Sunday, February 15, 2015

Winter Weather Brief #2 - 2/15 PM

Good evening – here is Winter Weather Brief #2. 
Below is a summary of the impending winter storm in addition to the current forecasted total snowfall map and hourly weather graph, respectively. 


·         Winter Storm Watch: effective 2/16 – 4pm until 2/17 – 12pm

o   We expect this to be upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning as we move into tomorrow

Hazards: Snow; forecasted amounts have risen to 6-8 inches. Isolated spots may see more than this amount.


·         Monday

o   High: 21

o   Low: 19

·         Tuesday

o   High: 28

o   Low: 21

Timing: Precipitation is still on track to begin in the early evening hours tomorrow – 2/16 and come to an end around 12pm on 2/17. There will be the potential for additional snow showers during the evening of 2/17 as well.

City impacts: With the snow falling in the evening/overnight into the mid-morning hours, there will be high potential for any morning commute issues around and coming into the city. Please take this into consideration if you have to make any travel. The power outage number has decreased to 2,594 currently for the city, and Dominion Power’s expectation remains that some customers will have outages beyond today; this next round of winter weather could increase that outage number.

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