Friday, February 22, 2013
Snow in the Midwest and rain across the Southeast Friday and Saturday mean hundreds of flight delays and cancelations.
Snow from Chicago to Kansas City and heavy rain in the South mean flight delays and cancelations at both Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Reagan National Airport (DCA) Friday. Check for flight delays and cancelations here. As of 11:15 a.m. Friday, delays in Chicago had largely cleared up, but delays in Kansas City, St. Louis and other areas of the Midwest were increasing. Several flights to the STL and KCI airports have been canceled. Those delays are affecting some flights into and out of Dulles International and Reagan National airports. Airlines are strongly recommending you check your flight's status prior to leaving for the airport. Here is contact information for airlines serving IAD and DCA. Snow is falling in the Chicago …
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.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
LaHood's July 3 white paper on reducing Dulles Metrorail Phase 2 costs includes aboveground station at airport.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood wants Dulles Metrorail stakeholders to cut $1.058 billion from the Phase 2 price tag, and he says that each of the funding partners must make financial sacrifices to keep the project on schedule and affordable. The July 3 white paper presents LaHood's proposal that was crafted after five closed-door meetings since June 1 with the funding partners, including Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority board, state elected leaders and officials in Fairfax and Loudoun counties. The second phase extends rail from Reston to Dulles International Airport and eastern Loudoun County. LaHood entered the fray as a mediator on June 1 because tensions among the stakeholders reached an all-time high with MWAA …