Winter Storm Warning

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WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TUESDAY TO MIDNIGHT  EST TUESDAY NIGHT, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD HAS ISSUED A WINTER  STORM WARNING FOR SNOW WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TUESDAY TO  MIDNIGHT EST TUESDAY NIGHT. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN  EFFECT.   AREAS AFFECTED: PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA,THE  VIRGINIA NORTHERN NECK AND THE LOWER MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE.

HAZARDS: SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS: 4 TO 8 INCHES.

WINDS: NORTH WINDS WILL AVERAGE 10 TO 20 MPH,WITH GUSTS TO 30  MPH WEST OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY AND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH ALONG THE  MARYLAND COAST. TEMPERATURES FALLING BELOW FREEZING TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

TIMING: LIGHT SNOW WILL BEGIN BY NOON TUESDAY, CONTINUING INTO  TUESDAY EVENING. THE PERIOD OF HEAVIEST SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED TUESDAY  AFTERNOON THROUGH THE EVENING.

IMPACTS,ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY. THE  COMBINATION OF SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITY TO  BELOW ONE MILE AT TIMES. TRAVELING MAY BE DANGEROUS TUESDAY  NIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS, A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER  CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED. 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.

 

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