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WINTER STORM WATCH : Updated to Include Some Lowland Areas (SEE LINK IN TEXT)

[ 0 ] March 11, 2017 |

Via NWS : The areas highlighted in blue are under a Winter Storm Watch from Monday evening through Tuesday afternoon. As of Saturday night the only places in the immediate Central Virginia area would be along the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive in the higher elevations.

THIS WATCH HAS BEEN UPDATED AS OF 12:01 SUNDAY AFTERNOON TO INCLUDE SOME CENTRAL VA LOWLAND COUNTIES.

Here are the latest advisories / warnings from NWS

WINTER STORM WATCH
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
752 PM EST Sat Mar 11 2017

District of Columbia-Washington-Frederick MD-Carroll-
Northern Baltimore-Southern Baltimore-Prince Georges-Anne Arundel-
Northwest Montgomery-Central and Southeast Montgomery-
Northwest Howard-Central and Southeast Howard-Northwest Harford-
Southeast Harford-Shenandoah-Frederick VA-Page-Warren-Clarke-
Madison-Rappahannock-Culpeper-
Prince William/Manassas/Manassas Park-Fairfax-
Arlington/Falls Church/Alexandria-Stafford-Northern Fauquier-
Southern Fauquier-Western Loudoun-Eastern Loudoun-
Northern Virginia Blue Ridge-Central Virginia Blue Ridge-
Hampshire-Morgan-Berkeley-Jefferson-Hardy-
752 PM EST Sat Mar 11 2017

…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON…

The National Weather Service in Baltimore MD/Washington has
issued a Winter Storm Watch, which is in effect from Monday
evening through Tuesday afternoon.

* PRECIPITATION TYPE…Snow.

* ACCUMULATION…Potential for 5 or more inches of snow within 12
hours. Some locations may see significantly higher accumulation.

* TIMING…Snow will overspread the area Monday evening and
persist into Tuesday.

* IMPACTS…The heavy snow may make many roads impassable and may
produce power outages due to the weight of the snow on tree
limbs and power lines.

* WINDS…Northeast 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

* TEMPERATURES…In the lower 30s.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow, sleet, or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

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