Monday, March 25, 2013
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 …
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 …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Road conditions still dangerous in portions of the county from Wednesday's winter storm.
Prince William County Public Schools will be closed Thursday, March 7. Wednesday afternoon, some areas in the county were without power and road conditions were still dangerous following Wednesday's snow storm. See more winter storm coverage at Patch The full statement: On Thursday, March 7, all Prince William County Public Schools will be closed due to inclement weather in certain areas. Code Red for employees. All School Division activities including Science Grades 2 and 3 Professional Development cancelled. The School Age Care Program will not open. See pwcs.edu for more information.
Virginia's winter storm and several inches of snow keep kids at home mid-week.
Prince William County Public Schools will be closed Wednesday, March 6, due to the winter storm that began moving through the area overnight. See more winter storm coverage at Patch The full statement: On Wednesday, March 6, all Prince William County Public Schools will be closed due to inclement weather in certain areas. Code Red for employees. All School Division activities including Science Grades 2 and 3 Professional Development cancelled. The School Age Care Program will not open. See pwcs.edu for more information. How are your children spending the day off? Tell us in the comment section below!
Dale City is expecting up to 6 inches of snow Wednesday. See how many inches have fallen in your area with the LIVE map below.
The map above, provided by the National Weather Service, shows total snowfall in the Dale City area over the past 3 days. See more winter storm coverage at Dale City Patch. The map is centered around the red marker, which is in the middle of Dale City Patch's coverage area, and the map updates every six hours, starting around 2AM each day. Note: This map is not visible on some mobile devices.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Collecting all the information you need for this week's snow storm.
Latest: More rain and snow is in the weather forecast for the Woodbridge area tonight. Remaining accumulation is expected to be less than half of an inch. Closed: Prince William County Schools are closed Thursday due to dangerous road conditions following Wednesday's snow storm. Radar: The latest weather radar from the National Weather Service shows storm clouds heading toward the region. The worst of the snow will be overnight as temperatures cool. Prepare: Safe driving tips, snow storm supply lists and important phone numbers to get you ready for the storm. Includes tips from the Lake Ridge Driving School. Shopping: Stocking up with food for the snow storm is a must, particularly when power outages are a threat and roads may be …
Winter storm tracker shows snow's approach.
The image above is produced by the National Weather Service. More snow storm coverage:
Most of us don't have stockpiles of meals-ready-to-eat but there are plenty of foods that don't require cooking or refrigeration. Here's a shopping list of a few staples to keep you going.
If forecasters are correct, Woodbridge could be seeing up to five inches of snow on Wednesday. Some predictions are that the snow will be that wet and heavy kind which could mean power outages. Are you prepared? By now, most of us know that we're supposed to stock up on essentials such as a three-day supply of water (at least one gallon per person), prescription medications, batteries, flashlights and fuel. But the recommendation to stockpile three days worth of food is a little less cut and dried when you're trying to plan for meals in a world without refrigeration or a means to cook. Obviously, you need nonperishable items such as canned goods and local supermarkets such as ALDI, Costco or WalMart will likely do a brisk trade in canned …
Rain expected to turn to snow overnight Tuesday.
The Dale City area could see as much as 7 inches of snow, according to the forecast from the National Weather Service. According to the National Weather Service, the area could see anywhere between 3 inches to 7 inches of snow. See Weather Channel coverage of the winter storm. Local residents have been preparing for the storm since a winter storm watch was issued early Monday. The current forecast for Dale City calls for rain starting Tuesday afternoon and turning to snow overnight. The snow is expected to continue through Wednesday and is even possible into the early-morning hours Thursday.
Monday, March 4, 2013
National Weather Service issues advisory for fast-approaching winter storm.
The National Weather Services has issued a winter storm watch for Dale City from Tuesday evening through Wednesday evening. See Weather Channel coverage of the winter storm. Snow is expected, with more than five inches possible, according to the NWS, with the potential for significant snowfall somewhere within the watch area. That includes most of Northern Virginia, Stafford and Spotyslvania counties, Fredericksburg and beyond. Rain is expected to begin Tuesday and turn to snow Tuesday night, with snow predicted to continue into Wednesday evening, according to the NWS. The weather service warns of difficult driving conditions and potential power outages.