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ALMOST 80 TODAY BUT SUMMER IS NOT HERE TO STAY JUST YET !!! DATE: 04/01/2008 16:51:19

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TONIGHT: VARIABLE CLOUDINESS WITH THE SLIGHT CHANCE OF A STRAY RAIN SHOWER AND ALSO A RUMBLE OF THUNDER IS NOT OUT OF THE QUESTION IN SOME AREAS LO: 47

WEDNESDAY: PARTLY CLOUDY AND BREEZY EARLY FOLLOWED BY MOSTLY CLOUDY AND COOLER CONDITIONS LATER HI: 57

THURSDAY: MOSTLY CLOUDY BREEZY AND COOLER WITH PERIODS OF AFTERNOON RAIN POSSIBLE BUT GENERALLY LESS THAN ONE TENTH OF AN INCH OF RAINFALL IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME LO: 30 HI: 50

FRIDAY: CLOUDY BREEZY AND A LITTLE MILDER WITH MORE OCCASSIONAL LIGHT RAIN POSSIBLE LO: 42 HI: 62

SATURDAY: DECREASING CLOUDINESS BUT BREEZY AND A BIT COOLER LO: 46 HI: 56

SUNDAY: PARTLY CLOUDY AND BREEZY BUT MILDER LO: 49 HI: 59

FORECASTER: SCHLEY

—– ——– AUTHOR: blazin9635 TITLE: ANOTHER FLURRY WITH A TEASE BY LATER FRIDAY NIGHT !!! DATE: 03/26/2008 23:26:34 STATUS: publish BODY:

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THURSDAY: CLOUDY AND BREEZY BUT MILD WITH PERIODS OF RAIN (TOTAL RAINFALL OF NEAR ONE HALF OF AN INCH POSSIBLE THRU THURSDAY NIGHT) LO: 49 HI: 59

FRIDAY: CLOUDY BREEZY AND COOLER WITH A MORE STEADY RAIN LIKELY (TOTAL RAINFALL FOR FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT MAY BE CLOSER TO ONE INCH) LO: 44 HI: 54

SATURDAY: MOSTLY CLOUDY BREEZY AND CHILLY WITH A FEW EARLY MORNING FLURRIES POSSIBLE BUT NO STICKAGE IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME LO: 34 HI: 44

SUNDAY: PARTLY CLOUDY BREEZY AND VERY CHILLY LO: 32 HI: 52

MONDAY: MOSTLY CLOUDY AND NOT AS CHILLY LO: 34 HI: 54

FORECASTER: SCHLEY —– ——– AUTHOR: blazin9635 TITLE: ME THINKS I'M GONNA THROW IN THE TOWEL ON MORE THAN AN INCH OF SNOW FOR THE REST OF THIS WINTER !!! DATE: 03/22/2008 21:44:39 STATUS: publish BODY:

SUNDAY: PARTLY CLOUDY BREEZY AND COOL LO: 30 HI: 50

MONDAY: PARTLY CLOUDY AND CHILLY LO: 33 HI: 53

TUESDAY: PARTLY CLOUDY BREEZY AND NOT AS CHILLY LO: 36 HI: 56

WEDNESDAY: PARTLY CLOUDY AND WINDY BUT MILDER LO: 39 HI: 59

THURSDAY: MOSTLY CLOUDY AND BREEZY BUT COOLER LO: 34 HI: 54

FORECASTER: SCHLEY —– ——– AUTHOR: blazin9635 TITLE: MORE SNOW ON THE WAY SO DON'T THINK SPRING IS HERE TO STAY !!! DATE: 03/17/2008 21:31:55 STATUS: publish BODY:

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TUESDAY: CLOUDY BREEZY AND COLD WITH A LIGHT COATING OF SNOW OR SLEET POSSIBLE AROUND DAYBREAK FOLLOWED BY JUST SOME OCCASIONAL LIGHT RAIN LATER ON (SNOW STICKAGE OF UP TO AN INCH POSSIBLE IF ANY STICKS AT ALL) LO: 32 HI: 47

WEDNESDAY: CLOUDY BREEZY AND MILDER WITH SOME RAIN AND POSSIBLY A THUNDERSTORM DURING THE AFTERNOON (TOTAL RAINFALL OF NEAR ONE HALF INCH EXPECTED) LO: 37 HI: 57

THURSDAY: PARTLY CLOUDY WINDY AND COOL LO: 32 HI: 52

FRIDAY: INCREASING CLOUDINESS WITH SOME LIGHT RAIN AND OR LIGHT SNOW DEVELOPING DURING THE EVENING HOURS BUT THE PRECIP SHOULD CHANGE OVER TO SOME LIGHT SNOW DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS (TWO TO FOUR INCHES OF NEW STICKAGE IS POSSIBLE ON GRASSY SURFACES BUT MOST ROADS SHOULD STAY ONLY WET) LO: 30 HI: 50

SATURDAY: A FEW EARLY MORNING FLURRIES AROUND THEN JUST MOSTLY CLOUDY AND BREEZY (SOME RAPID SNOW MELT IS POSSIBLE LATER ON) LO: 30 HI: 45

NOTE: MORE SNOW IS POSSIBLE EASTER SUNDAY INTO EASTER MONDAY AND MAY TURN INTO A BIG DEAL OF A STORM WITH WINDSWEPT HEAVY WET SNOWS FROM A VERY STRONG NOR'EASTER AND ALSO SOME POTIENTIAL FOR A MID ATLANTIC AND OR NORTHEAST BLIZZARD DEVELOPING ALONG THE DELMARVA COAST AROUND EASTER !!!

