Wednesday, January 23, 2013
About an inch of accumulation is expected.
Around an inch of snow could accumulate Wednesday night and into Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures will drop into the upper teens and winds could reach 20 miles per hour. Snow covered roads are expected to remain slippery through the morning rush, according to NWS.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Snow is in the forecast for Thursday.
Update Jan. 17, 9:30 a.m.: National Weather Service has cancelled the winter storm watch. A winter weather advisory is now in effect from 10 a.m. today until 1 a.m. Friday. Rain will change to snow in the afternoon and there will be one to three inches of accumulation. Original Story: The temperature will drop to the low 30s and Prince George's County could see up to four inches of snow Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. Snow and rain may mix at the onset, especially south of D.C. Thursday morning and will change to all snow late Thursday morning and afternoon. The snow is forecasted to end Thursday night, according to the NWS. Citizens can access weather alerts through NotifyMe Prince George’s as well as the emergency …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory.
- Ben Gross
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for Montgomery and Prince George's counties until 1 p.m. today. The alert calls for a mix of freezing rain, sleet and rain, with possible accumulations of less than one inch of sleet and under a tenth of an inch of ice. Temperatures are expected to stay below freezing, which can cause treacherous road conditions. In a statement released by the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) administrator Melinda B. peters urges motorists to "keep their speeds down as lighter traffic can result in increased travel speeds," and "to exercise extreme caution today." Silver Spring resident Brian McCaw was out this morning in the wintry mix. "It was a little but unexpected," said McCaw…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
A winter weather advisory is in effect with snow possibly in the forecast.
The temperatures have taken a dip in recent days and tonight a precipation is in the forecast Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. Areas of Maryland above the Potomac River, like Prince George's County, could see some rain, sleet and maybe even some sleet. According to NWS, there's a 90 percent chance rain could begin Wednesday afternoon turning into snow as early as 3 p.m. Highs will be near 40 degrees with a wind coming from the north at 14 mph. Accumulation would be less than a half inch. The snow is set to continue through the evening commute, according to forecasters, slowing down around 10 p.m. The overnight low will reach 34 degrees. This post was updated at 6:19 p.m.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
The National Weather Service now expects light precipitation only.
Updated, 4:47 p.m.: The National Weather Service has downgraded its hazardous weather outlook, stating they only believe there will be light snowfall without any accumulation. Updated, 1:30 p.m. The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is asking that residents prepare for the storm by making sure they have plenty of gas in their car and keep a winter supply kit — blankets, bottled water, snacks and portable snow shovel and kitty litter or sand— in the vehicle in addition to the basic auto safety kit. MEMA also asks that residents stay off the roadways unless absolutely necessary as road crews find it difficult to remove snow and ice when a storm hits during rush hour. Original Story The springlike weather of Tuesday had disappeared…
Monday, January 2, 2012
The National Weather Service is calling for flakes across the area Monday afternoon and evening.
Though we're not likely to be knee-deep in powder anytime soon, forecasters are calling for a few flakes across the area Monday afternoon and early evening. The National Weather Service expects occasional flurries across Greenbelt through about 7 p.m., with winds averaging 15 mph from the west. Temperatures are then projected to drop into the 20s overnight with partly cloudy skies. Tuesday looks to be a breezy one, with sustained winds between 14 and 21 mph and gusts of up to 31 mph forecast. The good news? There's little in the way of precip on the horizon, and highs are expected to creep into the 50s by Saturday.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Keep your eyes on the traffic as we head toward our first potential snowfall this winter.
Consider us your snow traffic war room where you strategize how to stay away from messy road conditions and from those weather-challenged drivers who don't know how to handle the white stuff. MapQuest schedules traffic updates every five minutes. The map is interactive, so take a look at more roadways and areas while you're looking. (Lines/Speed) Red: Stop and Go — Yellow: Slowing — Green: Normal (Triangles/Incidents) Red: Severe — Orange: Moderate — Yellow: Minor
A mix of rain and snow likely will turn into all flakes later on tonight.
Be on the lookout for the first snow of December tonight as we’re likely to see a mix of rain and snow turning into all snow after 1 a.m. You should be OK heading into work because it’s all supposed to be over during the dark hours, but the National Weather Service is predicting snow accumulation of less than one inch. As of now, we’re not likely to see any more snow this week, but it’s a good time to be prepared with a good mini snow shovel, blankets and a bag of salt or sand in the trunk of your car. Stay tuned to Patch for winter weather updates.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Just as in Narnia, the snow does not know its proper season.
A curse making it “always winter but never Christmas,” is how C.S. Lewis explains Narnia's unseasonable weather in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. A sentiment Prince George’s County and much of the area can relate to today, where snow has fallen on Halloween weekend. It may very well turn into a curse, as the ice and unseasonable snow hit trees still bearing their seasonable leaves, increasing their weight and the possibility of broken limbs, downed trees and power outages. The National Weather Service has extended a freeze warning for Prince George's County to 9 a.m. Sunday EDT, predicting temperatures to be in the low 30s in urban areas.
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Snow accumulations of one- to two-inches are expected in Prince George's County
Update, Dec. 26 12:15 a.m.: It's official. Snow has begun to fall in Greenbelt. Update, Dec. 26 11:47 a.m: The National Weather Service has downgraded their warning to a Winter Weather Advisory for Prince George's County and much of the Washington area, with one to two inches of snow predicted to accumulate – beginning early this afternoon. Gusts of wind are still expected to reach 30-40 MPH by this evening, with temperatures ranging in the upper 20s today and falling to the lower and mid-20s tonight. A Winter Weather Advisory means periods of snowfall will cause travel difficulties with a potential for slippery roads and limited visibilities. So use caution while driving. Update, Dec. 26 1:25 a.m.: A WINTER STORM WARNING remains in …