January 21st, 2014

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SNOW!

. WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT... ... WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO NOON EST WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL ADVISORY... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO NOON EST WEDNESDAY. A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AREAS AFFECTED: WILLIAMSBURG.

* HAZARDS: SNOW... BLOWING SNOW... AND GUSTY WINDS.

* ACCUMULATIONS: 2 TO 4 INCHES... LOCALLY UP TO 5 INCHES.

* WINDS: NORTH WINDS OF 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 TO 35 MPH THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* TEMPERATURES AND WIND CHILL: TEMPERATURES WILL FALL BELOW FREEZING THIS EVENING... THEN FALL INTO THE MID TEENS BY EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING. THE COMBINATION OF GUSTY WINDS AND COLD TEMPERATURES WILL PRODUCE WIND CHILL VALUES BETWEEN ZERO AND FIVE BELOW ZERO BY WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* TIMING: A MIXTURE OF RAIN AND SNOW WILL BEGIN LATE THIS AFTERNOON THEN TURN TO ALL SNOW AROUND SUNSET. THE PERIOD OF HEAVIEST SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON EVENING.

* IMPACTS: ROADS WILL QUICKLY BECOME SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY DUE TO THE RAPIDLY FALLING TEMPERATUES AND INCREASED SNOWFALL RATES. TRAVEL CONDITIONS WILL BECOME DANGEROUS LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS EVENING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL... KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT... FOOD... AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN. IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS... MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND GLOVES.