The First Winter Storm of the Season will Feature Damaging Ice Accumulations for Some
December 13, 2022
Now is the time to plan for prolonged and widespread power outages along and west of the Blue Ridge mountains.
The first major winter storm of the season is getting ready to wallop the Washington Region with sleet and freezing rain beginning overnight Wednesday and continuing beyond the morning rush hour on Thursday. Cold air will be tough to scour out along and west of the Blue Ridge mountains throughout the day on Thursday where Ice Storm Warnings are likely to be issued by the National Weather Service. It is these areas where ice accretion on trees and power lines of up to a half-inch, combined with gusty winds behind the storm, could lead to widespread power outages.Continue reading “The First Winter Storm of the Season will Feature Damaging Ice Accumulations for Some”