Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Photos from around Prince George's during the snowstorm.
While it may not have packed as much punch as some thought, the Snowquester did leave a coating of slushy precipitation across northern Prince George's County which residents had to deal with in the morning hours. Patch Local Editor and photographer Michael Theis was out and about capturing scenes of how county residents dealt with the storm. Got your own Snowquester photographs to share? Add them to the gallery above with the "Upload" button!
City and county snow policies and tips for braving the storm.
With anywhere from five to ten inches of snow expected to blanket the region between Tuesday night and early Thursday morning, residents and the city and county government are preparing for the storm. Here's a rundown of city and county snow policies and preparedness tips: Plowing and Snow Removal Bowie: The city of Bowie is responsible for snow removal on all city maintained streets. When snowfall is less than two inches, roads are treated with sand and salt, with priority given to steep hills, main roads and streets with numerous intersections. When snow falls in excess of two inches, a snow emergency is declared in the city. Plowing will begin on main streets and streets with numerous intersections. During heavier snows, plows will …
The Prince George's County government is open with a liberal leave policy in effect.
Udate: 10:30 a.m.: Bowie State University is now closed for the day on Wednesday Original story: Prince George's County Pubic Schools (PGCPS) are closed and all after-school activities canceled on Wednesday due to a snowstorm predicted to dump between five and ten inches of snow in the region. PGCPS are operating under a Code Yellow, which requires only emergency employees to report as scheduled. The Prince George's County Government will remain open Wednesday, with liberal leave for all non-essential employees, but Prince George's County District Court is closed for the day. Department of Parks and Recreation facilities will be closed to the public Wednesday, with a liberal leave police in effect for non-essential employees. The …
Bowie is expecting up to ten inches of snow in the next 24 hours. See how many inches have fallen in your area with the LIVE map below.
The map above, provided by the National Weather Service, shows total snowfall in the Bowie area over the past 3 days. The map is centered around the red marker, which is in the middle of Bowie Patch's coverage area, and the map updates every six hours, starting around 2AM each day. Note: This map is not visible on some mobile devices.
Monday, March 4, 2013
Bowie and much of the region are expected to get a dose of winter weather this week.
Baltimore Gas and Electric is bringing in 500 extra workers to help with any power outages that might occur thanks to a winter storm expected to roll in Tuesday evening and Wednesday. Wind gusts could climb as high as 50 mph, causing outages and even preventing the use of bucket trucks to make quick repairs, the utility said in a statement. "Snow accumulations are forecasted to reach between six to 15 inches," BGE warned. "Coupled with high wind gusts, heavy, wet snow can cover tree limbs, electric delivery equipment and power lines, and cause power outages." A winter storm watch is in effect for much of the region from Tuesday evening to Wednesday evening. The National Weather Service is calling for "heavy wet snow, gusty winds, [and] …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The Friday evening commute could get messy.
Bowie and much of the Baltimore-Washington corridor are in for another dose of mixed precipitation Friday, according to the National Weather Service. Snow and sleet are likely to begin sometime after noon, with a daytime high near 38°. Forecasters say accumulations of under half an inch are possible. Rain and snow are also likely in the evening hours, but the precip is expected to switch over to just rain after midnight. Less than a tenth of an inch of precipitation is forecast, with an overnight low of around 33°. Still more precip—all rain—is likely on Saturday and Saturday evening, with a daytime high of around 42°.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
No major snow is predicted, but some cold and wet precipitation is predicted to fall in Prince George's County over the next two days.
While no major snow event is forecasted in Prince George’s County this week, there is some wintry weather in our future. According to the National Weather Service, rain mixed with snow and sleet is likely tonight, switching to all rain by 4 a.m. Lows of around 35 degrees are predicted and little to no accumulation is expected. Friday’s weather is predicted to be rainy and foggy, with highs around 45 degrees. The weather will turn cooler and breezy, with winds increasing to 20 to 25 mph after midnight. NWS gives a 30 percent chance of snow overnight, again with little to no accumulation.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
See how local residents, government agencies and transit systems are responding to the first bout of winter weather.
Overnight snow causing slushy conditions on roadway.
Faculty, staff and students in Prince George's County's public schools get to sleep in a bit today, courtesy of the overnight winter weather. In an email alert, school officials announced that offices and schools will be operating on a two-hour delay today. Here's the announcement in full: Prince George's Cunty Public Schools will operate under a two hours delay today due to emergency weather conditions. This includes all schools, offices and programs. Please visit our website for updates: www.pgcps.org.
As region deals with snow, federal workers can take unscheduled leave or telework.
As the Washington region deals with the first real bout of winter weather this morning, the federal government is giving its employees the option to stay home. Federal agencies are open, but federal workers have the option to take unscheduled leave or an unscheduled telework day, according to a message from the Office of Personnel Management distributed by the notify Me Prince George's alert system.