Sunday, March 24, 2013
Some parts of the county could see 1 to 3 inches of snow accumulate.
The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for Montgomery County from 4 a.m. to noon on Monday, according to a Montgomery County email alert. "Initially, temperatures are expected to be around freezing, and snow or sleet are expected before warmer air moves in and changes the precipitation to rain," the alert stated. The National Weather Service added that the snow, which started Sunday night, could transition to sleet and freezing rain during the night and morning hours, according to the alert. "Accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are possible in parts of the county," the alert added.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
A rare March snowstorm keeps some inside but work—and play—goes on.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Ben Gross
Wednesday, March 6
Officials advised people to stay off the roads, agencies issued winter storm warnings and forecasters suggested that the area brace for a significant snowfall. While most in the area did not see the multiple inches of accumulation predicted, there was enough bad weather for officals to close schools, government offices and disrupt some services. Neither snow nor sleet nor driving winds can slow down local sledders, plow drivers and shovelers. But one grandfather had a better idea. Skip Mills, granddad of the children sledding in the pictures and video above, watched from a disclosed location: "I am happy to bring them out, but told them [I] was staying in the car."
The 'Snowquester' brought less snow than predicted with little accumulation inside the Beltway.
The winter storm warning for the entire Washington, DC, region has been canceled, according to the National Weather Service. A winter weather advisory remains in effect until 9 p.m. Snow mixed with rain is expected to continue throughout the afternoon and taper off this evening. The snowfall in much of Montgomery County was less than the predicted four to eight inches, according to forecasters. There was little accumulation inside the Beltway in the immediate Washington, DC region, Capital Weather Gang reported. However, snowfall totals varied across the region, with Reagan National Airport receiving .2 inches of snow and Dulles receiving 3.5 inches, with continuing snow, according to the report.
If you need to drive, slow down, use caution, and leave extra distance between your car and the driver ahead of you.
The best advice for drivers today is to stay off the roads, according to the Maryland State Highway Administration. For those who need to drive, SHA is urging motorists to slow down, use caution and increase the distance between your car and the driver ahead of you. “Don’t be misled by the bare pavement you may see as you wake up this morning. Conditions will change rapidly and we’re urging drivers to stay off the roads and leave the driving to our crews,” SHA Administrator Melinda B. Peters said in a news release. “Although crews are primarily treating roads with salt, we fully anticipate plowing roads as snow begins to accumulate. If you encounter our crews, remember to leave plenty of following distance and never try to pass plows.” …
Winter storm closes federal and county offices.
Schools and government offices are closed Wednesday, as the first significant snow storm in two years made its way across the region. Montgomery County Public Schools and their administrative offices are closed and all activities in school buildings are canceled, the school system announced. Federal government offices in the Washington, D.C., area will be closed and non-emergency federal employees will be granted excused absences, the Office of Personnel Management said on its website. Montgomery County goverment offices are closed. "Essential personnel should report to work," the county's website said. Montgomery College is closed and testing deadlines will be adjusted by one day, the college's website said. The Universities at Shady …
Storm warning lifted; SHA continues to urge caution on roads.
Update, 5 p.m.: Snow emergency responses wound down, as the National Weather Service canceled the winter storm warning for the Washington metropolitan region Wednesday afternoon. The Maryland State Highway Administration urged motorists to continue to drive with caution, especially after sundown as visibility drops and roads could freeze. SHA encouraged drivers to dial 511 or go to www.MD511.org for traffic, weather alerts and road conditions. Road conditions, live traffic cameras and a variety of information to help with travel decisions and planning are available at www.roads.maryland.gov, SHA said in a news release. The Montgomery County government said its 311 call center would close at 7 p.m. and reopen at 6 a.m. Thursday. Pepco …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The warning goes into effect at midnight.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Montgomery County, in effect from midnight tonight through 3 a.m. Thursday. The storm that’s been dubbed the “snowquester” is expected to dump 4 to 8 inches of snow on Montgomery County, beginning Tuesday evening and tapering off Wednesday night. The Washington Post’s "Capital Weather Gang" blog is predicting higher snowfall accumulations in the northern and western portions of the county. Snow-covered roads are expected to make travel difficult, and the storm could also bring power outages.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
No major snow is predicted, but some cold and wet precipitation is predicted to fall in Maryland over the next two days.
While no major snow event is forecast for Montgomery County this week, there is some wintry weather in our future. Rain, mixed with snow and sleet mainly after 1 a.m., is likely tonight, according to the National Weather Service. Accumulation of less than half an inch is expected. Lows of around 34 degrees are forecast. Friday’s weather is predicted to be rainy and foggy, with a high of 44 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.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Upload your pictures of this morning's light snow in Silver Spring.
It hasn't been a very white winter, so when weather forecasters predicted the Washington, DC, area would receive a dusting of snow, some of us in Silver Spring were pretty excited. The 1-inch that dusted Montgomery County was enough to delay school openings by two hours and got many of you smartphone photographers snapping pics. So where are they? Show us your snow pics by clicking the "upload" button!
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The Washington region could see about an inch of snow accumulate overnight, according to the National Weather Service.
Montgomery County could see about an inch of snow accumulate early Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. NWS has issued a winter weather advisory for much of the Washington region, including Montgomery County, from midnight Wednesday to 9 a.m. Thursday. Untreated surfaces could become covered with snow, possibly creating slippery conditions during the morning rush hour. Temperatures will be in the teens and lower 20s Thursday morning, according to WJLA's StormWatch 7 Weather Blog. "This should be the kind of snow that you can sweep off the steps or driveway with a broom rather than a shovel," WJLA reported. "Not great for snowballs!"