FORECASTER: SCHLEY —– COMMENT: AUTHOR: A Yahoo! user DATE: 03/18/2008 17:49:26 COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC 814 PM EDT TUE MAR 18 2008 DCZ001-MDZ007-011-013-014-016>018-VAZ052>055-057-190830- /O.NEW.KLWX.CF.Y.0003.080319T0400Z-080320T0000Z/ DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-HARFORD-SOUTHERN BALTIMORE-PRINCE GEORGES- ANNE ARUNDEL-CHARLES-ST. MARYS-CALVERT- PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK-FAIRFAX- ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA-STAFFORD-KING GEORGE- 814 PM EDT TUE MAR 18 2008 …COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 8 PM EDT WEDNESDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS ISSUED A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 8 PM EDT WEDNESDAY.

WATER LEVELS ARE CURRENTLY RUNNING ABOUT ONE FOOT ABOVE NORMAL. WITH STRONG SOUTHERLY WINDS EXPECTED OVERNIGHT AND WEDNESDAY…WATER LEVELS WILL RUN ONE TO TWO FEET ABOVE NORMAL. THIS COULD CAUSE MINOR TIDAL FLOODING NEAR TIMES OF HIGH TIDE…ESPECIALLY FOR SENSITIVE AREAS SUCH AS ANNAPOLIS AND BALTIMORE. TIDES ARE EXPECTED TO FALL LATER WEDNESDAY EVENING BEHIND A COLD FRONT.

HERE ARE THE TIMES OF THE NEXT HIGH TIDES FOR A FEW LOCATIONS FROM NORTH TO SOUTH… ON THE CHESAPEAKE BAY… HAVRE DE GRACE…8:53 PM AND 8:40 AM… BOWLEY BAR…6:20 AM AND 7:19 PM… FORT MCHENRY BALTIMORE…5:29 AM AND 6:28 PM… ANNAPOLIS U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY…3:51 AM AND 4:50 PM… SOLOMONS ISLAND…12:44 AM AND 1:43 PM… POINT LOOKOUT…12:03 AM AND 1:02 PM…

NOW ALONG THE POTOMAC RIVER… WASHINGTON DC KEY BRIDGE…7:31 AM AND 7:57 PM… ALEXANDRIA…7:14 AM AND 7:40 PM… INDIAN HEAD…6:40 AM AND 7:06 PM… GOOSE BAY…2:46 AM AND 3:12PM… WICOMICO RIVER NEAR COBB ISLAND…1:43 AM AND 2:09 PM… LEONARDTOWN…1:16 AM AND 1:42 PM…

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY INDICATES THAT ONSHORE WINDS AND TIDES WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE FLOODING OF LOW AREAS ALONG THE SHORE.

—– COMMENT: AUTHOR: A Yahoo! user DATE: 03/20/2008 04:39:21 URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC 359 AM EDT THU MAR 20 2008 DCZ001-MDZ003>007-009>011-013-014-501-502-VAZ021-025>031-036>042- 050>056-WVZ050>055-501>504-201600- /O.EXT.KLWX.WI.Y.0006.000000T0000Z-080321T0200Z/ DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-WASHINGTON-FREDERICK MD-CARROLL- NORTHERN BALTIMORE-HARFORD-MONTGOMERY-HOWARD-SOUTHERN BALTIMORE- PRINCE GEORGES-ANNE ARUNDEL-EXTREME WESTERN ALLEGANY- CENTRAL AND EASTERN ALLEGANY-HIGHLAND-AUGUSTA-ROCKINGHAM- SHENANDOAH-FREDERICK VA-PAGE-WARREN-CLARKE-NELSON-ALBEMARLE- GREENE-MADISON-RAPPAHANNOCK-FAUQUIER-LOUDOUN-ORANGE-CULPEPER- PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK-FAIRFAX- ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA-STAFFORD-SPOTSYLVANIA-HAMPSHIRE- MORGAN-BERKELEY-JEFFERSON-PENDLETON-HARDY-WESTERN GRANT- EASTERN GRANT-WESTERN MINERAL-EASTERN MINERAL- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WASHINGTON…HAGERSTOWN…FREDERICK… WESTMINSTER…GAITHERSBURG…COLUMBIA…BALTIMORE…ANNAPOLIS… FROSTBURG…CUMBERLAND…STAUNTON…WAYNESBORO…HARRISONBURG… WINCHESTER…FRONT ROYAL…CHARLOTTESVILLE…LEESBURG… CULPEPER…MANASSAS…MANASSAS PARK…FAIRFAX…ALEXANDRIA… FALLS CHURCH…FREDERICKSBURG…MARTINSBURG…CHARLES TOWN… BAYARD…PETERSBURG…EMORYVILLE…HARTMANSVILLE…KEYSER… FORT ASHBY 359 AM EDT THU MAR 20 2008 …WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS EVENING…

NORTHWEST WIND GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THIS EVENING BEHIND A STRONG COLD FRONT. WINDS WILL SUBSIDE TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING.

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND GUSTS OF 45 MPH OR HIGHER ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT… ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION. —– ——– AUTHOR: blazin9635 TITLE: ANOTHER SNOW ??? OR NO ??? EITHER WAY THREE OR MORE INCHES WILL HAPPEN THIS YEAR !!! DATE: 03/13/2008 21:36:24 STATUS: publish BODY:

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FRIDAY: INCREASING CLOUDINESS AND BREEZY WITH SOME LIGHT RAIN DEVELOPING DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS (RAINFALL TOTALS BETWEEN 1/4 AND 1/2 INCH ARE EXPECTED THRU FRIDAY NIGHT) LO: 37 HI: 57

SATURDAY: CLOUDY AND BREEZY WITH PERIODS OF LIGHT RAIN AND STEADY OR SLOWLY FALLING AFTERNOON TEMPS TO BE FOLLOWED BY SOME LIGHT SNOW LATER ON SATURDAY NIGHT AND OR VERY EARLY SUNDAY MORNING (SNOW STICKAGE SHOULD BE LIMITED TO GRASSY SURFACES AND RANGE FROM ONE TO TWO INCHES BUT MOST ROADWAYS AROUND THE AREA SHOULD REMAIN JUST WET) LO: 42 HI: 52

