Friday, April 19, 2013
The watch, which includes Arlington and Alexandria, is in effect until 10 p.m. Friday.
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for the entire Interstate 95 corridor in Northern Virginia, including Arlington County, until 10 p.m. Friday. The service is forecasting a risk of severe thunderstorms Friday afternoon and evening from eastern Georgia up to southern Pennsylvania. In Virginia, the watch affects 59 of the state's 95 counties and more than half of its 39 independent cities. "The main threat is damaging wind, though a few supercell thunderstorms, capable of producing tornadoes, are possible," according to the National Weather Service. A tornado watch means that weather conditions are favorable for a tornado. A tornado warning, which has not been issued as of 3:30 p.m. Friday, means a twister has been …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Temperatures will be low enough for snow showers and sleet during Monday morning's commute.
A harsh reminder that spring is technically still a few days away — it starts mid-week — forecasters are predicting snow showers and sleet late Sunday night and Monday morning for Arlington. Temperatures will drop from about 40 degrees Sunday afternoon about 32 degrees overnight, with an 80 percent chance of precipitation, according to the National Weather Service. Precipitation should start as rain Sunday afternoon. Rain and snow is forecast before 2 a.m. Monday, then snow. A combination of snow and sleet should end Monday afternoon as the precipitation changes back to rain. The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook through Monday for Northern Virginia and predicts accumulation will be less than an inch. The area…
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Accumulation up to an inch possible.
Forecasters with the National Weather Service are predicting snow will start falling after midnight with accumulation up to an inch possible across Arlington. It's a huge change from Wednesday, when the high temperature at Dulles International Airport was 72 degrees. Thursday night’s low will be around 31 degrees and high temperatures Friday will likely not rise above 35 degrees. Because this snow is driven by a so-called clipper system, it is very unlikely our area will get more than a dusting. Still, the Virginia Department of Transportation plans to treat highways and state roads in the region tonight. In the event school is delayed or canceled Friday, that information will be posted on this Arlington Public Schools page. The National …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
More than 500 trucks will be out salting roads in Northern Virginia.
Northern Virginia woke up to a thin blanket of snow Thursday and began preparing for Round 2 forecast for Friday. The National Weather Service at Reagan National Airport forecasts a 90 percent chance of snow for Arlington on Friday, mostly between 1 and 9 p.m. For Northern Virginia as a whole, the overall chance of snow is a little less — about 70 percent, and that would fall between 2 and 6 p.m., said Steve Goldstein, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sterling. Goldstein said it won’t be much but will fall through Friday's rush hour. “We’re looking at another inch or maybe an inch and a half,” Goldstein said. The region was coated with about an inch of snow Thursday morning. Virginia Department of Transportation salted …
Friday, September 21, 2012
The weekend is here! How are you going to spend it?
1. Clarendon Day When/Where: Near the Clarendon Metro Why Go: Clarendon's largest street festival promises live music, food from Clarendon restaurants and craft beer. There will also be rides and a Kids Zone. Read our full festival guide. Patch is a sponsor of this year's Clarendon Day. Price: Free 2. Family Movie Night at Stoddert Recreation Center When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Stoddert Recreation Center's field, 4001 Calvert St. NW Why Go: Enjoy some beautiful weather and family-friendly films close to home. Stoddert will be showing "Hop" or "Madagascar 3." If there is inclement weather the film will move inside. Price: Free. 3. PARK(ing) Day When/Where: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the Wilson Boulevard and Lynn Street intersection in…
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The heat advisory is in effect from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Arlington County.
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Wednesday from noon to 8 p.m. in Arlington, as well as the surrounding Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Baltimore areas. Temperatures are expected to rise to the mid-to-high 90s, but high humidity will make it feel as hot as 105 degrees, forecasters say. Arlington County recommends several ways to keep cool during the extreme heat, including drinking lots of fluids, staying in the shade or indoors in air conditioning, and exercising outside only during morning and evening hours.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
National Weather Service experts will help regions prepare for extreme weather.
The National Weather Service has selected the Washington, D.C., metro area as one of half a dozen regions across the country to roll out community-based pilot programs for its new "Weather Ready Nation" campaign. The campaign aims to better prepare Americans for extreme weather circumstances by emphasizing the threat extreme weather poses, urging individuals and families to create emergency plans and to better communicate the message of threats and warnings. The ultimate goal is to save more lives. Weather service meteorologists will be deployed to D.C. and other localities, such as New Orleans and Fort Worth, Texas, to begin training local emergency management officials and the public at large. These experts will help prepare these …
Thursday, August 4, 2011
The NWS and NOAA are calling for three to five major hurricanes.
Meteorologists with the National Weather Service now say they expect more named storms, more hurricanes and higher likelihood for an "above normal" Atlantic hurricane season. This forecast has been revised from previous predictions made in May. Gerry Bell, the lead hurricane season forecaster at the National Weather Service, said the hurricane outlook is revised every year in August. Although hurricane season starts on June 1, peak months of storm activity are traditionally August, September and October. "We are now entering the peak months," Bell said during a teleconference call with reporters on Thursday. "We're expecting the activity to start picking up." The new predictions call for an 85 percent chance of an "above normal" season …
Friday, July 8, 2011
The information in this weather report is provided by the National Weather Service.
First, the bad news. In case you haven't already heard, it's going to rain today. Big time. In fact, a flash flood watch has been issued for Arlington County for Friday afternoon and evening. The low tonight will be 71 degrees. But there's good news, too! According to the National Weather Service, things start looking much better on Saturday. There is a small chance of rain on Saturday morning before 9 a.m., but the day is expected to be mainly sunny with a high temperature topping out around 88 degrees. We'll take that in mid-July! Even better, no rain is excepted on Sunday and the high temperature is expected to reach 91 degrees. Perfect weather for all those weekend activities you have planned! Happy Friday!