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by ARLnow.com — July 19, 2016 at 10:39 pm 0

Arlington County is currently under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning.

From the National Weather Service:

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FROM 10:25PM EDT TUE UNTIL 11:15PM EDT TUE

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA… CENTRAL PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND… SOUTHEASTERN MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND… EAST CENTRAL ARLINGTON COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA…

* UNTIL 1115 PM EDT

* AT 1025 PM EDT… A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED OVER TAKOMA PARK… OR OVER LANGLEY PARK… MOVING SOUTH AT 15 MPH.

HAZARD… 60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE… RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT… DAMAGING WINDS WILL CAUSE SOME TREES AND LARGE BRANCHES TO FALL. THIS COULD INJURE THOSE OUTDOORS… AS WELL AS DAMAGE HOMES AND VEHICLES. ROADWAYS MAY BECOME BLOCKED BY DOWNED TREES. LOCALIZED POWER OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE. UNSECURED LIGHT OBJECTS MAY BECOME PROJECTILES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE… ARLINGTON… CLINTON… COLLEGE PARK… FORT WASHINGTON… GREENBELT… LANGLEY PARK… BELTSVILLE… FORESTVILLE… LARGO… CORAL HILLS… BLADENSBURG… NATIONAL HARBOR… GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY… NATIONALS PARK… REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT… RFK STADIUM… HOWARD UNIVERSITY… ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE… FORT TOTTEN AND BYRD STADIUM. TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM… AND MAY LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS.

GET INDOORS TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM WIND AND LIGHTNING. TREES AROUND YOU MAY BE DOWNED FROM DAMAGING WINDS… SO IF YOU ARE NEAR LARGE TREES… MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR. DON’T DRIVE UNDERNEATH TREES OR IN WOODED AREAS UNTIL THE THREAT HAS PASSED.

by ARLnow.com — July 18, 2016 at 4:05 pm 0

Lightning over D.C., as seen from Arlington (Flickr pool photo by Joseph Gruber)

Update at 4:15 p.m. — The storm is arriving.

Update at 4:05 p.m. — A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has now been issued.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FROM 3:45PM EDT MON UNTIL 4:30PM EDT MON

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… SOUTHWESTERN MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND… FAIRFAX COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… NORTHWESTERN PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… THE NORTH CENTRAL CITY OF MANASSAS IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… THE CITY OF FALLS CHURCH IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… NORTHWESTERN ARLINGTON COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… SOUTHEASTERN LOUDOUN COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… THE CITY OF MANASSAS PARK IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… THE CITY OF FAIRFAX IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… NORTH CENTRAL FAUQUIER COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA…

* UNTIL 430 PM EDT

* AT 345 PM EDT… SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM BROADLANDS TO NEAR HAYMARKET… MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH.

HAZARD… 60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE… RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT… DAMAGING WINDS WILL CAUSE SOME TREES AND LARGE BRANCHES TO FALL. THIS COULD INJURE THOSE OUTDOORS… AS WELL AS DAMAGE HOMES AND VEHICLES. ROADWAYS MAY BECOME BLOCKED BY DOWNED TREES. LOCALIZED POWER OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE. UNSECURED LIGHT OBJECTS MAY BECOME PROJECTILES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE… ARLINGTON… GERMANTOWN… CENTREVILLE… ROCKVILLE… BETHESDA… GAITHERSBURG… RESTON… LEESBURG… ANNANDALE… OLNEY… SPRINGFIELD… SOUTH RIDING… HERNDON… FAIRFAX… VIENNA… FALLS CHURCH… BROADLANDS… LANSDOWNE… LOWES ISLAND AND BRAMBLETON. GET INDOORS TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM WIND AND LIGHTNING. TREES AROUND YOU MAY BE DOWNED FROM DAMAGING WINDS… SO IF YOU ARE NEAR LARGE TREES… MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR. DON’T DRIVE UNDERNEATH TREES OR IN WOODED AREAS UNTIL THE THREAT HAS PASSED.

Arlington County and surrounding areas are under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch through 8 p.m. tonight.

The National Weather Service says damaging storms are possible.

