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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
1100 AM EST THU DEC 4 2014

     ****************************************************
             WINTER PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN VIRGINIA
                 NOVEMBER 30- DECEMBER 6, 2014
     ****************************************************

GOVERNOR TERRY MCAULIFFE HAS DECLARED THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 30 TO
DECEMBER 6, 2014 AS WINTER PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN VIRGINIA. THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ OFFICES SERVING VIRGINIA...IN
COOPERATION WITH THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT...WILL SEND PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS OVER THE NOAA
WEATHER WIRE SERVICE EACH DAY THROUGH SATURDAY AT APPROXIMATELY 11
AM. THESE STATEMENTS WILL FOCUS ON DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF WINTER
WEATHER IN THE MID ATLANTIC REGION...AND PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS THE
PUBLIC SHOULD TAKE FOR THE UPCOMING WINTER SEASON.


TODAY`S TOPIC - ARE YOU AND YOUR CAR READY FOR WINTER DRIVING?

WE ALL KNOW HOW HAZARDOUS DRIVING CAN BE DURING WINTER STORMS.
IN FACT...THREE-QUARTERS (75 PERCENT) OF ALL WINTER WEATHER RELATED
DEATHS OCCUR ON THE ROAD...EITHER IN ACCIDENTS OR PEOPLE GETTING
STRANDED. AND...IT CAN TAKE LESS THAN 2 INCHES OF SNOW TO MAKE
DRIVING A LIFE-THREATENING TASK. FEBRUARY 22, 2001 WAS A PRIME
EXAMPLE. A BRIEF PERIOD OF HEAVY SNOW...WHICH DROPPED THE
VISIBILITY TO NEAR ZERO...AND QUICKLY FROZE ON WELL TRAVELLED
HIGHWAYS...CAUSED 2 MULTI-VEHICLE ACCIDENTS ON VIRGINIA INTERSTATES.
THE FIRST ACCIDENT OCCURRED IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA...WHERE MORE THAN
ONE HUNDRED VEHICLES COLLIDED ON INTERSTATE 95. THE SECOND OCCURRED
JUST WEST RICHMOND ON INTERSTATE 64. NEARLY 30 VEHICLES WERE
INVOLVED IN THIS PILEUP.

A SIMILAR EVENT OCCURRED ON JANUARY 19, 2005 IN AND AROUND THE
RICHMOND METRO AREA WHEN AN INCH TO AN INCH AND A HALF OF SNOW IN
A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME CAUSED MOST ROADS...FROM INTERSTATES TO
RURAL...TO QUICKLY ICE UP. THE RESULT WAS MORE THAN 200
ACCIDENTS...SOME OF WHICH RESULTED IN INJURY. AND...IN JANUARY
2008...A LIGHT COATING OF ICE ON THE INTERSTATE 95/495 INTERCHANGE
FLYOVER IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA CAUSED MULTIPLE ACCIDENTS...AS THE
FLYOVER BECAME IMPASSABLE DUE TO A THIN COATING OF ICE. THE
ACCIDENT CLEAN UP AND TREATING OF THE ROADWAY RESULTED IN THE
INTERCHANGE BEING CLOSED FOR HOURS.

OBVIOUSLY...WHEN THE WEATHER IS BAD AND DRIVING CONDITIONS ARE
POOR...THE BEST BET IS TO STAY AT HOME.  HOWEVER...IF YOU MUST
VENTURE OUT...THE FOLLOWING TIPS COULD MAKE FOR A SAFER JOURNEY.

1). ****MAKE SURE YOUR CAR IS IN GOOD RUNNING CONDITION.****
     HAVE A MECHANIC CHECK YOUR BATTERY, ANTIFREEZE, WINDSHIELD
     WIPERS, IGNITION AND THERMOSTAT.  BE SURE YOUR TIRES HAVE
     ENOUGH TREAD.  REPLACE ANY OF THESE ITEMS IF NECESSARY.

2).**** LET SOMEONE KNOW YOUR DESTINATION AND WHEN YOU PLAN TO
        ARRIVE. ****
     IF POSSIBLE, TRAVEL IN DAYLIGHT, USE MAJOR HIGHWAYS, AND BRING
     A COMPANION ALONG.

3). ****CLEAN SNOW AND ICE OFF ALL PARTS OF YOUR CAR BEFORE!! YOU
        DRIVE***
      SNOW AND ICE LEFT ON YOUR CAR CAN AFFECT YOUR VISIBILITY ONCE
     YOU START DRIVING. BEFORE STARTING OUT, CLEAN OFF YOUR VEHICLE,
     ESPECIALLY WINDOWS, HOOD, ROOF AND LIGHTS.

4). ****KEEP YOUR GAS TANK AS FULL AS POSSIBLE.****
     THIS WILL NOT ONLY GIVE YOU ADDED PEACE OF MIND, BUT THE WEIGHT
     OF THE GAS WILL PROVIDE ADDITIONAL TRACTION.

5). ****KEEP THE FOLLOWING BASIC ITEMS IN YOUR CAR - WINDSHIELD
SCRAPER AND BRUSH, BOOSTER CABLES, TOW CHAIN OR ROPE, BAG OF SAND,
BLANKET, FLASHLIGHT, FIRST AID KIT, ROAD MAP, AND SOME
NON-PERISHABLE FOOD.****

               ...IF YOU GET STRANDED ON THE ROAD...

1). ****STAY IN YOUR CAR. ****
     DO NOT SEEK SHELTER OR A TELEPHONE UNLESS THEY ARE CLOSE BY OR
     ALREADY VISIBLE.  YOU CAN EASILY BECOME DISORIENTED IN HEAVY
     SNOW AND FRIGID TEMPERATURES.

2). ****PERIODICALLY TURN ON THE CAR ENGINE FOR BRIEF PERIODS.****
     THIS WILL HELP PROVIDE HEAT INSIDE THE CAR.  HOWEVER, TO AVOID
     CARBON MONOXIDE GAS BUILDUP, CLEAR THE EXHAUST PIPE OF SNOW
     AND LEAVE A DOWNWIND WINDOW SLIGHTLY OPEN FOR VENTILATION.

3). ****MAKE YOURSELF VISIBLE BY TYING A COLORED CLOTH TO YOUR
ANTENNA OR DOOR, OR BY TURNING ON YOUR DOME LIGHT WHEN RUNNING
THE ENGINE.****

4). ****EXERCISE BY VIGOROUSLY MOVING ARMS AND LEGS TO KEEP BLOOD
CIRCULATING AND TO KEEP WARM.****

THE HIGHWAYS CAN BE THE MOST DANGEROUS PLACE TO BE DURING SEVERE
WINTER WEATHER.  HOWEVER, KNOWING HOW TO COPE WITH THE ELEMENTS
CAN MAKE YOUR WINTER JOURNEYS SAFER.  ABOVE ALL, DRIVE CAREFULLY
AND DEFENSIVELY DURING WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS.  KEEP PLENTY OF
DISTANCE BETWEEN YOURSELF AND THE VEHICLE IN FRONT OF YOU.  DO NOT
EXCEED THE SPEED YOU CONSIDER TO BE SAFE, EVEN IF OTHERS ARE
PASSING YOU BY.

BELOW IS A LINK TO THE NOAA WINTER OUTLOOK FOR 2014-15.

HTTP://WWW.NOAANEWS.NOAA.GOV/STORIES2014/20141016_WINTEROUTLOOK.HTML

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON WINTER WEATHER PREPAREDNESS CAN BE
OBTAINED ON-LINE THROUGH THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT HOME PAGE.  THE URL IS (IN LOWER CASE):

  HTTP://WWW.VAEMERGENCY.GOV/READYVIRGINIA/STAYINFORMED/WINTER

IN ADDITION...THE READY VIRGINIA AND READY NORTH CAROLINA WEB
SITES HAVES BEEN DEVELOPED TO AID VIRGINIANS AND NORTH CAROLINIANS
IN THEIR OVERALL DISASTER PREPAREDNESS. THE URLS ARE:

    HTTP://WWW.VAEMERGENCY.GOV/READYVIRGINIA   /ENGLISH VERSION/
    HTTP://WWW.VAEMERGENCY.GOV/LISTOVIRGINIA   /SPANISH VERSION/
    HTTP://READYNC.ORG/             /ENGLISH VERSION/
    HTTP://LISTONC.ORG/             /SPANISH VERSION/

UP-TO-DATE WEATHER INFORMATION IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON-LINE FROM THE
FOLLOWING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SITES (ALL URLS IN LOWER CASE):

NWS WAKEFIELD     - HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/AKQ
NWS STERLING      - HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/LWX
NWS BLACKSBURG    - HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/RNK
NWS CHARLESTON WV - HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/RLX
NWS MORRISTOWN TN - HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/MRX
NWS RALEIGH NC    - HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/RAH

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WINTER WEATHER AWARENESS HOME PAGE -

HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OM/WINTER/

BILL SAMMLER
WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST
NOAA/NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
WAKEFIELD VA



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036>040-042-050>057-501>504-WVZ050>053-055-501>506-280328-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
SPOTTER REPORTS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1045 AM EST THU NOV 27 2014

THE FOLLOWING ARE UNOFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS TAKEN DURING THE STORM THAT
AFFECTED OUR REGION. APPRECIATION IS EXTENDED TO HIGHWAY
DEPARTMENTS...COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS...SKYWARN SPOTTERS AND MEDIA FOR
THESE REPORTS. THIS SUMMARY IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON OUR HOME PAGE AT
WEATHER.GOV/BALTIMORE

********************STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL********************

LOCATION          STORM TOTAL     TIME/DATE   COMMENTS
                     SNOWFALL           OF
                     /INCHES/   MEASUREMENT

MARYLAND

...ALLEGANY COUNTY...
   LITTLE ORLEANS         8.0   314 PM 11/26  BROADCAST MEDIA
   ECKHART MINES          7.0   548 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   FROSTBURG              6.3   700 AM 11/27  CO-OP OBSERVER
   2 NNW FROSTBURG        6.0   500 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   WESTERNPORT            6.0   754 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   CUMBERLAND             4.0  1225 PM 11/26  PUBLIC
   CUMBERLAND             3.6   700 AM 11/27  CO-OP OBSERVER
   1 S ECKHART MINES      3.0  1040 AM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER

...ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY...
   1 WSW ODENTON          2.0   130 PM 11/26  COCORAHS
   2 NNE FORT MEADE       0.7   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   BWI AIRPORT            0.3   700 PM 11/26  AIRPORT

...BALTIMORE COUNTY...
   1 WSW GLYNDON          2.6   700 PM 11/26  COCORAHS
   1 WSW GLYNDON          2.5   748 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 E BENTLEY SPRINGS    1.8   500 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   2 NW LONG GREEN        1.8   630 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   PHOENIX                1.5   319 PM 11/26  FACEBOOK
   LONG GREEN             1.4   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   1 E OELLA              1.0   430 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   WOODLAWN               1.0   330 PM 11/26  PUBLIC
   TOWSON                 0.9   830 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   HUNT VALLEY            0.8   132 PM 11/26  BROADCAST MEDIA
   1 SSW DUNDALK            T  1110 AM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER

...BALTIMORE CITY...
   PIMLICO                1.6  1030 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 NE PIMLICO           1.0   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS

...CARROLL COUNTY...
   1 SSW MANCHESTER       5.0   700 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   2 SE WESTMINSTER       3.3   730 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   3 WSW GAMBER           2.9   518 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   MOUNT AIRY             2.9   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   3 WSW LINEBORO         2.8   545 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   4 NE MILLERS           2.5  1200 PM 11/26  CO-OP OBSERVER
   SYKESVILLE             2.2   400 PM 11/26  COCORAHS
   4 NNE UNIONTOWN        2.1   330 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   3 NNW GAITHER          2.0   555 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   WESTMINSTER            2.0   500 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   3 SE WINFIELD          2.0   445 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 SE ELDERSBURG        1.8   400 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   4 NE TANEYTOWN         1.5   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS

...CHARLES COUNTY...
   1 SSE ST. CHARLES        T   800 AM 11/27  COCORAHS

...FREDERICK COUNTY...
   1 SW MARSTON           5.0   545 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 WNW EMMITSBURG       3.0   816 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   2 SE EMMITSBURG        3.0   720 AM 11/27  CO-OP OBSERVER
   2 SE JEFFERSON         2.8   430 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   3 NNW NEW MARKET       2.5   600 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   3 NNE THURMONT         2.0   745 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   KNOXVILLE              2.0   800 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   EMMITSBURG             1.5   750 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   FREDERICK              1.0   805 PM 11/26  BROADCAST MEDIA
   2 SSW WALKERSVILLE     1.0   746 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 SSE THURMONT         1.0   757 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 SSE THURMONT         0.8   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS

...HARFORD COUNTY...
   2 E NORRISVILLE        3.3   800 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   2 E NORRISVILLE        3.1   545 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   WHITEFORD              3.0  1100 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   2 E SCARBORO           1.6   740 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 NNE BEL AIR          1.5   200 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   2 W BEL AIR            1.0   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS

...HOWARD COUNTY...
   2 SE GAITHER           2.5   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   2 N COLUMBIA           0.8   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   1 SSE SIMPSONVILLE     0.8  1157 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   2 W ELKRIDGE           0.6   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   1 N SAVAGE             0.6  1159 PM 11/26  COCORAHS

...MONTGOMERY COUNTY...
   3 SSW DAMASCUS         2.8   700 AM 11/27  CO-OP OBSERVER
   2 NNW BOYDS            1.7   845 AM 11/27  PUBLIC
   1 WNW GAITHERSBURG     1.6  1159 PM 11/26  COCORAHS
   1 SW DARNESTOWN        1.6  1025 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   3 E CLARKSBURG         1.5   600 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   POOLESVILLE            1.5   800 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   GAITHERSBURG           1.4   400 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   2 NNW NORTH POTOMAC    1.3   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   2 W COLESVILLE         0.9   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   1 ESE NORBECK          0.8   400 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 S BROOKEVILLE        0.6   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   1 WNW WHEATON          0.5   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   1 N WHITE OAK          0.2   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   1 NNW TAKOMA PARK        T   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS

...PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY...
   1 E BOWIE              0.2   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   1 S FOREST HEIGHTS     0.2   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   1 SW OXON HILL         0.2   700 AM 11/27  CO-OP OBSERVER

...WASHINGTON COUNTY...
   HANCOCK                9.0   314 PM 11/26  BROADCAST MEDIA
   CASCADE                7.5   434 PM 11/26  PUBLIC
   WILLIAMSPORT           2.0   314 PM 11/26  BROADCAST MEDIA
   HALFWAY                2.0   645 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   1 ENE HAGERSTOWN       1.3   500 PM 11/26  COCORAHS
   HAGERSTOWN             1.3   805 PM 11/26  BROADCAST MEDIA

VIRGINIA

...ALBEMARLE COUNTY...
   2 W CHARLOTTESVILLE    0.8   800 AM 11/27  CO-OP OBSERVER
   EARLYSVILLE              T   600 AM 11/27  CO-OP OBSERVER
   3 WNW CARRSBROOK         T   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS

...ARLINGTON COUNTY...
   1 NNE BAILEYS CROSSR   0.3  1204 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   REAGAN NATIONAL AIRP     T   700 PM 11/26  AIRPORT

...AUGUSTA COUNTY...
   1 W AFTON              7.0   257 PM 11/26  PUBLIC - ELEV 2000 FT
   1 NNE FISHERSVILLE     5.3  1245 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   FISHERSVILLE           4.8   230 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 SSW WEYERS CAVE      3.5  1133 AM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER

...CITY OF HARRISONBURG...
   1 NW HARRISONBURG      7.3   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   2 W HARRISONBURG       5.0   956 AM 11/26  BROADCAST MEDIA
   HARRISONBURG           4.0   240 PM 11/26  BROADCAST MEDIA

...CITY OF MANASSAS...
   MANASSAS               0.8   452 PM 11/26  NWS EMPLOYEE
   1 SW MANASSAS PARK     0.5   451 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER

...CITY OF STAUNTON...
   STAUNTON               6.0   501 PM 11/26  BROADCAST MEDIA

...CITY OF WAYNESBORO...
   2 W WAYNESBORO         5.0   513 PM 11/26  BROADCAST MEDIA
   WAYNESBORO             3.0   700 AM 11/27  CO-OP OBSERVER

...CITY OF WINCHESTER...
   2 S WINCHESTER         4.2   500 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   WINCHESTER             4.0   255 PM 11/26  BROADCAST MEDIA

...CLARKE COUNTY...
   5 W MOUNT WEATHER      8.0   450 PM 11/26  PUBLIC
   1 NNW BERRYVILLE       2.6   400 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER

...CULPEPER COUNTY...
   1 ESE AMISSVILLE       1.9   730 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   CULPEPER               1.0   300 PM 11/26  PUBLIC
   3 N RIXEYVILLE         1.0   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS

...FAIRFAX COUNTY...
   1 NNE HERNDON          3.0   715 PM 11/26  NWS EMPLOYEE
   1 NNE RESTON           1.6   400 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 ENE WOLF TRAP        1.1   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   OAKTON                 1.1   830 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   VIENNA                 1.0   218 PM 11/26  CO-OP OBSERVER
   1 SE CENTREVILLE       1.0   300 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 NE OAKTON            1.0   730 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   1 ESE DUNN LORING      0.9   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   1 S WEST MCLEAN        0.6   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   2 SSW RESTON           0.4   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS

...FAUQUIER COUNTY...
   3 WSW MARSHALL         3.2   430 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 NW OPAL              3.0   843 AM 11/27  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 NW OPAL              3.0   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   2 NE OPAL              0.7   718 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   1 ESE BEALETON           T   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS

...FREDERICK COUNTY...
   GORE                   7.5   611 PM 11/26  PUBLIC
   MIDDLETOWN             4.5   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   1 ESE MIDDLETOWN       4.5   113 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 S STEPHENSON         3.5   600 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   2 E STEPHENS CITY      3.4   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS

...GREENE COUNTY...
   RUCKERSVILLE           1.5   625 PM 11/26  SHERIFF OFFICE

...HIGHLAND COUNTY...
   2 WSW MONTEREY        14.0   600 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 SW MUSTOE            6.0  1159 PM 11/26  COCORAHS
   1 SW MILL GAP          5.8   600 AM 11/27  CO-OP OBSERVER

...LOUDOUN COUNTY...
   MOUNT WEATHER          4.0   700 AM 11/27  CO-OP OBSERVER
   1 NE BLUEMONT          3.1   830 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   LEESBURG               2.0   445 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 ESE HUGHESVILLE      2.0   330 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   DULLES INTERNATIONAL   1.6   700 PM 11/26  AIRPORT
   ASHBURN                1.5   400 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER

...MADISON COUNTY...
   HAYWOOD                2.0   700 AM 11/27  CO-OP OBSERVER
   2 ESE MADISON          1.8   355 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 NW CRIGLERSVILLE       T   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS

...NELSON COUNTY...
   1 W AFTON              6.0   140 PM 11/26  PUBLIC - ELEV 2000 FT

...ORANGE COUNTY...
   1 NNW BARBOURSVILLE      T   800 AM 11/27  COCORAHS

...PAGE COUNTY...
   1 ESE HONEYVILLE       5.5   400 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   LURAY                  5.0   445 PM 11/26  BROADCAST MEDIA

...PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY...
   HAYMARKET              4.0   535 PM 11/26  PUBLIC
   BULL RUN               3.5   320 PM 11/26  PUBLIC
   2 SW WOOLSEY           0.8  1257 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   3 N INDEPENDENT HILL   0.3   600 AM 11/27  COCORAHS

...RAPPAHANNOCK COUNTY...
   2 SE WASHINGTON        3.5   800 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   2 NNW SPERRYVILLE      2.8   813 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   3 E FOURWAY            2.0   825 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 NNW BOSTON           1.0   809 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER

...ROCKINGHAM COUNTY...
   BERGTON               12.0   501 PM 11/26  BROADCAST MEDIA
   3 ENE SWIFT RUN        7.0   240 PM 11/26  PUBLIC
   2 S LACEY SPRING       6.5   108 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   SPARKLING SPRINGS      4.0   500 PM 11/26  BROADCAST MEDIA
   BRIDGEWATER            4.0   503 PM 11/26  BROADCAST MEDIA
   TIMBERVILLE            4.0   502 PM 11/26  BROADCAST MEDIA
   DAYTON                 3.5   503 PM 11/26  BROADCAST MEDIA
   2 W PENN LAIRD         3.4   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS

...SHENANDOAH COUNTY...
   FORT VALLEY            7.5   700 PM 11/26  PUBLIC
   2 NE WOODSTOCK         5.0   454 PM 11/26  CO-OP OBSERVER
   EDINBURG               4.8   700 AM 11/27  CO-OP OBSERVER
   WOODSTOCK              4.0  1028 AM 11/26  PUBLIC
   7 NE BASYE             3.5  1008 AM 11/26  PUBLIC
   1 NNE CLARY            3.2   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS

