Friday, January 25, 2013
The National Weather Service says there is an 80 percent chance of flakes after 3 p.m.
For the second time this week, the National Weather Service (NWS) is predicting snow for Prince George's County. According to the forecast, there is an 80 percent chance that flakes will fall sometime after 3 p.m., with accumulations up to one inch. The snow is predicted to continue in the evening, slowing by 10 p.m., blanketing the area with up to another half inch. Sunny skies and temperatures in the mid 30s are predicted for Saturday and Sunday.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
The new year looks like it will kick off chilly and dry.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
- Ben Gross
Tuesday, January 1
Twenty-twelve was a wild year for weather in the Washington metropolitan region. On June 29, the derecho terrorized the area, forcing President Obama to declare Montgomery County a disaster area. In the fall, while we were spared the major brunt, Hurricane Sandy caused widespread flooding, downed trees, food and supply shortages at local stores and numerous school, government and activity cancellations and postponements. Those two weather events may have been the most memorable, but according to WJLA's website, a number of weather records were set in 2012: How does the forecast for the start of 2013 look? Look for New Year's Eve temperatures in the mid-30s, with only a 20 percent chance of precipitation overnight. New Year's Day should…
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Forecasters aren't sure whether the county will see any significant snow—or just rain.
Prince George's County and much of the region could be in for another dose of winter weather this weekend, depending on how an approaching storm shapes up. The National Weather Service warns that a system moving in from the southeast "will likely impact portions of the Mid-Atlantic Saturday and Saturday night." "At this stage, rain or snow is possible depending on the storm track," it adds. The latest forecast for the county calls for a mix of rain and snow starting Saturday morning, then switching over to just rain by early afternoon. Snow may slip back into the picture Saturday evening as temperatures drop again. Though the NWS expects minimal accumulation over the course of the day, AccuWeather puts potential snowfall totals for the …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The area braces for more threatening weather.
Update, 5:35 p.m.: Following severe thunderstorms that charged through the area Tuesday and a tornado warning that expired at 3:45 p.m., the National Weather Service (NWS) put Prince George's County under a tornado watch until 7 p.m. A flash flood watch also continues for areas near the I-95 corridor until 8 p.m., according to NWS. As of 5 p.m., BGE said it had restored service to nearly 7,000 customers affected by the first few rounds of storms, which brought high wind, heavy rain and lightning. The company expects to continue to see outage numbers increase as additional severe weather and storms continue to move through its service area this evening and into early Wednesday. Update: 3:35 p.m. A tornado warning remains in effect until 3:…