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Special Weather Statement DATE: 03/01/2009 20:38:11

Special Weather Statement

Statement as of 10:49 PM EST on March 01, 2009

… Bands of heavy snow affecting portions of the northern Virginia Piedmont and southern Maryland…

A strengthening storm system off the North Carolina coast will push bands of heavy snow across King George County in Virginia through midnight and across south central Maryland through 1 am. Snowfall rates up to 2 to 3 inches per hour can be expected during this time. —– COMMENT: AUTHOR: A Yahoo! user DATE: 03/01/2009 20:38:41 Public Information Statement

Statement as of 10:14 PM EST on March 1, 2009

The following are unofficial observations taken during the past 06 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

… Anne Arundel County… Annapolis 1.5 700 PM 3/1 spotter Pasadena 1.0 847 PM 3/1

… Baltimore County… Jacksonville 1.0 900 PM 3/1 usda met

… Calvert County… Port Republic 4.5 848 PM 3/1 Chesapeake Beach 3.0 900 PM 3/1 NCEP met 5 se ches bch

… Charles County… Hughesville 4.5 746 PM 3/1 La Plata 4.5 900 PM 3/1 snowing heavily

… Prince George's County… Bowie 2.5 955 PM 3/1 cocorahs Upper Marlboro 2.5 800 PM 3/1 spotter Bowie 2.3 950 PM 3/1 0.5 east spotter Oxon Hill 1.1 810 PM 3/1 lt sn falling

… St. Mary's County… Hollywood 4.5 900 PM 3/1 spotter Leonardtown 2.5 800 PM 3/1 EM

Virginia

… Albemarle County… Charlottesville 1.0 750 PM 3/1 spotter

… City of Fredericksburg… Fredericksburg 2.0 917 PM 3/1

… Fauquier County… Elk Run 3.0 930 PM 3/1 NOAA employee

… King George County… Jersey 3.0 745 PM 3/1

… Nelson County… Shipman 0.5 806 PM 3/1

… Spotsylvania County… Spotsylvania 3.0 745 PM 3/1

… Stafford County… Stafford 0.5 744 PM 3/1 —– COMMENT: AUTHOR: A Yahoo! user DATE: 03/02/2009 03:52:09 MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 0187 NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 0401 PM CST SUN MAR 01 2009

AREAS AFFECTED…S CNTRL VA THRU THE NRN DELMARVA PENINSULA

CONCERNING…HEAVY SNOW

VALID 012201Z – 020030Z

HEAVY SNOW BAND NOW DEVELOPING IS EXPECTED TO PERSIST INTO EARLY EVENING. HEAVIEST RATES…AROUND OR IN EXCESS OF 1 INCH PER HOUR …MAY SHIFT FROM PARTS OF CENTRAL VIRGINIA TOWARD THE NORTHERN DELMARVA PENINSULA.

AS THE DEEP CLOSED LOW CONTINUES TO GRADUALLY ACCELERATE NORTHEASTWARD OUT OF EASTERN GEORGIA BETWEEN NOW AND 01-02Z…A STRONG DOWNSTREAM UPWARD VERTICAL MOTION FIELD…NOW CENTERED OVER VIRGINIA…WILL SLOWLY SPREAD TOWARD NORTHERN MID ATLANTIC COASTAL AREAS. AS THIS OCCURS…A LOWER/MID TROPOSPHERIC BAROCLINIC ZONE IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN QUASI-STATIONARY…WITH LITTLE CHANGE TO THE RAIN/SNOW LINE ACROSS VIRGINIA. THIS APPEARS TO BE JUST TO THE NORTHWEST OF A DANVILLE/RICHMOND LINE…EXTENDING NORTHWARD JUST TO THE NORTHWEST OF THE PATUXENT NAS AND DOVER DE. THE NOSE OF A MID-LEVEL DRY SLOT WRAPPING AROUND THE CLOSED LOW MAY AT LEAST TEMPORARILY REDUCE SNOW RATES ACROSS PARTS OF SOUTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA BY OR SHORTLY AFTER 00Z. BUT…STRONG LIFT WITHIN THE FAVORABLE MIXED PHASE REGION FOR LARGE DENDRITIC ICE CRYSTAL GROWTH IS EXPECTED TO MAINTAIN HEAVY SNOW RATES NORTHEASTWARD INTO THE NORTHERN DELMARVA. THIS MAY INCLUDE THE MUCH OF THE WASHINGTON-BALTIMORE METROPOLITAN AREA.

..KERR.. 03/01/2009

ATTN…WFO…PHI…AKQ…LWX…RNK…

LAT…LON 37417955 38547790 39247676 39777582 38787555 38007657 37017792 36667898 36587983 37417955

—– COMMENT: AUTHOR: A Yahoo! user DATE: 03/02/2009 03:52:40 MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 0188 NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 0809 PM CST SUN MAR 01 2009

AREAS AFFECTED…DELMARVA TO SRN NEW ENGLAND

CONCERNING…HEAVY SNOW

VALID 020209Z – 020615Z

HEAVY SNOW WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE DELMARVA…NEWD INTO SRN NEW ENGLAND THIS EVENING. SNOW RATES ON THE ORDER OF ONE TO POSSIBLY TWO INCHES PER HOUR WILL BECOME COMMON…ESPECIALLY NEAR THE COAST.

WELL DEFINED WARM CONVEYOR BELT WITH AN EXPANSIVE ZONE OF PRECIPITATION HAS EVOLVED AHEAD OF MAIN UPPER LOW CENTERED OVER THE CAROLINAS. LEADING EDGE OF HEAVY SNOW IS SPREADING NORTH ACROSS THE DELMARVA AND WILL SOON SPREAD INTO SRN NEW ENGLAND AS COLUMN SATURATES. 00Z SOUNDINGS FROM OKX AND CHH SUGGEST PRECIPITATION SHOULD REMAIN SNOW EXCEPT NEAR THE CAPE WHERE SNOW SHOULD SWITCH TO RAIN BETWEEN 03-06Z AS WARM LAYER…850-750MB…SURGES NORTH ACROSS SERN-MOST PORTIONS OF MA. BACK EDGE OF DEEPER ASCENT ASSOCIATED WITH WARM CONVEYOR IS LIFTING NEWD AT ROUGHLY 25KT SUGGESTING A BREAK IN HEAVIER SNOWFALL ACROSS ERN VA INTO MD BY 06Z. AFTER MIDNIGHT…SECONDARY FORCING WILL LIFT NEWD INTO THIS REGION ENHANCING SNOWFALL ALONG THE I-95 CORRIDOR AT THAT TIME.

..DARROW.. 03/02/2009

ATTN…WFO…BOX…OKX…ALY…PHI…AKQ…CTP…LWX…

LAT…LON 39327735 40057551 41777332 42167172 41877062 40887206 38267626 39327735

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