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 …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued the advisory for the Fredericksburg area, including the counties of Spotsylvania, Orange, Culpeper, Stafford and Prince William.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter weather advisory for the area from 8 p.m. Sunday through 2 p.m. Monday. The Fredericksburg area could see rain changing to sleet and snow Sunday evening through Monday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. Snow accumulations of one to two inches are expected. The heaviest snow is expected Sunday night, and is predicted to mix with sleet Monday morning before changing to rain Monday afternoon. Temperatures will be in the low 30s Sunday night into Monday morning, rising into the upper 30s Monday afternoon. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is urging caution for Monday morning's commute. Crews are mobilizing at midnight to clear and treat roads as needed…
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Fredericksburg is expecting up to three inches of snow Wednesday. See how many inches have fallen in your area with the LIVE map below.
The map above, provided by the National Weather Service, shows total snowfall in the Fredericksburg area over the past three days. See more winter storm coverage at Fredericksburg Patch. The map is centered around the red marker, which is in the middle of Fredericksburg Patch's coverage area, and the map updates every six hours, starting around 2 a.m. each day. Note: This map is not visible on some mobile devices. Find Fredericksburg Patch via:
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Collecting all the information you need for this week's snow storm.
Update 10:45 a.m. - Spotsylvania County staff report roadway conditions at are very treacherous. "Please do not travel unless you have an emergency and it is absolutely necessary." Wednesday Morning: Winter Storm Warning Continues Wednesday for Fredericksburg Region VDOT Clearing I-95, Primary Routes in Fredericksburg Region Cancellations and Closings: An alphabetical list of March 6 delays, closings and cancellations affecting Fredericksburg area residents is available here. Radar: The latest weather radar from the National Weather Service shows storm clouds heading toward the region. The worst of the snow will be overnight as temperatures cool. Power: With predictions of wet, heavy snow in the forecast, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative…
Winter storm tracker shows snow's approach with the Nation Weather Service widget.
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Rain and sleet expected to turn to snow overnight Tuesday.
The Fredericksburg area could see as much as 7 inches of snow, according to the forecast from the National Weather Service. According to the National Weather Service, the area could see anywhere between 3 inches to 7 inches of snow. See Weather Channel coverage of the winter storm. Local residents have been preparing for the storm since a winter storm watch was issued early Monday. The current forecast for Fredericksburg calls for rain starting Tuesday afternoon and turning to snow overnight. The snow is expected to continue through Wednesday and is even possible into the early-morning hours Thursday.
Be snow ready: Get where you need to be before the weather gets bad.
Virginia State Police remind motorists to get where they need to be before the weather gets bad. Most fatalities during winter weather occur from auto accidents on icy roads and exposure to the elements, according to the state police. Staying off roads during storms allows public safety vehicles to respond more quickly and gives snow plows better access to clear roads. If you have to travel during winter weather, remember the following safety tips: Related Stories: Winter Storm Survival Tips 10 Tips for Safe Walking in Snow and Ice Find Fredericksburg Patch via:
Monday, March 4, 2013
National Weather Service issues advisory for fast-approaching winter storm.
The National Weather Services has issued a winter storm watch for Fredericksburg from Tuesday evening through Wednesday evening. See Weather Channel coverage of the winter storm. Snow is expected, with more than five inches possible, according to the NWS, with the potential for significant snowfall somewhere within the watch area. That includes most of Northern Virginia, Stafford and Spotyslvania counties, Fredericksburg and beyond. Rain is expected to begin Tuesday and turn to snow Tuesday night, with snow predicted to continue into Wednesday evening, according to the NWS. The weather service warns of difficult driving conditions and potential power outages.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Workers will begin at 10 p.m. to treat and clear interstate, primary roads in advance of Thursday morning's rush hour.
Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews in the 14-county Fredericksburg District will report to duty beginning at 10 p.m. Wednesday to treat and clear roads overnight, VDOT reported. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for snow through 9 a.m. Thursday, with up to one inch possible across the Fredericksburg area overnight. "Crews and hired personnel will target Interstate 95 and major commuter routes such as Route 1, Route 3 and Route 17 to keep travel lanes open for the Thursday morning rush hour," VDOT said in a news release. Motorists traveling overnight and Thursday morning are encouraged to check road conditions on 511Virginia before starting their trip, and to allow extra travel time. Motorist …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
The region's extreme weather started last winter, meteorologists say.
Derechos, blizzards, hurricanes, thunderstorms, extreme heat...is there any wacky weather Virginia hasn't seen in recent years? This past summer saw enough 100-plus degree days to make 2012 the most intense in 141 years of record-keeping according to the Capital Weather Gang. “Starting from this past winter, we had temperatures that were much above normal,” said Ken Widelski of the National Weather Service. “It was an abnormally warm winter, followed by a cooler than normal spring and we definitely had our periods of hot weather over the summer.” As for June's derecho, it’s typical climatologically for this area to see a derecho every couple of years, Widelski explained. What was unique about this year's derecho was the extent of the …