From NWS:

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FROM 1:45PM EDT MON UNTIL 8PM EDT MON

VA . VIRGINIA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

ARLINGTON CLARKE CULPEPER FAIRFAX FAUQUIER FREDERICK GREENE KING GEORGE LOUDOUN MADISON ORANGE PAGE PRINCE WILLIAM RAPPAHANNOCK ROCKINGHAM SHENANDOAH SPOTSYLVANIA STAFFORD WARREN

VIRGINIA INDEPENDENT CITIES INCLUDED ARE

ALEXANDRIA FAIRFAX FALLS CHURCH FREDERICKSBURG HARRISONBURG MANASSAS MANASSAS PARK WINCHESTER

DAMAGING THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. RESIDENTS ALL ACROSS THE BALTIMORE AND WASHINGTON DC METRO AREAS…NORTH AND CENTRAL VIRGINIA…MUCH OF MARYLAND AND PARTS OF THE EASTERN WEST VIRGINIA PANHANDLE SHOULD MONITOR THIS SITUATION VERY CLOSELY AND ENSURE YOUR NOAA WEATHER RADIOS ARE SET TO ALERT MODE. SEVERE WEATHER WARNINGS MAY BECOME NECESSARY. HERE ARE SOME SAFETY RULES TO KEEP IN MIND WHEN SEVERE WEATHER IS EXPECTED OR IS OCCURRING.

IF A WARNING IS ISSUED…SEEK SHELTER INDOORS IMMEDIATELY. A SEVERE  THUNDERSTORM IS DEFINED AS PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE OR GREATER HAIL AND WIND GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR MORE.

Flickr pool photo by Joseph Gruber

by ARLnow.com — July 16, 2016 at 4:30 pm 0

Parts of Arlington, D.C. and other local jurisdictions are now under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning.

The National Weather Service is warning of strong storms packing damaging wind gusts.

From the NWS:

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FROM 4:17PM EDT SAT UNTIL 5PM EDT SAT

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… THE NORTHWESTERN DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA… SOUTHERN MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND… NORTHERN FAIRFAX COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… THE CITY OF FALLS CHURCH IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… THE NORTHWESTERN CITY OF ALEXANDRIA IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… WESTERN ARLINGTON COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… SOUTHEASTERN LOUDOUN COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… THE CITY OF FAIRFAX IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA…

* UNTIL 500 PM EDT

* AT 417 PM EDT… A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED OVER HERNDON… MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH.

HAZARD… 60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE… RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT… DAMAGING WINDS WILL CAUSE SOME TREES AND LARGE BRANCHES TO FALL. THIS COULD INJURE THOSE OUTDOORS… AS WELL AS DAMAGE HOMES AND VEHICLES. ROADWAYS MAY BECOME BLOCKED BY DOWNED TREES. LOCALIZED POWER OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE. UNSECURED LIGHT OBJECTS MAY BECOME PROJECTILES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE… ARLINGTON… ALEXANDRIA… ROCKVILLE… BETHESDA… RESTON… ANNANDALE… SPRINGFIELD… SOUTH RIDING… HERNDON… FAIRFAX… VIENNA… FALLS CHURCH… BROADLANDS… LANSDOWNE… LOWES ISLAND… BRAMBLETON… MANTUA… PIMMIT HILLS… DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND AMERICAN LEGION BRIDGE. GET INDOORS TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM WIND AND LIGHTNING. TREES AROUND YOU MAY BE DOWNED FROM DAMAGING WINDS… SO IF YOU ARE NEAR LARGE TREES… MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR. DON’T DRIVE UNDERNEATH TREES OR IN WOODED AREAS UNTIL THE THREAT HAS PASSED.

by ARLnow.com — July 14, 2016 at 2:45 pm 0

Heat Advisory hits ArlingtonArlington County and the surrounding D.C. area is under a heat advisory today.

The National Weather Service says the worst of the heat — the heat index is currently 102 degrees — is happening in mid-to-late afternoon.

From NWS:

HEAT ADVISORY FROM 12PM EDT THU UNTIL 8PM EDT THU

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY… WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING.

