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by ARLnow.com — July 25, 2016 at 5:55 pm 0

Storm Clouds in Clarendon on July 18, 2016Update at 6:05 p.m. — The Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been cancelled, but Arlington remains under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch through 10 p.m.

Earlier: Arlington County is currently under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning.

The National Weather Service says a severe storm with very strong winds and hail may impact Arlington in the midst of the evening rush hour.

From NWS.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FROM 5:44PM EDT MON UNTIL 6:30PM EDT MON

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA… NORTHWESTERN CHARLES COUNTY IN SOUTHERN MARYLAND… PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND… SOUTHEASTERN MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND… FAIRFAX COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… EAST CENTRAL PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… THE CITY OF FAIRFAX IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… THE CITY OF FALLS CHURCH IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… THE CITY OF ALEXANDRIA IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… ARLINGTON COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… THE NORTHEASTERN CITY OF MANASSAS PARK IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA…

* UNTIL 630 PM EDT

* AT 543 PM EDT… A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED OVER DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT… MOVING EAST AT 30 MPH.

HAZARD… 70 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… ALEXANDRIA… CENTREVILLE… WALDORF… BETHESDA… RESTON… BOWIE… ANNANDALE… CLINTON… SPRINGFIELD… COLLEGE PARK… FORT WASHINGTON… HERNDON… GREENBELT… FAIRFAX… LANGLEY PARK… BELTSVILLE… FORT HUNT… VIENNA AND GROVETON. 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 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 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 — 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 — 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 — January 7, 2016 at 5:20 pm 0

Crime Prevention - Thefts from Home (image via ACPD)There have been a string of home burglaries in Arlington and police believe the connection between them is the use of an online cleaning service.

Arlington County Police are now warning residents to be wary of any cleaner from an online service who refuses to give his or her last name and phone number. The department recommends the use of a home video security system for those who cannot be at home during the cleaning.

ACPD spokeswoman Ashley Savage declined to name the online cleaning service in question, citing “the integrity of ongoing cases.” She did, however, specify that the “cleaners are contractors signed up with an online cleaning service that does the scheduling on their behalf.”

The most prominent company to fit that definition is Handy. The New York City-based startup recently raised $50 million in venture funding, valuing the company around half a billion dollars. It has been criticized for its classification of cleaners as independent contractors.

So far, Handy has not responded to an inquiry from ARLnow.com. On its website, Handy says its cleaners are “experienced, friendly, background-checked, and insured.”

The police department issued an infographic (above) and the following statement about the online cleaning-related thefts.

The Arlington County Police Department has seen an increase in thefts from homes that have utilized online cleaning services. While a burglar has to break into an unsuspecting home, the same results can happen by giving unknown people access to your home. Below are a few things to consider before allowing any service provider into your home.

  • How long has the service been in business in your community?
  • Did you receive a favorable recommendation from friends or family?
  • Does the service have the appropriate permits to conduct business?
  • Is the service licensed properly with the County or the State?

When searching for an online cleaning service, it is suspicious of subcontractors to only provide partial names or to fail to provide telephone numbers. While there are many legitimate service providers, it is always recommended you remain present when the service is being provided and that you place all valuables in a secure area prior to their arrival.

If it is not possible for you to remain at home while the service is being provided and you can’t have a friend or family member assist you, you may want to reschedule for another time or consider monitoring the activity with a home video security system. These systems can be monitored via the web or your smartphone.

You work hard for things you have purchased. Help us to help you enjoy the fruits of your labor and avoid being a victim of theft.

A local online cleaning service, Maids in Black, said via a spokeswoman that it is “not a part of this investigation.”

“We pride ourself on hiring trustworthy employees who all must pass a background screening to ensure only the highest quality of service,” said Joanna Kalita. “These instances are quite unfortunate, however, in no way connected to Maids In Black.”

by ARLnow.com — July 27, 2015 at 3:40 pm 1,319 0

Heavy rain on 7/27/15(Updated at 4:15 p.m.) Arlington County is under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 4:30 p.m. and a Flash Flood Warning until 6:45 p.m.

