Storm Aftermath Revisited

On June 19, 2014 a storm hit Alexandria, Virginia. Damage included uprooted trees and resulting collisions with buildings, vehicles, and other terrain. In the middle of the night lightening struck several times.

Belle View Condos

in Fairfax County VA
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Snow in Belle Haven

Belle Haven is located in Fairfax County just south of Old Town Alexandria VA.

Virginia at a Glance: Weather, Climate, and Seasons

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The Commonwealth of Virginia is privileged to have a temperate climate, moderate rainfall, and a rich and fertile landscape. Although the late summer months (particularly August) are known for the intense humidity and the winter months (particularly February) regularly experience significant snowfall; these extremes in both temperature and weather ensure that Virginians enjoy all four seasons of each calendar year to their fullest potential. Virginia has five distinct climate regions including: Tidewater, Piedmont, Northern Virginia, Western Mountain and Southwestern Mountain. The topography and climate of Virginia is largely the result of its geographic location, situated between the Blue Ridge Mountain Range and the Chesapeake Bay. Each diverse climate region provides an extensive array of plant varieties and vegetation, which helps to create a unique microclimate and ecosystem in each location.

Temperature, rainfall, and wind are the most important aspects of climate and weather patterns, with temperature being the most critical. Although the climate and temperature of Virginia varies according to location, it generally becomes increasingly warm farther to the South. Most of the state has a humid, subtropical climate stretching from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Southern Shenandoah Valley. There is wide variation in average temperatures across the Commonwealth, affecting everything from the natural growing season to a family’s heating and cooling costs. Thunderstorms are a regular occurrence throughout the year, particularly in the western part of the state with an annual average of 35−45 days of thunderstorm activity. Meanwhile, cold air masses arriving from the Blue Ridge Mountains, especially during the winter, can lead to significant snowfall and ice storms from early November to mid-March. Spring brings wildflowers and moderate temperatures but also harbors a palpable increase in tree pollen at the beginning of April. Wildflowers in the mountains tend to peak throughout the month of May, while other local flora and fauna can bloom as late as mid-September. Finally, the summer months usually hold an average temperature ranging from 70-88 degrees, but because of the area’s humid and subtropical climate, a typical summer day can feel significantly hotter.

Each distinct region of Virginia welcomes visitors to a wide range of outdoor activities that can be enjoyed throughout every season such as skiing in the mountains during the winter or playing golf in the valley during the summer. Other activities such as hiking, bicycling and camping are year-round for Virginians, and the coastal regions provide plenty of opportunity for water sports as well.

Northern Virginia

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Early Spring in the Courtyard

Courtyard at the Royalton
Sunny days are coming

The courtyard of the Royalton is a great place to find some sun in early Spring. Royalton isn’t the only condo in our area with a nice courtyard though. Carlyle Square, the Palazzo at Center Park, the Plaza and Torpedo Factory are just a few of the places with great courtyards.

Properties in Royalton

  • $549,900 :: For Sale In Alexandria VA 22314 At Carlyle Towers

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    This ain’t Julie Nesbitt’s first rodeo. Julie Nesbitt understands that agonizing and flip-flopping is part of the process of finding the exact right home in Alexandria.  If you have questions about 2121 Jamieson Ave #801, or the real estate market in the City of Alexandria, contact Julie Nesbitt.

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  • 1,160 Sqft Home For Sale In Alexandria, Virginia For $547,900

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    2121 Jamieson Ave #1406 is a 2 Bedroom high-rise condo in Alexandria For $547,900. Move right in! Fresh Paint and brand new carpet! Granite counters, wood floors, SS appliances. Separate dining room and open kitchen. Best floorplan -BRs are equal size.. Enclosed Balcony w/ceramic tile is perfect for informal dining, den or … [Read more]…

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  • Find A Great Deal On A $675,000 2 Bedroom Home

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    Stuart Nesbitt specializes in helping buyers find properties in Alexandria. Our program starts with 2121 Jamieson Ave #1509 Alexandria VA. 2121 Jamieson Ave #1509 is a 2 bedroom Contemporary at Carlyle Towers in Alexandria Virginia.

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  • Nesbitt Realty Can Manage Your Rental Property At Carlyle Towers.

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    Nesbitt Realty works for landlords in Alexandria, VA. We appreciate the opportunity to serve the property owner’s needs. Nesbitt Realty does not manage the Carlyle Towers association. (We are not the association nor are we association management.) Rather, we manage high-rise condos that have become rental units.  If you need a renter at Carlyle Towers…

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  • 1 Bedroom Property, 32 Days On Market In

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      Ideally located in Old Town Alexandria, just 3 blocks from both the King Street and Eisenhower Avenue Metro Stations. This beautiful 1 bedroom 1 bath 19th floor condo, with great views, has full sun, 24 hour desk in the lobby and 24 hour … [Read more] 1 beds, 1 full baths Home size: 793…

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A walk in Old Town Alexandria VA

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Lee Street in Fall

Early Autumn is a great time to talk a walk around Old Town Alexandria VA. It’s very pleasant because of the typically mild weather and leaves blazing with color. The picture above was taking from the front door of 115 N. Lee St. at the Torpedo Factory condos. The leaves have accumulated behind Alexandria’s Carlyle House. Residents at the Torpedo Factory are particularly fortunate because of their proximity to King St. and the waterfront. (The Torpedo Factory scored a perfect 100 Walk Score.)

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Old Town at the intersection of Lee and King

I like the mornings near the waterfront, before the tourists arrive.

Old Town Alexandria
Alleys of Old Town

One of the features of Old Town Alexandria are the cobblestone streets. There are only a few of them remaining. The fountains of Market Square are barely visible at the end of the alley.

  • REDUCED: 7202 Churchill Rd, McLean

    Open House, Sunday, 1-4 BIG PRICE DROP! 7202 CHURCHILL ROAD McLean, VA 22101 6 Bedrooms 5.5 Bathrooms 6,752 SF $1,695,000

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  • [FWD: The Empire Strikes Back Pictures]

    We played a game at the office this Sunday. Lots of fun. Sincerely, Will Nesbitt Principal Broker   Nesbitt RealtyAlexandria VA licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of Maryland 703 765 0300 (main) 571 237 7902 (direct)888 783 6391 (fax) ——– Original Message ——– Subject: The Empire Strikes Back Pictures From: [email protected]

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  • Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services

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    Established in 1974 with a mission to reduce homelessness, increase community support and promote self sufficiency, the Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services is operated by a multi-denominational board of directors and staff managing over 70 housing units. Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services is located in the Mount Zephyr Business Center at 8305 Richmond…

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  • Mistake 4: Acting too picky.

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    While you should narrow down what you want and you list features most important to you, don’t be so inflexible that you make it impossible to find a home. If you’re too picky, you may have to continue renting when you could own a home. Be willing to compromise on some of the less important…

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