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Updates: Snow coating roads, as many places register first inch



* Warning winter storm for the entire area 16:00 Saturday at 18:00 Sunday | Washington supports the first significant snow | Snow total reports *

Overview

  • Light to moderate snow is likely to go from one to two inches by midnight tonight. Road conditions will get worse over time.
  • Snow will accumulate during the night and on Sunday morning, especially in our southern regions, with further accumulation.
  • The intensity of snow should start to decline by late Sunday morning or the beginning of Sunday afternoon, but residual snow can linger until Sunday evening
  • When all is said and done, 4 -8 inches is more likely in the immediate metropolitan area, with a little more to the south and less to the north.
  • Unofficial storm name: "Snurlough" ̵
    1; thanks to reader recommendations Phil Yabut.

Updates

8:15 pm – The snow totals are mounting as the radar fills up. An inch in many areas.

Even if it is not heavy, the snow is slow and steady and starts to stack. We now have many ratios of about an inch across the region with a range of around 0.5 to 1.5 inches.

Previously, the radar showed a vacuum in the snowfall southwest of Washington, but since then it has been filled and the light to moderate snow is falling almost everywhere. This should continue to be the case for the next few hours and, by midnight, most places should have 2 inches or so.

Road conditions continue to worsen, so please take it slow if you need to be out. Better yet, stay.

06:50 – Road conditions deteriorate to increase snow intensity

In the last hours the snow had been mostly light but now it is falling at a faster speed. As a result, road conditions get worse.

The radar shows a moderate band of snow that passes over the ring road at the moment. The snow rises a little south-west and its intensity could decrease for a while. of time this evening. But then it should resume when the night is consumed.

So far, most areas have seen a heavy coating. Here is a couple of images showing some local roads and the snow that is accumulating:

17:30 – Snow has arrived and is attacking

The storm has arrived on time at the end of the afternoon, and from all that we see from our readers, the snow sticks to the grass and even the streets of the entire subway. Starting at 5:30 pm, the streets are wet but not slippery, but the shoulders are covered.

So far the intensity has been unpredictable, variable between flurries and what we would call "moderate snow", but there is a heavier snow swirl that moves north into the immediate underground, which it will probably lower road temperatures enough to allow them to adhere to it. If you're out tonight, be careful to drive slow.


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