Winter Storm Warning Issued for DC Metro Area

CampusAdvisories
March 13, 2017

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Washington metropolitan area, including the District of Columbia, in effect from 7 p.m., Monday, March 13 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 14.  See advisory below from NWS.

Continue to monitor local media for weather updates.  For updates relating to GW, visit Campus Advisories or call the GW Information Line (202-994-5050).

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...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING
TO 2 PM EDT TUESDAY...

* PRECIPITATION TYPE...Snow.

* ACCUMULATIONS...Snow accumulation of 8 to 12 inches with higher
  amounts across north-central Maryland.

* TIMING...Snow will overspread the area this evening and persist
through Tuesday morning.

* IMPACTS...The heavy snow will make many roads impassable and
  may produce power outages due to the weight of the snow on
  tree limbs and power lines.

* WINDS...Northeast 5 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

* TEMPERATURES...In the upper 20s.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected or occurring.  Significant amounts of
snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in
an emergency. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food,
and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.