Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Blizzard Warning in effect until 7 am EST Thursday...

The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a
Blizzard Warning... which is in effect until 7 am EST Thursday.
The Winter Storm Warning has been cancelled.

* Precipitation type... snow.

* Accumulations... 7 to 14 inches of snow.

* Timing... snow will continue through this morning. A prolonged
upslope snow event will begin this afternoon and continue
through tonight.

* Temperatures... lower and mid 20s.

* Winds... winds will increase to 20 to 30 mph with gusts around 45
mph. Blowing and drifting snow will reduce visibilities to one
quarter mile or less at times... producing blizzard conditions.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow are
expected or occurring. The combination of snow and strong winds
will make travel very hazardous.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are
expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds
and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout
conditions... making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If
you must travel... have a winter survival kit with you. If you get
stranded... stay with your vehicle.

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