WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

D.C. Region On Watch For Round Two Of Winter Storms

The first round of snow is mostly ice and slush at Georgetown University on Monday, but a second round may actually bring accumulation.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/91499534@N00/11281320193
The first round of snow is mostly ice and slush at Georgetown University on Monday, but a second round may actually bring accumulation.

More winter weather is on the way for most of the D.C. region, as the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch effective from Monday night through Tuesday night.

Forecasts are calling for as much as five inches or more of snow for portions of the region, beginning in the early morning Tuesday and accumulating through Tuesday afternoon.

Precipitation will begin as sleet, eventually turning over to heavy snow in quantities that could affect the morning commute.

Residents in the region are still in the process of digging out of the ice that set in after Sunday's snow turned to freezing rain in the evening. The slippery conditions prompted the closing of public schools throughout Northern Virginia and Maryland and delayed the opening of both the federal government and D.C. public schools.

Thousands of flights were cancelled, including more than 1,500 on Monday. Flights out of Reagan National Airport are still experiencing residual delays of more than 34 minutes on average, according to FlightAware.com.

The accumulation of ice in trees and on powerlines also played havoc with power across the region. As of Monday afternoon, there are still tens of thousands in the D.C. region without power, including more than 58,000 Dominion customers, 8,600 Pepco customers and nearly 4,000 BGE customers.

Those driving in the area should exercise caution this week. And as WAMU reporter Matt Bush tweeted earlier today, it's worth taking a few minutes to ensure the safety of others on the road.

The District will be deploying more than 200 plows to clear the roads during the storm Tuesday.

NPR

Broadway Chanteuse Barbara Cook: 'My First Memories Are Of Singing'

After starring in Broadway shows like The Music Man and Candide, Cook struggled with addiction, then staged a successful second career as a cabaret singer. Her new memoir is Then and Now.
NPR

Nothing Says 'Hip' Like Ancient Wheat

Many consumers in North America and Europe are willing to pay a premium for nutritious, organic grains. That makes the market ripe for a revival of millennia-old bread wheat, some plant breeders say.
NPR

Elizabeth Warren Campaigns With Hillary Clinton, Goes After Donald Trump

In their first appearance together of the 2016 campaign, the progressive hero and Massachusetts senator enthusiastically endorsed Clinton.
NPR

Human Or Machine: Can You Tell Who Wrote These Poems?

Can a computer write a sonnet that's indistinguishable from what a person can produce? A contest at Dartmouth attempted to find out. With our online quiz, you too can give it a try.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.