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UPDATE on Wed ice

By: cws6196 , 2:13 AM GMT on February 04, 2014

The NWS has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Tuesday  evening into Wednesday afternoon for central and N MD for ice accumulation. Freezing rain will start in the evening Tuesday lasting into Wednesday. Freezing rain is caused by a warm upper layer of air with a cold layer at the surface. So the precipitation falls as rain but freezes on contact. A layer of ice, thicker the further north you go from Baltimore, will form on all surfaces. 

I am also watching the potential for a significant snow event this weekend. More details later in the week. Follow me daily on Twitter (@wxmanmd) for weather tidbits and updates. 

MDZ007-009>011-VAZ027-029>031-040-042-501-040945-
/O.EXA.KLWX.WS.A.0003.140205T0000Z-140205T1800Z/
HARFORD-MONTGOMERY-HOWARD-SOUTHERN BALTIMORE-SHENANDOAH-PAGE-
WARREN-CLARKE-RAPPAHANNOCK-LOUDOUN-NORTHERN FAUQUIER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF.GAITHERSBURG.COLUMBIA.BALTIMORE.
FRONT ROYAL.WA.LEESBURG.WARRENTON
841 PM EST MON FEB 3 2014

.WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUES EVENING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

THE NATL WEATHER SVC IN BALTIMORE MD/WA HAS
ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH.WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY
EVENING THROUGH WED AFTERNOON.

* PRECIPITATION TYPE.SLEET & FREEZING RAIN

* ACCUMULATIONS.A COATING TO ONE INCH OF SLEET ACCUMULATION.
 POTENTIAL FOR A QUARTER INCH OR MORE OF ICE ACCUMULATION FROM
 FREEZING RAIN.

* TIMING.FREEZING RAIN & SLEET WILL BEGIN TUES EVENING.
 PRECIPITATION WILL CHANGE TO ALL FREEZING RAIN LATE TUESDAY
 NIGHT & IT WILL CONTINUE THROUGH WED MORNING.
 PRECIPITATION WILL END WED AFTERNOON.

* TEMPS.UPPER 20S TUES EVENING RISING INTO THE LWR
 & MIDDLE 30S LATE TUES NIGHT & WED MORNING.
 TEMPS WILL RISE ABOVE FREEZING WED AFTERNOON.

* WINDS.NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.

* IMPACTS.UNTREATED ROADS & SIDEWALKS WILL BECOME SLIPPERY
 FROM ICE. TRAVEL MAY BE DANGEROUS DURING THIS TIME.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.

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

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MDZ003>006-501-502-VAZ028-WVZ050>053-055-501>504- 040945-
/O.CON.KLWX.WS.A.0003.140205T0000Z-140205T1800Z/
WA-FREDERICK MD-CARROLL-NORTHERN BALTIMORE-
EXTREME WESTERN ALLEGANY-CNTL & EASTERN ALLEGANY-
FREDERICK VA-HAMPSHIRE-MORGAN-BERKELEY-JEFFERSON-HARDY-
WESTERN GRANT-EASTERN GRANT-WESTERN MINERAL-EASTERN MINERAL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF.HAGERSTOWN.FREDERICK.WESTMINSTER.
FROSTBURG.CUMBERLAND.WINCHESTER.MARTINSBURG.
CHARLES TOWN.MOOREFIELD.BAYARD.MOUNT STORM.PETERSBURG.
ELK GARDEN.KEYSER.FORT ASHBY
841 PM EST MON FEB 3 2014

.WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUES EVENING
THROUGH WED AFTERNOON.

* PRECIPITATION TYPE.SNOW.SLEET & FREEZING RAIN

* ACCUMULATIONS.1 TO 2 INCHES OF SNOW & SLEET. POTENTIAL FOR A
 QUARTER INCH OR MORE OF ICE ACCUMULATION FROM FREEZING RAIN.

* TIMING.SNOW & SLEET WILL BEGIN TUES NIGHT. PRECIPITATION
 WILL CHANGE OVER TO FREEZING RAIN OVERNIGHT TUES & CONTINUE
 THROUGH WED MORNING. PRECIPITATION WILL END WEDNESDAY
 AFTERNOON.

* TEMPS.LWR TO MIDDLE 20S TUES EVENING SLOWLY RISING
 INTO THE UPPER 20S & LWR 30S LATE TUES NIGHT THROUGH
 WED MORNING. TEMPS WILL RISE ABOVE FREEZING
 WED AFTERNOON.

* WINDS.NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.

* IMPACTS.UNTREATED ROADS & SIDEWALKS WILL BECOME SLIPPERY
 FROM ICE. TRAVEL MAY BE DANGEROUS DURING THIS TIME.

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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