According to the National Weather Service, Northampton County has been upgraded to a Blizzard Warning. Accomack County and Southern Maryland are still under Winter Weather Advisories, however the entire Eastern Shore of Virginia and southern Maryland is forecast to receive 56-9″ of snow. According to the NWS in Wakefield, for Northampton Blizzard conditions expected. Travel will be very  dangerous to impossible, including during the morning commute on  Thursday. Damage to trees and power lines is possible. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 9 inches are expected with locally higher amounts up to 12 inches possible. Winds are predicted to gust as high as 50 mph and will cause whiteout conditions in blowing snow. Significant drifting of the snow is likely.

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibility are both likely. This will lead to whiteout conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Although the Blizzard Warning is currently only for Northampton County, heavy wind gusts of 40-45 are likely for Accomack County. Heavy snow is also expected and a Winter Storm Warning remains in effect. Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Thursday. Tree branches could fall as well. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 9 inches are expected.

A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

 

 

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The recent cold snap all but ensures the snow will stick. High temperatures are not predicted to rise above freezing until Monday with a high of 45.