Key findings from the report for Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic include: