Winter Storm Warning in Northern Virginia

This alert expired on Mar 7, 2013 3:00 AM EST
National Weather Service
Alert area: Arlington, Falls Church, Alexandria; Fairfax; Prince William, Manassas, Manassas Park; Spotsylvania; Stafford

Posted Mar 6, 2013 12:07 PM EST

Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 3 am EST Thursday.

  • Precipitation type: snow.
  • Accumulations: 4 to 8 inches.
  • Timing: snow will continue throughout the day and evening. Then taper off after midnight. Snow will be heavy at times during the late morning and afternoon.
  • Temperatures: in the lower 30s.
  • Winds: north 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.
  • Impacts: Heavy wet snow and gusty winds will lead to power outages. Snow covered roads and poor visibilities in heavy snow will make driving difficult.

Recommended actions

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only Travel in an emergency. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight. Food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

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