SUNDAY: MOSTLY CLOUDY WINDY AND MUCH COLDER WITH A FEW MORNING SNOW SHOWERS AROUND THEN JUST A FLURRY OR TWO DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS WITH NO ADDITIONAL SNOW STICKAGE EXPECTED AT THIS TIME LO: 32 HI: 42

MONDAY: MOSTLY SUNNY BREEZY AND NOT AS COLD LO: 27 HI: 47

TUESDAY: PARTLY CLOUDY AND A BIT MILDER STILL LO: 32 HI: 52

FORECASTER: SCHLEY

—– ——– AUTHOR: blazin9635 TITLE: STICKING SNOW IS POSSIBLE THRU EARLY APRIL BUT NOT "THIS WEEK" DATE: 03/11/2008 21:56:41 STATUS: publish BODY:

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WEDNESDAY: PARTLY CLOUDY WINDY AND MILD LO: 34 HI: 54

THURSDAY: PARTLY CLOUDY AND BREEZY EARLY WITH INCREASING AFTERNOON CLOUDINESS LO: 37 HI: 57

FRIDAY: MOSTLY CLOUDY BREEZY AND MILD WITH SOME OCCASIONAL LIGHT RAIN DEVELOPING DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS WITH SOME STEADY RAIN POSSIBLE LATER ON FRIDAY NIGHT AS TEMPS DROP OFF MORE QUICKLY WITH A COLD FRONT PRESSING IN FROM THE NORTHWEST SECTIONS OF OUR AREA TO THE SOUTH AND EAST LO: 39 HI: 59

SATURDAY: CLOUDY WITH RAIN SHOWERS POSSIBLY MIXING WITH SOME WET SNOW SATURDAY NIGHT BUT WITH LITTLE OR NO SNOW STICKAGE EXPECTED LO: 37 HI: 47

SUNDAY: MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH THE POSSIBILITY FOR A FEW RAIN AND OR SNOW SHOWERS BUT AGAIN WITH LITTE OR NO SNOW STICKAGE EXPECTED LO: 33 HI: 43

FORECASTER: SCHLEY

—– ——– AUTHOR: blazin9635 TITLE: FLOODING RAINS NOW THRU SATURDAY BUT THEN A WHITE EASTER AND ST PATTY'S DAY ??? DATE: 03/07/2008 10:25:11 STATUS: publish BODY:

*** A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR THE BALTIMORE AREA ***

*** WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM SATURDAY THRU 5 AM SUNDAY ***

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FRIDAY: CLOUDY BREEZY AND COOLER WITH RAIN DEVELOPING BY THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS (RAIN LIKELY STARTING AROUND NIGHTFALL AND IS ESTIMATED TO BE BETWEEN ONE AND TWO INCHES IN AMOUNT) HI: 47

SATURDAY: CLOUDY AND VERY WINDY WITH SOME STEADY RAIN IN THE MORNING FOLLOWED BY THE CHANCE FOR WIDELY SCATTERED AFTERNOON RAIN OR SNOW SHOWERS BUT WITH NO SNOW STICKAGE EXPECTED AT THIS TIME LO: 39 HI: 49

SUNDAY: PARTLY CLOUDY BREEZY AND MUCH COLDER LO: 26 HI: 42

MONDAY: MOSTLY CLOUDY BREEZY AND COLD WITH A CHANCE FOR A SNOW SHOWER OR TWO (MOST SNOW STICKAGE IF ANY WILL BE LIMITED TO GRASSY SURFACES WITH MOST ROADS STAYING JUST WET) LO: 28 HI: 44

TUESDAY: PARTLY CLOUDY BREEZY AND NOT AS COLD LO: 30 HI: 50

FORECASTER: SCHLEY

—– COMMENT: AUTHOR: A Yahoo! user DATE: 03/07/2008 10:27:42 URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED FLOOD WATCH NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC 1121 AM EST FRI MAR 7 2008

…HEAVY RAIN EXPECTED ALONG THE BALTIMORE WASHINGTON CORRIDOR… DCZ001-MDZ006-007-009>011-013-014-VAZ052>054-080030- /O.NEW.KLWX.FA.A.0002.080307T1621Z-080308T0500Z/ /00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-NORTHERN BALTIMORE-HARFORD-MONTGOMERY-HOWARD- SOUTHERN BALTIMORE-PRINCE GEORGES-ANNE ARUNDEL- PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK-FAIRFAX- ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WASHINGTON…GAITHERSBURG…COLUMBIA… BALTIMORE…ANNAPOLIS…MANASSAS…MANASSAS PARK…FAIRFAX… ALEXANDRIA…FALLS CHURCH 1121 AM EST FRI MAR 7 2008 …FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF MARYLAND…THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND NORTHERN VIRGINIA…INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS…IN MARYLAND…ANNE ARUNDEL…HARFORD…HOWARD… MONTGOMERY…NORTHERN BALTIMORE…PRINCE GEORGES AND SOUTHERN BALTIMORE. THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA…FAIRFAX AND PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK.

* THROUGH THIS EVENING

* PERIODS OF RAIN ARE EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING ALONG THE BALTIMORE WASHINGTON CORRIDOR. THE HEAVIEST RAIN IS FORECAST TO FALL DURING THE EVENING RUSH HOUR. WIDESPREAD ONE TO ONE AND A HALF INCH AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH MIDNIGHT…WITH LOCAL AMOUNTS UP TO TWO INCHES.

* CREEKS AND STREAMS…AND URBAN AREAS MAY FLOOD DUE TO HEAVY RAIN.

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON CURRENT FORECASTS.

