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More Snow Heading Here Wednesday Night

by Karen Goff February 18, 2015 at 9:01 am 1 Comment

Snow at Lake Anne/Credit KPJDCA via Twitter

A little snow on the ground. Kids out of Fairfax County Public Schools for the second day in a row. And now this: The National Weather Service is predicting an Arctic cold front (temps will feel below zero) and snow squalls later today.

Reston and the Metro D.C. area are under a Winter Weather Advisory from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and a Wind Chill Advisory from midnight tonight to 6 p.m. Thursday.

From the NWS:

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW… WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 9 PM EST THIS EVENING.

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED. THIS WIND CHILL ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 PM EST THURSDAY.

PRECIPITATION TYPE…SNOW SHOWERS AND SNOW SQUALLS.

ACCUMULATIONS…A COATING TO ONE INCH * TIMING…SNOW SHOWERS WILL DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON. THE BEST CHANCE FOR THE HEAVIER SNOW SHOWERS AND SNOW SQUALLS WILL BE BETWEEN 4 AND 8 PM THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

WIND CHILL…0 TO 10 DEGREES BELOW ZERO LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY. * TEMPERATURES…HIGHS TODAY IN THE UPPER 20S TO AROUND 30 DEGREES. LOWS TONIGHT IN THE SINGLE DIGITS. HIGHS THURSDAY IN THE MID TO UPPER TEENS.

 WINDS…WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 30 MPH.

IMPACTS…ROADS WILL BE SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY. VISIBILITY WILL BE LOCALLY REDUCED TO BELOW ONE-QUARTER MILE AT TIMES. THE COMBINATION OF SNOW COVERED ROADS AND SUDDEN REDUCTIONS IN VISIBILITY MAY CAUSE DANGEROUS TRAVELING CONDITIONS DURING THE EVENING RUSH.

THE COMBINATION OF GUSTY WINDS AND COLD TEMPERATURES TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY MAY RESULT IN DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS THAT CAN QUICKLY CAUSE HYPOTHERMIA AND FROST BITE.

Stay warm, Reston. What are the odds of having school on Thursday? Tell us in the comments.

Photo: Snow on Lake Anne/file photo

  • Chuck Morningwood

    Yippeeee! With luck, maybe we won’t have any school at all this week.

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