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 …
Many school districts are on spring break or closed today due to snow, but federal workers had to report to work on time Monday.
A rare late March snowstorm across the DC area dumped 1 to 4 inches (and counting) of snow across the region late Sunday night and Monday morning, leaving snow covered roadways and a winter scene five days after the start of Spring. Snow was expected to continue for several hours Monday morning, though it would have an increasingly difficult time sticking to the ground as temperatures rose. By noon, forecasters said some rain would mix in with the snow before turning back to snow showers Monday evening. Most students in the region were already taking the day off for spring break — including Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William and Loudoun counties. DC Public Schools opened on time. Several private schools in the area had delays …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
With a combination of snow and rain projected Sunday night and through much of Monday, here are a few things to keep in mind for your commute.
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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 …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Temperatures will be low enough for snow showers and sleet during Monday morning's commute.
A harsh reminder that spring is technically still a few days away (it starts Wednesday), forecasters are predicting snow showers and sleet late Sunday night and Monday morning for McLean. Temperatures will drop from about 40 degrees Sunday afternoon to 31 degrees by Monday morning, with a 30 to 60 percent chance of precipitation, according to The Weather Channel hourly forecast. Precipitation should start as rain around 4 p.m. Sunday with temperatures in the upper 30s, but change to snow showers before dawn Monday. The combination of snow and sleet should end by noon on Monday as the precipitation changes back to rain. See The Weather Channel’s Hourly forecast for McLean here. The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
About 10 customers were without power Wednesday morning in McLean, and more may lose power as wet, heavy snow continues Wednesday.
Update 7 p.m. Wednesday - A few thousand people are without power in Fairfax County, mostly along the I-495 corridor in southern Fairfax County. In all, about 2,350 are without power tonight in Fairfax County, according to Dominion Virginia Power. Across all of Northern Virginia, there are more than 13,000 without power. More than 90,000 are without power statewide. The heaviest snow and related power outages tonight are in Albemarle County (near Charlottesville) and near Virginia Beach. Update Noon Wednesday - All McLean residents should have their power back by now, according to Dominion Virginia Power. The number of people without power across all of Fairfax County was down to about two dozen by noon. The majority of outages in the …
Snowfall accumulation predictions increase, plus information about delays, closings, traffic and other helpful information.
It looks like McLean could get its most significant snow storm of the season Tuesday through Wednesday. The winter storm warning has been canceled, and the area is under a winter weather advisory. Predictions Wednesday morning indicated the area would see 6 to 12 inches of heavy, wet snow. The storm system moved into the area later than initially forecast Tuesday; snow to started after midnight Wednesday. Winds of up to 25 miles per hour, with gusts up to 35 miles per hour, are also possible. Early Wednesday morning, just a handful of people in McLean were without power, but more power outages are expected as the storm continues. Power was restored in McLean before noon, according to Dominion Virginia Power. Operating Statuses: Schools, …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The Tuesday and Wednesday snowstorm will bring rain, then a wintry mix, snow, a mix and snow again before it exits the area.
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 from the snowstorm expected to hit McLean late Tuesday and Wednesday, according to Meadows: A "rain-snow" line will determine which areas see more snow than others, Meadows said. "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 [scenario] is 12 inches of snow." Meadows said to expect snow accumulation of 2-4 inches early Wednesday, with snow continuing Wednesday, with another 3-5 inches possible, and then tapering off by midnight Wednesday. People who live east of Interstate …
McLean could get 3 to 8 inches and possibly more toward Great Falls with this winter storm.
McLean could see anywhere from 3 to 8 inches of snow with a storm expected to start as rain Tuesday afternoon. The latest forecasts show rain starting around 3 p.m. Tuesday with temperatures dropping through the evening hours to near freezing. As temperatures drop, the rain will turn to wet, heavy snow. Snow will continue overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday. See also: 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." The DC area has gotten at least a trace of snow in March in 15 of the past 30 years, WTOP reported. Seven of those 15 snowfalls have been less than an inch. The most recently really significant snow in March…
Monday, March 4, 2013
McLean is under a winter storm watch for Tuesday through Wednesday. Here's how to stay warm and dry, even if you lose power.
Cold temperatures make preparing for an emergency in winter very different than preparing in summer. With McLean under a winter storm watch and snow possible from Tuesday evening through Wednesday evening, here are some things you need to know: Much more information about emergency preparedness is available at www.vaemergency.gov/ReadyVirginia and through the Fairfax County Emergency Information blog. If you have a generator, make sure it is working properly and you understand how to use it safely. Do not use a generator indoors. When was the last time your chimney was cleaned or inspected? If you aren’t sure or can’t remember ever having it done, think twice before you build a fire in your fireplace—built up creosote, a malfunctioning …