Parts of Arlington were inundated by heavy rain and frequent lightning and thunder this afternoon. There were scattered reports of power outages along Columbia Pike and people trapped in stuck elevators in Virginia Square and other parts of the county.

A wind gust of 58 miles per hour was reported in the Cherrydale neighborhood of Arlington during the storm, according to the National Weather Service. Flooding was reported in the westbound lanes of Washington Blvd, prompting police to close a ramp from Route 50.

From the National Weather Service:

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA… WEST CENTRAL PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND… EAST CENTRAL FAIRFAX COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… THE CITY OF ALEXANDRIA IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… ARLINGTON COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA…

* UNTIL 430 PM EDT

* AT 339 PM EDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED OVER CRYSTAL CITY…AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 5 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE… ARLINGTON…NATIONALS PARK…CRYSTAL CITY…HUNTINGTON…ROSSLYN… GROVETON…BALLSTON…US CAPITOL…ANACOSTIA…GEORGETOWN…HYBLA VALLEY…MARLOW HEIGHTS…FOREST HEIGHTS…ROCK CREEK…THE MALL… BOLLING AIR FORCE…BARCROFT…JEFFERSON MANOR…CHERRYDALE AND WESTOVER.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE DAMAGING WINDS…LARGE HAIL…DEADLY LIGHTNING AND VERY HEAVY RAIN. FOR YOUR PROTECTION…MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS. HEAVY RAINS FLOOD ROADS QUICKLY SO DO NOT DRIVE INTO AREAS WHERE WATER COVERS THE ROAD.

Also from NWS:

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR… THE CENTRAL DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA… EAST CENTRAL FAIRFAX COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… THE CITY OF ALEXANDRIA IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… ARLINGTON COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… THE CITY OF FALLS CHURCH IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA…

* UNTIL 645 PM EDT

* AT 344 PM EDT…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A THUNDERSTORM PRODUCING HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE AREA. UP TO ONE INCH OF RAIN HAS ALREADY FALLEN. FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN SHORTLY.

THIS INCLUDES FLOOD PRONE ROADS LOCATIONS MILITARY ROAD AT 36TH ROAD…18TH STREET AT UPTON STREET…17TH STREET NORTH AT NORTH BUCHANAN ST… SOUTH TROY STREET NEAR LONG BRANCH… BRADDOCK ROAD AT WEST STREET… AND RHODE ISLAND AVENUE NORTHEAST BETWEEN 2ND AND CAPI.

by ARLnow.com — June 23, 2015 at 4:25 pm 2,503 0

Storm approaching Arlington 6/23/15Update at 8:15 p.m. — The strong storm that blew through Arlington this evening has left behind fallen trees, widespread power outages and long flight delays at Reagan National Airport.

Dominion Virginia Power is reporting 4,245 customers without power in Arlington — almost 5 percent of all customers in the county. Power outages have been reported in Pentagon City, in Courthouse near I-66 and in the Virginia Square area.

The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City mall was evacuated during the storm due to a power outage there. Scanner reports suggest firefighters rescued some customers from stuck elevators. The Pentagon Centre mall was also reported to be without power.

Other outages were reported around the intersections of Lee Highway and N. Adams Street and Lee Highway and N. Kirkwood Road, where traffic signals were not functioning.

At Reagan National Airport, meanwhile departure delays of up to one hour and 45 minutes and arrival delays of up to 45 minutes were reported.

Update at 6:50 p.m. — The Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been upgraded to a warning.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING…
* UNTIL 715 PM EDT
* AT 627 PM EDT… TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM BROOKLYN PARK TO SOUTH RIDING… AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 35 MPH.
* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE… ARLINGTON… ROCKVILLE… BOWIE… COLLEGE PARK… HERNDON… GREENBELT… FAIRFAX… VIENNA… FALLS CHURCH… BLADENSBURG… CROFTON… SPRINGFIELD… SOUTH RIDING… PIMMIT HILLS… BODKIN POINT… BETHESDA… SILLERY BAY… NATIONAL HARBOR… FEDEX FIELD AND LANGLEY PARK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE DAMAGING WINDS… LARGE HAIL… DEADLY LIGHTNING AND VERY HEAVY RAIN. FOR YOUR PROTECTION… MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS. HEAVY RAINS FLOOD ROADS QUICKLY SO DO NOT DRIVE INTO AREAS WHERE WATER COVERS THE ROAD.

