Posted: Jan 12 2019 05:36PM EST
Video Posted: Jan 13 2019 09:57AM EST
Updated: Jan 13 2019 10:00AM EST
Storm approaching to move several inches of snow
Va. Gov. declares state of puncture forward of snow
WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) – After what was a still start to 2019, winter is starting to make some sound around a Washington, D.C. segment going into a center of January. A Winter Storm Warning is in outcome for many of a DC-metro segment by 6 p.m. Sunday.
The whole larger Washington area is underneath a Winter Storm Warning as snow, sleet and frozen sleet come by a area by a weekend.
Snow will continue to tumble on Sunday, with a series of locations already stating accumulations trimming from 4 inches to over 5 inches.
- Herndon, Va. – 5.2 inches
- Northwest D.C. (American University) – 4.0 inches
- Germantown, Md. – 4.7 inches
- Dulles, Va. – 5.1 inches
- Columbia, Md. – 5.0 inches
FOX 5 meteorologist Tucker Barnes indicated that, in some cases, those totals could double.
The Winter Storm Warning for D.C, executive Maryland, and Northern Virginia is in outcome until 6 p.m. Sunday, while partial of Southern Maryland are underneath a warning until 1 a.m. Monday.
Saturday night’s sleet is comfortable overrunning cold, with light, dry sleet and will take some time to dampen adult a atmosphere.
Part dual is a coastal call entrance by on Sunday. It will bring heavier, soppy sleet potential.
The National Weather Service says there will be persistent layer via the day Sunday with a heaviest layer approaching after overnight through Sunday morning.
Emergency crews are seeking residents to equivocate nonessential weekend travel. Local governments canceled weekend programs.
A sleet puncture devise was put into outcome for Montgomery, Prince George’s and Frederick Counties in Maryland. Maryland and Virginia officials prepped for a storm, pre-treating some roads to daunt icing.
“Above all, greatfully put reserve initial and promulgate with your neighbors, family, and friends,” pronounced Russ Strickland, executive executive of a Maryland Emergency Management Agency.
Montgomery County Fire and EMS says all vehicles on roadways contingency be versed with sleet bondage and tires. In addition, a parking anathema is imposed on all Maryland State Highway Association state sleet puncture routes in Montgomery County.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced a state of puncture Saturday night in sequence to concede a state to be improved prepared to respond to a storm.
Virginia Department of Transportation said roads operation from transparent to teenager condition with rags of sleet and ice on a highway surface. VDOT crews will continue operative overnight. VDOT officials contend drives should stay off roads while crews continue to provide a roadways.
Snowfall was approaching to widespread into executive Virginia, Maryland and Delaware by late Saturday and Sunday, removing heavier and staying around before a flood ends Sunday evening, according to forecasters.
Forecasters contend a heaviest sleet is approaching to tumble late Saturday night into Sunday morning.
FOX 5’s Gwen Tolbart says sleet totals are stability to boost for a area streamer into Saturday evening, with many places now saying light snow. Those in a area should design heavier amounts Saturday and overnight into Sunday.
The NWS says conditions will mellow significantly overnight as additional winter flood spreads opposite a area from a west.
Strong winter winds hold temperatures next 40 degrees for a initial time this year on Thursday, that finished a 28-day strain of above normal temperatures during Reagan National Airport, a longest widen of “warmth” in winter in over a decade.
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