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ALERT: Winter Storm Watch To Begin Friday Morning For Blue Ridge & Surrounding Areas

[ 0 ] January 20, 2016 |

Via NWS Sterling / Baltimore : A WINTER STORM WATCH will go into effect for most of the area from Friday morning until late Saturday. This storm has the potential of MAJOR impact to our area.

WINTER STORM WATCH
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1114 AM EST WED JAN 20 2016

AUGUSTA-ROCKINGHAM-SHENANDOAH-PAGE-WARREN-NELSON-ALBEMARLE-GREENE-
MADISON-RAPPAHANNOCK-ORANGE-CULPEPER-NORTHERN FAUQUIER-
SOUTHERN FAUQUIER-WESTERN HIGHLAND-EASTERN HIGHLAND-
NORTHERN VA BLUE RIDGE-CENTRAL VA BLUE RIDGE-HARDY-WESTERN GRANT-
EASTERN GRANT-WESTERN PENDLETON-EASTERN PENDLETON-
1114 AM EST WED JAN 20 2016

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

* HAZARD TYPES…HEAVY SNOW AND WIND.

* ACCUMULATIONS…POTENTIAL FOR A FOOT OR MORE OF SNOW.

* TIMING…FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT. THE HEAVIEST
SNOW AND STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACTS…HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL CAUSE DANGEROUS
CONDITIONS AND WILL BE A THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY. TRAVEL
IS EXPECTED TO BE SEVERELY LIMITED IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE DURING
THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY.

* WINDS…NORTHEAST AROUND 10 MPH FRIDAY. NORTHEAST WINDS WILL
INCREASE TO 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 30 MPH FRIDAY NIGHT
BEFORE SHIFTING TOWARD THE NORTH SATURDAY AND THEN TO THE
NORTHWEST SATURDAY NIGHT.

* TEMPERATURES…MID TO UPPER 20S. TEENS AND LOWER 20S IN THE
MOUNTAINS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

USE THIS ADVANCE NOTICE TO PLAN AHEAD! ADJUST TRAVEL PLANS…AND
PLANNED ACTIVITIES. STOCK UP ON NECESSITIES. MAKE PLANS FOR
ELDERLY FAMILY AND THOSE MOST AT RISK. PREPARE FOR THE
POSSIBILITY OF POWER OUTAGES DURING SNOWY AND COLD CONDITIONS.
USE THIS TIME TO MINIMIZE IMPACT ON YOU…YOUR FAMILY…AND YOUR
COMMUNITY.

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