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Winter Storm Warning Issued

by ARLnow.com — March 5, 2013 at 3:00 pm 1,734 10 Comments

Despite sunny skies and relatively mild temperatures this afternoon, forecasters have issued another reminder that the D.C. area will be blanketed with snow tomorrow.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning, upgrading the previous Winter Storm Watch. Forecasters say we’re likely to get 4-8 inches of snow tomorrow (Wednesday).

… WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 3 AM EST THURSDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW… WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 3 AM EST THURSDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* PRECIPITATION TYPE… SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS… 4 TO 8 INCHES WITH THE HIGHER AMOUNTS WEST OF INTERSTATE 95.

* TIMING… RAIN MIXING WITH AND CHANGING TO WET SNOW FROM SOUTHWEST TO NORTHEAST TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY MORNING. SNOW MAY BE MODERATE TO HEAVY AT TIMES WEDNESDAY. SNOW TAPERS OFF WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

* TEMPERATURES… IN THE MID 30S.

* WINDS… NORTHEAST 15 TO 25 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT.

* IMPACTS… SNOW COVERED ROADS WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT. HEAVY WET SNOW AND GUSTY WINDS COULD LEAD TO POWER OUTAGES WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. 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.

Meanwhile, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority says travelers should expect delays and cancellations over the next 36 hours or so.

Reagan National and Dulles International Airports are operating normally. An approaching winter storm is affecting flights to and from Chicago today. We anticipate winter weather will affect flight operations here on Wednesday, March 6. Check with directly with your airline to monitor the status of your flight and determine if flight rebooking is necessary.

Our airport snow removal personnel and equipment are prepared for the storm. We will update this page with further information when the winter weather arrives.

  • SHLady

    Everyone buy bread and milk!!

    • drax

      Everyone make jokes about buying bread and milk!

  • Westover Leftover

    Abandon your cars now!

  • John

    The only thing OPM is going to issue is unscheduled leave.. They don’t care about the employees.

    • Rory

      More like “Unscheduled Furloughs”

  • novasteve

    Good luck getting toilet paper, I bought it all. Then threw it all away because I have a bidet anyways.

    • Fanny

      Are you 11 years old? Seriously, grow up. I have yet to see an informative comment from you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/derek.radu.smith Derek Smith

    hide ya kids, hide ya wife.

  • Doubtful

    hmm, NOAA has the following on their website…

    Current conditions at Washington DC, Reagan National Airport (KDCA)
    Tonight – Rain/Snow, Low: 33 °F

    Wednesday – Snow, High: 34 °F
    Wednesday Night, Snow Low: 34 °F
    Thursday – Mostly Cloudy High: 41 °F

    Hazardous Weather Conditions – Winter Storm Warning – Hazardous Weather Outlook
    Tonight
    Rain likely before 11pm, then rain and snow between 11pm and 3am, then
    snow after 3am. Low around 33. East wind 7 to 16 mph. Chance of
    precipitation is 100%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 1 to 2
    inches possible.

    Wednesday
    Snow. High near 34. Breezy, with a northeast wind 17 to 22 mph.
    Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches
    possible.

    Wednesday Night
    Snow, mainly before 1am. Low around 34. Breezy, with a north wind 15
    to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is
    90%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

  • YorktownStudent

    I’m not doing any of my homework tonight because if we get school off for rain then we should get it off for any amount of snow!

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