* HEAT INDEX VALUES… 100 TO 105… THE HIGHEST VALUES WILL OCCUR IN THE MID TO LATE AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS… RISK OF HEAT-RELATED ILLNESS FOR THOSE WITHOUT AIR- CONDITIONING OR THOSE OUTDOORS FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD. DO NOT LEAVE PETS IN VEHICLES TODAY – EVEN WITH THE WINDOWS OPEN.

TO REDUCE RISK DURING OUTDOOR WORK, THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDS SCHEDULING FREQUENT REST BREAKS IN SHADED OR AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS. ANYONE OVERCOME BY HEAT SHOULD BE MOVED TO A COOL AND SHADED LOCATION. HEAT STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY – CALL 911.

A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HIGH TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HIGH TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE.

by ARLnow.com — July 6, 2016 at 4:05 pm 0

Arlington County firefighters are responding to a two-alarm blaze at a restaurant in Alexandria’s Del Ray neighborhood.

The second alarm was sounded just before 4 p.m.

The mutual aid call is for a fire at Al’s Steak House (1504 Mt. Vernon Avenue), which reopened today after a months-long hiatus, according to an article published on Del Ray Patch less than an hour ago.

by ARLnow.com — July 1, 2016 at 2:45 pm 0

Arlington County is under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch tonight.

Forecasters say severe storms are “likely” late this afternoon and early this evening.

From the National Weather Service:

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM FOR THE OUTLOOK AREA. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE LIKELY THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING. THE PRIMARY THREATS WILL BE DAMAGING WIND GUSTS AND LARGE HAIL. AN ISOLATED TORNADO CANNOT BE RULED OUT.

by ARLnow.com — June 28, 2016 at 4:20 pm 0

Arlington County is under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch through 10 p.m. tonight.

The National Weather Service says that isolated severe storms with gusty winds and heavy rains are possible.

ISOLATED SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING ACROSS THE OUTLOOK AREA INCLUDING THE WATERS. LOCALLY DAMAGING WIND GUSTS ARE THE PRIMARY THREAT.

LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN IS POSSIBLE WITH THE THUNDERSTORMS LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. IF REPETITIVE OR PERSISTENT THUNDERSTORMS OCCUR…ISOLATED FLASH FLOODING COULD OCCUR…PARTICULARLY IN URBAN AREAS.

by ARLnow.com — June 21, 2016 at 3:55 pm 0

Update at 5:55 p.m. — A Flash Flood Warning has also been issued for the area, through 8:45 p.m.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING

* UNTIL 845 PM EDT

* AT 551 PM EDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING
HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE AREA. FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN
SHORTLY.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT ARE EXPECTED TO EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE… ARLINGTON…ALEXANDRIA…BETHESDA…ANNANDALE…CLINTON… SPRINGFIELD…FORT WASHINGTON…FAIRFAX…FORT HUNT…VIENNA… GROVETON…FORESTVILLE…FALLS CHURCH…HUNTINGTON…LARGO… CORAL HILLS…BLADENSBURG…MANTUA…FORT BELVOIR AND PIMMIT HILLS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TURN AROUND…DON`T DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.

Update at 5:40 p.m. — Another Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Arlington.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FROM 5:31PM EDT TUE UNTIL 6:15PM EDT TUE

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… FAIRFAX COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… THE CITY OF FALLS CHURCH IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… THE CITY OF ALEXANDRIA IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… ARLINGTON COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… THE CITY OF FAIRFAX IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA…

* UNTIL 615 PM EDT

* AT 531 PM EDT… A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED OVER SOUTH RIDING… MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 25 MPH.

