Wintry mix predicted for weekend
January 12, 2017
The Northern Shenandoah Valley will experience another bout of winter weather late today into Saturday, according to Luis Rosa, a meteorologist at the Sterling office of the National Weather Service.
A cold weekend ahead for region
January 6, 2017
UPDATED AT 6:08 a.m. today: An Alberta Clipper dumped up to 2 inches of snow in the Northern Shenandoah Valley overnight, prompting all local public school systems to announce the winter season’s first school closings. On their websites, Warren County schools report offices will open at 10 a.m., Shenandoah County school offices will open on time, and Winchester’s school administrative offices are on a two-hour delay.
The Virginia Department of Transportation this morning is reporting slick roads and urges motorists to check road conditions before venturing out. Road conditions can be checked at www.511Virginia.org – click on “Text Views” in the orange bar at the top of the web page and then select the road conditions table.
Forecasters predict wintry mix late tonight through Saturday
December 16, 2016
Wintry weather is in the forecast for the northern central Shenandoah Valley for late Friday night into the early morning hours of Saturday according to Bryan Jackson, meteorologist for the National Weather Service’s Sterling, Virginia station.
Winter weather forecast for area
December 12, 2016
Residents in the northern Shenandoah Valley will need to dig up their winter wear this week with freezing rain, single-digit wind chill forecasts and a potential Friday snowstorm on the horizon.
Dangerous gusts lead to wind advisory
November 28, 2016
The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for the area Monday that includes Shenandoah, Frederick, Warren, Page and Clarke counties.
Gale warning in effect Saturday
November 18, 2016
The National Weather Service issued a gale warning around the area Saturday afternoon with a likely wind advisory to come Sunday.
Cold morning in forecast: National Weather Service issues first fall frost warning
October 10, 2016
The National Weather Service issued a frost advisory for early Tuesday morning when temperatures could sink below the mid 30s.
As Matthew travels, area to see showers
October 7, 2016
Though Hurricane Matthew isn’t expected to directly hit Virginia, meteorologists say the Northern Shenandoah Valley will see a bit of resulting rain, while crews prepare to aid areas further south.
Flood warning issued after waves of rain
September 30, 2016
Lingering rain on the Northern Shenandoah Valley that led to a flood warning on Thursday caused some downed trees, water over roads and several traffic incidents.
Flood watch issued for heavy rainfall
September 29, 2016
The Northern Shenandoah Valley will be at risk for flash floods through Friday morning due to a low pressure system expected to linger over the area.
Minor flooding hits Sheriff’s Office
August 16, 2016
A short downpour flooded parts of Woodstock on Monday afternoon and caused minor damage elsewhere.
Summer is heating up
July 6, 2016
Meteorologists are forecasting high temperatures and humidity for the next few days into the weekend. Temperatures are expected to climb into the mid to upper 90s, especially towards the end of the week, said Kevin Whitt, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Sterling, Virginia. The heat alone can pose health risks but the high temperatures also create the potential for severe storms.
Fire keeps raging; smoke drifts up valley
April 22, 2016
The fire raging in Shenandoah National Park for the past week has brought the smell of burning wood as far as Washington D.C., according to Sally Hurlbert, public information officer for the park.
Forecast warns of light snow, slick roads
March 3, 2016
The National Weather Service Thursday has called for light snow through part of Friday morning.
Icy, flooding roads cause hazards
February 16, 2016
Monday’s wet wintry mix caused dangerous conditions Tuesday morning that closed area schools but abated into the afternoon with sun and highs around 40 degrees.
Flooding closes some roads, schools
February 4, 2016
The combined effects of melting snow and heavy mid-day rain caused scattered flooding Wednesday that led to early dismissal of Shenandoah County Public Schools at 1 p.m.
Officials keeping an eye on skies, roads
February 2, 2016
Local and state officials were watching the weather forecast closely Tuesday for any signs of heightened flood risk to an area where rain, sodden ground and lingering piles of snow could interfere with drainage.
Storm survivor grateful for helpers
January 29, 2016
FRONT ROYAL – Mona Bowden lives at the end of narrow dirt road that snakes more than a mile through pasture and woods before reaching her four-story house. The deck leads out in to a backyard that drops nearly straight down to the Shenandoah River flowing far below.
Schools consider options after closings
January 28, 2016
Frederick, Shenandoah and Warren county schools were among many districts that remained closed throughout the week during the aftermath and cleanup of winter storm Jonas.
Conditions were mild at March for Life
January 27, 2016
Despite the impending winter weather and blizzard threat over the D.C. metro region, a few individuals in the area were able to make it to the 43rd annual March for Life last Friday.