Friday, December 28, 2012
An inch or two may accumulate before snow turns to rain Saturday.
Northern Virginia will see snow for the second time in less than a week Saturday morning as a storm system moves through the area. An inch or two of snow may accumulate Saturday, particularly north and west of DC. On Friday night, temperatures will drop to near freezing with precipitation starting after midnight to the north and west, but beginning closer to dawn south and east of DC. Temperatures Saturday will struggle to reach 40 degrees as snow turns to a wintry mix during the day. In some areas, the snow may turn to rain. The storm system is expected to move out of the area by mid-afternoon Saturday, leaving sunny skies and cold weather in its place. Temperatures Saturday night will drop into the upper 20s. Sunday will be sunny and …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Is it snowing at your house this morning? Upload your photos to our gallery so we can compare conditions!
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- Beth Lawton
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Is it snowy, slushy or just icky at your house? Upload a photo or video by clicking on the 'upload' button above! It's not much and it's not any good for snowballs, but this morning brought snow (and ice and slush) to the area. Mixed precipitation is expected to last a few more hours across the region, as part of the same storm system that brought tornadoes from Texas to Alabama and other parts of the South Christmas Day. Up here in Virginia, the precipitation caused travel headaches on a day when some returned to work following the long holiday weekend. Secondary roads were slick. Earlier this winter, local forecasters predicted a slighty drier-than-normal winter with 6 - 7 storms where snow accumulates.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Early predictions say 1 to 3 inches of snow will fall today.
As snow moved toward the Washington, D.C., area Wednesday morning, federal workers were given the option of leaving early from work with unscheduled leave to prepare for the accumulation and get ahead of the afternoon commute. Alerts from Fairfax and Arlington counties said federal workers could use annual leave, earned timed off or credit hours, leave without pay or telecommute to prepare for the weather. Essential and emergency employees should report to work as usual, the alerts said. The early notification is part of Office of Personnel Management's efforts to give more time for workers to make decisions about how they'll deal with potential weather emergencies, the Washington Post reported. Snow estimates range from a half-inch to up …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Virginia Department of Transportation tests online site in Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William counties
Thursday, January 26, 2012
A new tool will allow residents in Fairfax County to see the status of snow plowing in their neighborhood. The Virginia Department of Transportation is currently testing the online tool, Governor Bob McDonnell announced Wednesday in a press release. Once it snows at least two inches, residents can find out the status of plowing in Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William county neighborhoods here. Users can monitor whether crews have started plowing a particular “snow map” region on the county grid. Northern Virginia streets are divided into 600 snow maps, so while street-by-street progress is not shown, residents can see what neighborhoods have been plowed. “Residents will be able to see what VDOT sees,” VDOT Commissioner Greg Whirley said in…
Monday, January 9, 2012
Residents take advantage of Monday flurries
Some unexpected snow hit Vienna this afternoon to the delight of some winter fans who have seen few flakes so far this winter. What started as a dusting turned to a more steady snowfall around 3 p.m., enough for some kids, parents and their four-footed friends to head outside for sledding or snowballs. The Capital Weather Gang reports the snow will continue until tonight, stopping sometime between 6 and 8 p.m. "Watch out for a few slick spots in any areas which have wet roads as they may become icy with temperatures dropping," it reports. Did you grab your camera for the winter fun? Click on "Upload Photos and Video" to share your photos on Patch or email erica.hendry at patch.com.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Policy would have fined business owners for not clearing sidewalks in specified time frame
The Vienna Town Council voted against a policy Monday that would have charged local businesses with a class four misdemeanor and up to $250 in fines a day for not clearing snow from the entrances to and walkways around their properties. The ordinance would have required commercial property owners to remove snow from sidewalks next to their property within a specific time period: within 24 hours of the snowfall stopping, or, 12 hours after "actual notice by the Town to the owner or owners, occupant or occupants of the property or premises" was given. Business owners would have faced a class four misdemeanor and up to $250 a day in fines for failing to clear snow from around their property. For each day the snow was not cleared, a business …
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Readers send in pictures, tweet and update road conditions
The powerful snow storm that began with thundersnow and ice pellets Wednesday afternoon may be over, but Vienna residents and county crews are still trying to dig out and get roads back in order. The storm began at 3 p.m. last night, and by the time rush hour hit it was clear some commuters would be stuck for a while. Twitter user WhitneyDrew told the story of a friend who had been stuck on 495 for five hours; some commutes took up to seven. Several cars spun out near the Vienna metro, according to Twitter user Mark Poblete, and many abandoned their cars on the road all together. This morning, readers reported that Maple Ave and Church Street are looking pretty clear. Though much of Vienna avoided the hundreds of thousands of power outages…
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Less than an inch of snow will fall tonight, though travel could be tricky for points north. Expect much colder temperatures and high winds tomorrow.
Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. can expect under an inch of snow tonight, beginning at around 10pm and lasting for a few hours, according to the National Weather Service. The snow should conclude well before the morning rush hour. Fortunately, the freezing rain and extremely slippery conditions we saw from Monday night’s storm will stay clear of us. But travel in southern Maryland counties could get tricky as a mix of rain and snow is expected to fall there. “We’re not expecting much from the storm,” said Heather Sheffield of the National Weather Service’s Sterling, Va. office, “There’s a low pressure system coming in from the west. The snow showers right now are in Indiana and Ohio, slowly moving east.” More significant snowfall is…
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
NWS says storm could produce more snow if system moves closer inland
Northern Virginia and the rest of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area should start seeing accumulating snow at about 3 p.m. today. The area is expected to get between two and four inches of snow as of now, National Weather Service meteorologist Brandon Peloquin said. If the storm moves closer to the inland, the area could get more snow, Peloquin said. “It looks like the accumulating snow will move in during the late afternoon,” Peloquin said. “It’s probably going to go until the wee hours of Wednesday morning.” Vienna Patch will post updates about school closings and activity cancellations.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Winter weather advisory in effect until 9 p.m.
Snow began falling just after 9:30 a.m. in Vienna this morning. Roads became slippery soon after snow began to accumulate, and the Town of Vienna sent trucks out to salt primary roads. A total of three to four inches could be on the ground by 7 p.m. tonight. The National Weather Service has a winter weather advisory in effect until 9 p.m. Vienna Patch was around town taking photos as snow began to fall. Click through our photo gallery, or submit your own on our Facebook Page, via Twitter, or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org Let us know about traffic tangles or accidents via Facebook, Twitter or the comments below.