HAZARD… 70 MPH WIND GUSTS AND HALF DOLLAR SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE… RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT… DAMAGING WINDS WILL CAUSE SOME TREES AND LARGE BRANCHES TO FALL. THIS COULD INJURE THOSE OUTDOORS… AS WELL AS DAMAGE HOMES AND VEHICLES. ROADWAYS MAY BECOME BLOCKED BY DOWNED TREES. LOCALIZED POWER OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE. UNSECURED LIGHT OBJECTS MAY BECOME PROJECTILES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE… ARLINGTON… ALEXANDRIA… CENTREVILLE… RESTON… ANNANDALE… SPRINGFIELD… FAIRFAX… FORT HUNT… VIENNA… GROVETON… FALLS CHURCH… HUNTINGTON… MANTUA… FORT BELVOIR… PIMMIT HILLS… CRYSTAL CITY… REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT… MCLEAN… ROSSLYN AND BURKE. GET INDOORS TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM WIND AND LIGHTNING. TREES AROUND YOU MAY BE DOWNED FROM DAMAGING WINDS… SO IF YOU ARE NEAR LARGE TREES… MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR. DON’T DRIVE UNDERNEATH TREES OR IN WOODED AREAS UNTIL THE THREAT HAS PASSED.

Update at 2:25 p.m. — Arlington is now under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning through 3:15 p.m.

Earlier: Arlington is now under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch.

The watch is in effect until 9 p.m. tonight for much of the Mid-Atlantic region.

The National Weather Service says that isolated severe thunderstorms may produce “damaging winds and large hail” this afternoon and evening.

by ARLnow.com — June 16, 2016 at 8:25 pm 0

Arlington County and some surrounding areas are under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning through 9 p.m. tonight.

The National Weather Service says a storm producing high wind gusts is heading toward the area from the west.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING

* UNTIL 900 PM EDT

* AT 820 PM EDT…SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM LEESBURG TO NEAR HAYMARKET TO NEAR WARRENTON…MOVING EAST AT 35 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…DAMAGING WINDS WILL CAUSE SOME TREES AND LARGE BRANCHES TO FALL. THIS COULD INJURE THOSE OUTDOORS…AS WELL AS DAMAGE HOMES AND VEHICLES. ROADWAYS MAY BECOME BLOCKED BY DOWNED TREES. LOCALIZED POWER OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE. UNSECURED LIGHT OBJECTS MAY BECOME PROJECTILES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE… ARLINGTON…ALEXANDRIA…CENTREVILLE…DALE CITY…ROCKVILLE… BETHESDA…RESTON…LEESBURG…ANNANDALE…SPRINGFIELD… SOUTH RIDING…HERNDON…FAIRFAX…VIENNA…GROVETON… FALLS CHURCH…BROADLANDS…LANSDOWNE… LOWES ISLAND AND BRAMBLETON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

GET INDOORS TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM WIND AND LIGHTNING. TREES AROUND YOU MAY BE DOWNED FROM DAMAGING WINDS…SO IF YOU ARE NEAR LARGE TREES…MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR. DON`T DRIVE UNDERNEATH TREES OR IN WOODED AREAS UNTIL THE THREAT HAS PASSED.

by ARLnow.com — June 16, 2016 at 10:30 am 0

Man holding umbrella as storm brings heavy rain, wind and flooding on 2/24/16Update at 2:15 p.m. — Arlington is now under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch through 10 p.m. From the National Weather Service:

“SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE LIKELY LATE THIS AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT. THE MAIN THREAT IS DAMAGING WIND WITH LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED TORNADOES ALSO POSSIBLE. THE GREATEST RISK WILL BE BETWEEN 6 PM AND 10 PM…ESPECIALLY ACROSS VIRGINIA AND THE WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA.”

Earlier: Arlington and the D.C. region is under a Flash Flood Watch tonight.

Forecasters say heavy rainfall is expected and may cause localized flash flooding. The watch is in effect from 5 p.m. to 6 a.m. Friday. From NWS:

* FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE TONIGHT

* THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAINFALL ARE EXPECTED LATE TODAY AND TONIGHT. REPEATED THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAINFALL OVER THE SAME AREA MAY RESULT IN FLASH FLOODING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

by ARLnow.com — June 5, 2016 at 3:45 pm 0

Arlington and the rest of the D.C. area is under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch.

A line of storms is expected to reach the area around 5 p.m. The watch is in effect until 10 p.m.

From the National Weather Service:

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THE ENTIRE OUTLOOK AREA UNTIL 10PM. THE MAIN THREAT IS DAMAGING WIND. LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE.

