Monday, March 4, 2013
Rain will change to accumulating snow Tuesday evening. Are you excited or annoyed?
Herndon is under a winter storm watch, according to the National Weather Service, and the chances our area will see “significant snow” Tuesday night and Wednesday are increasing. The official National Weather Service forecast for Herndon calls for rain Tuesday afternoon changing to snow after dark. The low temperature will be 33 Tuesday night and rise only to 35 on Wednesday as precipitation continues through Wednesday evening. “More than 5 inches possible… with the potential for significant snowfall somewhere within the watch area,” according to the forecast. The storm impacts could include “difficult driving conditions, heavy wet snow and gusty winds could lead to power outages.” And, since people in Northern Virginia like to name storms…
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Fairfax County is under a Flash Flood Watch. Evening storm could bring gusty winds up to 40 MPH and possible thunder and lightning.
The week's wacky winter weather — freezing rain Monday that closed or delayed some schools in Northern Virginia and highs Tuesday that reached 70 degrees in some areas — 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 9 p.m., according to Calvin Meadows, meteorological technician at the National Weather Service office in Sterling. Meadows also said Northern Virginians should be on the lookout for flash flooding. The …
Friday, January 25, 2013
More than 500 trucks will be out salting roads, officials say.
Northern Virginia woke up to a blanket of snow Thursday and began preparing for Round 2 forecast for Friday. Weather forecasters say to expect more snow to start falling Friday, between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. There is a 70 percent chance that Northern Virginia will get hit with snow, said Steve Goldstein, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. He said it won’t be a lot but will fall through Friday's rush hour. “We’re looking at another inch or maybe an inch and a half,” Goldstein said. The region was coated with about an inch of snow Thursday morning. Virginia Department of Transportation salted main roads to help ease the morning commute. Joan Morris, a spokeswoman for VDOT, said crews will pre-treat main roads Thursday night into …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The winter storm watch for our area has been canceled.
Update, 2:45 p.m. Jan. 17: The winter storm watch for our area has been canceled. But file the tips and links in this article away for next time! Original story, Jan. 16: The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather storm watch for the Fairfax County area which will be in effect Thursday morning until late Thursday night. Heavy snow is expected during this time, accumulating to an estimated five inches in some areas. Herndon is expected to see two to four inches of snow. Snow may mix with rain earlier in the day and will become heavier throughout the afternoon. Snowfall is expected to end Thursday night. Temperatures will be in the lower 30s, and winds are expected to be northwest 5 to 10 mph and gusts up to 20 mph. Roads may …
Saturday, September 22, 2012
An open house is scheduled for this weekend at the Baltimore/Washington Weather Forecast Office in Sterling.
The National Weather Service will host a rare open house this weekend, giving the public an opportunity to see a weather balloon launch, meet meteorologists and tour the operations center. The free event takes place on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. at the Baltimore/Washington Weather Forecast Office, 43858 Weather Service Rd., Sterling. There will be tents set up with activities for kids, and staff will give talks about the weather. The local Lions Club will have food on hand. There will also be a ceremony promoting a "weather-ready nation," with talks from Rep. Frank Wolf (R-10th District), ABC7 meteorologist Bob Ryan, NOAA's administrator Jane Lubchenco and others. In addition, classes for volunteer …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
This weekend's events include a yard sale to benefit Relay for Life, The Closet's community picnic and much more.
Looking for something to do this weekend? Here's what's happening in Herndon. Click the event name link for more information! THURSDAY • Herndon MOMs Club Swap - The Herndon MOMs Club is holding a swap of gently used baby and children's toys, clothing, Halloween costumes and gear, as well as maternity wear and other items. Event begins at 10 a.m. • Stars n Bars Texas Hold Em - The Breeze is holding its regular Stars n Bars Texas Hold Em poker night. The evening will include specials, prizes and more and is free to participate. • Rock n Roke at Jimmy's - Sing like a rock star when you take part in live band karaoke at Rock n Roke at Jimmy's Old Town Tavern. Check out the full list of songs available by clicking the link. FRIDAY • JamBrew …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Wednesday, when heat indexes are expected to be about 105 degrees.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Wednesday for the region. The heat advisory is in effect from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday with heat index values expected to be at about 105 degrees. High temperatures in the region will hit about 100 degrees. Addtionally, there is a 30 percent chance of rain and possible isolated thunderstorms on Wednesday afternoon. The heat advisory means there will be a combination of hot temperatures and high humidity, and heat-related illnesses will be more possible. Area residents are encouraged to drink plenty of fluids, stay in air conditioned buildings or rooms, and stay out of the sun. Residents should also check on their elderly relatives and neighbors. When outside, wear lightweight …
Friday, July 6, 2012
The heat will be dangerous, but may not be record-breaking.
The high temperature Friday and Saturday will rocket to near or above 100 again in Herndon, according to the National Weather Service forecast. Under mostly sunny skies, it may reach 97 degrees Friday. Saturday, temperatures could reach 101 with a mix of clouds and sun. The heat index both days will be between 100-110 degrees. Amazingly, the high temperatures this weekend may not break records. The record high at Washington Reagan National Airport for July 6 (Friday) is 103, set in 1999. The record high for July 7 (Saturday) is 102, set in 2010. These high temperatures are moving in from the Midwest, where Chicago, St. Louis and other cities are baking today. “A huge area of excessive heat warnings and heat advisories have been issued …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
An excessive heat watch has been issued for the 20710-area on Friday.
Late June will feel like late August this weekend as temperatures reach the upper 90s Thursday through Monday. The high temperature will be 96 with sun on Thursday. Temperatures will climb to 100 Friday, 98 Saturday and 97 Sunday. Temperatures will drop back to 94 Monday and 95 Tuesday, according to Weather.com's extended forecast. Friday’s skies will be partly cloudy, and there is a slight chance of thunderstorms Friday afternoon, evening and overnight. Saturday and Sunday will be sunny and mostly clear. The humidity will hover around 50 percent during the day, rising slightly overnight from Thursday through Monday. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for Friday, lasting from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The heat index …