Blizzard Warning in Northern Virginia

This alert expired on Oct 30, 2012 2:00 PM EDT
National Weather Service
Alert area: Albemarle; Augusta; Greene; Madison; Nelson; Page; Rappahannock; Rockingham; Shenandoah

Posted Oct 29, 2012 8:10 PM EDT

Blizzard Warning remains in effect until 2 pm EDT Tuesday.

  • Precipitation type: Heavy wet snow mixing with Rain at times.
  • Accumulations: 6 to 12 inches for elevations above 2000 feet.
  • Timing: snow will be heaviest this evening. Precipitation will continue into Tuesday afternoon.
  • Temperatures: Lower 30s.
  • Winds: west 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.
  • Impacts: It is likely that the combination of strong wind and heavy wet snow will down tree limbs and power lines. Expect near zero visibilities in periods of heavy snow.

Recommended actions

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to 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.

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