Winter Storm Petra: Evening Update 2/19/18

National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC

846 PM EST Tue Feb 19 2019

For the countie of: Washington-Frederick MD-Extreme Western Allegany-

Central and Eastern Allegany-Shenandoah-Frederick VA-Page-Warren-

Clarke-Rappahannock-Northern Fauquier-Western Loudoun-Hampshire-

Morgan-Berkeley-Jefferson-Hardy-Western Grant-Eastern Grant-

Western Mineral-Eastern Mineral-

846 PM EST Tue Feb 19 2019

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM WEDNESDAY TO 1 AM EST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches and ice accumulations of one tenth to two tenths of an inch are expected. Ice accumulations

will likely exceed a quarter inch for elevations above 1000 feet.

* WHERE...Portions of north central and western Maryland, northwestern Virginia and eastern West Virginia.

* WHEN...From 1 AM Wednesday to 1 AM EST Thursday. Snow will overspread the area late tonight, and mix with and change to sleet and freezing rain during the late morning to midday hours Wednesday. The heaviest snow is likely Wednesday morning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult. The

hazardous conditions could impact the morning and evening commutes. The combined weight of snow, sleet and freezing rain could result in downed branches and isolated power outages.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet

and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible.

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.

 

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