...STAFFORD COUNTY...
   1 WSW SEALSTON           T   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS

...WARREN COUNTY...
   2 N CHESTER GAP        8.0   500 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   2 N LINDEN             7.7   540 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 ENE FRONT ROYAL      6.0   501 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER

WEST VIRGINIA

...BERKELEY COUNTY...
   INWOOD                 2.5   314 PM 11/26  BROADCAST MEDIA
   4 E MARTINSBURG        2.5   800 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   4 WNW TOMAHAWK         2.0   155 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   2 E MARTINSBURG        2.0   430 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER

...GRANT COUNTY...
   2 ESE KLINE GAP       10.9   529 AM 11/27  TRAINED SPOTTER
   BAYARD                 9.4   700 AM 11/27  CO-OP OBSERVER

...HAMPSHIRE COUNTY...
   ROMNEY                18.0  1200 PM 11/26  BROADCAST MEDIA
   2 N FRENCHBURG        14.0   922 AM 11/26  PUBLIC
   AUGUSTA               12.0   944 AM 11/26  BROADCAST MEDIA
   2 WNW LEHEW           10.0   358 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   2 N FRENCHBURG         8.0   730 AM 11/26  PUBLIC
   1 WNW SLANESVILLE      6.0   800 AM 11/26  PUBLIC - ELEV 1200 FT

...HARDY COUNTY...
   4 NE PETERSBURG       20.0   642 PM 11/26  PUBLIC - ELEV 2000 FT
   BAKER                 18.0   330 PM 11/26  PUBLIC
   3 E WARDENSVILLE      13.5   545 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   RIO                   13.0  1023 AM 11/26  BROADCAST MEDIA
   3 E WARDENSVILLE      10.0  1236 PM 11/26  PUBLIC
   3 E WARDENSVILLE      10.0  1234 PM 11/26  PUBLIC
   RIG                    9.5   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   RIG                    9.5   600 PM 11/26  COCORAHS
   WARDENSVILLE           7.5  1030 AM 11/26  PUBLIC
   1 SSE MOOREFIELD       6.5   700 AM 11/27  CO-OP OBSERVER

...JEFFERSON COUNTY...
   HARPERS FERRY          4.5   251 PM 11/26  PUBLIC
   SHENANDOAH JUNCTION    2.5   345 PM 11/26  COCORAHS
   CHARLES TOWN           2.0   420 PM 11/26  PUBLIC

...MINERAL COUNTY...
   FORT ASHBY            10.0   225 PM 11/26  BROADCAST MEDIA
   BURLINGTON             9.8   120 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   2 SSW KEYSER           5.9   700 AM 11/27  CO-OP OBSERVER

...MORGAN COUNTY...
   3 SE PAW PAW          20.0   600 PM 11/26  PUBLIC - ELEV 1200 FT
   1 W SMITH CROSSROADS  12.2   604 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   NW PAW PAW            12.0   321 PM 11/26  PUBLIC
   BERKELEY SPGS         12.0   100 PM 11/26  911 CALL CENTER
   2 SE PAW PAW          11.0   900 AM 11/26  PUBLIC
   2 E BERKELEY SPGS     11.0   100 PM 11/26  911 CALL CENTER
   2 WNW BERRYVILLE       9.5  1019 AM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   2 NE SHADY GROVE       5.0   145 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER

...PENDLETON COUNTY...
   2 WSW DEER RUN        17.0   430 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   SUGAR GROVE           15.0   502 PM 11/26  BROADCAST MEDIA
   6 WSW CHERRY GROVE    14.0   330 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   13 W FRANKLIN         13.0   500 PM 11/26  BROADCAST MEDIA
   FRANKLIN               9.0   459 PM 11/26  BROADCAST MEDIA

$$








000
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PNSLWX
DCZ001-MDZ003>007-009>011-013-014-016>018-501-502-VAZ025>031-
036>040-042-050>057-501>504-WVZ050>053-055-501>506-280328-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
SPOTTER REPORTS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1045 AM EST THU NOV 27 2014

THE FOLLOWING ARE UNOFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS TAKEN DURING THE STORM THAT
AFFECTED OUR REGION. APPRECIATION IS EXTENDED TO HIGHWAY
DEPARTMENTS...COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS...SKYWARN SPOTTERS AND MEDIA FOR
THESE REPORTS. THIS SUMMARY IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON OUR HOME PAGE AT
WEATHER.GOV/BALTIMORE

********************STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL********************

LOCATION          STORM TOTAL     TIME/DATE   COMMENTS
                     SNOWFALL           OF
                     /INCHES/   MEASUREMENT

MARYLAND

...ALLEGANY COUNTY...
   LITTLE ORLEANS         8.0   314 PM 11/26  BROADCAST MEDIA
   ECKHART MINES          7.0   548 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   FROSTBURG              6.3   700 AM 11/27  CO-OP OBSERVER
   2 NNW FROSTBURG        6.0   500 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   WESTERNPORT            6.0   754 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   CUMBERLAND             4.0  1225 PM 11/26  PUBLIC
   CUMBERLAND             3.6   700 AM 11/27  CO-OP OBSERVER
   1 S ECKHART MINES      3.0  1040 AM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER

...ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY...
   1 WSW ODENTON          2.0   130 PM 11/26  COCORAHS
   2 NNE FORT MEADE       0.7   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   BWI AIRPORT            0.3   700 PM 11/26  AIRPORT

...BALTIMORE COUNTY...
   1 WSW GLYNDON          2.6   700 PM 11/26  COCORAHS
   1 WSW GLYNDON          2.5   748 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 E BENTLEY SPRINGS    1.8   500 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   2 NW LONG GREEN        1.8   630 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   PHOENIX                1.5   319 PM 11/26  FACEBOOK
   LONG GREEN             1.4   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   1 E OELLA              1.0   430 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   WOODLAWN               1.0   330 PM 11/26  PUBLIC
   TOWSON                 0.9   830 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   HUNT VALLEY            0.8   132 PM 11/26  BROADCAST MEDIA
   1 SSW DUNDALK            T  1110 AM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER

...BALTIMORE CITY...
   PIMLICO                1.6  1030 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 NE PIMLICO           1.0   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS

...CARROLL COUNTY...
   1 SSW MANCHESTER       5.0   700 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   2 SE WESTMINSTER       3.3   730 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   3 WSW GAMBER           2.9   518 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   MOUNT AIRY             2.9   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   3 WSW LINEBORO         2.8   545 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   4 NE MILLERS           2.5  1200 PM 11/26  CO-OP OBSERVER
   SYKESVILLE             2.2   400 PM 11/26  COCORAHS
   4 NNE UNIONTOWN        2.1   330 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   3 NNW GAITHER          2.0   555 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   WESTMINSTER            2.0   500 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   3 SE WINFIELD          2.0   445 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 SE ELDERSBURG        1.8   400 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   4 NE TANEYTOWN         1.5   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS

