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WINTER STORM WARNING
WINTER STORM WARNING
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE from the NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA

1005 AM EST SAT JAN 7 2017

...A POWERFUL WINTER STORM WILL AFFECT CENTRAL AND EASTERN VIRGINIA...THE LOWER MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE AND NORTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...

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GLOUCESTER-MATHEWS-GREENSVILLE-SUSSEX-SURRY-JAMES CITY-SOUTHAMPTON-ISLE OF WIGHT-SUFFOLK-YORK-NEWPORT NEWS-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...EMPORIA...WAKEFIELD...BARHAM...GWALTNEY CORNER...BACONS CASTLE...CHIPPOKES STATE PARK...HOG ISLAND GAME RESERVE...POOLESVILLE...BOOTH FORK...WILLIAMSBURG...FRANKLIN

1005 AM EST SAT JAN 7 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS EVENING...

* AREAS AFFECTED: SOUTHEAST VIRGINIA.

* HAZARDS: SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES CONTINUING INTO THIS AFTERNOON.

* ACCUMULATIONS: TOTAL 6 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS UP TO 15 INCHES POSSIBLE.

* TEMPERATURES: UPPER 20S TO LOWER 30S.

* WINDS: NORTH 10 TO 20 MPH...15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 TO 40 MPH AT THE IMMEDIATE COAST.

* TIMING: SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES AND GUSTY NORTH WINDS WILL CONTINUE INTO THIS AFTERNOON...BEFORE ENDING THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS: HAZARDOUS TRAVEL EXPECTED DUE TO SNOW COVERED ROADS AND REDUCED VISIBILITIES. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW...SLEET...AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE ALONG THE IMMEDIATE COAST. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

Source: National Weather Service Wakefield VA