a preponderance of punctuation marks (reedrover) wrote,
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reedrover

Blizzard warning? For NoVA?

You've probably already heard the news. I just have to post it here for posterity and to stare at it a little bit. Also, as of last night, my county has canceled school for the rest of the week. "We threw in the towel too. See you next Tuesday."

BLIZZARD WARNING

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1008 AM EST WED FEB 10 2010

DCZ001-MDZ016-VAZ028-030-031-042-052>055-057-501-502-WVZ052-053-
102315-
/O.CON.KLWX.BZ.W.0002.000000T0000Z-100211T0000Z/
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-CHARLES-FREDERICK VA-WARREN-CLARKE-LOUDOUN-
PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK-FAIRFAX-
ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA-STAFFORD-KING GEORGE-
NORTHERN FAUQUIER-SOUTHERN FAUQUIER-BERKELEY-JEFFERSON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WASHINGTON...WALDORF...WINCHESTER...
FRONT ROYAL...LEESBURG...MANASSAS...MANASSAS PARK...FAIRFAX...
ALEXANDRIA...FALLS CHURCH...WARRENTON...MARTINSBURG...
CHARLES TOWN
1008 AM EST WED FEB 10 2010

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS
EVENING...

A BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING.

* PRECIPITATION TYPE...SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 12 INCHES. DRIFTS OF 2 TO 4 FT POSSIBLE.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS EVENING. HEAVIEST
SNOW IS EXPECTED THIS MORNING.

* TEMPERATURES...MID AND UPPER 20S.

* WINDS...WINDS WILL BECOME NORTHWEST AND INCREASE TO 20 TO 30
MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 45 MPH. BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL
REDUCE VISIBILITIES TO BETWEEN ONE QUARTER OF A MILE OR LESS
AT TIMES...PRODUCING BLIZZARD CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
OCCURRING. DO NOT VENTURE OUTSIDE. THIS IS A LIFE THREATENING
SITUATION FOR ANYONE WHO BECOMES STRANDED.

FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS WILL CREATE 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.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
910 AM EST WED FEB 10 2010

MDZ003>005-009-010-501-502-VAZ021-025>031-036>040-042-050-051-501-
502-WVZ050>055-501>504-111000-
WASHINGTON-FREDERICK MD-CARROLL-MONTGOMERY-HOWARD-
EXTREME WESTERN ALLEGANY-CENTRAL AND EASTERN ALLEGANY-HIGHLAND-
AUGUSTA-ROCKINGHAM-SHENANDOAH-FREDERICK VA-PAGE-WARREN-CLARKE-
NELSON-ALBEMARLE-GREENE-MADISON-RAPPAHANNOCK-LOUDOUN-ORANGE-
CULPEPER-NORTHERN FAUQUIER-SOUTHERN FAUQUIER-HAMPSHIRE-MORGAN-
BERKELEY-JEFFERSON-PENDLETON-HARDY-WESTERN GRANT-EASTERN GRANT-
WESTERN MINERAL-EASTERN MINERAL-
910 AM EST WED FEB 10 2010

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EASTERN WEST VIRGINIA...
NORTHERN AND CENTRAL VIRGINIA...AND CENTRAL AND WESTERN MARYLAND
WITH THE EXCEPTION OF GARRETT COUNTY.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A BLIZZARD WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR MUCH OF EASTERN WEST
VIRGINIA...NORTH CENTRAL MARYLAND...AND ADJACENT AREAS OF NORTHERN
VIRGINIA. A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR CENTRAL
VIRGINIA. PLEASE SEE THE LATEST WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE WBCWSWLWX
FOR DETAILS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

PROLONGED UPSLOPE SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT THE
WESTERN SLOPES OF THE APPALACHIANS INTO THURSDAY. ADDITIONAL
ACCUMULATIONS CAN BE EXPECTED.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

THE SKYWARN SPOTTER NETWORK HAS BEEN ACTIVATED REMOTELY. PLEASE
REPORT SNOWFALL TOTALS AS WELL AS STRONG WIND GUSTS.

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
824 AM EST WED FEB 10 2010

DCZ001-MDZ003>007-009>011-013-014-016>018-VAZ042-052>055-057-501-
502-WVZ052-053-101930-
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-WASHINGTON-FREDERICK MD-CARROLL-
NORTHERN BALTIMORE-HARFORD-MONTGOMERY-HOWARD-SOUTHERN BALTIMORE-
PRINCE GEORGES-ANNE ARUNDEL-CHARLES-ST. MARYS-CALVERT-LOUDOUN-
PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK-FAIRFAX-
ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA-STAFFORD-KING GEORGE-
NORTHERN FAUQUIER-SOUTHERN FAUQUIER-BERKELEY-JEFFERSON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WASHINGTON...HAGERSTOWN...FREDERICK...
WESTMINSTER...GAITHERSBURG...COLUMBIA...BALTIMORE...ANNAPOLIS...
WALDORF...ST MARYS CITY...LEESBURG...MANASSAS...MANASSAS PARK...
FAIRFAX...ALEXANDRIA...FALLS CHURCH...WARRENTON...MARTINSBURG...
CHARLES TOWN
824 AM EST WED FEB 10 2010


...EXTREMELY DANGEROUS WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS THIS MORNING FOR
THE BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON REGION...THE EASTERN PANHANDLE OF WEST
VIRGINIA...

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DRIVE THIS MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON. LIFE
THREATENING BLIZZARD CONDITIONS HAVE DEVELOPED RAPIDLY ACROSS THE
BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON REGION THIS MORNING.

AT 7:27 AM THIS MORNING...A WIND GUST WAS RECORDED TO 60 MPH AT
MANASSAS VIRGINIA. NUMEROUS WIND GUSTS OVER 40 MPH HAVE OBSERVED
AROUND THE REGION ALONG WITH WHITE-OUT CONDITIONS.

IF YOU GET STRANDED IN YOUR VEHICLE...DO NOT LEAVE YOUR CAR TO TRY
TO WALK FOR ASSISTANCE...YOU CAN QUICKLY BECOME DISORIENTED IN
WIND DRIVEN SNOW AND COLD. THIS STORM WILL SUBSIDE EARLY THIS
EVENING...SO WAIT IN YOUR CAR FOR EMERGENCY HELP TO ARRIVE.
PERIODICALLY RUN YOUR ENGINE FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES EACH HOUR FOR
HEAT. ENSURE YOUR EXHAUST PIPE IS CLEARED OF SNOW AND ICE. CRACK
YOUR WINDOWS TO AVOID CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING. TIE A COLORED
CLOTH TO YOUR CARS ANTENNA TO BE VISIBLE TO RESCUERS. FROM TIME-
TO-TIME...MOVE YOUR ARMS...LEGS...FINGERS...AND TOES TO KEEP BLOOD
CIRCULATING.
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