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WINTER STORM WARNINGS – EXPIRED

[ 1 ] March 5, 2013 |

Via NWS – Various WINTER STORM WARNINGS with associated heavy snow, continue until late Wednesday night. Click on image above for the latest info via NWS.

WINTER STORM WARNING
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
347 AM EST WED MAR 6 2013

WASHINGTON-EXTREME WESTERN ALLEGANY-CENTRAL AND EASTERN ALLEGANY-
AUGUSTA-ROCKINGHAM-SHENANDOAH-FREDERICK VA-PAGE-WARREN-CLARKE-
WESTERN HIGHLAND-EASTERN HIGHLAND-HAMPSHIRE-MORGAN-BERKELEY-
JEFFERSON-HARDY-WESTERN GRANT-EASTERN GRANT-WESTERN MINERAL-
EASTERN MINERAL-WESTERN PENDLETON-EASTERN PENDLETON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…HAGERSTOWN…FROSTBURG…CUMBERLAND…
STAUNTON…WAYNESBORO…HARRISONBURG…WINCHESTER…FRONT ROYAL…
HIGHTOWN…MONTEREY…MARTINSBURG…CHARLES TOWN…MOOREFIELD…
BAYARD…MOUNT STORM…PETERSBURG…ELK GARDEN…KEYSER…
FORT ASHBY…CIRCLEVILLE…FRANKLIN
347 AM EST WED MAR 6 2013

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST
TONIGHT…

* PRECIPITATION TYPE…SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS…8 TO 15 INCHES. UP TO 20 INCHES POSSIBLE ALONG
THE RIDGES AND ALONG THE INTERSTATE 81 CORRIDOR.

* TIMING…SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGHOUT THE DAY…THEN TAPER OFF
THIS EVENING. SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON
WITH SNOWFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR.

* TEMPERATURES…NEARLY STEADY IN THE LOWER 30S TODAY.

* WINDS…NORTHEAST 15 TO 25 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH ESPECIALLY
DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* IMPACTS…HEAVY WET SNOW AND GUSTY WINDS WILL LEAD TO NUMEROUS
POWER OUTAGES AND DOWNED TREES. SNOW COVERED ROADS AND POOR
VISIBILITIES IN HEAVY SNOW WILL MAKE DRIVING EXTREMELY
DANGEROUS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW
ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN
EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL…KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT…
FOOD…AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
347 AM EST WED MAR 6 2013

MDZ004-VAZ036>040-042-050-051-501-502-061700-
/O.CON.KLWX.WS.W.0005.000000T0000Z-130307T0800Z/
FREDERICK MD-NELSON-ALBEMARLE-GREENE-MADISON-RAPPAHANNOCK-LOUDOUN-
ORANGE-CULPEPER-NORTHERN FAUQUIER-SOUTHERN FAUQUIER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…FREDERICK…CHARLOTTESVILLE…
WASHINGTON…LEESBURG…CULPEPER…WARRENTON
347 AM EST WED MAR 6 2013

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM EST
THURSDAY…

* PRECIPITATION TYPE…SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS…10 TO 14 INCHES…WITH THE HIGHER AMOUNTS
ALONG THE BLUE RIDGE.

* TIMING…SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGHOUT THE DAY…THEN TAPER OFF
DURING THE LATE EVENING. SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES DURING THE
LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON…WITH SNOWFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2
INCHES PER HOUR DURING THIS TIME.

* TEMPERATURES…NEARLY STEADY IN THE LOWER TO MID 30S TODAY.

* WINDS…NORTHEAST 15 TO 25 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH ESPECIALLY
DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* IMPACTS…HEAVY WET SNOW AND GUSTY WINDS WILL LEAD TO POWER
OUTAGES. SNOW COVERED ROADS AND POOR VISIBILITIES IN HEAVY
SNOW WILL MAKE DRIVING EXTREMELY DIFFICULT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW
ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN
EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL…KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT…
FOOD…AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1120 AM EST WED MAR 6 2013

…SNOWFALL TO CONTINUE INTO THIS AFTERNOON…

.STRENGTHENING SLOW MOVING LOW PRESSURE WILL TRACK SLOWLY
NORTHEAST ACROSS EASTERN VIRGINIA TODAY AND OFFSHORE THIS
EVENING. THIS WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE PERIODS OF HEAVIER
SNOWFALL FROM THE GREENBRIER VALLEY EAST ACROSS THE SOUTHERN
SHENANDOAH VALLEY TO PARTS OF THE NORTHERN BLUE RIDGE. IN
ADDITION…UPSLOPE SNOW SHOWERS IN THE WAKE OF THIS SYSTEM WILL
CAUSE ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL ACROSS THE HIGHER WESTERN
SLOPES INTO TONIGHT.

VAZ019-020-023-024-035-062300-
/O.CON.KRNK.WS.W.0004.000000T0000Z-130307T0500Z/
ALLEGHANY VA-BATH-BOTETOURT-ROCKBRIDGE-AMHERST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…CLIFTON FORGE…COVINGTON…
HOT SPRINGS…FINCASTLE…LEXINGTON…BUENA VISTA…AMHERST
1120 AM EST WED MAR 6 2013

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST
TONIGHT…

* HAZARD TYPES…HEAVY WET SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS…ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 4 TO 8 INCHES.
ALONG THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY…AND 1 TO 4 INCHES ELSEWHERE.

* TIMING…HEAVIEST SNOW THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS…HAZARDOUS TRAVEL DUE TO SNOW COVERED ROADS. LOW
VISIBILITIES DUE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL AND BLOWING SNOW. POTENTIAL
POWER OUTAGES DUE TO THE COMBINATIONS OF WIND AND WET SNOW.

* WINDS…NORTH 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES…IN THE LOWER 30S.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW
ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN
EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL…KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT…FOOD…
AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

THE PUBLIC IS ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OR WIND
DAMAGE TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE VIA EMAIL AT
RNK.SKYWARN@NOAA.GOV OR AT PHONE NUMBER 1…8 6 6…2 1 5…
4 3 2 4.FOR ADDITIONAL WEATHER INFORMATION…VISIT US ON THE WEB
AT HTTP://WWW.ERH.NOAA.GOV OR AT HTTP://WEATHER.GOV.

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