TORRENTIAL DOWNPOURS MAY LEAD TO LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING OF STREAMS…CREEKS AND URBAN AREAS.

by ARLnow.com — May 2, 2016 at 6:20 pm 0

(Updated at 7:50 p.m.) The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for parts of Arlington County and surrounding areas.

From NWS:

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING UNTIL 8:15PM EDT MON

AT 730 PM EDT… A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED OVER TYSONS CORNER… OR OVER PIMMIT HILLS… MOVING NORTHEAST AT 25 MPH.

HAZARD… 60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE… RADAR INDICATED. A SPOTTER IN VIENNA ALSO REPORTED QUARTER SIZED HAIL AT 730 PM.

IMPACT… HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE TO ROOFS… SIDING… AND TREES.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE… ARLINGTON… ROCKVILLE… BETHESDA… RESTON… ANNANDALE… OLNEY… COLLEGE PARK… GREENBELT… FAIRFAX… LANGLEY PARK… BELTSVILLE… VIENNA… FALLS CHURCH… BLADENSBURG… MANTUA… PIMMIT HILLS… AMERICAN LEGION BRIDGE… HOWARD UNIVERSITY… MCLEAN AND FORT TOTTEN. THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM. FOR YOUR PROTECTION GO INDOORS… IDEALLY TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF YOUR HOME OR BUILDING.

 

by ARLnow.com — May 2, 2016 at 9:45 am 0

Rainy February commute (Flickr pool photo by Kevin Wolf)

There is a good chance of rain or storms each day of this week, through Friday.

Normally May is one of the more pleasantly sunny and warm months of the year in the D.C. area. Except for a brief period of warmth today, high temperatures this week will struggle to break out of the 60s.

How do you plan to cope with the cool, rainy, overcast weather this week?

Flickr pool photo by Kevin Wolf

by ARLnow.com — April 18, 2016 at 4:45 pm 0

Apparent dust devil during youth baseball game at Quincy Field (photo courtesy Harold Andersen)An apparent dust devil disrupted a youth baseball game in Arlington Saturday afternoon.

The tornado-like weather phenomenon happened around 4 p.m. at Quincy Field, near Arlington Central Library, during an Arlington Babe Ruth baseball game, we’re told.

A witness said the whirlwind sent spectators and players scurrying for cover.

“Three twisters made their way down the third baseball line during a 13-year old Senior Babe Ruth baseball game,” said Harold Andersen. “At first it appeared to be a strong gust of wind but as lawn chairs and full bat bags were carried up into the sky… players, coaches and umpires went running to the dugouts.”

The dust devils eventually dissipated over the library, said Andersen. But seriously, we asked — did one really lift bat bags into the air?

“I actually had a lawn chair lifted out of my hands as I was protecting my face from the flying sand,” Andersen said. “I would swear at least two bat bags loaded with catcher’s gear flew into and over the backstop.”

He added: “One parent yelled out ‘we are not in Kansas any more.'”

by ARLnow.com — April 9, 2016 at 11:45 am 0

Snow falls near Columbia PikeArlington and much of the region is under a Wind Advisory from 3-10 p.m. Saturday, and a Freeze Warning from midnight to 10 a.m. Sunday.

The National Weather Service says wind gusts up to 50 mph could cause scattered damage and freezing temperatures in the 20s could kill sensitive plants.

The one-two punch of wintry weather follows bouts of snow showers across the area this morning.

From NWS:

… WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 10 PM EDT THIS EVENING… … FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 10 AM EDT SUNDAY…

* TEMPERATURES… MID TO UPPER 20S TONIGHT.

* TIMING… THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE FROM MID AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* WINDS… NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

* IMPACTS… UNPROTECTED VEGETATION SENSITIVE TO FREEZING TEMPERATURES WILL BE KILLED OR DAMAGED.

* IMPACTS… SCATTERED TREE AND POWER LINE DAMAGE. DIFFICULTY DRIVING HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FREEZE WARNING MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED. THESE CONDITIONS WILL KILL SENSITIVE CROPS AND OTHER VEGETATION.

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND GUSTS OF 45 TO 55 MPH ARE EXPECTED. SECURE OUTDOOR FURNITURE AND TAKE CARE DRIVING HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

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