...CHARLES COUNTY...
   1 SSE ST. CHARLES        T   800 AM 11/27  COCORAHS

...FREDERICK COUNTY...
   1 SW MARSTON           5.0   545 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 WNW EMMITSBURG       3.0   816 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   2 SE EMMITSBURG        3.0   720 AM 11/27  CO-OP OBSERVER
   2 SE JEFFERSON         2.8   430 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   3 NNW NEW MARKET       2.5   600 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   3 NNE THURMONT         2.0   745 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   KNOXVILLE              2.0   800 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   EMMITSBURG             1.5   750 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   FREDERICK              1.0   805 PM 11/26  BROADCAST MEDIA
   2 SSW WALKERSVILLE     1.0   746 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 SSE THURMONT         1.0   757 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 SSE THURMONT         0.8   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS

...HARFORD COUNTY...
   2 E NORRISVILLE        3.3   800 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   2 E NORRISVILLE        3.1   545 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   WHITEFORD              3.0  1100 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   2 E SCARBORO           1.6   740 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 NNE BEL AIR          1.5   200 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   2 W BEL AIR            1.0   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS

...HOWARD COUNTY...
   2 SE GAITHER           2.5   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   2 N COLUMBIA           0.8   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   1 SSE SIMPSONVILLE     0.8  1157 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   2 W ELKRIDGE           0.6   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   1 N SAVAGE             0.6  1159 PM 11/26  COCORAHS

...MONTGOMERY COUNTY...
   3 SSW DAMASCUS         2.8   700 AM 11/27  CO-OP OBSERVER
   2 NNW BOYDS            1.7   845 AM 11/27  PUBLIC
   1 WNW GAITHERSBURG     1.6  1159 PM 11/26  COCORAHS
   1 SW DARNESTOWN        1.6  1025 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   3 E CLARKSBURG         1.5   600 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   POOLESVILLE            1.5   800 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   GAITHERSBURG           1.4   400 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   2 NNW NORTH POTOMAC    1.3   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   2 W COLESVILLE         0.9   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   1 ESE NORBECK          0.8   400 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 S BROOKEVILLE        0.6   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   1 WNW WHEATON          0.5   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   1 N WHITE OAK          0.2   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   1 NNW TAKOMA PARK        T   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS

...PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY...
   1 E BOWIE              0.2   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   1 S FOREST HEIGHTS     0.2   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   1 SW OXON HILL         0.2   700 AM 11/27  CO-OP OBSERVER

...WASHINGTON COUNTY...
   HANCOCK                9.0   314 PM 11/26  BROADCAST MEDIA
   CASCADE                7.5   434 PM 11/26  PUBLIC
   WILLIAMSPORT           2.0   314 PM 11/26  BROADCAST MEDIA
   HALFWAY                2.0   645 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   1 ENE HAGERSTOWN       1.3   500 PM 11/26  COCORAHS
   HAGERSTOWN             1.3   805 PM 11/26  BROADCAST MEDIA

VIRGINIA

...ALBEMARLE COUNTY...
   2 W CHARLOTTESVILLE    0.8   800 AM 11/27  CO-OP OBSERVER
   EARLYSVILLE              T   600 AM 11/27  CO-OP OBSERVER
   3 WNW CARRSBROOK         T   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS

...ARLINGTON COUNTY...
   1 NNE BAILEYS CROSSR   0.3  1204 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   REAGAN NATIONAL AIRP     T   700 PM 11/26  AIRPORT

...AUGUSTA COUNTY...
   1 W AFTON              7.0   257 PM 11/26  PUBLIC - ELEV 2000 FT
   1 NNE FISHERSVILLE     5.3  1245 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   FISHERSVILLE           4.8   230 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 SSW WEYERS CAVE      3.5  1133 AM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER

...CITY OF HARRISONBURG...
   1 NW HARRISONBURG      7.3   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   2 W HARRISONBURG       5.0   956 AM 11/26  BROADCAST MEDIA
   HARRISONBURG           4.0   240 PM 11/26  BROADCAST MEDIA

...CITY OF MANASSAS...
   MANASSAS               0.8   452 PM 11/26  NWS EMPLOYEE
   1 SW MANASSAS PARK     0.5   451 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER

...CITY OF STAUNTON...
   STAUNTON               6.0   501 PM 11/26  BROADCAST MEDIA

...CITY OF WAYNESBORO...
   2 W WAYNESBORO         5.0   513 PM 11/26  BROADCAST MEDIA
   WAYNESBORO             3.0   700 AM 11/27  CO-OP OBSERVER

...CITY OF WINCHESTER...
   2 S WINCHESTER         4.2   500 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   WINCHESTER             4.0   255 PM 11/26  BROADCAST MEDIA

...CLARKE COUNTY...
   5 W MOUNT WEATHER      8.0   450 PM 11/26  PUBLIC
   1 NNW BERRYVILLE       2.6   400 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER

...CULPEPER COUNTY...
   1 ESE AMISSVILLE       1.9   730 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   CULPEPER               1.0   300 PM 11/26  PUBLIC
   3 N RIXEYVILLE         1.0   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS

...FAIRFAX COUNTY...
   1 NNE HERNDON          3.0   715 PM 11/26  NWS EMPLOYEE
   1 NNE RESTON           1.6   400 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 ENE WOLF TRAP        1.1   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   OAKTON                 1.1   830 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   VIENNA                 1.0   218 PM 11/26  CO-OP OBSERVER
   1 SE CENTREVILLE       1.0   300 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 NE OAKTON            1.0   730 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   1 ESE DUNN LORING      0.9   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   1 S WEST MCLEAN        0.6   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   2 SSW RESTON           0.4   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS

...FAUQUIER COUNTY...
   3 WSW MARSHALL         3.2   430 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 NW OPAL              3.0   843 AM 11/27  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 NW OPAL              3.0   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   2 NE OPAL              0.7   718 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   1 ESE BEALETON           T   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS

...FREDERICK COUNTY...
   GORE                   7.5   611 PM 11/26  PUBLIC
   MIDDLETOWN             4.5   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   1 ESE MIDDLETOWN       4.5   113 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 S STEPHENSON         3.5   600 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   2 E STEPHENS CITY      3.4   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS

...GREENE COUNTY...
   RUCKERSVILLE           1.5   625 PM 11/26  SHERIFF OFFICE

...HIGHLAND COUNTY...
   2 WSW MONTEREY        14.0   600 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 SW MUSTOE            6.0  1159 PM 11/26  COCORAHS
   1 SW MILL GAP          5.8   600 AM 11/27  CO-OP OBSERVER

...LOUDOUN COUNTY...
   MOUNT WEATHER          4.0   700 AM 11/27  CO-OP OBSERVER
   1 NE BLUEMONT          3.1   830 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   LEESBURG               2.0   445 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 ESE HUGHESVILLE      2.0   330 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   DULLES INTERNATIONAL   1.6   700 PM 11/26  AIRPORT
   ASHBURN                1.5   400 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER

...MADISON COUNTY...
   HAYWOOD                2.0   700 AM 11/27  CO-OP OBSERVER
   2 ESE MADISON          1.8   355 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 NW CRIGLERSVILLE       T   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS

...NELSON COUNTY...
   1 W AFTON              6.0   140 PM 11/26  PUBLIC - ELEV 2000 FT

...ORANGE COUNTY...
   1 NNW BARBOURSVILLE      T   800 AM 11/27  COCORAHS

...PAGE COUNTY...
   1 ESE HONEYVILLE       5.5   400 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   LURAY                  5.0   445 PM 11/26  BROADCAST MEDIA

...PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY...
   HAYMARKET              4.0   535 PM 11/26  PUBLIC
   BULL RUN               3.5   320 PM 11/26  PUBLIC
   2 SW WOOLSEY           0.8  1257 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   3 N INDEPENDENT HILL   0.3   600 AM 11/27  COCORAHS

...RAPPAHANNOCK COUNTY...
   2 SE WASHINGTON        3.5   800 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   2 NNW SPERRYVILLE      2.8   813 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   3 E FOURWAY            2.0   825 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 NNW BOSTON           1.0   809 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER

...ROCKINGHAM COUNTY...
   BERGTON               12.0   501 PM 11/26  BROADCAST MEDIA
   3 ENE SWIFT RUN        7.0   240 PM 11/26  PUBLIC
   2 S LACEY SPRING       6.5   108 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   SPARKLING SPRINGS      4.0   500 PM 11/26  BROADCAST MEDIA
   BRIDGEWATER            4.0   503 PM 11/26  BROADCAST MEDIA
   TIMBERVILLE            4.0   502 PM 11/26  BROADCAST MEDIA
   DAYTON                 3.5   503 PM 11/26  BROADCAST MEDIA
   2 W PENN LAIRD         3.4   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS

...SHENANDOAH COUNTY...
   FORT VALLEY            7.5   700 PM 11/26  PUBLIC
   2 NE WOODSTOCK         5.0   454 PM 11/26  CO-OP OBSERVER
   EDINBURG               4.8   700 AM 11/27  CO-OP OBSERVER
   WOODSTOCK              4.0  1028 AM 11/26  PUBLIC
   7 NE BASYE             3.5  1008 AM 11/26  PUBLIC
   1 NNE CLARY            3.2   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS

...STAFFORD COUNTY...
   1 WSW SEALSTON           T   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS

...WARREN COUNTY...
   2 N CHESTER GAP        8.0   500 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   2 N LINDEN             7.7   540 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   1 ENE FRONT ROYAL      6.0   501 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER

WEST VIRGINIA

...BERKELEY COUNTY...
   INWOOD                 2.5   314 PM 11/26  BROADCAST MEDIA
   4 E MARTINSBURG        2.5   800 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   4 WNW TOMAHAWK         2.0   155 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   2 E MARTINSBURG        2.0   430 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER

...GRANT COUNTY...
   2 ESE KLINE GAP       10.9   529 AM 11/27  TRAINED SPOTTER
   BAYARD                 9.4   700 AM 11/27  CO-OP OBSERVER

...HAMPSHIRE COUNTY...
   ROMNEY                18.0  1200 PM 11/26  BROADCAST MEDIA
   2 N FRENCHBURG        14.0   922 AM 11/26  PUBLIC
   AUGUSTA               12.0   944 AM 11/26  BROADCAST MEDIA
   2 WNW LEHEW           10.0   358 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   2 N FRENCHBURG         8.0   730 AM 11/26  PUBLIC
   1 WNW SLANESVILLE      6.0   800 AM 11/26  PUBLIC - ELEV 1200 FT

...HARDY COUNTY...
   4 NE PETERSBURG       20.0   642 PM 11/26  PUBLIC - ELEV 2000 FT
   BAKER                 18.0   330 PM 11/26  PUBLIC
   3 E WARDENSVILLE      13.5   545 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   RIO                   13.0  1023 AM 11/26  BROADCAST MEDIA
   3 E WARDENSVILLE      10.0  1236 PM 11/26  PUBLIC
   3 E WARDENSVILLE      10.0  1234 PM 11/26  PUBLIC
   RIG                    9.5   700 AM 11/27  COCORAHS
   RIG                    9.5   600 PM 11/26  COCORAHS
   WARDENSVILLE           7.5  1030 AM 11/26  PUBLIC
   1 SSE MOOREFIELD       6.5   700 AM 11/27  CO-OP OBSERVER

...JEFFERSON COUNTY...
   HARPERS FERRY          4.5   251 PM 11/26  PUBLIC
   SHENANDOAH JUNCTION    2.5   345 PM 11/26  COCORAHS
   CHARLES TOWN           2.0   420 PM 11/26  PUBLIC

...MINERAL COUNTY...
   FORT ASHBY            10.0   225 PM 11/26  BROADCAST MEDIA
   BURLINGTON             9.8   120 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   2 SSW KEYSER           5.9   700 AM 11/27  CO-OP OBSERVER

...MORGAN COUNTY...
   3 SE PAW PAW          20.0   600 PM 11/26  PUBLIC - ELEV 1200 FT
   1 W SMITH CROSSROADS  12.2   604 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   NW PAW PAW            12.0   321 PM 11/26  PUBLIC
   BERKELEY SPGS         12.0   100 PM 11/26  911 CALL CENTER
   2 SE PAW PAW          11.0   900 AM 11/26  PUBLIC
   2 E BERKELEY SPGS     11.0   100 PM 11/26  911 CALL CENTER
   2 WNW BERRYVILLE       9.5  1019 AM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   2 NE SHADY GROVE       5.0   145 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER

...PENDLETON COUNTY...
   2 WSW DEER RUN        17.0   430 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   SUGAR GROVE           15.0   502 PM 11/26  BROADCAST MEDIA
   6 WSW CHERRY GROVE    14.0   330 PM 11/26  TRAINED SPOTTER
   13 W FRANKLIN         13.0   500 PM 11/26  BROADCAST MEDIA
   FRANKLIN               9.0   459 PM 11/26  BROADCAST MEDIA

$$







000
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
1100 AM EST WED DEC 3 2014

     ****************************************************
             WINTER PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN VIRGINIA
                 NOVEMBER 30- DECEMBER 6, 2014
     ****************************************************

GOVERNOR TERRY MCAULIFFE HAS DECLARED THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 30 TO
DECEMBER 6, 2014 AS WINTER PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN VIRGINIA. THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ OFFICES SERVING VIRGINIA...IN
COOPERATION WITH THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT...WILL SEND PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS OVER THE NOAA
WEATHER WIRE SERVICE EACH DAY THROUGH SATURDAY AT APPROXIMATELY 11
AM. THESE STATEMENTS WILL FOCUS ON DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF WINTER
WEATHER IN THE MID ATLANTIC REGION...AND PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS THE
PUBLIC SHOULD TAKE FOR THE UPCOMING WINTER SEASON.


TODAY`S TOPIC - HEAVY SNOW.

LAST WINTER`S BIGGEST STORM OCCURRED ON FEBRUARY 13 2014. THIS STORM
PRODUCED A FOOT OR MORE OF SNOW ACROSS THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY AND
PARTS OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA. OTHER EVENTS...INCLUDING MARCH 3 2014...
MARCH 17 2014...AND JANUARY 29 2014 PRODUCED 5 TO 10 INCHES OF SNOW
ACROSS PARTS OF VIRGINIA.

