Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Snowfall amounts tracker for the storm that will hit Northern Virginia Tuesday and Wednesday, plus information about delays, closings, traffic and other helpful information.
UPDATE 12:20 p.m.: From the Fairfax County Park Authority: Due to the snowstorm, all park facilities will be closed from Noon today until 10 a.m. Thursday. This includes RECenters, synthetic turf fields, and all other park facilities. UPDATE 11:05 a.m.: Fairfax County government offices and services will close at noon Wednesday. Emergency personnel will still be required to report for duty. Most public meetings have been canceled Wednesday evening as well. School activities are canceled the rest of the day. Courts are also closed. --- UPDATE 10:30 a.m.: All Fairfax County library branches will close at 11 a.m. Wednesday due to weather conditions. --- UPDATE 4:30 a.m.: Fairfax County Public Schools are closed Wednesday. All Fairfax County…
Patch spoke to the National Weather Service forecast office Tuesday at noon for the latest information on the coming winter storm.
A winter storm is headed for Northern Virginia and to find out the latest timeline, Patch spoke Tuesday with meteorologist Calvin Meadows, who is with the Baltimore-Washington forecast office for the National Weather Service. Here's a timeline of what to expect, according to Meadows: A "rain-snow" line will determine which areas see more snow than others, Meadows said. "We're expecting the rain-snow line to kind of waiver back and forth over that area [Fairfax County]," said Meadows, "primarily west of I-95 and east of the Blue Ridge." "Right now, the latest information indicates that west of 95, the best-case scenario, is 5 inches of snow in Fairfax County. The worst-case is 12 inches of snow." When will the snow fall? "As far as when we…
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Snow plows wait patiently at Rose Hill Plaza for the snow to fall Thursday afternoon.
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch for Thursday, and snow plow drivers waited patiently for the first sign of snowflakes. Alan Day with Colton Enterprises said they never know how long they could be waiting. Many of the workers retreated to the inside of their trucks to avoid the cold while waiting for the snow Thursday afternoon. The National Weather Service canceled the weather advisory around the time we took these photos. [Subscribe to Kingstowne Patch's daily newsletter or breaking news alerts.]
Sunday, December 26, 2010
VDOT plays waiting game, while operators wait to hit the streets
At the Rose Hill Shopping Center just off of Franconia Road in Fairfax County, shoppers hurried in to Safeway to buy last-minute items before the snow hit. But would it snow? Light flurries were falling at lunchtime today, but so far, not the big snow predicted, as a warning was downgraded to an advisory across the D.C. area. When forecasters were calling for more snow late yesterday, the Virginia Department of Transportation called in reinforcement snowplow operators to come to the Washington area to help clear roads. Due to the unpredictability of the storm's path though, it wasn't sure whether they would be needed or not. Snowplow operators George Parr and Josh Berry, both of Spotsylvania, were part of a group of about 40 truck drivers…