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Winter Storm Warning Issued for Alexandria on Thursday, March 5

Winter Storm Warning

The National Weather Service has upgraded the previously issued Winter Storm Watch to a Winter Storm Warning whereas the next storm is expected between 12:00 midnite TONIGHT through 9:00 PM Thursday, March 5. The heaviest snow is expected between 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM Thursday.

A warning is issued when a winter storm is occurring or is about to occur in the area, usually within 36 hours. Generally, a Winter Storm Warning is issued when accumulation of ice or snow is happening or going to happen.


..WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT
TO 9 PM EST THURSDAY…

* PRECIPITATION TYPES…WINTRY MIX…THEN ALL SNOW…HEAVY AT
TIMES.

* ACCUMULATIONS…SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 4 TO 8 INCHES.

* TIMING…RAIN CHANGES TO WINTRY MIX AROUND MIDNIGHT THEN ALL
SNOW THURSDAY. SNOW HEAVIEST THURSDAY LATE MORNING TO MID
AFTERNOON.

* TEMPERATURES…IN THE MID 30S…DROPPING INTO THE LOWER 20S.

* WINDS…NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH.

* IMPACTS…ROADS WILL BE SNOW COVERED…VISIBILITIES WILL DROP
TO AROUND A QUARTER-MILE AT TIMES…MAKING TRAVEL DANGEROUS.

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.

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