DO NOT DRIVE INTO AREAS WHERE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP. SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC 1251 PM EST FRI MAR 7 2008 DCZ001-MDZ004>007-009>011-013-014-VAZ042-052>054-080000- DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-FREDERICK MD-CARROLL-NORTHERN BALTIMORE- HARFORD-MONTGOMERY-HOWARD-SOUTHERN BALTIMORE-PRINCE GEORGES- ANNE ARUNDEL-LOUDOUN-PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK- FAIRFAX-ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WASHINGTON…FREDERICK…WESTMINSTER… GAITHERSBURG…COLUMBIA…BALTIMORE…ANNAPOLIS…LEESBURG… MANASSAS…MANASSAS PARK…FAIRFAX…ALEXANDRIA…FALLS CHURCH 1251 PM EST FRI MAR 7 2008 …HEAVY RAIN WILL AFFECT THE BALTIMORE WASHINGTON METRO AREA DURING THE EVENING COMMUTE…

RAIN ACROSS CENTRAL VIRGINIA WILL OVERSPREAD THE BALTIMORE WASHINGTON METRO AREA FROM THE SOUTH EARLY THIS AFTERNOON. RAIN IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN WASHINGTON AROUND 1 PM…WITH RAIN STARTING IN BALTIMORE BY 2 PM. THE FIRST COUPLE HOURS OF RAINFALL ARE EXPECTED TO BE LIGHT TO MODERATE…THEN RAIN WILL LIKELY BECOME HEAVY ALONG THE INTERSTATE 95 CORRIDOR LATER IN THE AFTERNOON. THE MOST LIKELY TIME FOR HEAVY RAINFALL WILL BE BETWEEN 4 AND 8 PM.

DURING THIS PERIOD OF HEAVY RAINFALL…HOURLY RAINFALL RATES ARE FORECAST TO BE A QUARTER TO A HALF ON AN INCH. THIS WILL LIKELY LEAD TO MINOR FLOODING ALONG THE URBAN CORRIDOR DURING THE TIME OF THE EVENING RUSH HOUR.

MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO EXERCISE EXTRA CAUTION DURING THE EVENING COMMUTE. DRIVING CONDITIONS WILL BE POOR DUE TO LOWERED VISIBILITIES AND SLICK ROADS. HEAVY RAINFALL MAY ALSO LEAD TO FLOODING OF URBAN AREAS…HIGHWAYS…STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALONG WITH YOUR LOCAL TELEVISION AND CABLE STATIONS FOR UPDATED INFORMATION AS THE EVENING PROGRESSES.

—– COMMENT: AUTHOR: A Yahoo! user DATE: 03/08/2008 05:19:47 URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC 306 AM EST SAT MAR 8 2008 DCZ001-MDZ004>007-009>011-013-014-016>018-VAZ036>042-050>057- 081615- /O.EXB.KLWX.WI.Y.0005.080308T2100Z-080309T0500Z/ DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-FREDERICK MD-CARROLL-NORTHERN BALTIMORE- HARFORD-MONTGOMERY-HOWARD-SOUTHERN BALTIMORE-PRINCE GEORGES- ANNE ARUNDEL-CHARLES-ST. MARYS-CALVERT-NELSON-ALBEMARLE-GREENE- MADISON-RAPPAHANNOCK-FAUQUIER-LOUDOUN-ORANGE-CULPEPER- PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK-FAIRFAX- ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA-STAFFORD-SPOTSYLVANIA- KING GEORGE- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WASHINGTON…FREDERICK…WESTMINSTER… GAITHERSBURG…COLUMBIA…BALTIMORE…ANNAPOLIS…WALDORF… ST MARYS CITY…CHARLOTTESVILLE…LEESBURG…CULPEPER… MANASSAS…MANASSAS PARK…FAIRFAX…ALEXANDRIA…FALLS CHURCH… FREDERICKSBURG 306 AM EST SAT MAR 8 2008 …WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT.

A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL TRACK NORTHEAST ACROSS NORTHERN VIRGINIA TODAY. BEHIND THIS SYSTEM…WINDS WILL SHIFT TO THE WEST NORTHWEST LATE THIS AFTERNOON. SUSTAINED WINDS OF 2O TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH ARE EXPECTED THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING. THE STRONG GUSTY WINDS MAY LEAD TO SOME POWER OUTAGES.

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS UP TO 50 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

—– COMMENT: AUTHOR: A Yahoo! user DATE: 03/08/2008 16:02:28 URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC 254 PM EST SAT MAR 8 2008 DCZ001-MDZ009>011-013-014-016>018-VAZ036>042-050>057-090300- /O.EXT.KLWX.WI.Y.0005.080308T2000Z-080309T0900Z/ DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-MONTGOMERY-HOWARD-SOUTHERN BALTIMORE- PRINCE GEORGES-ANNE ARUNDEL-CHARLES-ST. MARYS-CALVERT-NELSON- ALBEMARLE-GREENE-MADISON-RAPPAHANNOCK-FAUQUIER-LOUDOUN-ORANGE- CULPEPER-PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK-FAIRFAX- ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA-STAFFORD-SPOTSYLVANIA- KING GEORGE- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WASHINGTON…GAITHERSBURG…COLUMBIA… BALTIMORE…ANNAPOLIS…WALDORF…ST MARYS CITY… CHARLOTTESVILLE…LEESBURG…CULPEPER…MANASSAS… MANASSAS PARK…FAIRFAX…ALEXANDRIA…FALLS CHURCH… FREDERICKSBURG 254 PM EST SAT MAR 8 2008 …WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EDT SUNDAY…

THE WIND ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EDT SUNDAY.

AN INTENSE AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL TRACK ACROSS THE MID ATLANTIC THIS AFTERNOON. SOUTHWEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO BECOME WEST NORTHWEST BETWEEN 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH. THE STRONG GUSTY WINDS MAY LEAD TO SOME POWER OUTAGES.

