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Weather - 1/22/2013 4:15 AM
Miserable and Dangerous Cold Today!!!!

Good Morning Friends!



Temperatures have steadily dropped from the 30s yesterday afternoon to current readings in the 10s and will continue to drop this morning until they reach the single digits in many locations. The wind chill factor will also deteriorate throughout the morning with those readings starting to read the wrong side of zero.

The sun will be shining all day, but it will not help us at all. Most neighborhoods will be stuck in the 10s....maybe one or two thermometers directly in the sun will read 20. Wind chills will continue to hover around 0. 

Another brutally cold night tonight with temperatures into the single digits but the wind should calm down enough to keep wind chills in the negative single digits. Wednesday will bring a chance for a burst of snow through the overnight as a quick moving disturbance will bring enough moisture to produce flakes.

My attention is to the end of the work week, where we have agreement among the computers that there will be a storm moving into the Two Virginia’s. The question is...will this storm be complete mess of everything or just plain snow. My current thinking is that this storm will be a start of everything (snow, sleet, freezing rain, rain) with a quick transition to snow. The models have also produced a decent accumulation around the region with this quick hitting storm. We will keep an eye on it and give you a look at possible snow totals later on in the week. It will not be like last week where it was a 30 mile difference between 2 inches and a foot....this storm looks to be generous everywhere. Stay tuned for latest on this next blast of wintry weather. 

StormWatch Forecast:

Today: Mostly sunny and FRIGID! Bundle up if you must be outside today! Highs: 12-20. Winds: NW 15-30 mph. Wind Chill: -2 to -12°F.

Tonight: Mostly clear and miserable cold. Lows: 2-10. Winds: NW 5-10 mph. Wind Chill: 0 to -10°F.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy with a quick of burst of snow during overnight. Highs: 18-28.

Thursday: Partly cloudy with a couple snow showers late. Highs: 22-32.

Friday: Mostly cloudy with a mess of everything (snow, sleet, freezing rain, rain) changing over to snow. Highs: 27-35, dropping throughout the day.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with lingering snow showers. Highs: 13-23.

Forecast by StormWatch Meteorologist Mike Lichniak. 

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