Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Another one to two inches of rainfall is possible today, with locally higher amounts.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flood watch through Wednesday evening for much of the north central Virginia foothills and Piedmont, including the cities of Fredericksburg and Culpeper, and the counties of Culpeper, Orange, Spotsylvania, Stafford and King George. The Rappahannock River is projected to crest at 12.5 feet sometime between Wednesday morning and midnight, according to the NWS. "That prediction will increase if the area experiences more rain today," the NWS said. As of 8:30 a.m. the river at City Dock was at 8.5 feet, according to the visual gauges there. Flood stage for City Dock is 18 feet. Scattered showers with moderate to heavy rain are expected to develop again late this morning and into the early …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The National Weather Service predicts a rainy week for the Fredericksburg region.
Moderate to Heavy Rain Tuesday A slow moving low pressure system is bringing moderate to heavy rain with a threat of localized flooding to the Fredericksburg region Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). The chance of precipitation is 100 percent, with new rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible. Patchy fog is expected between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Today's high will be near 65. Rain is expected to continue into the overnight hours, with a thunderstorm possible. The low should be around 55. Lighter Rain Continues Wednesday On Wednesday, rain is expected to begin tapering off. The chance of precipitation is predicted at 70 percent, according to the NWS. Between a quarter and half of an inch of rain is possible. …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Intense straight line winds were confirmed in Spotsylvania County.
An EF-1 tornado in Fredericksburg and intense straight-line winds in Spotsylvania damaged homes and left thousands without power Friday night. "The tornado touched down at 6:36 p.m. EDT on the Westwood Shopping Plaza, ripping off roofing materials and ventilation units," the National Weather Service said in a preliminary report released Saturday night. "It traveled northeast through a residential area, uprooting and topping trees and causing roofing damage." The path was about 3/4 of a mile long and peak winds were 90 miles-per-hour, the NWS said. Photos: Trees Down, Homes Damaged from Fast Moving Friday Storm The tornado passed just west of Hugh Mercer Elementary School and the adjacent police barracks. It then tore the roof off some …
Friday, April 19, 2013
The early evening Friday storm damaged homes, downed trees and left power outages.
Fredericksburg residents report power outages, trees down and damage to buildings, resulting from a fast moving storm which hit at about 6:30 p.m. Friday. Please share your photos and add your news in the comments section below. For more information: NWS: Tornado Touched Down in Fredericksburg Tornado Watch In Effect Until 10 p.m. 4 Myths about Tornadoes Find Fredericksburg Patch via:
The National Weather Service issued watch includes Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania and Stafford.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a tornado watch until 10 p.m. Friday for the entire I-95 corridor area of Eastern Maryland and Northern Virginia, including the City of Fredericksburg and surrounding counties including Spotsylvania, Stafford, Orange, King George, Westmoreland. The complete list of cities and counties covered is at this link. "Isolated showers are possible this afternoon across areas east of the Blue Ridge ahead of an advancing cold front," the NWS said. These are expected to be light showers through 6 p.m. Severe thunderstorms are expected to accompany a strong cold front that will move across the area late afternoon and through the evening, the NWS advises. Locally damaging winds, brief heavy rain and …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Summer-like temperatures continue today and tomorrow.
The Fredericksburg region can expect a high near 90 degrees Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. Southwest winds of 8 to 11 miles-per-hour, with gusts as high as 21 miles-per-hour will continue through the day. The overnight low will only dip to 63. Thursday will be cooler, with highs expected near 84. Showers and possible thunderstorms Thursday night into Friday -- 80 percent chance -- will bring cooler temperatures for Friday evening into the weekend. Saturday and Sunday should be sunny with a daytime high in the 70s and a nighttime low between 45 and 50. Find Fredericksburg Patch via:
Thursday, April 4, 2013
National Weather Service predicts rain mixed with sleet for some locations in our region.
Rain, possibly mixed with sleet, is predicted for the Fredericksburg area Thursday evening, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). Sleet is most likely in Orange and Spotsylvania Counties, the NWS said. The precipitation should become all rain after 11 p.m. Expect patchy fog after midnight, with a low about 37 degrees. Rain and patchy fog are likely before 10 a.m. Friday, the NWS reports. The day is then expected to gradually become mostly sunny, with a high near 60. Find Fredericksburg Patch via:
Monday, March 25, 2013
Another wintry mix Monday. Share your photos here, or email them to Susan.Larson@patch.com.
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A list of closings and cancellations in the Fredericksburg area due to weather conditions March 25. The list is in alphabetical order.
Fredericksburg City Public Schools are closed. The district is under code red for 12-month employees. Fredericksburg Parks and Rec has cancelled all programs and activities for today. Germanna Community College will open at 11 a.m., the school announced. King George County Schools are closed today. Code 1 for 12 month staff. Orange County Public Schools are closed today. Essential personnel should report to work at specified times to perform emergency services. All other eleven and twelve month employees may report to work up to two hours late or utilize annual leave. Rappahannock Regional Library's Newton Branch is closed today. All other branches are open. Spotsylvania County Public Schools are closed, 12-month staff are to report two …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
The National Weather Service predicts a wintry mix for the Fredericksburg area.
The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for the cities of Fredericksburg and Culpeper and the counties of Orange, Culpeper, Spotsylvania, Stafford and Southern Fauquier. The wintry mix of snow and rain which began late Sunday afternoon is expected to continue overnight. Temperatures will remain above freezing, generally in the mid to upper 30s. "This means most roads in these areas will be wet or slushy, while about one inch of snow may accumulate on elevated and grassy surfaces," the NWS said. The rain and snow should change to all rain after 3 p.m. Monday. A high of 39 degrees is predicted. North winds at about 11 miles-per-hour could gust as high as 21 miles-per-hour. Little or no snow accumulation is …