Monday, March 25, 2013
It may be spring, but it looks like winter still wanted to play.
We just got our first significant snowfall of the season and although it's spring, it means we get another chance for snowball fights and fun in the snow. Upper Marlboro resident Gwen Wilson sent in these photos of the snow at 7 a.m. So share with us your photos of the snow! You can add them to this post by clicking "Upload Photos & Video."
Much of the region was blanketed Monday by heavy, wet snow.
Update, 12:51 p.m.: All after-school and evening activities at Prince George's County Public Schools have been canceled due to today's inclement weather. Original article: Prince George's County Public Schools are operating under a two-hour delay Monday thanks to a burst of wet, heavy snow that blanketed much of the region overnight. Emergency personnel still must report on time, according to school officials. The following schedule changes are also in effect:
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for the region.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm advisory for Upper Marlboro and much of the surrounding region, with accumulations of up to 4 inches or more expected on Wednesday. Precipitation is expected to begin as a mix of rain and snow, changing over to all snow Tuesday night. Wind gusts may reach up to 30 mph, according to the NWS. The service also warns of difficult driving conditions and is urging residents to begin proper winter storm preparations. The storm advisory is in effect Tuesday evening through early Thursday morning.
Monday, March 4, 2013
Snow or sleet likely Wednesday night in Upper Marlboro, MD.
A couple more weeks of winter are still in Upper Marlboro's forecast before spring has officially arrived. According to the National Weather Service, the week will start off sunny and brisk, and midweek Prince George's County residents should expect snow. NWS has forecasted the following for the week. Monday: Sunny with highs in the mid 40s. At night, it'll be mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday: Mostly sunny in the morning, then it'll be mostly cloudy in the afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 40s. At night, it'll be cloudy with rain or snow likely after midnight. Lows will be in the mid 30s. Wednesday: Rain or snow is likely with a high in the upper 30s. At night, snow will continue with lows in the…
Thursday, February 7, 2013
No major snow is predicted, but some cold and wet precipitation is predicted to fall in Prince George's County over the next two days.
While no major snow event is forecasted in Prince George’s County this week, there is some wintry weather in our future. According to the National Weather Service, rain mixed with snow and sleet is likely tonight, switching to all rain by 4 a.m. Lows of around 35 degrees are predicted and little to no accumulation is expected. Friday’s weather is predicted to be rainy and foggy, with highs around 45 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.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Take a look at some items to pack in your trunk and some safe driving techniques from The Weather Channel.
One of the best tips for driving on icy roads may be—don't drive unless you have to. But if you are out in your vehicle on wintry roads, here are some tips for driving on ice and snow from The Weather Channel. It starts with your car being ready for the drive. Here's one way you can be prepared right away, by carry the following in your trunk: The Weather Channel provides information on additional items to pack and gives further details on some of the items listed above. Tips for Driving in Snow and Ice The Weather Channel gives additional details and tips, plus advice on what what to do if your rear or front wheels lock, or you get stuck out on the road.
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.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
About an inch of accumulation is expected.
Around an inch of snow could accumulate Wednesday night and into Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures will drop into the upper teens and winds could reach 20 miles per hour. Snow covered roads are expected to remain slippery through the morning rush, according to NWS.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Snow is in the forecast for Thursday.
Update Jan. 17, 9:30 a.m.: National Weather Service has cancelled the winter storm watch. A winter weather advisory is now in effect from 10 a.m. today until 1 a.m. Friday. Rain will change to snow in the afternoon and there will be one to three inches of accumulation. Original Story: The temperature will drop to the low 30s and Prince George's County could see up to four inches of snow Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. Snow and rain may mix at the onset, especially south of D.C. Thursday morning and will change to all snow late Thursday morning and afternoon. The snow is forecasted to end Thursday night, according to the NWS. Citizens can access weather alerts through NotifyMe Prince George’s as well as the emergency …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory.
- Ben Gross
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for Montgomery and Prince George's counties until 1 p.m. today. The alert calls for a mix of freezing rain, sleet and rain, with possible accumulations of less than one inch of sleet and under a tenth of an inch of ice. Temperatures are expected to stay below freezing, which can cause treacherous road conditions. In a statement released by the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) administrator Melinda B. peters urges motorists to "keep their speeds down as lighter traffic can result in increased travel speeds," and "to exercise extreme caution today." Silver Spring resident Brian McCaw was out this morning in the wintry mix. "It was a little but unexpected," said McCaw…