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Winter Storm Watch & Warnings Start Friday : UPDATED 9PM : 12.17.09

[ 0 ] December 17, 2009 |

Nelson County, Virginia
A major winter storm is taking shape and will affect much of Central Virginia starting Friday and continuing into Saturday night. A Winter Storm Watch will begin for Nelson and many counties to the north, on Friday afternoon and continuing into Saturday night. Amounts of 5 inches and greater are possible in the watch areas.

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
853 PM EST THU DEC 17 2009

HIGHLAND-AUGUSTA-ROCKINGHAM-SHENANDOAH-PAGE-WARREN-NELSON-
ALBEMARLE-GREENE-MADISON-RAPPAHANNOCK-FAUQUIER-ORANGE-CULPEPER-
STAFFORD-SPOTSYLVANIA-KING GEORGE-PENDLETON-HARDY-WESTERN GRANT-
EASTERN GRANT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…STAUNTON…WAYNESBORO…HARRISONBURG…
FRONT ROYAL…CHARLOTTESVILLE…WASHINGTON…CULPEPER…
FREDERICKSBURG…BAYARD…PETERSBURG
853 PM EST THU DEC 17 2009

…WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING
THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT…

A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING
THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT.

* PRECIP TYPE…SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS…HEAVY SNOW WITH ACCUMULATIONS GREATER THAN 5
INCHES.

* TIMING…SNOW WILL BEGIN FRIDAY EVENING AND WILL CONTINUE
THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT.

* TEMPERATURES…UPPER 20S TO LOWER 30S THROUGH THE EVENT.

* WINDS…10 TO 15 MPH THROUGH THE EVENT. GUSTY WINDS UP TO 25
MPH ON SUNDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST
FORECASTS.

Just to our south, Amherst County and points south will be under a Winter Storm Warning starting noon Friday and continuing until late Saturday night. In the warning area, snow amounts of a foot are possible.

We will constantly be tracking this storm and its impact, here on our site.

Check for updates on our front page as well as Tommy’s Audio Weather here.

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