Monday, January 17, 2011

Icy Conditions Impacting Area - (LIVE Posting)

11:15pm EST - 


Prince William Co. School officials have just announced they will be closed tomorrow (11/18) due to the winter weather that is currently impacting the region. Stay tuned for continuing updates.

11:10pm EST - 

ALEXANDRIA CITY SCHOOLS - 2 Hour Delay for Tomorrow

Heavy sleet is falling in parts of the area right now. Areas farther to the south and east have changed over to freezing rain with a little sleet mixing in. There are still reports of mainly snow to the north and west.

The Capital Region Pulse weather team is anticipating more and more schools to delay and close tomorrow or late tonight. Stay tuned to our website for the latest on these updates. We will also have a steady stream of pictures and updates on our site RIGHT HERE!

Watch our Twitter, Facebook and website for the more up to date information.

10:45pm EST - 

The Winter Weather Advisory for PARTS of the DC area has been UPGRADED to a Winter Storm Warning. 

The upgrade DOES NOT include DC proper but DOES include areas JUST to the north and west of the city. This includes Montgomery, Frederick, and other North Central Maryland counties. The National Weather Service now is forecasting two to three tenths of an inch of freezing rain (this is significant).

Isolated power outages will become possible if the higher amounts are realized. Sleet and freezing rain will continue until a changeover in a few hours to all freezing rain. DO NOT travel unless required. Travel will become very hazardous as the night continues.

Stay tuned to The Capital Region Pulse for updates on school closings and delays.

10:30pm EST - 

The mixed bag of precipitation continues across the area. Lots of reports now coming in of dicey conditions on sidewalks and side streets. Montgomery Co. DOT seems to be on top of the situation at this hour with salt crews even treating some neighborhood roads.

Snow and sleet fall in Montgomery Co, Maryland around 10:30pm on Monday night. 

10:15pm EST -

A mixture of sleet, freezing rain, and snow is continuing in the DC Metro area. The Capital Region Pulse weather team expects this mixing to continue for the next hour or two before the predominate precipitation type becomes freezing rain (ice).

No significant school closures have been reported yet, but stay tuned! Lots of accidents and power outages being reported to the east of the metro area in Anne Arundel County.

(Original Post)

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the entire DC Metro area. Freezing rain, sleet, and snow will impact the area this evening before changing over to all freezing rain later. Moderate amounts of ice are possible. Stay tuned for the latest information.

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