Earlier: Arlington and the surrounding D.C. area is now under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch.

Forecasters say strong storms are likely this afternoon and evening, as cold front approaches from the west and brings with it a line of storms.

From the National Weather Service.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 346 IS IN EFFECT FOR THE OUTLOOK AREA THROUGH 11 PM. DAMAGING WIND GUSTS AND LARGE HAIL ARE THE PRIMARY THREATS. THUNDERSTORMS WILL ALSO CONTAIN VERY HEAVY RAINFALL. LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING IS POSSIBLE.

by ARLnow.com — June 14, 2015 at 5:46 pm 0

Arlington County is currently under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning.

From the National Weather Service:

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… SOUTH CENTRAL MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND… EAST CENTRAL FAIRFAX COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… THE EASTERN CITY OF ALEXANDRIA IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… ARLINGTON COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… THE SOUTHEASTERN CITY OF FALLS CHURCH IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA…
* UNTIL 600 PM EDT
* AT 534 PM EDT… DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED OVER AMERICAN UNIVERSITY… OR NEAR ROSSLYN… AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 25 MPH.
* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE… ARLINGTON… FORESTVILLE… GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY… NATIONALS PARK… CRYSTAL CITY… CLINTON… CORAL HILLS… RFK STADIUM… HOWARD UNIVERSITY… ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE… LARGO… FORT TOTTEN… ROSSLYN… FEDEX FIELD… PIMMIT HILLS… CHEVERLY… SEAT PLEASANT… FRIENDSHIP VILLAGE… ANACOSTIA AND ROSARYVILLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE DAMAGING WINDS… LARGE HAIL… DEADLY LIGHTNING AND VERY HEAVY RAIN. FOR YOUR PROTECTION… MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS. HEAVY RAINS FLOOD ROADS QUICKLY SO DO NOT DRIVE INTO AREAS WHERE WATER COVERS THE ROAD.

by ARLnow.com — May 16, 2015 at 5:55 pm 1,422 0

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Arlington and much of the immediate D.C. metro area.

A line of thunderstorms is rumbling across the region from the west, bringing the potential for torrential rainfall and dangerous lightning and wind gusts early Saturday evening.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA… NORTHWESTERN PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND… SOUTHEASTERN MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND… NORTHEASTERN FAIRFAX COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… NORTHERN ARLINGTON COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA…
* UNTIL 615 PM EDT
* AT 547 PM EDT… DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED OVER RESTON… AND MOVING EAST AT 30 MPH.
* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE… ROCKVILLE… COLLEGE PARK… GREENBELT… VIENNA… BLADENSBURG… LANGLEY PARK… PIMMIT HILLS… GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY… AMERICAN LEGION BRIDGE… RFK STADIUM… BETHESDA… HOWARD UNIVERSITY… MCLEAN… FORT TOTTEN… BYRD STADIUM… ROSSLYN… BELTSVILLE… HYATTSVILLE… TAKOMA PARK AND NEW CARROLLTON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE DAMAGING WINDS… DESTRUCTIVE HAIL… DEADLY LIGHTNING AND VERY HEAVY RAIN. FOR YOUR PROTECTION… MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS. HEAVY RAINS FLOOD ROADS QUICKLY SO DO NOT DRIVE INTO AREAS WHERE WATER COVERS THE ROAD.

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM… AND MAY LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS.

by ARLnow.com — April 20, 2015 at 7:50 pm 0

Arlington County is under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning through 8:30 p.m.

