Monday, March 25, 2013
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:
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
Thinking about driving? Check this map for local traffic conditions before you set out.
The National Weather Service says there is an 80 percent chance of snow 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 snow 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…
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Creation of snow removal fund, revisions to snow removal ordinance go back to council tonight following discussion at last week's council meeting.
After discussing it last week, the Hyattsville City Council tonight will likely be voting on two measures which would make the city's snow removal ordinance more flexible and which would create a snow removal assistance fund to help seniors clear their walkways when wintry weather blankets the city. Currently, Hyattsville city code requires property owners and residents to clear their sidewalks in the public right-of-way within 24 hours after snow or sleet has stopped falling. The revised snow removal ordinance wouldn't change that except to give the city's head code enforcement officer the discretion to extend the snow removal requirement time limit based on the severity of the snowstorm. "It's designed for unusual snow events," …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
A winter weather advisory is in effect with snow possibly in the forecast.
The temperatures have taken a dip in recent days and tonight a precipation is in the forecast Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. Areas of Maryland above the Potomac River, like Prince George's County, could see some rain, sleet and maybe even some sleet. According to NWS, there's a 90 percent chance rain could begin Wednesday afternoon turning into snow as early as 3 p.m. Highs will be near 40 degrees with a wind coming from the north at 14 mph. Accumulation would be less than a half inch. The snow is set to continue through the evening commute, according to forecasters, slowing down around 10 p.m. The overnight low will reach 34 degrees. This post was updated at 6:19 p.m.