Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Ride out the Virginia snow storm with Patch.
UPDATE 5 p.m.: Due to inclement weather, all education classes and workshops at the Workhouse are cancelled today, Wednesday. Galleries and studio buildings are closed to the public today. UPDATE 12:20 p.m.: From the Fairfax County Park Authority: Due to the snowstorm, all park facilities will be closed from Noon today until 10 a.m. Thursday. This includes RECenters, synthetic turf fields, and all other park facilities. UPDATE 12:10 p.m. Fairfax County Government offices and services will close at Noon Wednesday. Fairfax County Courts are also closed. All Fairfax County library branches, includingBurke Centre Library, Pohick Regional Library, and Kings Park Library will close at 11 a.m. Wednesday. VRE service is canceled Wednesday. …
Follow the winter storm through the Weather Channel widget.
To use the Weather Channel widget, hover over the lower part of the map to bring up an icon that allows you to click 'past' or 'future' to see the path of the storm in 15-minute increments. Along the left side you can scroll in or out for a wider view of the map and hover over the top right of the map for a key and to toggle between a road and satellite view. See also: Lorton Under Winter Storm Watch NWS Issues Winter Storm Watch For Fairfax County Starting Tuesday
Monday, December 3, 2012
22079 and the surrounding areas will see pleasantly warm temperatures early in the week.
The calendar says December, but springlike temperatures will warm up Lorton early this week. Northern Virginia will see temperatures reaching the mid-to-upper 60s at the start of the week, according to the National Weather Service before colder temperatures return. Temperatures Monday and Tuesday are expected to reach 67 degrees, 20 degrees warmer than the average high of 47 degrees. By Wednesday, temperatures will start to descend, hitting 57 degrees for a high. By Thursday, it'll be time to bundle up, with highs reaching 47 degrees. The week will be partly cloudy, with the sunniest day forecast to be Thursday. Temperatures will start to climb again, getting into the 50s on Friday and Saturday. Chances for rain increase to 30 percent for …
Sunday, July 8, 2012
National Weather Service forecasts possible storms after 3 p.m.
While Lorton will get some relief from the heat Sunday as temperatures drop back into the 90s, afternoon thunderstorms could bring strong storms, wind and hail to the area after 3 p.m. The National Weather Service predicts Sunday will begin partly sunny with a high near 97 and a heat index value as high as 105. Around 3 p.m., the beginning of a cold front pushing southward across the Mid-Atlantic will bring showers and thunderstorms, with a possibility of damaging wind and hail, NWS said. Some areas will see only a tenth of an inch of rainfall; in areas with thunderstorms, however, that amount will be greater. The National Weather Service offers the following safety tips for thunderstorms: In the event of a power outage, residents are …
Monday, July 2, 2012
How did you fare after Friday's storm?
Power is still out for thousands across the region, and a majority of Mason Neck is still in the dark after Friday's derecho. Fallen limbs have cut power at three locations along Gunston Road, stripping power from hundreds of homes, Mason Neck State Park and Gunston Hall Plantation (which remains closed). The outage stretches from the Meadowood Special Recreation Management Area on Gunston Road down to the Potomac River, although the roadways are clear. Click here for Patch's Saturday regional storm coverage, and click here for Sunday's coverage. Upload your storm photos here. Working on Monday? Fort Belvoir is still experiencing a loss of power and will operate Monday with emergency-essential employees only. Other employees are asked …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Lorton's temperatures to hit 100 degrees.
Short on small talk? Well, it's gonna be 100-plus degrees this weekend, again, which is all anyone's gonna be talking about the next couple of days. The National Weather Service has issued an "Excessive Heat Watch" for Friday, and the heat index could get to 110 degrees on Saturday or Sunday. So, what are you going to do about it? Patch has a few ideas and locations for staying cool. First, the Forecast: Hot! Late June will feel like late August this weekend as temperatures reach the upper 90s Thursday through Monday. The high temperature will be 93 with sun on Thursday; a high of 98 on a partly cloudy Friday; a sunny 99 on Saturday and 101 on Sunday. Temps will drop back to 96 Monday and 92 Tuesday, according to the National Weather …
Friday, June 8, 2012
Here's a few things that could brighten your Friday
Welcome to Friday, June 8, 2012! Here are five interesting facts about today: 1. The weather in Lorton will be sunny with a high near 86 degrees. The evening will be clear with a low of 58, according to the National Weather Service. 2. There are 206 days left in 2012. 3. Famous Birthdays: 4. The Muslim prophet Muhammad died on June 8, 632. The teachings of the 62-year-old founder of the Islamic religion have influenced the world. Here are a few of his famous quotes: 5. Today is World Oceans Day. The annual event recognizes oceanic efforts around the globe and calls people to action in regard to ocean conservation. The 2012 theme is "Youth: the Next Wave for Change". You can check out more about World Ocean Day today from 1-5 p.m. at the…
Monday, May 28, 2012
What's it going to look like out there?
Here's the forecast for this week in and around Lorton, courtesy of the National Weather Service: Memorial Day: Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday: Friday: Saturday: Sunday:
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Take an umbrella to work Tuesday and Wednesday!
Prepare yourself for warm weather and rain in Lorton. There is a 60 percent chance of rain showers and thunderstorms Tuesday morning before 10 a.m., but the sun is expected to make a brief appearance in the afternoon, followed closely by a cloudy and cool evening. “A few showers, and maybe a thundershower, may pass from time to time, though for now it seems that any activity would be isolated,” according to the Capitol Weather Gang. “High temperatures should head back above normal, with a range from the mid-70s to near 80—potentially into the 80s should enough sun break through." There is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms on Wednesday with a high near 81 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. The evening will be…
Monday, March 26, 2012
Brrrrr! Get ready for some unseasonably cold weather.
Don't put away that winter coat just yet. The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning in Lorton and most of the DC metro area from 3 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tuesday. Temperatures are expected to be in the upper 20s to low 30s. "Unseasonably cold air is already pouring into the Northeast," according to the Capital Weather Gang. "Temperatures have fallen back into the 40s in much of Pennsylvania and 30s in New York State. Locations in northern Maine that were around 80 last Thursday are now only in the 20s!" Be careful with that spring garden. Unprotected vegetation could be harmed in areas that experience temperatures below 28 degrees for more than three hours. Warm Weather, Slowly But Surely Tuesday afternoon will be sunny with a …