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS UP TO 55 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

—– ——– AUTHOR: blazin9635 TITLE: OHH YEA IT'S SPRING TIME !!! UMM SIKE I MEAN IT'S STILL WINTER !!! DATE: 03/03/2008 15:35:08 STATUS: publish BODY:

*** A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING ISSUED THRU 130 AM WEDNESDAY ***

*** A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 300 AM EST WEDNESDAY ***

*** A COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 830 AM EST WEDNESDAY ***

*** A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT THRU 400 AM EST WEDNESDAY ***

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TONIGHT: INCREASING CLOUDINESS WITH BREEZY AND VERY MILD CONDITIONS BUT MOST AREAS SHOULD STAY DRY THRU THE NIGHT LO: 44

TUESDAY: CLOUDY AND WINDY WITH PERIODS OF RAIN STARTING VERY LATE IN THE AFTERNOON OR EVENING HOURS AND THE RAIN MAY BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES BY LATE TUESDAY NIGHT AND THIS MAY CAUSE SOME MINOR FLOODING IN SOME AREAS (TOTAL RAINFALL IS ESTIMATED TO BE AROUND ONE INCH) HI: 64

WEDNESDAY: MOSTLY CLOUDY BREEZY AND COOLER WITH SOME HEAVY RAIN AROUND EARLY THEN JUST A FEW SCATTERED AFTERNOON SHOWERS LO: 49 HI: 59

THURSDAY: PARTLY CLOUDY BREEZY AND MUCH COLDER LO: 36 HI: 50

FRIDAY: MOSTLY CLOUDY BREEZY AND COLD WITH A FEW RAIN OR SNOW SHOWERS POSSIBLE LATER IN THE DAY BUT WITH NO REAL SNOW STICKAGE EXPECTED LO: 34 HI: 44

SATURDAY: MOSTLY CLOUDY WINDY AND COLD WITH SOME LIGHT WINTRY MIX DEVELOPING BUT LIKELY CHANGING OVER TO FREEZING RAIN OR RAIN FOR AWHILE DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS BEFORE PERHAPS ENDING LATER SATURDAY NIGHT AS A PERIOD OF LIGHT SNOW WITH THE OUTSIDE CHANCE FOR SOME LIGHT STICKAGE (MOST OF THE SNOW STICKAGE WILL BE CONFINED TO ONLY GRASSY SURFACES) LO: 29 HI: 39

SUNDAY: PARTLY CLOUDY WINDY AND COLD LO: 27 HI: 43

FORECASTER: SCHLEY —– COMMENT: AUTHOR: A Yahoo! user DATE: 03/03/2008 15:36:38 FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING Issued: Monday, March 03, 2008 3:44 PM EST Expires: Monday, March 03, 2008 11:45 PM EST

HEAVY RAINFALL POSSIBLE TUESDAY.. UNTIL 11:45PM EST Urgent – Immediate Broadcast Requested Flood Watch National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC 344 PM EST Mon Mar 3 2008

…Heavy Rainfall Possible Tuesday…

District Of Columbia-Washington-Frederick MD-Carroll- Northern Baltimore-Harford-Montgomery-Howard-Southern Baltimore- Prince Georges-Anne Arundel-Charles-Extreme Western Allegany- Central And Eastern Allegany-Highland-Augusta-Rockingham- Shenandoah-Frederick VA-Page-Warren-Clarke-Nelson-Albemarle- Greene-Madison-Rappahannock-Fauquier-Loudoun-Orange-Culpeper- Prince William/Manassas/Manassas Park-Fairfax- Arlington/Falls Church/Alexandria-Stafford-Spotsylvania- King George-Hampshire-Morgan-Berkeley-Jefferson-Pendleton-Hardy- Western Grant-Eastern Grant-Western Mineral-Eastern Mineral- Including The Cities Of…Washington…Hagerstown…Frederick… Westminster…Gaithersburg…Columbia…Baltimore…Annapolis… Waldorf…Frostburg…Cumberland…Staunton…Waynesboro… Harrisonburg…Winchester…Front Royal…Charlottesville… Leesburg…Culpeper…Manassas…Manassas Park…Fairfax… Alexandria…Falls Church…Fredericksburg…Martinsburg… Charles Town…Bayard…Petersburg…Emoryville…Hartmansville… Keyser…Fort Ashby 344 PM EST Mon Mar 3 2008

…Flood Watch In Effect From Tuesday Afternoon Through Wednesday Morning…

The National Weather Service In Sterling Virginia Has Issued A

• Flood Watch For Portions Of Maryland…The District Of Columbia…Virginia And Northeast West Virginia…Including The Following Areas…In Maryland…Anne Arundel…Carroll… Central And Eastern Allegany…Charles…Extreme Western Allegany…Frederick MD…Harford…Howard…Montgomery… Northern Baltimore…Prince Georges…Southern Baltimore And Washington. The District Of Columbia. In Virginia… Albemarle…Arlington/Falls Church/Alexandria…Augusta… Clarke…Culpeper…Fairfax…Fauquier…Frederick VA… Greene…Highland…King George…Loudoun…Madison…Nelson… Orange…Page…Prince William/Manassas/Manassas Park… Rappahannock…Rockingham…Shenandoah…Spotsylvania… Stafford And Warren. In Northeast West Virginia…Berkeley… Eastern Grant…Eastern Mineral…Hampshire…Hardy… Jefferson…Morgan…Pendleton…Western Grant And Western Mineral.

• From Tuesday Afternoon Through Wednesday Morning

• Developing Low Pressure In The Lower Mississippi Valley Will Track Northeast To A Position Near West Virginia By Early Tuesday Evening…And Northeast To Near New York City By Early Wednesday Morning. Warm Moist Air Will Flow To The North Ahead Of This System Tuesday Afternoon And Evening. Then…A Strong Cold Front Will Cross The Region Tuesday Night. This Will Result In A Period Of Heavy Rain. Between A Half Inch And An Inch Will Be Likely…But Amounts May Be Locally Higher In Any Thunderstorms.

• The Ground Is Partially Or Completely Frozen And Vegetation Has Not Yet Started To Bloom. Thus…Most Rainfall Will Turn Into Runoff…Inundating Smaller Creeks And Streams.

