Posts Tagged ‘polar vortex’

D.C.’s Honeybees Need Your Help

If you see a swarm of bees in D.C. this spring, don't run. Instead, call your local beekeeper.
The honeybee deaths have soared in recent winters thanks to a phenomenon called colony collapse disorder, which is why, for the third year in a row, the DC Beekeepers Alliance is reaching out to the public to ask for help to [...]

The Needle: All Downhill From Here

Gone Sledding: It seems that everyone is preparing for a yet-to-be-announced snow day tomorrow. The Washington Post reports that area stores are already close to running out of sleds. Have fun, everyone! +5
Uber Cabs: Because of the declared snow emergency, D.C. cabs are authorized to add a $15 fee on top of their metered rates. Will [...]

Call These Numbers to Help People Get Shelter from the Snow

After the winter we've had, you probably know the drill by now. But if you know of someone in need of refuge from the weather tonight, make sure to call the city's Hypothermia Hotline so they can be transported to a shelter for the night.
The Hypothermia Hotline number is 800-535-7252. If you are unable to [...]

Winter Storm Anxiety Advisory Posted for D.C.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for the entire Baltimore and D.C. region, which means there's at least a 50 percent chance of said winter storming coming our way later this week. And that, in turn, means there's a significant chance of winter storm anxiety. Here's the Washington City Paper winter weather [...]

D.C.’s Shelter Hotline Got 704 Calls Monday

Severe weather is becoming the new normal this winter. This week, snow fell and fell again, temperatures plunged, and the city workers and contractors responsible for making sure that no D.C. resident freezes were in full action. Allison Smith, a program manager at the United Planning Organization’s D.C. shelter hotline, says that on an average [...]

Wedding Ring Falls Victim to Massive Dupont Snowball Fight

Hundreds of people left their homes last night to participate in a massive snowball fight in Dupont Circle, but a fun time wasn't had by everyone: Amid the wintry hostilities, one man lost his wedding ring.
The man, who wished to remain anonymous in order to not "advertise my idiocy to my workplace," says he purposely [...]

District Line Daily: Open Late for Business

A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com. Sign up: To get District Line Daily—or any of our other email newsletters—sent straight to your mailbox, click here.
The D.C. government will open on a two-hour delay today. D.C. Public Schools will [...]

The Needle: Shelter From the Storm

Storm Watchers: Mayor Vince Gray says he'll monitor the weather to determine whether the city would close tomorrow. In the meantime, the city has set up additional emergency shelters and warming stations for those in need throughout the city. +3
The End of the World: People need to eat, and eat well, during a polar vortex. The [...]

Will Snow Close D.C. Wednesday, Too?

Mayor Vince Gray isn't rushing to make any decisions on whether the city government and schools would be closed Wednesday, but he said at a press conference this afternoon that residents can expect a decision to be made by the 11 p.m. news broadcasts Tuesday night.
The freezing temperatures are expected to last through the week, [...]

District Line Daily: (No) Snow (Yet) Day!

A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com. Sign up: To get District Line Daily—or any of our other email newsletters—sent straight to your mailbox, click here.
There's no snow yet, but forecasters are still predicting about 4-7 inches of snow [...]

The Needle: Polar Vortex Round 2

Déjà Vu: Get ready for another polar vortex. Forecasters are predicting a snowstorm, with 4 to 7 inches of snow hitting D.C. The heart of the storm is expected around the afternoon and early evening tomorrow. -4
King's Legacy: Most people were off from work today (not City Paper!), and it seems many District resident volunteered in the community, including President Barack Obama and Vice [...]

The Needle: Blistering Biking

Cold Chasers: D.C. is full of crazies. Capital Bikeshare registered 2,338 rides during yesterday's polar vortex. That means there were a significant number of people biking in weather that felt like – 7 degrees. +2
Tuskgate: Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie gifted the District some elephant tusks during his 1954 world tour. But in August, someone apparently stole them. Whodunnit? -3

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