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Winter Storm Watch Issued

by ARLnow.com — March 4, 2013 at 8:20 am 3,096 19 Comments

Snowball fight in front of the Clarendon Metro station on Feb. 6, 2010Arlington and the rest of the region is under a Winter Storm Watch for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Forecasters say chances are increasing that we’ll get a significant late-season snowstorm starting Tuesday night. The storm could dump more than 5 inches of snow, though the precipitation could be mostly rain if the temperature stays too warm.

From the National Weather Service:

…WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING…

* PRECIPITATION TYPE…SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS…MORE THAN 5 INCHES POSSIBLE…WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA.

* TIMING…PRECIPITATION MIXING WITH AND CHANGING TO SNOW TUESDAY NIGHT. SNOW CONTINUING INTO WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* TEMPERATURES…IN THE LOWER AND MID 30S.

* WINDS…NORTHEAST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* IMPACTS…DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS. HEAVY WET SNOW AND GUSTY WINDS COULD LEAD TO POWER OUTAGES.

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.

A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO IMPACT THE AREA TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT…BRINGING THE POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY WET SNOW…GUSTY WINDS…AND POSSIBLY COASTAL FLOODING. A WINTER
STORM WATCH HAS BEEN POSTED TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR THE BALTIMORE AND WASHINGTON DC METROPOLITAN AREAS. UNCERTAINTY REMAINS WITH THE TRACK OF THE LOW AND LOCATION OF THE RAIN-SNOW LINE…WHICH ULTIMATELY WILL DETERMINE SNOWFALL TOTALS. PLEASE MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS FOR UPDATES.

  • South Awwlington

    Significant>1ft please!

    • Anne

      Agreed!

  • DumDumGuy at the Gates of Dawn

    The Weather bureau in Donaldson Run calls for high 50s and sunny late Tuesday through Wednesday. We don’t precipitate!

    • Alex an Dria

      You get a special weather forecast for your >700K dollar homes?

      • drax

        Learn the joke.

        • Alex an Dria

          Was making my own, genius!

  • Arlington Cat

    Box of wine, cigs, humus, chips, and the new Playboy in the mail. I an ready, bring it on!

    • Morris

      You could join me down the sauna if it gets too cold

  • Garden Cithy

    What loser name has The Weather Channel given this storm?

    • Ali

      Saturn but most are calling it Snow-quester :-/

      • http://twitter.com/paulwilsonarch PaulWilsonArchitect

        Snow-quester is the “official” name ginned up by the Capital Weather Gang.

        • dan

          I get that it is a play on “sequester” but that makes no sense…if we have a snow storm doesn’t that mean that the snow has NOT been sequestered ??
          We can come up with a better name should the storm actually come to pass…..

    • Ashton Heights Represent

      Snowquester

    • cerebud

      Snowquester. I wish I was making that up.

  • Alex an Dria

    Too bad Arlington already used up all the salt/sand and solution on the RAIN this winter!

  • squidgod

    yay~

  • Deville @ the Gates of Hell

    Oh its defunately gunna be two hotttt fur snow… Please stop naming these storms. Oh yea, happy grammar day!

  • ArlParent

    On a Side note nice I can find anything on here…anyone hear of the Nottingham mom who got the flesh eating bacteria?? Seems like another thing Arlington is keeping hush hush.

    • Alex an Dria

      Lice, pertussis, and now flesh eating bacteria. Sounds like those Nottingham parents need to spend some money on teaching their kids hygiene habits rather than sending their kids to travel soccer leagues!

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