Winter Storm Warning for NW MoCo; C/SE MoCo Remain Under Advisory

by MCS Staff

The National Weather Service has upgraded NW MoCo to a Winter Storm Warning from 6am until 3pm. C/SE MoCo remains under an advisory from 7am until 3pm.

Winter Storm Warning (NW MoCo)

* WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches. Northwest winds will gust around 45 to 55 mph.

* WHERE…Portions of north-central Maryland as well as western Loudoun County in Virginia and northern Fauquier County in Virginia.

* WHEN…From 6 AM this morning to 3 PM EST this afternoon. Rain
will change to snow between 7 AM and 9 AM this morning. A band of moderate to heavy snow is most likely through late this morning before tapering off to a lighter snow early this
afternoon.

* IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Visibility may be reduced to below one- quarter mile at times. Brief near blizzard conditions are
possible. Snowfall rates around one to two inches per hour are expected this morning.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in
your vehicle in case of an emergency.

When venturing outside, watch your first few steps taken on
steps, sidewalks, and driveways, which could be icy and slippery,increasing your risk of a fall and injury.

 

Winter Weather Advisory (C/SE MoCo)

* WHAT…Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches.
Northwest winds will gust around 45 to 55 mph.

* WHERE…Portions of central and northeastern Maryland, northern and central Virginia, and the District of Columbia, including most of the DC and Baltimore metro areas.

* WHEN…From 7 AM this morning to 3 PM EST this afternoon. Rain will change to snow between 7 AM and 9 AM this morning. Snow will be heaviest from mid to late morning before tapering off to a lighter snow early this afternoon.

* IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Visibility may be reduced to below one-quarter mile at times. Brief near blizzard conditions are
possible between 8 AM and noon. Snowfall rates around an inch per hour are expected this morning.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Slow down and use caution while traveling.

When venturing outside, watch your first few steps taken on
steps, sidewalks, and driveways, which could be icy and slippery, increasing your risk of a fall and injury.

There is about a 45-75% chance at more than 4 inches of snow, depending on where in MoCo you’re at according to the map below.

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