From the National Weather Service:

AT 742 PM EDT… DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR FAIRFAX TO NEAR TRIANGLE… AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE… ARLINGTON… COLLEGE PARK… VIENNA… FALLS CHURCH… BLADENSBURG… FORESTVILLE IN PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY… PIMMIT HILLS… MANTUA… THE I395 AND I495… GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY… NATIONALS PARK… CLINTON… CORAL HILLS… WOODBRIDGE… THE I66 AND I495… LANGLEY PARK… ANNANDALE… DALE CITY… CRYSTAL CITY AND HUNTINGTON IN FAIRFAX COUNTY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE DAMAGING WINDS… DESTRUCTIVE HAIL… DEADLY LIGHTNING AND VERY HEAVY RAIN. FOR YOUR PROTECTION… MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS. HEAVY RAINS FLOOD ROADS QUICKLY SO DO NOT DRIVE INTO AREAS WHERE WATER COVERS THE ROAD.

by ARLnow.com — March 4, 2015 at 10:45 am 2,428 0

Arlington County snow plowArlington County is bracing for a yet another significant snowstorm, with forecasters calling for up to 8 inches of accumulation Thursday.

Arlington’s Dept. of Environmental Services says they will have all 50 of their snow-clearing trucks ready to clear Arlington’s 974 lane miles of roadway. So far, the department does not have an estimate for when crews will be able to move from clearing main roads to residential streets.

“We are closely monitoring the weather and will have our full resources (approximately 50 trucks) available,” said DES spokeswoman Shannon Whalen McDaniel. “The actual amount of snow that falls and the duration of the event (how long it falls) will dictate when our trucks can move from Phase 2 of clearing Primary Routes to Phase 3 – Residential Streets. We will notify the community when we shift phases.”

Whalen McDaniel said the heavy rain that’s expected today (Wednesday) will make pre-treating roads virtually impossible.

The National Weather Service, meanwhile, has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Arlington and the D.C. area.

… WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 9 PM EST THURSDAY…

* PRECIPITATION TYPES… WINTRY MIX… THEN ALL SNOW… HEAVY AT TIMES.
* ACCUMULATIONS… SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 4 TO 8 INCHES… ALONG WITH AROUND A TRACE OF ICE.
* TIMING… RAIN CHANGES TO WINTRY MIX AROUND MIDNIGHT THEN ALL SNOW THURSDAY. SNOW HEAVIEST THURSDAY LATE MORNING INTO THE AFTERNOON.
* TEMPERATURES… IN THE UPPER 20S.
* WINDS… NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.
* IMPACTS… ROADS WILL BE SNOW COVERED… VISIBILITIES WILL DROP TO AROUND A QUARTER-MILE AT TIMES… MAKING TRAVEL DANGEROUS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL… KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT… FOOD… AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

by ARLnow.com — February 15, 2015 at 5:30 pm 5,349 0

Snowy scene along Columbia Pike (from 1/26/11)(Updated at 4:30 p.m.) The Winter Storm Watch issued for Arlington and the rest of the D.C. area Sunday afternoon has been upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning.

As of Monday morning, forecasters said 6-10 inches of snow may fall overnight. The snow is expected to begin Monday afternoon and wrap up Tuesday morning.

From the National Weather Service:

… WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST TUESDAY…

* PRECIPITATION TYPE… SNOW.
* ACCUMULATIONS… 6 TO 10 INCHES… WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS EXPECTED ACROSS PORTIONS OF LOWER SOUTHERN MARYLAND.
* TIMING… SNOW WILL INCREASE IN INTENSITY THROUGH THE EVENING HOURS. HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED LATE TONIGHT INTO EARLY TUESDAY MORNING.
* TEMPERATURES… MID TEENS TO LOWER 20S.
* WINDS… EAST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* IMPACTS… BEGINNING THIS EVENING… ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY WITH VISIBILITIES BEING REDUCED TO ONE HALF MILE OR LESS AT TIMES. THE COMBINATION OF SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LOW VISIBILITY WILL MAKE TRAVELING DANGEROUS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL… KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT… FOOD… AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

by ARLnow.com — October 15, 2014 at 12:32 pm 2,856 0

(Updated at 1:15 p.m.) The National Weather Service issued a Tornado Warning for Arlington this afternoon as a dangerous storm system rolled through the area.

