Alert: Special Weather Statement issued January 30 at 1:04PM EST by NWS Baltimore MD/Washington DC

Event: Special Weather Statement
Sender Name: NWS Baltimore MD/Washington DC
Issued: 2019-01-30T13:04:00-05:00
Expires: 2019-01-30T16:00:00-05:00
Description: At 100 PM EST, an arctic front was crossing the region. The front
will cross the Baltimore and Washington metro areas during the
early and middle afternoon hours.

Temperatures behind the front will quickly drop about 10 degrees
in less than 30 minutes and potentially cause a flash freeze of
any untreated wet roads and surfaces such as roads, sidewalks, and
parking lots, causing treacherous travel or walking conditions.

Along the front a quick burst of intense snow is also likely. A
quick snow accumulation of less than one inch is possible, mainly
on grassy surfaces as road temperatures ahead of the front are
above freezing. Winds will gust up to 50 mph.

Instruction: Sharply colder temperatures following the snow may cause any
water or slush to freeze on untreated roads and sidewalks.
Reduced speeds and distance between vehicles is advised.

Be prepared for areas of blowing snow. This could lead to
temporary very low visibilities and the potential for dangerous
driving conditions. If you are traveling and encounter adverse
winter driving conditions, reduce speed and make sure headlights
are on. Also be alert for icy areas after the front passes and
temperatures fall.

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Urgency: Expected
Severity: Moderate
Certainty: Observed
Categories: Met,
Area Description: Eastern Loudoun; Anne Arundel; Calvert; Fairfax; Carroll; Arlington/Falls Church/Alexandria; Northern Baltimore; Northwest Howard; Prince Georges; District of Columbia; Central and Southeast Howard; Prince William/Manassas/Manassas Park; Northwest Harford; Northern Fauquier; Western Loudoun; Frederick; Northwest Montgomery; Southern Baltimore; Central and Southeast Montgomery; Southeast Harford

Message Identifier: NWS-IDP-PROD-3345999
CAP MessageType: Alert