In Addition…There Will Be Varying Impacts Depending On Region. Across The Potomac Highlands And Appalachians…Snow Melt Will Combine With The Expected Rainfall To Contribute Saturated Condition Prior To Any Significant Rain. However…In The Baltimore Washington Corridor The Heavy Rainfall Alone From Thunderstorms May Produce Urbanized Flooding.

A Flood Watch Means There Is A Potential For Flooding Based On Current Forecasts.

You Should Monitor Later Forecasts And Be Alert For Possible Flood Warnings. Those Living In Areas Prone To Flooding Should Be Prepared To Take Action Should Flooding Develop. —– COMMENT: AUTHOR: A Yahoo! user DATE: 03/04/2008 17:12:30 TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 99 NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 803 PM EST TUE MAR 04 2008

TORNADO WATCH 99 REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 300 AM EST FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS MDC003-005-009-013-017-021-025-027-031-033-037-510-050800- /O.CON.KWNS.TO.A.0099.000000T0000Z-080305T0800Z/ MD . MARYLAND COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

ANNE ARUNDEL BALTIMORE CALVERT CARROLL CHARLES FREDERICK HARFORD HOWARD MONTGOMERY PRINCE GEORGES ST. MARYS

MARYLAND INDEPENDENT CITIES INCLUDED ARE

BALTIMORE CITY —– COMMENT: AUTHOR: A Yahoo! user DATE: 03/04/2008 17:15:11 URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED FLOOD WATCH NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC 315 PM EST TUE MAR 4 2008 DCZ001-MDZ004>007-009>011-013-014-VAZ042-052>054-050400- /O.EXT.KLWX.FA.A.0001.080305T0100Z-080305T1100Z/ /00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-FREDERICK MD-CARROLL-NORTHERN BALTIMORE- HARFORD-MONTGOMERY-HOWARD-SOUTHERN BALTIMORE-PRINCE GEORGES- ANNE ARUNDEL-LOUDOUN-PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK- FAIRFAX-ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WASHINGTON…FREDERICK…WESTMINSTER… GAITHERSBURG…COLUMBIA…BALTIMORE…ANNAPOLIS…LEESBURG… MANASSAS…MANASSAS PARK…FAIRFAX…ALEXANDRIA…FALLS CHURCH 315 PM EST TUE MAR 4 2008 …FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE TONIGHT…

THE FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR

* THE GREATER BALTIMORE AND WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA.

* FROM 8 PM EST THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE TONIGHT.

* A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE MID ATLANTIC TONIGHT. THE FRONT WILL BRING SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THAT MAY PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF AN INCH TO AN INCH AND A HALF ARE EXPECTED…WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS IN HEAVY THUNDERSTORMS. THESE AMOUNTS MAY COULD PRODUCE FLOODING ESPECIALLY NEAR THE BALTIMORE WASHINGTON CORRIDOR.

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON CURRENT FORECASTS.

MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE FLOOD WARNINGS THIS EVENING. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP. —– COMMENT: AUTHOR: A Yahoo! user DATE: 03/04/2008 17:17:11 COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC 238 PM EST TUE MAR 4 2008 MDZ007-011-014-050400- /O.NEW.KLWX.CF.Y.0002.080305T0500Z-080305T1500Z/ HARFORD-SOUTHERN BALTIMORE-ANNE ARUNDEL- 238 PM EST TUE MAR 4 2008 …COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 10 AM EST WEDNESDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS ISSUED A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 10 AM EST WEDNESDAY.

TIDES THIS AFTERNOON ARE ABOUT A HALF FOOT ABOVE ASTRONOMICAL PREDICTIONS. THIS EVENING AND TONIGHT…TIDES ARE FORECAST TO RISE TO ONE TO TWO FEET ABOVE ASTRONOMICAL PREDICTIONS ON STRONG SOUTHERLY FLOW AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT. THIS COULD CAUSE MINOR TIDAL FLOODING FOR SENSITIVE LOCATIONS FROM ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY NORTHWARD ALONG THE WEST COAST OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY. WHEN COMBINED WITH THE BRIEF PERIOD OF HEAVY RAIN OVERNIGHT…ANY FLOODING PROBLEMS MAY BE EXACERBATED. TIDES ARE EXPECTED TO FALL MID MORNING WEDNESDAY BEHIND THE COLD FRONT.

HERE ARE THE TIMES OF THE NEXT HIGH TIDES FOR A FEW LOCATIONS FROM NORTH TO SOUTH… ON THE CHESAPEAKE BAY… HAVRE DE GRACE…7:46 PM AND 7:38 AM… BOWLEY BAR…5:24 PM AND 5:16 AM… FORT MCHENRY BALTIMORE…4:33 PM AND 4:25 AM… ANNAPOLIS U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY…3:03 PM AND 2:55 AM…

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY INDICATES THAT ONSHORE WINDS AND TIDES WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE FLOODING OF LOW AREAS ALONG THE SHORE. —– COMMENT: AUTHOR: A Yahoo! user DATE: 03/04/2008 22:15:23 SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC 1202 AM EST WED MAR 5 2008 DCZ001-MDZ005>007-009>011-013-014-016>018-VAZ042-053-054-050800- DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-CARROLL-NORTHERN BALTIMORE-HARFORD- MONTGOMERY-HOWARD-SOUTHERN BALTIMORE-PRINCE GEORGES-ANNE ARUNDEL- CHARLES-ST. MARYS-CALVERT-LOUDOUN-FAIRFAX- ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WASHINGTON…WESTMINSTER… GAITHERSBURG…COLUMBIA…BALTIMORE…ANNAPOLIS…WALDORF… ST MARYS CITY…LEESBURG…FAIRFAX…ALEXANDRIA…FALLS CHURCH 1202 AM EST WED MAR 5 2008 …STRONG THUNDERSTORMS TO AFFECT KING GEORGE…STAFFORD… FAUQUIER…LOUDOUN…CHARLES…SPOTSYLVANIA…PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK AND FAIRFAX COUNTIES…

A LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS EXTENDING FROM LOUDOUN COUNTY SOUTHWEST TO QUANTICO MARINE CORPS BASE IS MOVING NORTHEAST ABOUT 65 MPH. THIS LINE IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WIND GUSTS TO 50 MPH AND WILL MOVE THROUGH NORTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA AND INTO CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MARYLAND OVER THE THROUGH THE NEXT TWO HOURS.

