Monday, March 25, 2013
Public school students are on spring break, but other programs and offices are affected by this rare, late-March snowstorm.
Fairfax County Public Schools students are on spring break—it just doesn't look very springlike this morning. Fairfax County government offices are opening on time this morning. FCPS programs and activities that do operate during spring break are operating on a two-hour delay. School Age Child Care (SACC) centers opened at 7:15 a.m. Adult and community education classes are starting on time Monday. Many main roads are mostly just wet now, but side roads are slushy or snowy; please use caution while driving. The snow is expected to mix with rain later on Monday before switching back to snow showers in the afternoon and evening. Precipitation should end late Monday night. More information is always available through Fairfax County's …
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
Centreville transformed Wednesday morning into a snow-covered wonderland.
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Wednesday, March 6
It may have taken until March, but Centreville finally saw the beginning of what is likely to be its first significant snowfall Wednesday morning. But any amount of snow is probably enough for the kids and pets, who have barely seen snowfall this season. So grab your camera for some winter fun. Click on "Upload Photos and Video" to share your adventures in the snow on Patch. For all snow updates, read: Virginia Snow Storm: Traffic, Closings in Centreville.
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 …
Winter storm tracker shows snow's approach.
The image above is from the National Weather Service. More snow storm coverage, also:
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.
Week will start out sunny, 45 degrees.
A sunny start to the week could turn quite wintry by midweek in Northern Virginia, according to the National Weather Service. The Capital Weather Gang predicts a 70 percent chance of 1 inch of snow Tuesday night into Wednesday night, a 45 percent chance of 5 inches or more and a 10 percent chance of 10 inches or more. A Capital Weather Gang reader suggested the name "Snowquester" for the possible midweek winter storm, in honor of the financial sequester that has hit the federal government. The week starts out sunny though, with Monday expecting to see a high of 45 degrees and clear skies, according to NWS. Tuesday starts off with a 30 percent chance of rain, with a high of 45 degrees. Chances for precipitation increase throughout the day …