Sunday, February 16, 2003

Albemarle va - anne Arundel md - arlington/falls church/alexandria va - Carroll md -culpeper va - district of Columbia dc - fairfax va - Fauquier va - greene va - harford md - howard md - madison va - montgomery md - Nelson va - northern Baltimore md - orange va - prince Georges md - Prince william/manassas/manassas Park va - rappahannock va - southern Baltimore md - 430 AM EST Sun Feb 16 2003

...Winter storm warning continues through Monday morning...

Precipitation will continue this morning across the Baltimore and Washington metropolitan areas...And much of northern Virginia. temperatures are cold Enough that the precipitation is expected to remain all snow for today and much of tonight. The snow will be heavy at times...And a thunderstorm is also possible. By this evening...5 To 10 inches of snow is expected. The snow will continue overnight...And an additional 5 to 10 inches is expected. The snow May mix briefly with sleet at times tonight.

On Monday...The snow will taper to snow showers during the afternoon. By the time the snow tapers off...Snowfall totals of 1 to 2 feet are expected.

This snow will be accompanied by Strong Northeast winds...And this will cause very cold wind chill values of between 5 above and 5 below Zero...Along with considerable blowing and Drifting of snow.

This heavy snowfall will make travel next to impossible across the area. Postpone any travel that is not absolutely necessary. By staying off the roadways...Highway Crews are better able to keep Roads passable so emergency vehicles May still travel.

Road conditions continue to deteriorate. If you absolutely must travel...Slow down and allow extra time when traveling. Practice your Winter safety rules...Keep an extra flashlight...Food...And water in your vehicle in case of emergency.

Stay tuned to noaa weather radio or your local Media for the latest information on this very dangerous...Major Winter weather event.