Hazardous Weather Outlook
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823 FLUS41 KLWX 121012 HWOLWX HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC 512 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016 ANZ530>543-DCZ001-MDZ011-013-014-016>018-508-VAZ052>057-131030- CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND MD- CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT MD- CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH MD- CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT MD- CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT MD TO SMITH POINT VA- TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD MD- TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND MD- TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND MD TO SMITH POINT VA- PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR- CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-EASTERN BAY- CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER- PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD- TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH ISLAND-DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-SOUTHERN BALTIMORE-PRINCE GEORGES- ANNE ARUNDEL-CHARLES-ST. MARYS-CALVERT-SOUTHEAST HARFORD- PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK-FAIRFAX- ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA-STAFFORD-SPOTSYLVANIA- KING GEORGE- 512 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016 THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE MARYLAND PORTION OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY...TIDAL POTOMAC RIVER...AND ADJACENT COUNTIES IN CENTRAL MARYLAND AND NORTHERN VIRGINIA AS WELL AS THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. .DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT A BURST OF SNOW SHOWERS WILL BE LIKELY THIS EVENING WITH THE PASSAGE OF AN ARCTIC FRONT. GALE WARNINGS HAVE BEEN POSTED TONIGHT ON THE MARYLAND PORTION OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY AND TIDAL POTOMAC RIVER. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY GALE WARNINGS HAVE BEEN POSTED SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT ON THE MARYLAND PORTION OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY AND TIDAL POTOMAC RIVER. WIND CHILL VALUES BELOW MINUS FIVE DEGREES ARE LIKELY SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING. WIND CHILL ADVISORIES MAY BE REQUIRED. THERE IS AN ENHANCED THREAT OF A WINTER STORM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT. PRIMARY THREAT IS DISRUPTION TO TRAVEL. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. $$ MDZ003>006-501>507-VAZ025>031-036>040-050-051-501>508-WVZ050>053- 055-501>506-131030- WASHINGTON-FREDERICK MD-CARROLL-NORTHERN BALTIMORE- EXTREME WESTERN ALLEGANY-CENTRAL AND EASTERN ALLEGANY- NORTHWEST MONTGOMERY-CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST MONTGOMERY- NORTHWEST HOWARD-CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST HOWARD-NORTHWEST HARFORD- AUGUSTA-ROCKINGHAM-SHENANDOAH-FREDERICK VA-PAGE-WARREN-CLARKE- NELSON-ALBEMARLE-GREENE-MADISON-RAPPAHANNOCK-ORANGE-CULPEPER- NORTHERN FAUQUIER-SOUTHERN FAUQUIER-WESTERN HIGHLAND- EASTERN HIGHLAND-WESTERN LOUDOUN-EASTERN LOUDOUN- NORTHERN VA BLUE RIDGE-CENTRAL VA BLUE RIDGE-HAMPSHIRE-MORGAN- BERKELEY-JEFFERSON-HARDY-WESTERN GRANT-EASTERN GRANT- WESTERN MINERAL-EASTERN MINERAL-WESTERN PENDLETON- EASTERN PENDLETON- 512 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016 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 THE NEXT ROUND OF SNOW SHOWERS AND SQUALLS IS LIKELY TONIGHT WITH THE PASSAGE OF AN ARCTIC FRONT. NEW WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES MAY BE REQUIRED WEST OF THE ALLEGHENY FRONT. WINDS MAY GUST TO 50 MPH LATE TONIGHT...ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS. WIND CHILL VALUES BELOW MINUS FIFTEEN ARE LIKELY AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS TONIGHT. VALUES TO MINUS 25 WILL BE POSSIBLE. A WIND CHILL WATCH HAS BEEN POSTED FOR THE APPALACHIANS. A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MAY BE REQUIRED FOR THE BLUE RIDGE AS WELL. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY WIND CHILL VALUES BELOW ZERO ARE LIKELY SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY. THE LOWEST VALUES ARE EXPECTED SATURDAY NIGHT...WHEN VALUES MAY REACH MINUS 5 TO 10 BELOW...AND COULD BE AS LOW AS 25 BELOW IN THE APPALACHIANS. A WIND CHILL WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING FOR THE APPALACHIANS. WIND CHILL WARNINGS MAY EVENTUALLY BE REQUIRED. ELSEWHERE WIND CHILL ADVISORIES WILL BE LIKELY SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING. WINDS MAY GUST TO 50 MPH SATURDAY...ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS. MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...THERE IS A MODERATE THREAT OF A WINTER STORM WEST OF THE BLUE RIDGE AND AN ENHANCED THREAT OF A WINTER STORM EAST OF THE BLUE RIDGE. POTENTIAL IMPACTS INCLUDE SIGNIFICANT TRAVEL DELAYS AND CLOSURES. PLAN AHEAD TO MINIMIZE IMPACT ON YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. $$

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