Western Highland Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Winter Weather Advisory
Statement as of 10:14 AM EST on January 26, 2015

...Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 10 am EST Tuesday...

* precipitation type...snow...possibly heavy at times.

* Accumulations...2 to 4 inches. Locally higher amounts on the ridges above 2000 feet.

* Timing...snow will occasionally mix with rain late this morning and the early afternoon hours...likely changing all to snow later this afternoon. Snow will continue tonight before ending Tuesday morning. The heaviest snow is expected tonight. All snow is expected along the ridge tops today through tonight.

* Temperatures...mid to upper 20s along the ridges above 2000 feet to the lower 30s in the valleys.

* Winds...northeast 5 to 10 mph...becoming north tonight into Tuesday around 10 to 15 mph.

* Impacts...roads will be snow covered and slippery with visibilities being reduced to near one-quarter mile at times. The combination of snow covered roads and low visibility will make traveling dangerous.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities...and use caution while driving.

Public Information Statement
Statement as of 10:31 am EST on January 26, 2015

The following are unofficial observations taken during the past 5 hours for the storm that has been affecting our region. Appreciation is extended to Highway departments...cooperative observers...Skywarn spotters and media for these reports. This summary is also available on our home Page at weather.Gov/Baltimore

********************storm total snowfall********************

Location storm total time/date comments snowfall of /inches/ measurement

District of Columbia

...District of Columbia... NW Washington T 938 am 1/26 public

Maryland

...Allegany County... Frostburg 3.0 900 am 1/26 trained spotter Westernport 2.5 756 am 1/26 public

...Baltimore County... Essex 1.0 1011 am 1/26 public 1 E Oella 0.6 1000 am 1/26 trained spotter 2 NW Long Green 0.5 1010 am 1/26 trained spotter

...Baltimore City... 1 NE Pimlico 0.4 940 am 1/26 cocorahs 1 ENE Pimlico 0.4 1013 am 1/26 cocorahs

...Carroll County... 3 NNW Gaither 0.5 1000 am 1/26 trained spotter 4 NNE Uniontown 0.1 1000 am 1/26 trained spotter

...Frederick County... 2 NW ballenger creek 0.2 620 am 1/26 trained spotter 2 se Emmitsburg T 630 am 1/26 mix snow sleet rain

...Harford County... Bel Air 0.1 929 am 1/26 911 call center

...Howard County... 2 N Columbia 0.4 910 am 1/26 cocorahs 1 SSE Simpsonville 0.3 745 am 1/26 trained spotter Highland 0.3 750 am 1/26 public 1 SW Ellicott City 0.2 945 am 1/26 trained spotter

...Montgomery County... Damascus 0.2 733 am 1/26 public Rockville 0.1 738 am 1/26 public Germantown 0.1 737 am 1/26 public

...Washington County... 1 E Hagerstown 1.0 704 am 1/26 broadcast media 3 NNW Pecktonville 1.0 900 am 1/26 NWS employee

Virginia

...Arlington County... Reagan National airp T 700 am 1/26 Airport

...City of Winchester... Winchester 0.5 920 am 1/26 911 call center

...Fairfax County... 1 NNE Herndon 0.1 945 am 1/26 NWS employee

...Frederick County... 2 NNE Nineveh T 810 am 1/26 trained spotter

...Highland County... 3 NW Hightown 4.5 920 am 1/26 public Mustoe 2.4 1000 am 1/26 trained spotter

...Loudoun County... Bluemont 1.0 715 am 1/26 trained spotter 3 NW Ashburn T 745 am 1/26 public Purcellville T 640 am 1/26 rain snow mix Dulles international T 700 am 1/26 Airport

...Madison County... Madison T 700 am 1/26 trained spotter

...Prince William County... 3 NNW Woolsey T 808 am 1/26 trained spotter

...Rappahannock County... Chester Gap 1.5 830 am 1/26 public

...Rockingham County... Bergton 0.5 603 am 1/26 public

...Shenandoah County... Strasburg 1.0 848 am 1/26 public

West Virginia

...Berkeley County... Martinsburg 1.0 916 am 1/26 911 call center Inwood 1.0 808 am 1/26 public

...Grant County... 2 ESE Kline Gap 0.8 615 am 1/26 trained spotter

...Hampshire County... Romney 2.0 917 am 1/26 911 call center

...Hardy County... Moorefield 1.5 920 am 1/26 911 call center

...Jefferson County... 1 NNW Ranson 0.1 923 am 1/26 trained spotter

...Pendleton County... 6 WSW Cherry Grove 4.4 820 am 1/26 trained spotter Franklin 2.0 845 am 1/26 public Sugar Grove 1.0 602 am 1/26 public

**********************24 hour snowfall**********************

Location 24 hour time/date comments snowfall of /inches/ measurement

District of Columbia

...District of Columbia... National Arboretum T 800 am 1/26 co-op observer

Maryland

...Allegany County... Frostburg 2.8 700 am 1/26 co-op observer 1 S Cumberland 1.3 700 am 1/26 co-op observer

...Frederick County... 2 se Emmitsburg T 630 am 1/26 co-op observer

...Prince Georges County... 3 SW Beltsville T 800 am 1/26 co-op observer

...Washington County... 5 S Sharpsburg T 700 am 1/26 co-op observer

Virginia

...Augusta County... Staunton T 800 am 1/26 co-op observer

...Fairfax County... Vienna 0.1 700 am 1/26 co-op observer

...Frederick County... Winchester 0.5 730 am 1/26 co-op observer

...Highland County... 1 SW Mill Gap 1.4 600 am 1/26 co-op observer

...Loudoun County... Mount Weather 0.5 700 am 1/26 co-op observer

...Madison County... Haywood 0.3 700 am 1/26 co-op observer

...Shenandoah County... 2 NE Woodstock T 700 am 1/26 co-op observer Edinburg T 700 am 1/26 co-op observer

West Virginia

...Grant County... Bayard 1.8 700 am 1/26 co-op observer

...Hampshire County... 1 SW Romney 1.8 700 am 1/26 co-op observer

...Mineral County... 2 SSW Keyser 0.8 700 am 1/26 co-op observer

...Morgan County... Cacapon State Park 3.5 900 am 1/26 co-op observer

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