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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.

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

The threat of sub-freezing weather tonight has not subsided, so make sure to cover up or bring inside any sensitive plants.

From the National Weather Service:

… FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM EDT WEDNESDAY…

* TEMPERATURES… LOW TEMPERATURES TONIGHT FROM THE MID 20S TO THE LOW 30S.
* IMPACTS… UNPROTECTED VEGETATION SENSITIVE TO FREEZING TEMPERATURES WILL BE KILLED OR DAMAGED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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

by ARLnow.com — April 4, 2016 at 9:20 am 0

Frost-covered leaf (Flickr pool photo by ksrjghkegkdhgkk)The National Weather Service is warning against a possible freeze overnight Monday into Tuesday, and again Tuesday into Wednesday.

Warm weather this afternoon will give way to showers, possible storms and falling temperatures. Should the temperature drop below freezing tonight, it could damage plants and ruin spring gardens.

The NWS has issued a Freeze Warning for early Tuesday, from midnight to 10 a.m.:

… FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 10 AM EDT TUESDAY… … FREEZE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING…

* TEMPERATURES… IN THE UPPER 20S TO LOWER 30S TONIGHT. IN THE MID 20S TO AROUND 30 TUESDAY NIGHT.
* IMPACTS… UNPROTECTED VEGETATION SENSITIVE TO FREEZING TEMPERATURES WILL BE KILLED OR DAMAGED.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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

A FREEZE WATCH MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE POSSIBLE. THESE CONDITIONS COULD KILL CROPS AND OTHER SENSITIVE VEGETATION.

A Freeze Watch has been issued for early Wednesday, from midnight to 9 a.m.

Flickr pool photo by ksrjghkegkdhgkk

by ARLnow.com — March 26, 2012 at 8:35 am 2,916 25 Comments

Faith-Based Advocates Seek More Affordable Housing — A coalition of local churches and community advocates is asking Arlington County to quadruple the amount of tax support it devotes to affordable housing. At a large gathering on Saturday, Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement (VOICE) also expressed support for Arlington refocusing its affordable housing efforts to benefit those in the lowest income brackets. [Sun Gazette]

New Metrobus Service Coming — To help make up for a forthcoming service change that will mean six additional minutes of waiting time for trains between the Pentagon and Rosslyn, Metro is expanding bus service between Crystal City and Rosslyn. [Dr. Gridlock]

Freeze Watch Tonight — The National Weather Service has issued a freeze watch for tonight. Gardeners should take extra precautions to protect plants should temperatures dip below 32 degrees as forecast. [Capital Weather Gang]

Arlington Educators Honored — Updated at 10:10 a.m. — Patrick Henry Elementary School principal Dr. Lisa Piehota and Wakefield High School teacher Dr. Laurrell Wiersma have been named the Arlington Public Schools principal and teacher of the year. In addition, Drs. Piehota and Wiersma have been honored with the Distinguished Educational Leadership and Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher awards by the Washington Post. A total of 39 teachers and principals from throughout the region were honored by the Post.

Photo courtesy Derek Heiss

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