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Sunday, December 26, 2010

It’s Official!!!!!!

As of 1536 Hrs this afternoon we have ‘Officially’ reached Blizzard stage.
Blizzard Warning
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
336 PM EST SUN DEC 26 2010

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EST MONDAY. THE WINTER
STORM WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

* AREAS AFFECTED: THE EASTERN SHORE OF VIRGINIA...AND THE LOWER
  MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE.

* PRECIPITATION TYPES: SNOW...WITH BLOWING SNOW.

* ACCUMULATION: ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATION THIS EVENING AND
  OVERNIGHT WILL TOTAL 3 TO 7 INCHES. STORM TOTAL SNOW
  ACCUMULATION OF 10 TO 15 INCHES IS EXPECTED.

* TIMING: THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED THROUGH 10 PM...BUT WINDS
  WILL CONTINUE TO GUST TO 35 TO 45 MPH OVERNIGHT...LEADING TO
  WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS: VERY HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS WITH WHITEOUT
  CONDITIONS LIKELY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS
AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT
CONDITIONS...MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT TRAVEL. IF
YOU MUST TRAVEL...HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET
STRANDED...STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE.


Now some of you are saying ‘So what???? It’s just a little snow!!!!” But it has been a many years since there was an “official blizzard” declared here on the Eastern Shore. On the plus side (as i just told Possum) the ‘Winter Storm Warning’ has been cancelled LOL.
More to come!!!! Grenville


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5 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

Oh, my! Yes, I saw all that red on the weather map for your area! Stay warm!

Kathleen From Eggs In My Pocket said...

Well to me, it is a big deal. Living in West Texas, snow is comes only once in a while and it is usually melted in just a couple of hours. No snow for us as of yet. Stay warm! blessings,Kathleen

grammie g said...

Grenville...Yikes...is that whats heading my way or is that a pig in poke!!

Grenville T. Boyd said...

Hi Lois and Kathleen. Yes we are making short forays out to keep the drive clear and the front of our local Fire House clear. Plus a few neighbors who can't do any shoveling.
I agree Kathleen, snow here is a big event, expecially for the locals. They close everything the day before, the day of, and 3 days after a snow, and that is for a few inches. Luckily our schools are closed this week so the kids (like me) can play.

Elaine said...

So what???? It's just a little snow!!!!! Okay, I couldn't resist that. It IS a big deal when you live in an area that usually doesn't get snow, and on top of that the wind makes it pretty miserable. But---in a few days it will be gone, and then everyone will have stories of the big blizzard on Christmas of '10.

We on the other hand had no doubt that we would have a white Christmas. The forecast was for 30 below, but it actually warmed up for Christmas to about 10 below. Now the temps are dropping again, but it made for nice Christmas weather.

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