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by ARLnow.com — February 2, 2016 at 9:20 am 0

Arlington and the National Mall, as seen from space (photo via Twitter/Scott Kelly)

Expect Early Spring, Says GroundhogsUpdated at 9:40 a.m. — Punxsutawney Phil and Potomac Phil both did not see their shadow this morning and thus have predicted an early spring. Unfortunately, the former Phil is wrong more often than he is right. [CNN, Borderstan]

New County Manager Inks Contract — The Arlington County Board last week ratified a contract with Mark Schwartz, the county’s newly-appointed county manager. (Schwartz served as interim county manager for six months before his appointment.) Under the contract, Schwartz will earn $245,000 in his first year, which is less than the $270,000 annual salary of his predecessor and former boss, Barbara Donnellan. [InsideNova]

WeWork Now Open in Crystal City — The WeWork co-working space in Crystal City officially opened yesterday. The office space is decorated with plush couches, hardwood floors and oversized light fixtures, among other design elements. [Twitter]

Online Plan Review System Up and Running — Arlington County launched its Electronic Plan Review system yesterday, allowing plans for building permits and land use to be submitted, reviewed and approved online. The system is expected to save time and money compared to the previous, in-person submissions, though those submitting plans still have to go to the county offices to pay the permit fees in person. [Arlington County]

Praise for Texas Jack’s — A food critic finds a lot to like at Texas Jack’s, the new barbecue restaurant in the former EatBar space in Lyon Park. Writes Tim Carman: “[Chef Matt Lang’s] moist brisket is A-lister stuff, thick, succulent slices with a pink smoke ring lingering just below a dark outer bark of salt, pepper, smoke and fat, all fused together in a Southern Pride smoker set low and slow.” [Washington Post]

Photo via Twitter/Scott Kelly

by ARLnow.com — January 26, 2016 at 11:00 am 0

Snowy scene in Arlington (photo courtesy Bryanna Lansing)

Snowy Scenes in Arlington Make National TV — A number of national television outlets have used video of snowy streets and outdoor activities in Arlington during their coverage of the East Coast blizzard. [ABC News, Weather Channel]

Local TV Stations Cover Resident Complaints — Some Arlington residents have taken their complaints about the pace of snow removal on residential streets to the local TV stations. [Fox 5 DC, WUSA 9]

Groundhog Day at Aurora Hills Library — The 1993 Bill Murray classic Groundhog Day will be played “over and over again” at the Aurora Hills library branch on Tuesday, Feb. 2, starting at 1 p.m. [Arlington Public Library]

APS: Please Clear Your Sidewalks — In a letter to parents, Arlington Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Patrick Murphy urges Arlingtonians to clear sidewalks and bus stops in their neighborhood so that students can go back to school safely. APS is closed through at least Wednesday. Students have Monday off due to a regularly-scheduled grade preparation day. [Arlington Public Schools]

Photo courtesy Bryanna Lansing

by ARLnow.com — February 3, 2014 at 10:15 am 0

Groundhog Day (photo via Facebook)Sunday morning, outside of a small Pennsylvania town about 4 hours northwest of Arlington, the famed weather-predicting groundhog Punxsutawney Phil made a not-so-bold prediction.

As three winter storms prepared to batter the northeast this week, Phil saw his shadow and thus predicted six more weeks of winter. (The immediate D.C. metro area has so far been spared snow from today’s storm.)

While not a huge snow producer, this winter has without a doubt been one of our coldest in recent memory. With that in mind, how do you feel about the groundhog’s forecast?
 

Photo via Facebook

by ARLnow.com — February 2, 2012 at 9:46 am 2,081 24 Comments

This morning, on Groundhog Day, Punxsutawney Phil was rudely awoken from his slumber and asked to predict the weather.

Phil saw his shadow — meaning that, according to tradition, there will be six more weeks of winter. Given the mild winter so far, would you mind six weeks of cold, wintry weather before the start of spring?


by ARLnow.com — February 2, 2010 at 12:17 pm 0

Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow today, signalling that six more weeks of winter are ahead. Statistically, the opposite of the groundhog’s February 2nd prediction usually holds true. But this year it appears the rodent might be spot on.

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for our area tonight. Current predictions are calling for rain changing to snow, with 2-4 inches of accumulation by tomorrow morning. And another snow storm may be brewing for this weekend.

The Capital Weather Gang notes that we seem to be in the midst of a cold and abnormally snowy weather pattern. So, at least this year, chalk one up for the Prognosticator of Prognosticators.

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