THE WINTER OF 2009-10 REMINDED RESIDENTS OF THE MID ATLANTIC REGION
THAT IT CAN STILL SNOW HEAVILY MULTIPLE TIMES DURING THE WINTER SEASON.
STARTING WITH THE DECEMBER 18TH TO 19TH STORM, AND ENDING IN MID
FEBRUARY...NEARLY HALF A DOZEN SNOWSTORMS AFFECTED THE MID ATLANTIC
REGION. SEASONAL SNOW TOTALS OF 50 TO 70 INCHES WERE COMMON FROM
PORTIONS OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA INTO THE BALTIMORE AND PHILADELPHIA AREAS.

DECEMBER 18TH-19TH, 2009: HEAVY SNOW BEGAN IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AROUND
MIDDAY ON THE 18TH AND SNOWS RAPIDLY ACCUMULATED TO WARNING LEVELS DURING
THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS ACROSS MUCH OF THE COMMONWEALTH WEST
OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY. ALL FORMS OF TRAVEL WERE RENDERED EXTREMELY
DIFFICULT FOR SEVERAL DAYS DUE TO THIS STORM...AND NUMEROUS VEHICLE
ACCIDENTS WERE REPORTED.  FINAL SNOW TOTALS RANGED FROM LESS THAN 6
INCHES IN PARTS OF SOUTH CENTRAL AND INTERIOR SOUTHEAST VIRGINIA...TO
OVER 25 INCHES IN PARTS OF ALLEGHANY...AUGUSTA...HIGHLAND...ROCKBRIDGE...
MONTGOMERY...AND BATH COUNTIES. MUCH OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA RECEIVED 16 TO
20 INCHES OF SNOW. THIS WAS THE BIGGEST SNOWSTORM TO AFFECT WESTERN
VIRGINIA SINCE THE JANUARY 6-8, 1996 STORM. SEVERAL STATIONS SET DECEMBER
SINGLE-STORM SNOWFALL RECORDS FROM THIS STORM INCLUDING ROANOKE AND
BLACKSBURG.

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 6 YEARS...A MAJOR SNOWSTORM STRUCK THE MID
ATLANTIC REGION ON MARCH 1-2 2009. IN SOME AREAS OF CENTRAL
VIRGINIA...NEARLY A FOOT OF SNOW FELL. HOWEVER...A STRONG MARCH SUN
MELTED MUCH OF THE SNOW OFF THE ROADS WITHIN A FEW HOURS OF THE END
OF THE STORM...AND MINIMIZED THE STORM`S IMPACT ON THE COMMONWEALTH.
PREVIOUSLY...THE LAST MAJOR SNOWSTORM TO STRIKE VIRGINIA OCCURRED FROM
LATE ON FEBRUARY 14TH THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS ON FEBRUARY 18TH, 2003.
THREE ROUNDS OF PRECIPITATION RESULTED IN 20 TO 36 INCHES OF SNOW ACROSS
FAR NORTHERN VIRGINIA...DECREASING TO BETWEEN 7 AND 12 INCHES OF SNOW
AND SLEET IN THE CENTRAL PART OF THE STATE...TO MAINLY SEVERAL INCHES OF
SLEET AND/OR 1/4 TO 1/2 INCH OF ICE ACCRETION IN THE SOUTH. A 24 HOUR
SNOWFALL OF 16.7 INCHES AT RONALD REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT...WAS THE
5TH HIGHEST ON RECORD. CHARLOTTESVILLE RECORDED ALMOST 9 INCHES OF
SLEET FROM THE STORM.

ANOTHER MAJOR SNOWSTORM AFFECTED THE COMMONWEALTH ON JANUARY 24TH AND
25TH 2000. SNOW BEGAN ALONG THE VIRGINIA/NORTH CAROLINA BORDER LATE ON
THE 24TH AND THEN SPREAD NORTH ACROSS THE REMAINDER OF CENTRAL AND
EASTERN VIRGINIA. TOTAL SNOWFALL IN EXCESS OF 6 INCHES GENERALLY
OCCURRED EAST OF A LINE FROM WINCHESTER TO CHARLOTTESVILLE TO LYNCHBURG
TO DANVILLE. SNOWFALL TOTALS UP TO 15 TO 19 INCHES OCCURRED FROM
FAUQUIER COUNTY SOUTHEAST TO NEW KENT COUNTY AND THEN SOUTHWEST INTO
MECKLENBURG COUNTY. THERE WAS A SHARP WESTERN EDGE TO THE SNOW WITH NO
SNOW REPORTED MAINLY WEST OF A LINE FROM HARRISONBURG TO BEDFORD TO
MARTINSVILLE. IN MUCH OF SOUTH-CENTRAL AND SOUTHEASTERN VIRGINIA...THIS
WAS THE FIRST MAJOR SNOWFALL SINCE JANUARY 6TH AND 7TH 1996.

STORM SYSTEMS INTENSIFYING RAPIDLY ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD DURING
THE COLDER MONTHS OF THE YEAR ARE USUALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR PRODUCING
MOST OF THE HEAVY SNOWS IN VIRGINIA. THESE SYSTEMS, CALLED
NOR`EASTERS, CAN ALSO PRODUCE STRONG WINDS WHICH MAY RESULT IN
BLIZZARD CONDITIONS AND HUGE SNOW DRIFTS.

HEAVY SNOW TENDS TO OCCUR 100 TO 150 MILES TO THE NORTHWEST OF THE
TRACK OF THE SURFACE LOW. SNOW AMOUNTS WELL IN EXCESS OF 30 INCHES
HAVE OCCURRED WITH NOR`EASTERS IN VIRGINIA. IN ADDITION...STRONG
WINDS AND VERY COLD TEMPERATURES IN THIS SAME AREA CAN RESULT IN
BLIZZARD OR NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS...DANGEROUS WIND CHILL
VALUES...AND HAVE RESULTED IN SNOW DRIFTS UP TO 12 FEET HIGH.

THE EXACT TRACK THE SURFACE LOW PRESSURE TAKES AND HOW MUCH COLD AIR
IS IN PLACE AHEAD OF THE SYSTEM...DETERMINES IF AND WHERE HEAVY SNOW
WILL OCCUR. GIVEN THAT COLD AIR IS IN PLACE...A SURFACE LOW THAT
TRAVELS A HUNDRED MILES OR SO OFF THE COAST CAN PRODUCE SOME SNOW IN
THE CENTRAL PORTION OF THE STATE...WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY SNOW
CONFINED TO THE EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE STATE. IF THE SURFACE LOW
TRAVELS ALONG THE COAST OR SLIGHTLY INLAND...HEAVY SNOW IS MOST
LIKELY IN THE NORTHWESTERN ONE-THIRD OF VIRGINIA.

IF THE AMOUNT OF COLD AIR IN PLACE IS MARGINAL FOR SNOW...IT IS
POSSIBLE THAT HEAVY WET SNOW COULD OCCUR IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS
WITH JUST A COLD RAIN IN THE LOWER ELEVATIONS.

HEAVY SNOW IS CAPABLE OF BRINGING DOWN TREE LIMBS AND POWER LINES
WHICH MAY RESULT IN POWER OUTAGES. IN RARE INSTANCES...HEAVY SNOW
MAY RESULT IN THE COLLAPSE OF ROOFS OF BUILDINGS AND HOMES.

