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WINTER STORM WATCH : Upgraded to WINTER STORM WARNING (see link below in text)

[ 0 ] March 16, 2013 |

Via NWS: A WINTER STORM WATCH goes into effect Sunday afternoon for the areas shaded in dark blue. Primarily along the BRP and from Augusta County and points northwest. It is very possible the watch area could be extended east of the BRP sometime on Sunday. Click image to see latest updates across the area.

The previously issued WINTER STORM WATCH has now been upgraded to a WINTER STORM WARNING. Click here for that bulletin.

WINTER STORM WATCH (REPLACED – See above link)
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
333 PM EDT SAT MAR 16 2013

EXTREME WESTERN ALLEGANY-CENTRAL AND EASTERN ALLEGANY-AUGUSTA-
ROCKINGHAM-SHENANDOAH-WESTERN HIGHLAND-EASTERN HIGHLAND-HAMPSHIRE-
HARDY-WESTERN GRANT-EASTERN GRANT-WESTERN MINERAL-EASTERN MINERAL-
WESTERN PENDLETON-EASTERN PENDLETON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…FROSTBURG…CUMBERLAND…STAUNTON…
WAYNESBORO…HARRISONBURG…HIGHTOWN…MONTEREY…MOOREFIELD…
BAYARD…MOUNT STORM…PETERSBURG…ELK GARDEN…KEYSER…
FORT ASHBY…CIRCLEVILLE…FRANKLIN
333 PM EDT SAT MAR 16 2013

…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
MONDAY AFTERNOON…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS
ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY
AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.

* PRECIPITATION TYPE…SNOW…SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN.

* ACCUMULATIONS…POTENTIAL FOR AROUND 6 INCHES OF
SNOW…ESPECIALLY ABOVE 1500 FEET. A GLAZE OF ICE ACCUMULATION
FROM FREEZING RAIN IS POSSIBLE MONDAY ABOVE 1500 FEET.

* TIMING…SNOW WILL OVERSPREAD THE AREA SUNDAY AFTERNOON. THE
HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED SUNDAY NIGHT. SNOW WILL MIX WITH SLEET
AND FREEZING RAIN MONDAY BEFORE CHANGING OVER TO RAIN.

* TEMPERATURES…MID TO UPPER 30S SUNDAY AFTERNOON. TEMPERATURES
WILL DROP INTO THE LOWER TO MIDDLE 20S SUNDAY NIGHT BEFORE
SLOWLY RISING INTO THE LOWER AND MIDDLE 30S MONDAY.

* WINDS…LIGHT AND VARIABLE SUNDAY AFTERNOON BECOMING SOUTHEAST
AROUND 10 MPH SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY…WITH GUSTS AROUND 20 MPH
ALONG THE RIDGE TOPS.

* IMPACTS…ROADS MAY BECOME SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY…MAKING
TRAVEL DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY
MORNING.

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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