THE COMMUNITIES OF BEALETON…FREDERICKSBURG…STAFFORD… WARRENTON…KING GEORGE…DUMFRIES…WOODBRIDGE…MANASSAS AND BURKE WILL BE AFFECTED BY THESE STORMS.

—– COMMENT: AUTHOR: A Yahoo! user DATE: 03/04/2008 22:15:53 SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC 109 AM EST WED MAR 5 2008 MDC003-013-027-050630- /O.CON.KLWX.SV.W.0008.000000T0000Z-080305T0630Z/ CARROLL MD-HOWARD MD-ANNE ARUNDEL MD- 109 AM EST WED MAR 5 2008 …A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 130 AM EST FOR ANNE ARUNDEL…HOWARD AND CARROLL COUNTIES…

AT 105 AM EST…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO INDICATE A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 8 MILES NORTHEAST OF TANEYTOWN TO 9 MILES SOUTH OF RIDGEWAY…MOVING EAST AT 50 MPH.

—– ——– AUTHOR: blazin9635 TITLE: SOME SNOW THEN SOME SPRING LIKE TEMPS PLUS WINTER COLD AGAIN SO ARE YOU CONFUSED YET ??? DATE: 02/29/2008 19:02:57 STATUS: publish BODY:

NEW: WEATHER TALK AUDIOCAST

TONIGHT: CLOUDY BREEZY AND COLD WITH SOME LIGHT RAIN MIXING WITH OR CHANGING TO LIGHT SNOW LATE BUT ROADS SHOULD REMAIN JUST WET EVEN WITH UP TO AN INCH OF STICKAGE THAT IS POSSIBLE ON SOME GRASSY SURFACES ESPECIALLY FROM BALTIMORE CITY ON NORTH TO YORK AND ALSO WEST TO FREDERICK LO: 32

SATURDAY: SOME EARLY MORNING SNOW SHOWERS FOLLOWED BY MOSTLY CLOUDY AND BREEZY CONDITIONS DURING THE AFTERNOON HI: 43

SUNDAY: PARTLY CLOUDY BREEZY AND COOL LO: 34 HI: 47

MONDAY: MOSTLY CLOUDY BREEZY AND MILD WITH SOME OCCASSIONAL LIGHT RAIN DURING THE AFTERNOON LO: 37 HI: 53

TUESDAY: MOSTLY CLOUDY BREEZY AND VERY MILD WITH SOME OCASSIONAL LIGHT RAIN LIKELY LO: 39 HI: 57

WEDNESDAY: MOSTLY CLOUDY BREEZY AND COLDER WITH SOME RAIN AND OR SNOW SHOWERS POSSIBLE DURING THE MORNING HOURS BUT WITH LITTLE OR NO STICKAGE EXPECTED DUE TO THE WARMER ROAD SURFACE TEMPS THAT SHOULD FOLLOW THE MILD SPELL THAT WE WILL LIKELY SEE STARTING SOMETIME THIS SUNDAY AND EXTENDING RIGHT THRU LATER THIS TUESDAY AFTERNOON LO: 34 HI: 44

NOTE: THE FORECASTED WARMTH IS LIKELY TO BE ONLY IN THE SHORT TERM AND ABOUT THREE DAYS OR LESS IN LENGTH BEFORE ONE LAST HOORAH OF WINTER COLD WITH FEBRUARY STYLE TEMPS ARRIVES BY MID MARCH AND PERHAPS BE IN COMBINATION WITH A LARGE SCALE SNOW MAKER OR TWO FOR THE NORTHEAST CORRIDOR BETWEEN WASHINGTON DC AND BOSTON !!! THE GREENLAND BLOCK WITH UPPER STRATUSPHERIC WARMING OVER THE NORTH POLE MAY SET UP IN A STRONG WAY BY MID MARCH MAKING A COLD AND STORMY PATTERN MORE LIKELY TO FINISH THE WINTER OFF SINCE MAJOR BLOCKING AND UPPER STRATUSPHERIC WARMING ARE BOTH SIGNALS THAT A COLD OUTBREAK IS ON THE WAY IN PART OF NORTH AMERICA WITHIN THE FOLLOWING SEVEN TO FOURTEEN DAYS AND THE BLOCK COULD LOCK OFF THE COLD FOR TWO TO THREE WEEKS AS IS USUAL WITH ANY MAJOR GREENLAND BLOCK HENCE KEEPING MARYLAND COLD THRU EASTER IF NOT EARLY APRIL !!!

(REMEMBER THAT EASTER FALLS IN LATE MARCH THIS YEAR)

FORECASTER: SCHLEY —– COMMENT: AUTHOR: A Yahoo! user DATE: 02/29/2008 19:46:50 NOUS41 KWBC 281549 PNSWSH

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT…COMMENT REQUEST NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC 1045 AM EST THU FEB 28 2008

TO: SUBSCRIBERS: -FAMILY OF SERVICES -NOAA WEATHER WIRE SERVICE -EMERGENCY MANAGERS WEATHER INFORMATION NETWORK OTHER NWS PARTNERS…AND NWS EMPLOYEES

FROM: ELI JACKS CHIEF…FIRE AND PUBLIC WEATHER SERVICES BRANCH

SUBJECT: CURRENTLY SOLICITING PUBLIC COMMENTS BY APRIL 8 2008 REGARDING A PROPOSED RESTRUCTURING OF SOME NWS WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY AND WARNING PRODUCTS

EFFECTIVE MONDAY SEPTEMBER 1 2008 AT 0001 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME /UTC/ NWS PROPOSES TO CHANGE THE SUITE OF PRODUCTS USED TO ADVISE AND WARN PARTNERS AND THE PUBLIC OF SIGNIFICANT WINTER WEATHER. THE PURPOSE OF THIS PROPOSED CHANGE IS TO SIMPLIFY AND CLARIFY THE COMMUNICATION AND DISSEMINATION OF EXPECTED WINTER WEATHER HAZARDS.

