Wednesday, February 03, 2010

"... Winter Storm Watch in effect from Friday morning through Saturday evening...

The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a Winter Storm Watch... which is in effect from Friday morning through Saturday evening.

* Precipitation type... snow.

* Accumulations... this storm is likely to produce 12 or more inches of snow in the watch area... with a good chance for localized amounts over 20 inches.

* Timing... snow is expected to begin late morning Friday... continuing through Saturday evening.

* Temperatures... highs in the lower to mid 30s Friday. Friday night and Saturday... temperatures will be 25 to 30 degrees.

* Winds... east 5 to 10 mph Friday and Friday night... becoming north 10 to 20 mph Saturday.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

This storm has the potential to be similar to the December 19th storm. Plan for substantial disruptions to travel Friday afternoon through the weekend."