From: Bill Sammler
Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 3:39 PM
To: AKQ North Carolina EMs; AKQ Maryland EMs; AKQ VA Coastal EMs; AKQ VA Inland EMs
Subject: Latest Winter Storm Briefing
Attached is the latest winter briefing file. We have made some minor adjustments to the snow totals on the west edge of the heavier snow, which brought totals into winter storm warning criteria for Worcester and Somerset counties in MD (including Ocean City), and Middlesex and Lancaster counties in VA. Little change elsewhere.
It does appear that there will be a several hour period of sleet across a good portion of our NE NC area, before the precipitation changes to all snow overnight. In addition, some sleet is likely across portions of Hampton Roads and the Eastern Shore, especially southside Hampton Roads. No freezing rain is anticipated with this storm, so no issues with ice accumulation on trees/power lines.
Travel will be difficult in areas where 4 or more inches of snow falls, especially near the Bay/Ocean/Sound, where winds will add some blowing and drifting of the snow.
Snow will end by 2-4 am along/west of I-95, and around mid morning southeast VA/coastal NE NC.
Stay warm and safe, everyone.
Warning Coordination Meteorologist