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Winter Storm Warning
Expires 6:00 PM EST on November 26, 2014

Statement as of 2:49 am EST on November 26, 2014


... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 6 PM EST this
evening...

* precipitation type... snow.

* Accumulations... 1 to 3 inches below 1500 feet. 6 to 10 inches
above 1500 feet.

* Timing... snow will develop late tonight into early Wednesday
morning along the ridge tops above 1500 feet. A mixture of
rain and snow below 1500 feet will change to all snow between
6 am and 9 am Wednesday morning. The heaviest snow is expected
between 9 am and 2 PM Wednesday. Snow will end late Wednesday
afternoon.

* Temperatures... falling into the upper 20s to lower 30s along the
ridge tops above 1500 feet. Lower to middle 30s below 1500 feet.

* Winds... north becoming northwest 5 to 10 mph with gusts around
15 mph.

* Impacts... roads will become snow covered and slippery and
visibility may be reduced below a half mile at times... mainly
for elevations above 1500 feet. Interstate 64 will be impacted
by the snow. Snow will have a significant impact on Holiday
travel plans for Wednesday... especially for travelers headed
north and west through the Blue Ridge mountains and Potomac
Highlands. Heavy amounts of wet snow along the ridge tops may
cause downed trees that lead to an enhanced threat for power
outages.

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.






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Public Information Statement
Statement as of 7:24 am EST on November 26, 2014


The following are unofficial observations taken during the past 7
hours for the storm that has been affecting 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...
   Frostburg 0.5 659 am 11/26 trained spotter

West Virginia

... Hampshire County...
   2 N Frenchburg 5.0 653 am 11/26 public

... Pendleton County...
   6 WSW Cherry Grove 6.0 700 am 11/26 trained spotter


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