March 1st, 2014

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Wait, what?! It's going to be 61 degrees tomorrow!

Local Weather Alert

Winter Storm Watch for Mathews, VA


WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.

* AREAS AFFECTED: CENTRAL VIRGINIA TO THE NORTHERN NECK AND MIDDLE PENINSULA IN EASTERN VIRGINIA... THEN THE LOWER EASTERN SHORE.

* HAZARDS: PRIMARILY SNOW AND SLEET.

* ACCUMULATIONS: POTENTIAL FOR 4 INCHES OR MORE OF SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATION ALONG WITH A LIGHT ICE ACCUMULATION.

* TEMPERATURES: STARTING IN THE 30S EARLY MONDAY MORNING... THEN FALLING INTO THE LOWER TO MID 20S BY AFTERNOON.

* WINDS: NORTH WINDS INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH INLAND... AND INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 TO 35 MPH NEAR THE BAY AND ON THE EASTERN SHORE.

* TIMING: LATE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS: ANY RAIN LATE SUNDAY NIGHT AND EARLY MONDAY MORNING WILL TRANSITION TO A BRIEF WINTRY MIXTURE OF SNOW... SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN DURING THE MORNING. THE WINTRY MIX WILL BECOME PRIMARILY SNOW ACROSS THE ENTIRE AREA BY MIDDAY... THEN CONTINUE INTO THE EVENING HOURS. HAZARDOUS TRAVEL RESULTING FROM ICY THEN SNOW COVERED ROADS IS EXPECTED BY LATE MORNING MONDAY... WHICH WILL THEN CONTINUE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS.

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.