The tornado warning has since been canceled, but a flood watch remains in effect through 8:00 p.m. (See below.)

Medics in Arlington responded to at least one report of a person struck by lightning during the storms.

Police reported significant flooding along Four Mile Run in the area of I-395. Flooding was also reported on S. Scott Street near the Wellington apartments, and on Route 50 near Glebe Road.

As of 1:15 p.m., 212 Dominion customers in Arlington County were said to be without power. According to a reader, the Harris Teeter at Lee Highway and N. Harrison Street was among those that had lost power.

…FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING…

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF MARYLAND…THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND VIRGINIA…

* UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING

* A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL IMPACT THE REGION TODAY. A PLUME OF HEAVY RAINFALL IS MOVING SLOWLY ACROSS THE REGION FROM WEST TO EAST THROUGH THIS EVENING. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF ONE TO THREE INCHES CAN BE EXPECTED WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.

* THE HEAVY RAINFALL MAY CAUSE FLOODING OF LOW LYING AREAS… ESPECIALLY IN URBAN AREAS AND LOCATIONS ESPECIALLY PRONE TO FRESHWATER FLOODING. NEVER CROSS ROADS THAT ARE FLOODED. TURN AROUND DON`T DROWN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON CURRENT FORECASTS.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.

by ARLnow.com — July 8, 2014 at 6:35 pm 1,914 0

Update at 10:50 p.m. — Fewer than 1,000 Dominion customers are now in the dark in Arlington. A possible water main break has also been reported in Fairlington.

Nearly 3,000 Dominion customers were without power in Arlington Tuesday night after a line of severe storms packing gusty winds blew through the area.

Most of the power outages were concentrated in south Arlington, in the Pentagon City area. Storms appear to have caused only minor damage in most parts of Arlington, but a reported transformer fire on the 1600 block of Arlington Ridge Road has caused numerous power outages along the east end of Columbia Pike and in Pentagon City, Aurora Highlands and Arlington Ridge, according to Twitter reports.

Police closed Arlington Ridge Road near the blown transformer, while Dominion crews worked to fix it.

Despite the outages, the storms did have some upside: temperatures have cooled down significantly and residents were treated to a spectacular double rainbow at sunset as the storms passed.

Arlington County and much of the D.C. area was under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning earlier. Forecasters said a line of storms approaching the area was packing “destructive” winds, large hail and frequent lightning.

From the National Weather Service:

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 830 PM EDT FOR THE CITY OF ALEXANDRIA… THE CITY OF FAIRFAX… THE CITY OF FALLS CHURCH… THE CITY OF MANASSAS… THE CITY OF MANASSAS PARK… PRINCE WILLIAM… FAIRFAX… CALVERT… ANNE ARUNDEL… PRINCE GEORGES… ARLINGTON… HOWARD AND MONTGOMERY COUNTIES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA…

AT 715 PM EDT… SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE DETECTED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM LAUREL TO KENILWORTH TO FRANCONIA… AND WERE MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH.

THESE STORMS ARE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE… RIDGEWAY… SEVERN… SUITLAND… DISTRICT HEIGHTS… SOUTH GATE… PRINCE GEORGES STADIUM… GAMBRILLS… MORNINGSIDE… SEVERNA PARK… HERALD HARBOR… CROWNSVILLE… CLINTON… CAPE ARTHUR… RIVERDALE… CHELSEA BEACH… PASADENA… SILLERY BAY… LAKE SHORE… BODKIN POINT… NAVY-MARINE CORPS MEMORIAL STADIUM…

THIS IS A DANGEROUS LINE OF STORMS. IF YOU ARE IN ITS PATH… MOVE INDOORS TO A STURDY BUILDING AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS. WHEN IT IS SAFE TO DO SO… REPORT SEVERE WEATHER TO LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OR TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

THIS LINE OF STORMS HAS A HISTORY OF PRODUCING WIDESPREAD WIND DAMAGE. SEEK SHELTER INSIDE A STURDY STRUCTURE AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

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