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Here Comes the Winter Storm Warning for Winter Storm #Pax

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Northern Virginia. The Weather Service says the D.C. area is looking at potentially 4-8 inches for our immediate area.

The warning is in effect starting Wednesday evening (2/12) @ 8:00pm and will continue until 3:00pm Thursday.

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM WEDNESDAY TO 3 PM EST
THURSDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS
ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW AND SLEET…WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM 8 PM WEDNESDAY TO 3 PM EST THURSDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH
IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* PRECIPITATION TYPE…HEAVY SNOW AND SLEET.

* ACCUMULATIONS…4 TO 8 INCHES.

* TIMING…SNOW WILL OVERSPREAD THE AREA FROM THE SOUTH BETWEEN 8
PM AND 10 PM WEDNESDAY EVENING. SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES
WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY MORNING. SNOW IS EXPECTED MIX
WITH SLEET AND RAIN LATE THURSDAY MORNING INTO THURSDAY
AFTERNOON.

* TEMPERATURES…IN THE MID 20S WEDNESDAY NIGHT…SLOWLY RISING
INTO THE LOWER 30S THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* WINDS…NORTHEAST 5 TO 15 MPH WEDNESDAY EVENING…BECOMING NORTH
AND INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH LATE
WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY.

* IMPACTS…ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW AND SLEET COVERED AND SLIPPERY.
TRAVEL WILL BE DANGEROUS WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY. HEAVY WET
SNOW COUPLED WITH GUSTY WINDS COULD LEAD TO SOME POWER OUTAGES.

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.

Lee Hernly, Editor
the authorLee Hernly, Editor
Founder & Editor
Lee Hernly is the Founder and Editor of Port City Wire, Alexandria, Virginia's best source for hyper-local news, opinion, and events. I live in the Old Town Alexandria area with my fantastic wife and son Sam. Oh, there’s Serena & Bea too. I’m so excited to meet new readers and see where you are from! Please be sure to leave a comment with a link to your blog so I can check it out!

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