IN ADDITION...HEAVY SNOW MAY RESULT IN SNOW COVERED OR ICE COVERED
ROADS. THIS TYPICALLY LEADS TO VEHICLE ACCIDENTS AND POTENTIALLY
MAJOR TRAFFIC JAMS. IF THERE IS ENOUGH HEAVY SNOW AND/OR WIND...
SOME ROADS MAY BE CLOSED AND OTHER ROADS MAY ONLY BE SUCCESSFULLY
TRAVERSED BY 4 WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLES.

THE FOLLOWING IS A SUMMARY OF HISTORIC SNOWSTORMS IN VIRGINIA.

FEBRUARY 5-6 2010 - MORE THAN A FOOT OF SNOW NORTH OF A WALLOPS
ISLAND TO HOT SPRINGS LINE...WITH 2 FEET OF SNOW ACROSS FAR
NORTHERN VIRGINIA. AT LEAST 6 INCHES OF SNOW FELL IN MOST AREAS
SOUTH OF THIS LINE.

DECEMBER 18-19 2009 - A FOOT OR MORE OF SNOW FELL ACROSS MUCH OF
VIRGINIA...EXCEPT THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER...WHERE LESSER AMOUNTS
FELL. LITTLE SNOW FELL ACROSS HAMPTON ROADS. SNOWFALL RECORDS
FOR A SINGLE DECEMBER STORMS WERE SET IN SOME AREAS OF NORTHERN
VIRGINIA.

FEBRUARY 14-18 2003 - 7 TO 36 INCHES OF SNOW ACROSS CENTRAL AND
NORTHERN VIRGINIA (HIGHEST FAR NORTH)...SIGNIFICANT ICE SOUTHERN
VIRGINIA.

JANUARY 24-25 2000- 6 TO 19 INCHES OF SNOW ACROSS MUCH OF CENTRAL
AND EASTERN VIRGINIA.

JANUARY 6-7 1996 - 12 TO 30 INCHES OF SNOW IN MUCH OF WESTERN...
CENTRAL...AND NORTHERN VIRGINIA. A FEW LOCATIONS IN THE MOUNTAINS
RECEIVED OVER 3 FEET OF SNOW. TWENTY FOUR HOUR SNOWFALL RECORDS WERE
ESTABLISHED AT ROANOKE AND LYNCHBURG. IN VIRGINIA...THERE WAS ONE
FATALITY DIRECTLY ATTRIBUTED TO THE STORM. IN THE MOUNTAINS...
STRONG WINDS ON JANUARY 8TH CREATED SNOW DRIFTS UP TO 10 FEET HIGH.

MARCH 12-15 1993 - 20 TO 30 INCHES OF SNOW WITH SOME AMOUNTS OVER 3
FEET IN THE MOUNTAINS. IN THE FOOTHILLS...10 TO 18 INCHES OF SNOW
FELL.  IN VIRGINIA...THERE WAS ONE FATALITY DIRECTLY ATTRIBUTED TO
THE STORM. IN THE MOUNTAINS...STRONG WINDS UP TO 50 MPH WHIPPED
DRIFTS UP TO 12 FEET HIGH AND CREATED NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS.

FEBRUARY 10-12 1983 - 10 TO 20 INCHES OF SNOW IN A LARGE PORTION OF
VIRGINIA WITH UP TO 30 INCHES OF SNOW IN NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE
STATE. THE STORM ESTABLISHED 24 HOUR SNOWFALL RECORDS AT ROANOKE...
LYNCHBURG...AND RICHMOND.

MARCH 1-2 1980 - A TRUE BLIZZARD IN PORTIONS OF SOUTHEASTERN VIRGINIA
WITH 12 TO 20 INCHES OF SNOW. STRONG WINDS RESULTED IN SNOW DRIFTS
UP TO 8 FEET HIGH.

FEBRUARY 18-19 1979 - THIS STORM KNOWN AS "THE PRESIDENTS DAY STORM"
DUMPED 6 TO 15 INCHES OF SNOW IN MUCH OF VIRGINIA WITH UP TO 20
INCHES OF SNOW IN NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE STATE. NEARLY 12 INCHES OF
SNOW OCCURRED IN RICHMOND WITH 8 INCHES IN NORFOLK.

MARCH 5-8 1962 - 10 TO 24 INCHES OF SNOW IN MANY INTERIOR PORTIONS
OF VIRGINIA.

BEING PREPARED MEANS MAKING GOOD DECISIONS BASED ON INFORMATION
CONTAINED IN OUTLOOKS...WATCHES...WARNINGS...ADVISORIES...OTHER
STATEMENTS AND FORECASTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE. THE KEY
IS TO KNOW WHAT TO DO IN ADVANCE. IF A WINTER STORM LIKE WHAT
OCCURRED IN 1993 OR 1996 WAS PREDICTED TO HIT VIRGINIA IN TWO
DAYS...WHAT WOULD YOU DO BETWEEN NOW AND WHEN THE STORM ARRIVES TO
GET READY? YOU SHOULD MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ENOUGH FOOD...WATER AND
MEDICATION FOR SEVERAL DAYS. YOU ALSO NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR THE
LOSS OF POWER AND/OR HEAT. MORE ON WINTER PREPAREDNESS FOR THE HOME
IN FRIDAY`S STATEMENT.

BELOW IS A LINK TO THE NOAA WINTER OUTLOOK FOR 2014-15.

HTTP://WWW.NOAANEWS.NOAA.GOV/STORIES2014/20141016_WINTEROUTLOOK.HTML

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON WINTER WEATHER PREPAREDNESS CAN BE
OBTAINED ON-LINE THROUGH THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT HOME PAGE.  THE URL IS (IN LOWER CASE):

  HTTP://WWW.VAEMERGENCY.GOV/READYVIRGINIA/STAYINFORMED/WINTER

IN ADDITION...THE READY VIRGINIA AND READY NORTH CAROLINA WEB
SITES HAVES BEEN DEVELOPED TO AID VIRGINIANS AND NORTH CAROLINIANS
IN THEIR OVERALL DISASTER PREPAREDNESS. THE URLS ARE:

    HTTP://WWW.VAEMERGENCY.GOV/READYVIRGINIA   /ENGLISH VERSION/
    HTTP://WWW.VAEMERGENCY.GOV/LISTOVIRGINIA   /SPANISH VERSION/
    HTTP://READYNC.ORG/             /ENGLISH VERSION/
    HTTP://LISTONC.ORG/             /SPANISH VERSION/

UP-TO-DATE WEATHER INFORMATION IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON-LINE FROM THE
FOLLOWING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SITES (ALL URLS IN LOWER CASE):

NWS WAKEFIELD     - HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/AKQ
NWS STERLING      - HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/LWX
NWS BLACKSBURG    - HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/RNK
NWS CHARLESTON WV - HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/RLX
NWS MORRISTOWN TN - HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/MRX
NWS RALEIGH NC    - HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/RAH

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WINTER WEATHER AWARENESS HOME PAGE -

HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/OM/WINTER/


BILL SAMMLER
WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST
NOAA/NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
WAKEFIELD VA




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