As of 1536 Hrs this afternoon we have ‘Officially’ reached Blizzard stage.
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