October 26, 2023

Winter is coming: Snow is headed for the DMV


Snow and harsh winter weather headed for the DMV

Many outlets are predicting a heavy, blustery winter ahead for the Washington, DC and surrounding areas. That means wet, wintery weather ahead for your holiday travel and road trips. Here’s what the experts are saying about winter weather forecasts in the DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia areas:

The Farmer’s Almanac

The Farmer’s Almanac is predicting a “Winter Wonderland” with a combination of global weather phenomena like El Nino and a potential Polar Vortex unleashing freezing blasts across the Eastern US.

The National Weather Service

The National Weather Service predicts warmer than normal temperatures for most of the country, and wetter than average conditions across the Central and Southeast United States. There are several factors affecting weather patterns this winter, including El Nino and several Oscillations that influence where cold air fluctuates in different areas. 

They note that this will be the first El Nino since the 2018-2019 season - which was a “weak” El Nino. The last “strong” El Nino was in 2015-2016.

The Washington Post also recently interviewed five weather experts on their perspective and forecasting for the upcoming winter season. Read more here.

How can you prepare your vehicle for winter weather?

Winterizing your home and vehicle are crucial to staying safe and warm this winter. Before heading out on any holiday road trips, make sure you prepare your vehicle for the drive. When it comes to your vehicle, there are many ways you can keep it running smoothly during harsh winter conditions:

  • Check and top off fluids
  • Check and refill tire pressure if and when temperature fluctuations affect them
  • Check your tire tread to ensure your tires are ready for wet/icy roads
  • Replace windshield wipers to ensure maximum visibility in inclement weather
  • Check battery performance 
  • Prepare an emergency kit in case your car breaks down 

Don't have time to DIY this winter prep? Book an appointment and we'll take care of all of the above - tire checks, fluid checks and top offs, and battery checks are all included in our offered services to ensure your car is safe on the road this winter, and every season thereafter - all without you having to leave the comfort of your home or office.

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