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Fairfax County Government Opening at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 14

Programs/Services Updates

Updated at 3:25 p.m. (Jan. 14)

  • The Burke Centre Library will be closing at 6 p.m. tonight.

Updated at 12:15 p..m. (Jan. 14)

  • Chantilly Regional Library and Centreville Regional Library are closed today.

Updated at 11:59 a.m. (Jan. 14)

  • The first of six UAS public information outreach sessions scheduled for this evening at the Mason District Governmental Center has been postponed in an abundance of caution due to the potential re-freeze of the parking lots and roadways. Tonight’s program has been rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 4. More details on the meetings.

Updated at 11:15 a.m. (Jan. 14)

  • Dolley Madison and Herndon-Fortnightly Libraries are closed today. Burke Centre and Chantilly Regional will open at 11:30 a.m. An opening time for Centreville Regional is still undetermined. (Library status page)

Updated at 10:47 a.m. (Jan. 14)

  • Due to the snow, building inspections in Fairfax County will occur today on a limited basis and only to areas that can be accessed safely. If you have questions, please call 703-631-5101.

Updated at 9:20 a.m. (Jan. 14)

  • Most library branches will open at 11 a.m., with the exception of the Centreville Regional branch, which is still to be determined.

Updated at 5:50 a.m. (Jan. 14)

  • Trash and yard waste collection will begin at daybreak for county customers. The vacuum leaf collection program will be suspended today. If you receive trash/recycling collection service from a private trash collector, contact them directly. Learn who picks up your trash.

Updated at 5:10 a.m. (Jan. 14)

Posted at 8:08 p.m. (Jan. 13)

County and School Status

  • Fairfax County Government offices will open at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 14. Employees have been granted emergency administrative leave from 6 a.m. until 10 a.m. Emergency service personnel should report as scheduled. Unscheduled leave is authorized for the remainder of the day. Employees are reminded that they should notify their supervisor if they elect to use unscheduled leave.
  • Fairfax County Public Schools are closed Monday, Jan. 14. School Age Child Care (SACC) centers are also closed.
  • The Fairfax County Circuit Court, General District Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court have not yet made a decision on operating status.

 

Weekend Snow Storm Now a Winter Storm Warning

Posted at 12:20 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning, in effect from 4 p.m. this afternoon until 1 p.m. on Sunday. Forecasters anticipate significant snow, with total snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches expected.

Winter Storm Warning Jan. 12, 2019

NWS expected snowfall map

A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible due to snow covered and slippery roads. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

Be careful as you venture out on steps, sidewalks and driveways, which could be icy and slippery, increasing your risk of a fall.

Weather Forecast

Sign up for severe weather alerts from Fairfax Alerts at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/alertsToday: Snow, mainly after 1 p.m. High near 33. Southeast wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent percent. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Tonight: Snow. Low around 28. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming northeast after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

Sunday: Snow. High near 33. Northeast wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

Sunday Night: A chance of snow, mainly before 1 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. North wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent.

Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 35. North wind around 6 mph becoming calm.

National Weather Service Forecast for Jan. 12-13, 2019


Fairfax Alerts

Fairfax County’s First Snow of 2019 Expected This Weekend

Posted at 2:30 p.m.

It seems more certain that we’re in for our first snow of 2019 this weekend.

National Weather Service Snow Map January 2019

The National Weather Service forecast for Fairfax County is for 3-4 inches, with snow moving into the area most likely after 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon. Throughout Saturday we should see light snow with about ½” on the ground by nightfall. Temperatures tomorrow will be in the low to mid 30s with calm winds. As the evening progresses, we will begin to see a steadier snowfall with an additional 2-4” overnight. Temperatures will be in the upper 20s with a light wind of 5 mph.

On Sunday, snow continues and will taper off and move out of the area around  by 1 p.m. Temperatures will be in the low to mid 30s with winds of 5-8 mph. There  could be some additional snow showers later Sunday and into the evening, however, no additional accumulation is expected.

In anticipation of the snow, Courtney Arroyo from our Emergency Management Office says in this video that now is a good time to prepare.

Enjoy the first snowfall of the new year … and stay safe if you must venture out! And remember, if you have a police, fire or medical emergency, call (or text) 9-1-1. For non-emergency needs, call 703-691-2131.

Winter Storm Warning Issued for Wednesday, March 21

Posted at 3:45 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning, in effect from 2 a.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, March 21.

Heavy snow is expected with total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches possible. That estimate may rise as we get closer to tomorrow.

A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your  vehicle in case of an emergency.

To help prepare for this late winter snow, visit our Winter Weather Guide. Also, stay tuned in to the latest weather forecast, and sign up for severe weather alerts from Fairfax Alerts.

Icy Conditions Expected Tonight

Posted at 4:30 p.m.

The National Weather Service reports that icy roads and sidewalks are expected tonight as temperatures drop well below freezing in the wake of today’s light snowfall.

Motorists and pedestrians should exercise caution when driving or walking this evening. Reduce speed, leave extra stopping distance, and allow plenty of extra time to get to your destination.

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