Monday, March 25, 2013
It may be spring, but it looks like winter still wanted to play.
We just got our first significant snowfall of the season and although it's spring, it means we get another chance for snowball fights and fun in the snow. Greenbelt resident Rod White sent in these photos of his dog Chief playing in the snow this morning. So share with us your photos of the snow! You can add them to this post by clicking "Upload Photos & Video."
Much of the region was blanketed Monday by heavy, wet snow.
Update, 12:51 p.m.: All after-school and evening activities at Prince George's County Public Schools have been canceled due to today's inclement weather. Original article: Prince George's County Public Schools are operating under a two-hour delay Monday thanks to a burst of wet, heavy snow that blanketed much of the region overnight. Emergency personnel still must report on time, according to school officials. The following schedule changes are also in effect:
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Greenbelt is expecting up to four inches of snow this week. 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 Greenbelt area over the past 3 days. The map is centered around the red marker, which is in the middle of Greenbelt 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.
The snowquester was more like a spring rain storm than a late winter snow storm.
Update: 4:14 p.m.: The National Weather Service has downgraded its winter storm warning to an advisory again after the snowquester did not make an appearance. Original Post, 5 a.m.: The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm advisory for Greenbelt and much of the surrounding region, with accumulations of up to 4 inches or more expected on Wednesday. Precipitation is expected to begin as a mix of rain and snow, changing over to all snow Tuesday night. Wind gusts may reach up to 30 mph, according to the NWS. The service also warns of difficult driving conditions and is urging residents to begin proper winter storm preparations. The storm advisory is in effect Tuesday evening through early Thursday morning.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Snow or sleet likely Wednesday night in Greenbelt, MD.
A couple more weeks of winter are still in Greenbelt's forecast before spring has officially arrived. According to the National Weather Service, the week will start off sunny and brisk, and midweek Prince George's County residents should expect snow. NWS has forecasted the following for the week. Monday: Sunny with highs in the mid 40s. At night, it'll be mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday: Mostly sunny in the morning, then it'll be mostly cloudy in the afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 40s. At night, it'll be cloudy with rain or snow likely after midnight. Lows will be in the mid 30s. Wednesday: Rain or snow is likely with a high in the upper 30s. At night, snow will continue with lows in the …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The Friday evening commute could get messy.
Greenbelt and much of the Baltimore-Washington corridor are in for another dose of mixed precipitation Friday, according to the National Weather Service. Snow and sleet are likely to begin sometime after noon, with a daytime high near 38°. Forecasters say accumulations of under half an inch are possible. Rain and snow are also likely in the evening hours, but the precip is expected to switch over to just rain after midnight. Less than a tenth of an inch of precipitation is forecast, with an overnight low of around 33°. Still more precip—all rain—is likely on Saturday and Saturday evening, with a daytime high of around 42°. Tell us: What roads do you avoid during a storm in Greenbelt?
Thursday, February 7, 2013
No major snow is predicted, but some cold and wet precipitation is predicted to fall in Prince George's County over the next two days.
While no major snow event is forecasted in Prince George’s County this week, there is some wintry weather in our future. According to the National Weather Service, rain mixed with snow and sleet is likely tonight, switching to all rain by 4 a.m. Lows of around 35 degrees are predicted and little to no accumulation is expected. Friday’s weather is predicted to be rainy and foggy, with highs around 45 degrees. The weather will turn cooler and breezy, with winds increasing to 20 to 25 mph after midnight. NWS gives a 30 percent chance of snow overnight, again with little to no accumulation.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Take a look at some items to pack in your trunk and some safe driving techniques from The Weather Channel.
One of the best tips for driving on icy roads may be—don't drive unless you have to. But if you are out in your vehicle on wintry roads, here are some tips for driving on ice and snow from The Weather Channel. It starts with your car being ready for the drive. Here's one way you can be prepared right away, by carry the following in your trunk: The Weather Channel provides information on additional items to pack and gives further details on some of the items listed above. Tips for Driving in Snow and Ice The Weather Channel gives additional details and tips, plus advice on what what to do if your rear or front wheels lock, or you get stuck out on the road.
Friday, January 25, 2013
See what the roads are looking like for your commute home.
The National Weather Service says there is an 80 percent chance of snow after 3 p.m.
For the second time this week, the National Weather Service (NWS) is predicting snow for Prince George's County. According to the forecast, there is an 80 percent chance that snow will fall sometime after 3 p.m., with accumulations up to one inch. The snow is predicted to continue in the evening, slowing by 10 p.m., blanketing the area with up to another half inch. Sunny skies and temperatures in the mid 30s are predicted for Saturday and Sunday.