Snow and Ice Map Posted for Major Winter Storm

I got my map templates back up and running. The first map is for how much snow I think will accumulate before the change over to sleet and then freezing rain.DCstorms_Snow_Accumulation_021516

The second map is how much ice accretion (trees, power lines, sidewalks, all untreated surfaces) from a pro-longed period of freezing rain. The time-frame of freezing rain is highlighted in yellow text on the map for the three zones.
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Bottom Line: Up to a quarter of an inch of ice could accumulate along the interstate 95 corridor before a change over to rain during the pre-dawn hours on Tuesday. The damage will have been done by the morning rush hour! What a mess!

Accumulating Snow, 60 MPH Wind Gusts, 15 to 30 Below Zero Wind Chills & Possible Power Outages

Latest NAM model Shows Heavy Snow Band Moving Across the DC Region 5PM
Latest NAM model Shows Heavy Snow Band Moving Across the DC Region 4 PM

If you are going out to dinner on Valentine’s Day… plan for the potential of 60 mph wind gusts, scattered power outages, brutally cold wind chills and a burst of heavy snow.

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