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Winter Storm Watch – REPLACED WITH WARNING (See below link)

[ 0 ] March 1, 2014 |

Via NWS: Most Counties in Central Virginia are under a WINTER STORM WATCH that begins Sunday evening through Monday afternoon. : Significant snow and ice accumulations are possible.

The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect. It has been replaced by this WINTER STORM WARNING.

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WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
937 PM EST SAT MAR 1 2014

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-MONTGOMERY-HOWARD-SOUTHERN BALTIMORE-
PRINCE GEORGES-ANNE ARUNDEL-CHARLES-ST. MARYS-CALVERT-AUGUSTA-
ROCKINGHAM-SHENANDOAH-PAGE-WARREN-CLARKE-NELSON-ALBEMARLE-GREENE-
MADISON-RAPPAHANNOCK-LOUDOUN-ORANGE-CULPEPER-
PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK-FAIRFAX-
ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA-STAFFORD-SPOTSYLVANIA-
KING GEORGE-NORTHERN FAUQUIER-SOUTHERN FAUQUIER-WESTERN HIGHLAND-
EASTERN HIGHLAND-WESTERN PENDLETON-EASTERN PENDLETON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WASHINGTON…GAITHERSBURG…COLUMBIA…
BALTIMORE…ANNAPOLIS…WALDORF…ST MARYS CITY…STAUNTON…
WAYNESBORO…HARRISONBURG…FRONT ROYAL…CHARLOTTESVILLE…
LEESBURG…CULPEPER…MANASSAS…MANASSAS PARK…FAIRFAX…
ALEXANDRIA…FALLS CHURCH…FREDERICKSBURG…WARRENTON…
HIGHTOWN…MONTEREY…CIRCLEVILLE…FRANKLIN
937 PM EST SAT MAR 1 2014

…WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT
THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON…

* PRECIPITATION TYPE…FREEZING RAIN…SLEET…AND SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS…POTENTIAL FOR FIVE OR MORE INCHES OF SNOW AND
SLEET WITH SOME ICE ACCUMULATION FROM FREEZING RAIN ALSO
POSSIBLE.

* TIMING…FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET LOOKS TO BEGIN OVERNIGHT
SUNDAY WITH SNOW…HEAVY AT TIMES…LATE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH
MONDAY.

* TEMPERATURES…IN THE LOWER 30S OVERNIGHT SUNDAY…FALLING INTO
THE TEENS AND LOWER 20S FOR MONDAY.

* WINDS…NORTH 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

* IMPACTS…POTENTIAL FOR HAZARDOUS TRAVEL DUE TO ICE AND SNOW
SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH MONDAY. BOTH THE MONDAY MORNING AND
MONDAY AFTERNOON RUSH HOURS WOULD BE AFFECTED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
953 PM EST SAT MAR 1 2014

…SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL POSSIBLE LATE SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY…

.A WEST TO EAST ORIENTED ARCTIC FRONT WILL SAG SLOWLY SOUTH INTO
THE REGION SUNDAY NIGHT…REACHING THE GREENBRIER VALLEY AROUND
MIDNIGHT…THEN MOVING SOUTHWARD TOWARD THE NORTH CAROLINA BORDER
BY MONDAY AFTERNOON. VERY COLD ARCTIC AIR WILL SPREAD INTO THE
REGION BEHIND THE FRONT. MEANWHILE…ASSOCIATED SURFACE LOW
PRESSURE AREAS WILL TRACK ALONG THE BOUNDARY.

PRECIPITATION WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE REGION FROM THE NORTH AND
WEST SUNDAY AFTERNOON…THEN DEVELOP SOUTHWARD SUNDAY NIGHT AND
EARLY MONDAY. IN ADVANCE OF THE ARCTIC FRONT…TEMPERATURES WILL
BE WELL ABOVE FREEZING AND THE PRECIPITATION WILL FALL AS RAIN.
HOWEVER…AS TEMPERATURES QUICKLY PLUMMET BELOW FREEZING
FOLLOWING THE PASSAGE OF THE ARCTIC FRONT SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY
FROM NORTH TO SOUTH…THE PRECIPITATION WILL CHANGE TO SNOW. A
BRIEF PERIOD OF SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN IS ALSO POSSIBLE
AS THE RAIN CHANGES TO SNOW…BUT THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE
PRECIPITATION IN THE COLD AIR IS EXPECTED TO BE SNOW.

THERE REMAINS CONSIDERABLE UNCERTAINTY AS TO HOW QUICKLY THE COLD
AIR WILL SPREAD SOUTH. MODEL FORECASTS CONTINUE TO TREND COLDER.
THEREFORE…IT IS QUITE POSSIBLE THAT THIS WATCH WILL NEED TO BE
EXPANDED FARTHER SOUTH TO INCLUDE THE NEW RIVER VALLEY…ROANOKE
VALLEY…AND EVEN SECTIONS OF THE VIRGINIA PIEDMONT.

CRAIG-ALLEGHANY VA-BATH-BOTETOURT-ROCKBRIDGE-AMHERST-APPOMATTOX-
BUCKINGHAM-MERCER-SUMMERS-MONROE-GREENBRIER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…NEW CASTLE…CLIFTON FORGE…
COVINGTON…HOT SPRINGS…FINCASTLE…LEXINGTON…BUENA VISTA…
AMHERST…APPOMATTOX…BLUEFIELD…HINTON…HIX…UNION…
LEWISBURG…QUINWOOD…DUO…RAINELLE
953 PM EST SAT MAR 1 2014

…WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT
THROUGH MONDAY EVENING…

* LOCATIONS…GENERALLY NORTH OF HIGHWAY 460.

* HAZARD TYPES…SNOW AND SLEET.

* ACCUMULATIONS…3 TO 6 INCHES BETWEEN HIGHWAY 460 AND
INTERSTATE 64. MORE THAN 6 INCHES IS POSSIBLE NORTH OF
INTERSTATE 64.

* TIMING…4 AM MONDAY MORNING TO 4 PM MONDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS…UNTREATED ROADS AND SURFACES WILL QUICKLY BECOME SLICK
AND HAZARDOUS EARLY MONDAY MORNING. EVEN TREATED ROADS MAY
BECOME SNOW COVERED FOR A WHILE DURING PERIODS OF MODERATE SNOW
MONDAY MORNING.

* WINDS…NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES…FALLING INTO THE 20S MONDAY.

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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