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Winter Storm On Track : 20-28 Inches Predicted! : Updated 9PM : 2.4.10

[ 0 ] February 4, 2010 |

Nelson County, Virginia
WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM FRIDAY TO 10 PM EST SATURDAY

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
846 PM EST THU FEB 4 2010

HIGHLAND-AUGUSTA-ROCKINGHAM-SHENANDOAH-PAGE-WARREN-NELSON-
ALBEMARLE-GREENE-MADISON-RAPPAHANNOCK-ORANGE-CULPEPER-PENDLETON-
HARDY-WESTERN GRANT-EASTERN GRANT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…STAUNTON…WAYNESBORO…HARRISONBURG…
FRONT ROYAL…CHARLOTTESVILLE…WASHINGTON…CULPEPER…BAYARD…
PETERSBURG
846 PM EST THU FEB 4 2010

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM FRIDAY TO
10 PM EST SATURDAY.

* PRECIPITATION TYPE…HEAVY SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS…STORM TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 20 TO 28 INCHES.

* TIMING…SNOW WILL BEGIN AROUND DAYBREAK FRIDAY…AND WILL
CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING. CONDITIONS WILL DETERIORATE
RAPIDLY BY EARLY FRIDAY AFTERNOON…WITH HEAVIEST SNOWFALL
OCCURRING FROM LATE FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNRISE SATURDAY.

* VISIBILITIES…HEAVY SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES TO BELOW
ONE- QUARTER MILE AT TIMES FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY MORNING.

* TEMPERATURES…HIGHS AROUND 30 FRIDAY. TEMPERATURES WILL BE IN
THE MID TO UPPER 20S FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY.

* WINDS…BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH FRIDAY WITH GUSTS TO
25 MPH FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

CONDITIONS IN THIS STORM ARE EXPECTED TO BE COMPARABLE TO THOSE
IN THE STORM OF 19 DECEMBER. PLAN FOR SUBSTANTIAL DISRUPTIONS TO
TRAVEL FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. THIS WILL
MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE FRIDAY NIGHT.

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