• Southern Maryland prepares for Tuesday winter weather

    12/9/13 5:57 PM

    Charles County school bus drivers were busy on Monday as schools opened two hours late due to bad road conditions.

  • Winter Weather Advisory issued for D.C. area Tuesday

    12/9/13 5:34 PM

    The National Weather Service says that periods of heavy snow may be possible for portions of Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

  • Tips for driving in icy conditions

    12/8/13 10:57 PM

    With bitter cold temperatures having settled in over the region, highway officials are warning people to stay off slick roads and, if they must go out, take extra care when getting behind the wheel.

  • Winter Storm Warning extended to 10 a.m. Monday

    12/8/13 5:42 PM

    A Winter Storm Warning that has been in effect for many western parts of the D.C. area throughout Sunday has been extended through 10 a.m. Monday across the entire region.

  • Adrian Peterson complains that Ravens fans pelted him with snowballs

    12/8/13 5:22 PM

    Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson did not appreciate the reception he got from fans at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday.

  • D.C. ice and snow storm live blog

    12/8/13 2:17 PM

    Follow the latest on the nasty ice and snow storm that's barreling through the D.C. area with our Stormwatch 7 live blog.

  • Redskins tickets priced low on StubHub

    12/8/13 12:10 PM

    The winter weather, combined with an abysmal season, has dropped ticket prices for Sunday's Redskins game at FedEx field to near rock-bottom levels.

  • Frederick County snow emergency plan implemented

    12/8/13 10:49 AM

    With winter weather bearing down on Frederick County, the Maryland State Police have implemented a snow emergency plan in the county.

  • D.C.-area storm related road closures

    12/8/13 8:08 AM

    As ice and snow fall across the Washington metro area on Sunday, roads are likely to become slick and, in some areas, rather dangerous.

  • Winter Weather Advisory issued for parts of D.C. area

    11/25/13 2:28 PM

    A Winter Weather Advisory has been posted for the most of the counties in Maryland and Virginia to the west of Washington.

  • Thanksgiving 2013 weather: Snow, ice coat parts of west, midwest, south

    11/25/13 12:28 PM

    An icy storm that started in the West and is blamed in at least 10 fatal accidents was bringing a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain to parts of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas on Monday

  • Arctic airmass settles Into D.C.

    11/11/13 2:48 PM Comment

    Get ready for the coldest air of the season to move in tomorrow. 

  • Hurricane Sandy anniversary marked a year after massive storm

    10/29/13 9:04 AM Comment

    A year ago Tuesday marks the one year anniversary of a storm that ravaged the northern Mid-Atlantic coast.

  • Prince George's Co. crews test snow plan

    10/25/13 1:07 PM

    Plow and dump trucks hit the roads to get familiar with their routes so they can be better prepared when snow is in the forecast.

  • Snow falls on western Maryland, Oakland Wednesday morning

    10/23/13 8:53 AM

    A dusting of the season's first snowfall hit Garrett County and the Oakland, Md. area Monday morning.

  • D.C. Council to hold snow readiness hearing

    10/22/13 5:53 AM

    With winter weather on the horizon, the D.C. Council will meet Tuesday in a hearing on the city's snow preparedness plans.

  • Blizzard coats South Dakota, Wyoming with rare autumn snow

    10/4/13 4:25 PM

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Blizzards rolled into parts of Wyoming and South Dakota on Friday, bringing the snow-savvy states to an unseasonably early winter standstill and even forcing a tourist town to cancel its annual Octoberfest's polka-dancing bar crawl.

    A foot of snow had fallen in western South Dakota's scenic Black Hills by early Friday, though residents were bracing for as much as 3 feet of snow and wind gusts of up to 70 mph. The storm system also spawned a tornado in Nebraska, blanketed Colorado's northern mountains with snow and was threatening to push strong thunderstorms as far east as Wisconsin.

    Julie Lee said she and fellow members of her White Rose Band were accustomed to snow, just "not for the fourth of October." They had barely unloaded their instruments in South Dakota's Old West casino town of Deadwood before the wet, heavy snow started falling and closed part of Interstate 90, the area's only interstate.

    "Our car is like an igloo," said Lee, who sings and plays the clarinet and saxophone for her North Dakota-based polka band. "I'm glad we got everything out."

    The weather, which even forecasters acknowledged was rare, prompted Deadwood officials to postpone their annual Octoberfest, including Friday night's dancing-and-singing pub crawl and Saturday's Wiener Dog Races and Beer Barrel Games. But Lee said she and her accordion-playing husband, who had planned to set up in a casino bar, still planned to entertain stranded guests because "you can only gamble for so long."

    Officials were warning drivers to stay off the roads in the Black Hills and in eastern Wyoming, where reports of 5 to 10 inches of snow were common. Forecasters urged people trying to travel to carry survival kits and to stay in their vehicles if they get stranded.

    "I've lived in Wyoming my whole life and I've never seen it like this this early," Patricia Whitman, shift manager at the Flying J truck stop in Gillette, said in a telephone interview Friday morning. She said her truck stop's parking lot was full of travelers waiting out the storm.

    "I know several of the businesses nearby are completely closed because they can't even get workers into work - it's pretty nasty," she said.

    The snow also snapped tree limbs that knocked out power lines in parts of the state, causing thousands of people to lose power.

    It was a similar scene at the typically bustling Pilot Travel Center in western South Dakota near Rapid City, about 40 miles southwest of Deadwood. It was like a ghost town Friday morning, which store general manager John Barton attributed to drivers likely heeding forecasters' warnings to stay off the roads.

    The blowing snow was picking up outside the truck stop along Interstate 90, which was closed for about 30 miles because of the weather. Conditions were expected to deteriorate throughout the day.

    "Yesterday we were really busy," Barton said. "I think a lot of people got ahead of it."

    Although early October snowfalls aren't unusual for the region, a storm of such magnitude happens only once every decade or two on the Plains, National Weather Service meteorologist Steve Trimarchi said.

    "I couldn't say when the last time we've had one like this. It's been quite a while," Trimarchi said.

    Large hail and powerful winds were forecast to hit northwest Oklahoma later Friday, while heavy rain settled in parts of Iowa and was expected to swoop northeast across the region into Wisconsin.

    In Nebraska, a tornado that touched down Thursday night damaged homes and businesses in several communities, knocked out power and toppled trees. But no injuries have been reported.

    Snow also was still falling across northern Colorado on Friday, though no major problems were being reported. Forecasters expect snow to be the heaviest in the higher mountains, while the Denver metropolitan area was reporting rain turning into snow.

  • Winter 2013 forecast: Above average snow for Mid-Atlantic, storms for Super Bowl

    8/26/13 3:31 PM

    About two-thirds of the United States will experience below average temperatures and higher-than-average precipitation totals this winter, if the 2014 Farmer's Almanac is to be believed.

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