Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Prepare ahead to be safe in the ice and snow.
Worried about dealing with snow and ice if the storm predictions come true? Prepare ahead of time with these tips from the Snow and Ice Management Association. Falls account for more than one million injuries in the United States annually. There are four types of walking accidents with the most common being the slip and fall. That's the type of fall that happens when you fall due to a surface not cleared of snow or ice. "Every winter the hazards of driving in snow and icy conditions are noted, but rarely is walking on snow and ice addressed," said Martin B. Tirado, CAE, executive director of the Snow & Ice Management Association. "Slipping and falling while walking accounts for a large number of winter-related injuries and can have an …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
As Boston and the rest of New England gears up for a major blizzard this weekend, DC weather is predicted to be relatively mild and calm.
A snowstorm being described as “epic,” “record-breaking” and “potentially historic” will bear down on southern New England Friday and into the weekend, dumping two feet or more of snow there, along with high winds. This weekend, the D.C. metro area basically will keep its status quo—temperatures in the 40s with periodic clouds and rain. Has the D.C. metro area’s winter been boring so far? January 2013 temperatures were about 4 degrees warmer than average. This winter’s snowfall has been less than average. In January, the DC metro area received 3 inches of snow. February has brought just a few dustings. There has been a little bit more to the north and west in both months. The average snowfall for our area in January (from 1981 to 2010) was…
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Fairfax County is also under a Flash Flood Watch. Evening storm could bring gusty winds up to 40 MPH and possible thunder and lightning.
UPDATE, Wednesday 6:40 p.m.: The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for Fairfax County from 6:30 p.m. until Thursday at 2 a.m. The county is also under a wind advisory until Thursday at 6 a.m. ---- The week's wacky winter weather — freezing rain Monday that closed or delayed some schools in Northern Virginia and highs Tuesday that reached nearly 70 degrees — continues Wednesday. Fairfax County is under a Flash Flood Watch (from 3 p.m. Wednesday until late in the evening), according to the National Weather Service. What forecasters are calling "a strong cold front" is heading toward Northern Virginia, and the area could see 1-2 inches of rain — possibly with thunderstorms — with heavy rain starting to fall Wednesday around…
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Bands of storms strike Tuesday, possibly more expected later today.
A fast-moving storm packing high winds and rain snarled traffic, downed trees and limbs and flooded roadways Tuesday afternoon across Northern Virginia. If you snapped photos today, feel free to add them to our gallery! Many homes in the area are without power. Having trouble uploading? E-mail them to: MaryAnn.Barton@Patch.com.
Storm, high winds Tuesday knocked out power.
UPDATE (Wednesday, 6:30 a.m.) As of Wednesday morning, Dominion Power has restored power to about 1,000 homes affected by Tuesday's storm, according to its outage map. --- UPDATE 8 p.m.: Just over 700 Dominion Power customers are still without power in Fairfax County after a storm hit the area Tuesday afternoon around 3 p.m., according to an outage map provided by Dominion Power. Some of those without power at 8 p.m. are in Fort Hunt, Rose Hill, Franconia and Mount Vernon. --- Parts of southern Fairfax County in Fort Hunt, Hybla Valley and Rose Hill have been without power all day Tuesday, according to Dominion Virginia Power. "We have 757 customers who have lost power in the Woodlawn Terrace and Woodlawn Trails area," said Le-Ha Anderson…
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Dominion Power restores power to more than 100,000 in 24 hours after strong storm hits Saturday.
Update Sunday 5:30 p.m.: Things are starting to get back to normal for those who lost power over the weekend, just in time for getting back to work and school on Monday. Dominion Power has restored power to more than 100,000 homes in 24 hours time in Northern Virginia. As of about 5:15 p.m. on Sunday, Dominion Power reported 2,114 still without power in Northern Virginia. Here is an update of outages in the area: The National Weather Service reported Sunday morning that a preliminary investigation by the service shows no tornado touched down in Northern Virginia on Saturday. Photos of Saturday storm damage in Northern Virginia. --- Update Sunday, 3:45 a.m.: After a strong storm with high winds hit the Northern Virginia area on Saturday …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Powerful 'derecho' slams metro area. Dominion Power says it could be 'multiple days' before power restored to all. Temperatures in some areas reached 100 degrees at 3 p.m.
Update 10 p.m. The number of homes in Northern Virginia without power Saturday night is still immense after Friday night's "derecho" storm, but the number is shrinking. As of 10 p.m., there were 345,630 Dominion Power customers without power in Northern Virginia. Burke Centre Library will be open Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. for residents seeking relief from the heat. Regional libraries with power will also be open. Please call ahead if possible. Library locations and contact information. Due to ongoing power outages, all indoor activities at Fairfax County Public Schools are canceled for Sunday. Outdoor activities may continue as scheduled. Get statewide road updates from VDOT: Online, Twitter, Facebook or call 800-FOR-ROAD. Update 6:45 p.m…