FEEDBACK FROM MANY OF OUR PARTNERS AND PUBLIC USERS OVER THE PAST 3 YEARS…COMBINED WITH INPUT FROM NWS FIELD MANAGERS AND FORECASTERS…STRONGLY SUGGESTS SERVICE CAN BE IMPROVED BY REDUCING THE NUMBER OF SPECIFIC WINTER WEATHER WARNING AND ADVISORY PRODUCTS. THIS PROPOSED REDUCTION IN THE NUMBER OF PRODUCTS WOULD ENHANCE THE CLARITY AND CONSISTENCY OF NWS WINTER WEATHER PRODUCTS. ALSO THE GRAPHICAL DEPICTION OF FORECAST WINTER WEATHER HAZARDS VIA THE NWS HOME PAGE AND OTHER GRAPHICAL MEANS WOULD BE MORE UNDERSTANDABLE.

THE PROPOSED RESTRUCTURING OF NWS WINTER WEATHER PRODUCTS WOULD BE ACCOMPLISHED BY COMBINING A NUMBER OF CURRENT ADVISORY AND WARNING CATEGORIES WITH SIMILAR IMPACTS. FOR EXAMPLE…CONDITIONS THAT CURRENTLY PROMPT THE ISSUANCE OF SEPARATE WINTER WEATHER… SNOW…SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW…SLEET…AND/OR BLOWING SNOW ADVISORIES WOULD BE ISSUED…AND VTEC-CODED…AS WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES. SIMILARLY CONDITIONS THAT CURRENTLY PROMPT THE ISSUANCE OF SEPARATE WINTER STORM… HEAVY SNOW… AND/OR SLEET WARNINGS WOULD BE ISSUED…AND VTEC-CODED…AS WINTER STORM WARNINGS. THE NWS WOULD DISCONTINUE USE OF THE VTEC CODES ASSOCIATED WITH THE DISCONTINUED ADVISORY AND WARNING PRODUCTS.

FREEZING RAIN…LAKE EFFECT SNOW…AND WIND CHILL ADVISORIES WOULD STILL BE ISSUED DUE TO THE SEVERITY AND UNIQUENESS OF THEIR IMPACTS. SIMILARLY…BLIZZARD…ICE STORM…LAKE EFFECT SNOW…AND WIND CHILL WARNINGS WOULD CONTINUE TO BE ISSUED.

AS ALWAYS SPECIFIC INFORMATION RELATING TO THE TYPE OF HAZARD WOULD BE CLEARLY DEPICTED IN THE BODY OF THE ADVISORY OR WARNING PRODUCT.

NO SOFTWARE CHANGES BY NWS PARTNERS OR USERS ARE ANTICIPATED AS A RESULT OF THIS PROPOSED CHANGE.

THE FOLLOWING TABLES SHOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CURRENT AND PROPOSED ADVISORY AND WARNING CATEGORIES:

TABLE 1 – WINTER ADVISORIES

CURRENT WINTER ADVISORIES PROPOSED WINTER ADVISORIES

FREEZING RAIN —————— FREEZING RAIN LAKE EFFECT SNOW ————— LAKE EFFECT SNOW WIND CHILL ——————— WIND CHILL WINTER WEATHER —————– WINTER WEATHER SNOW ————————— WINTER WEATHER SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW ———- WINTER WEATHER SLEET ————————– WINTER WEATHER BLOWING SNOW ——————- WINTER WEATHER

TABLE 2 – WINTER WARNINGS

CURRENT WINTER WARNINGS PROPOSED WINTER WARNINGS

BLIZZARD ———————– BLIZZARD ICE STORM ———————- ICE STORM LAKE EFFECT SNOW ————— LAKE EFFECT SNOW WIND CHILL ——————— WIND CHILL WINTER STORM ——————- WINTER STORM HEAVY SNOW ——————— WINTER STORM SLEET ————————– WINTER STORM

A GRAPHICAL DEPICTION OF TABLES 1 AND 2 AND EXAMPLES OF HOW ADVISORY AND WARNING PRODUCTS WILL BE FORMATTED AS A RESULT OF THIS PROPOSED CHANGE CAN BE FOUND AT /USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/:

THE NWS WELCOMES PARTNER AND PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING THIS PROPOSED CHANGE. PLEASE SEND YOUR COMMENTS /WITH THE SUBJECT LINE: COMMENTS ON PROPOSED WINTER WEATHER SIMPLIFICATION/ TO:

ELLIOTT.JACKS@NOAA.GOV

AFTER A REVIEW OF ALL COMMENTS…THE NWS WILL DECIDE BY MAY 1 2008 WHETHER OR NOT TO IMPLEMENT THIS PROPOSED CHANGE.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING THIS PROPOSED CHANGE IN THE ISSUANCE AND DISSEMINATION OF WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES AND WARNINGS…PLEASE CONTACT:

PAUL STOKOLS FIRE AND PUBLIC WEATHER SERVICES BRANCH 1325 EAST WEST HIGHWAY SILVER SPRING MD 20910 301-713-1867 EXT. 139 PAUL.STOKOLS@NOAA.GOV

OR THE WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST /WCM/ AT YOUR LOCAL WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE.

NATIONAL PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT /USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/:

$$ NNNN

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