Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Centreville is expecting up to 11 inches of snow this weekend. 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 Centreville area over the past 3 days. Read more winter storm coverage at Centreville Patch. The map is centered around the red marker, which is in the middle of Centreville Patch's coverage area, and the map updates every six hours, starting around 2 a.m. 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: Another 4 to 8 inches is expected to fall throughout the day today, and less than an inch may fall tonight, according to the National Weather Service. Closed: Fairfax County Public Schools are closed Wednesday due to the winter storm that began moving through the area overnight. Fairfax County courts are closed. County government offices closed at noon, and the library at 11 a.m. Is your meeting cancelled or business closed today? Let everyone know in the comments section. Radar: The latest weather radar from the National Weather Service shows storm clouds heading toward the region. Driving: The Virginia State Police has tips for driving in winter weather. Top of the list is to drive for conditions: slow down in inclement …
Rain is expected to turn to snow overnight Tuesday.
The Centreville area could see as much as a foot of snow, according to the forecast from the National Weather Service. According to the National Weather Service, the area could see anywhere between six to 12 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 Centreville 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 Centreville 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.
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…
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The advisory will be in effect until 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Update 12:17 p.m. - The winter weather advisory, which was originally set to expire at 1 p.m., has been extended to 7 p.m. in the DC metro area. --------------- The National Weather Service in Baltimore has issued a winter weather advisory for Fairfax County for a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain. The advisory is in effect until 1 p.m. Wednesday. According to the advisory, NWS expects less than an inch of sleet accumulation, temperatures in the upper 20s to lower 30s and north winds at 10 to 20 mph and gusts up to 35 mph. The weather conditions can cause treacherous travel conditions. NWS advises motorists to be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
National Weather Service issues freeze watch areas west and north of D.C.; temperatures to be in the 30s across much of Fairfax County.
UPDATE: The National Weather Service has added Fairfax County to the Freeze Watch for Friday night going into Saturday morning. "Fairfax is now under the Freeze Watch too," said National Weather Service meteorologist Christopher Strong, in an e-mail to Patch. "The general theory of a watch is that there is a 50 percent chance or better than it's going to happen, and then a warning when we are nearly certain." The earliest freeze (32 F) at Dulles Airport (est. 1962) was Sept. 24, 1983, Strong said. The latest was Nov. 11, 2005, he noted. If there is a freeze, "we would be a little early, but not too far off a typical first freeze date." --- The National Weather Service has issued a freeze watch for late Friday night into Saturday morning …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Northern Virginia's extreme weather started last winter, meteorologists say.
Derechos, blizzards, hurricanes, thunderstorms, extreme heat...is there any wacky weather Northern Virginia hasn't seen in recent years? This past summer saw enough 100-plus degree days to make 2012 the most intense in 141 years of record-keeping according to the Capital Weather Gang. “Starting from this past winter, we had temperatures that were much above normal,” said Ken Widelski of the National Weather Service. “It was an abnormally warm winter, followed by a cooler than normal spring and we definitely had our periods of hot weather over the summer.” As for this June's derecho, it’s typical climatologically for this area to see a derecho every couple of years, Widelski explained. What was unique about this year's derecho was the …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The National Weather Service's weather forecast office in Sterling will host an open house this weekend.
What meteorologist wouldn't want to work in Virginia? Between the impact of a hurricane, the three hottest summers on record in the metro area, a derecho and a drought, recent years have brought more than their fair share of interesting weather conditions. "It's a great spot to be a weather forecaster," said Christopher Strong, a warning coordination meteorologist at the National Weather Service's Baltimore/Washington Weather Forecast Office, located in Sterling, Va. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, there's staff on hand at the office, keeping tabs on the weather. Outside the office, a large white golf ball-shaped dome covers rotating satellite equipment, which monitors conditions high above the ground. Every day, at 7 a.m. …
An open house is scheduled for this weekend at the Baltimore/Washington Weather Forecast Office in Sterling.
The National Weather Service will host a rare open house this weekend, giving the public an opportunity to see a weather balloon launch, meet meteorologists and tour the operations center. The free event takes place on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. at the Baltimore/Washington Weather Forecast Office, 43858 Weather Service Rd., Sterling. There will be tents set up with activities for kids, and staff will give talks about the weather. The local Lions Club will have food on hand. There will also be a ceremony promoting a "weather-ready nation," with talks from Rep. Frank Wolf (R-10th District), ABC7 meteorologist Bob Ryan, NOAA's administrator Jane Lubchenco and others. In addition, classes for volunteer …