Monday, March 4, 2013
UPDATED: New predictions show 3 to 7 inches falling on Vienna starting around 10 p.m. Tuesday, with a snow and rain mixture continuing through Wednesday night. Are you prepared?
Vienna, along with the rest of Northern Virginia, is under a winter storm watch starting Tuesday night — and the chances our area will see “significant snow” are increasing. The National Weather Service issued the winter storm watch from Tuesday through Wednesday evening, warning more than 5 inches was possible across the watch area, which includes Fairfax, Loudoun, Alexandria, Arlington and Prince William counties, among others. The storm impacts could include “difficult driving conditions, heavy wet snow and gusty winds could lead to power outages.” And, since people in Northern Virginia like to name storms, the popular choice for this storm seems to be "Snowquester." UPDATED FORECAST As of just after 12 a.m. Tuesday, the official …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
National Weather Service calls for 1 to 2 inches of rain Tuesday afternoon and evening.
The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for Vienna and Fairfax County for Tuesday afternoon and evening. The forecast is calling for a 100 percent chance of precipitation, with an expected 1 to 2 inches of rain Tuesday. The Capital Weather Gang predicts a dry morning commute with possible sleet or a wintry mix hitting the roads before turning to rain. The heaviest rain is expected in the afternoon and evening. A flood watch or flash flood watch means there is a possibility of flooding or a flash flood in your area. A flash flood warning means that flooding is imminent or has been reported. Some tips from Fairfax County include: Stay in the know on the go: Like us on Facebook and Twitter.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Mostly sunny week, chance for snow Thursday night.
Most of the week's forecast is for sunny skies, but freezing rain and sleet will greet commuters Tuesday morning. The National Weather Service is predicting a 70 percent chance of freezing rain and sleet for Northern Virginia just before 9 a.m. — in time to snarl the morning commute after a three-day weekend. The rest of Tuesday looks cloudy, with winds up to 15 MPH and temperatures climbing to 51 degrees. Skies clear and temperatures take a dip on Wednesday with a high of 37 degrees and probably making it feel even chillier, winds up to 22 MPH. Thursday is looking good, sunny skies with warmer temperatures, a high of 42 degrees and less wind. Thursday night, clouds roll in and forecasters say Northern Virginia will see a 30 percent chance…
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
National Weather Service also issues severe thunderstorm warning through 8:30 p.m.
UPDATE 7:47 p.m: Fairfax County is also under a severe thunderstorm warning through 8:30 p.m. "This is a dangerous line of storms. If you are in its path, move indoors to a sturdy building and stay away from windows. When it is safe to do so, report severe weather to local law enforcement or to the National Weather Service," the alert says. "This line of storms has a history of producing wind damage in North-central Virginia. Seek shelter inside a sturdy structure and stay away from windows." -- UPDATE 6:40 p.m.: The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for Fairfax County from 6:30 p.m. until Thursday at 2 a.m. The county is also under a wind advisory until Thursday at 6 a.m. -- The National Weather Service warns that a line…
Friday, January 25, 2013
National Weather Service issues advisory from 2 to 9 p.m. in Northern Virginia, saying snowfall will be heaviest in late afternoon and early evening.
The National Weather Service has put a winter weather advisory in place for much of Friday afternoon and evening, warning roads will become snow covered and slippery and could cause "hazardous travel during the afternoon and evening commute." The advisory is in place for Vienna, Falls Church and Fairfax City, along with Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William and Fairfax counties, Washington, D.C., and points as far north and south as Gaithersburg and Warrenton. The service predicts "snow will begin during the mid-afternoon and taper off in the evening. Snow may be moderate to locally heavy at times during the late afternoon and early evening." Snowfall is expected to be between 1 to 2 inches. Fairfax County Public Schools is closing two hours …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
More than 500 trucks will be out salting roads, officials say.
Northern Virginia woke up to a blanket of snow Thursday and began preparing for the Round 2 forecasted for Friday. Weather forecasters say to expect more snow to start falling between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Friday. There is a 70 percent chance that Northern Virginia will get hit with snow, said Steve Goldstein, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. He said it won’t be a lot, but will fall throughout Friday's rush hour. “We’re looking at another inch or maybe an inch and a half,” Goldstein said. The region was coated with about an inch of snow Thursday morning. Virginia Department of Transportation salted main roads to help ease the morning commute. Joan Morris, a spokeswoman for VDOT, said crews will pre-treat main roads Thursday …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The storm watch begins Thursday morning.
Update 2:30 p.m. Thursday: The Winter Weather Advisory for the Washington area has been canceled. -- The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather storm watch for the Fairfax County area which will be in effect Thursday morning until late Thursday night. Heavy snow is expected during this time, accumulating to an estimated five inches. Snow may mix with rain earlier in the day and will become heavier throughout the afternoon. Snowfall is expected to end Thursday night. Temperatures will be in the lower 30s, and winds are expected to be northwest 5 to 10 mph and gusts up to 20 mph. Roads may become slick and covered in snow, especially during the evening rush hour. According to NWS, a winter storm watch means there is a potential…
Monday, January 7, 2013
The average temperature at Dulles Airport was 2.6 degrees above normal for the year.
2012 was the warmest year on record in the Northern Virginia area, according to data from the National Weather Service. The average temperature at the airport was 57.9 degrees in 2012—that's 2.6 degrees above the annual normal from 1981 to 2010. Prior to 2012, the warmest year on record at Dulles was 1998, when the average was 57.1 degrees. Regan Airport also recorded its warmest year on record with an average high of 61. 5 degrees. The March 2012 average was 10 degrees above the normal average for that month, the National Weather Service reported. The high temperature average "would be comparable to the normal annual temperature of Atlanta, Oklahoma City and San Jose, just to name a few locations," the National Weather Service reported.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
National Weather Service also issues hazardous weather warning for Fairfax County, metro region.
Update 2:07 p.m.: A flash flood watch has also been issued for Fairfax County until 8 p.m. Tuesday. Fairfax County says The county keeps a list of roads that historically flood and urges drivers to avoid them when warnings and watches are issued. Click here to see which of these roads are near your neighborhood. Original: The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Fairfax County and the entire metro region until 7 p.m. Tuesday. The tornado watch, meaning there is a potential for tornadoes to develop, comes on top of a hazardous weather outlook the service issued earlier this morning. "Showers and thunderstorms are expected along and ahead of a cold front through this evening. Heavy downpours could lead to localized flash …
Saturday, September 8, 2012
The National Weather Service reports this line of storms is dangerous.
A service thunderstorm warning is in effect in the area until 4:30 p.m. The line of storms has a history of producing hail and gusting winds, according to the National Weather Service. "This is a dangerous line of storm," the warning reports. "If you are in its path...move indoors to a sturdy building and stay away from windows." At 3:50 p.m., The Washington Post reported that a storm produced a tornado near Fairfax City. Patch has not been able to confirm the the presence of a tornado in the area. Patch will update this story as more information becomes available. This story has been updated.