Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Wakefield, VA

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
255 PM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

MDZ021>025-VAZ075>078-085-099-521-522-140400-
/O.CON.KAKQ.WC.Y.0001.160214T0500Z-160214T1500Z/
DORCHESTER-WICOMICO-SOMERSET-INLAND WORCESTER-MARYLAND BEACHES-
WESTMORELAND-RICHMOND-NORTHUMBERLAND-LANCASTER-MIDDLESEX-ACCOMACK-
WESTERN ESSEX-EASTERN ESSEX-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CAMBRIDGE...SALISBURY...CRISFIELD...
PRINCESS ANNE...SNOW HILL...OCEAN CITY...CHINCOTEAGUE...
WALLOPS ISLAND...MELFA...TAPPAHANNOCK...DUNNSVILLE
255 PM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
10 AM EST SUNDAY...

* AREAS AFFECTED: VIRGINIA NORTHERN NECK...AND THE LOWER
  MARYLAND AND VIRGINIA EASTERN SHORE.

* HAZARDS: DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILLS. NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25
  MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH ACROSS THE NORTHERN NECK. NORTHWEST
  20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH ACROSS THE EASTERN SHORE.

* WIND CHILL VALUES: MAINLY ZERO TO FIVE BELOW ZERO.

* TIMING: LATE TONIGHT AND EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS: WIND CHILL VALUES POTENTIALLY REACHING DANGEROUS
  LEVELS. THE LOW WIND CHILLS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO RESULT IN
  HYPOTHERMIA IF CARE IS NOT TAKEN TO STAY WARM AND SHELTERED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS
WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN
FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.
IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS...MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND
GLOVES.

&&

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VAZ048-060>062-064>069-509>511-513-515-140400-
/O.NEW.KAKQ.WS.A.0002.160215T0600Z-160216T0500Z/
FLUVANNA-PRINCE EDWARD-CUMBERLAND-GOOCHLAND-CAROLINE-MECKLENBURG-
LUNENBURG-NOTTOWAY-AMELIA-POWHATAN-WESTERN LOUISA-EASTERN LOUISA-
WESTERN HANOVER-WESTERN CHESTERFIELD-WESTERN HENRICO-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FARMVILLE...GOOCHLAND...SOUTH HILL...
CREWE...LOUISA...MINERAL...ASHLAND...MIDLOTHIAN...BON AIR...
RICHMOND
255 PM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH
MONDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH
MONDAY EVENING.

* AREAS AFFECTED: CENTRAL AND SOUTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA.

* HAZARDS: SNOW...SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN.

* ACCUMULATIONS: TWO TO FOUR INCHES OF SNOW...AND UP TWO TENTHS
  OF AN INCH OF ICE.

* TEMPERATURES: LOWS SUNDAY NIGHT FROM THE UPPER TEENS TO LOWER
  20S. HIGHS LATE MONDAY FROM THE LOWER TO MID 30S NORTHWEST OF
  RICHMOND...TO THE MID TO UPPER 30S ELSEWHERE.

* WINDS: NORTH BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.

* TIMING: SNOW OVERSPREADING THE AREA BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND 5 AM
  SUNDAY NIGHT...THEN CONTINUING INTO THE MID MORNING HOURS
  MONDAY. THE SNOW IS EXPECTED TO CHANGE TO SLEET AND FREEZING
  RAIN...THEN EVENTUALLY RAIN THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON AND MONDAY
  EVENING.

* IMPACTS: HAZARDOUS TRAVEL DUE TO SNOW AND ICE COVERED ROADS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

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