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Fauquier County Department of Rescue and Emergency Management

Winter Weather

Informational Bulletin # 2

1030 Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

SITUATION EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT STATUS

ROUTINE

EVENT SUMMARY: The National Weather Service in Sterling has issued a Winter Storm Warning in effect from 8 pm 3/5/13 until 3 am 3/7/13. Rain mixing with and changing to snow this evening. Snow may be heavy at times and will continue through Wednesday evening. Temperatures will be in the lower 30’s with winds at 15-25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Heavy wet snow and gusty winds could lead to power outages and difficult driving conditions.

SITUATION

Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel keep a flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of emergency.

WEATHER FORECAST (Warrenton) Tuesday

A slight chance of rain, snow, and sleet between 2pm and 5pm, then a chance of rain and sleet. Increasing clouds, with a high near 46. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Tuesday night

Rain likely before 9pm, then rain and snow between 9pm and 3am, then snow after 3am. Low around 31. Southeast wind 7 to 15 mph becoming northeast after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.

Wednesday

Snow. High near 33. Breezy, with a north wind 13 to 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible.

ADVISORIES, WATCHES OR WARNINGS: Winter Storm Warning in effect from 8 pm 3/5/13 until 3 am 3/7/13.

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GRAPHIC

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ACTIONS CURRENT ACTIONS 1. Emergency Management is monitoring NWS forecasts and providing updates. 2. Coordinating with ESF 6, Social Services and Red Cross, on identifying shelter location and staffing if needed.

ACTIONS

ANTICIPATED ACTIONS 1. Participating in conference calls with Power Companies and VDEM and NWS. 2. Participate in senior staff meeting at 1 pm to discuss staffing and pre-planning efforts. 3. Emergency Management will continue to monitor weather conditions and provide updates as necessary.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

http://www.erh.noaa.gov/er/lwx/ http://www.erh.noaa.gov/lwx/winterstorm/

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