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:
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Wednesday's system brought plenty of rain—but not much accumulation—to the area.
Update, 2:43 p.m.: The National Weather Service has canceled the winter storm warning for College Park and much of the surrounding area. Instead, a winter weather advisory is in effect until 9 p.m., with more rain expected and snow accumulations of 1-2" still possible. Temperatures should be in the low- to mid-30s with gusts of up to 35 mph. "Slushy to snow-covered roads combined with temperatures around freezing will produce icy areas," the NWS warns. "Drive with caution." Update, 12:47 p.m.: The National Weather Service now projects that the storm will bring an additional 4-6" of snow in the College Park area on top of any existing accumulations. Update, 12:19 p.m.: Heavy snow has begun to fall across College Park. Jordan Tessler, a …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
With forecasters predicting the biggest snowfall to hit the Washington-Baltimore area in two years, the rush was on Tuesday to prepare for the storm.
With forecasters predicting the biggest snowfall to hit the Washington-Baltimore area in two years, the rush was on in College Park Tuesday to prepare for the storm.
Winter weather is on the way—and with it, a possible snow emergency.
With several inches of snow expected across the region between Tuesday night and Thursday morning, area residents are making preparations for the storm. Below, find a rundown of winter weather policies and tips from the City of College Park and Prince George's County. PLOWING & PARKING College Park: Public Works crews plow and salt College Park streets and parking lots to clear snow and ice. Things you can do to help include: Prince George's County: Crews first focus services on primary roadways to allow for use by emergency vehicles. Approximately 12 hours after a snowfall has stopped, crews will begin to focus on residential roadways. Please allow crews the 12-hour timeframe to get into and treat residential roadways before calling the …
Monday, March 4, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for the region.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for College Park and much of the surrounding region, with accumulations of up to 5 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 watch is in effect Tuesday evening through Wednesday evening.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The Friday evening commute could get messy.
College Park and much of the Baltimore-Washington corridor are in for another dose of mixed precipitation Friday, according to the National Weather Service. Snow and sleet are likely to begin sometime after noon, followed by rain after 3 p.m. Little or no accumulation is expected, with daytime highs around 34°. Rain is also likely in the evening hours and early Saturday. Still more precip—all rain—is likely on Saturday and Saturday evening, with a daytime high of around 42°.
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 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.