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Posted at 3:10 PM ET, 01/16/2008

Alert: Winter Weather Advisory Tomorrow

By Dan Stillman

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the District and points north and west from 7 a.m. Thursday to midnight Thursday night. According to NWS ...

PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN AS SNOW THURSDAY MORNING ACCUMULATING AROUND AN INCH AROUND THE INTERSTATE 95 CORRIDOR WITH AS MUCH AS THREE INCHES POSSIBLE NORTH AND WEST OF WASHINGTON DC AND BALTIMORE. A CHANGEOVER TO SOME SLEET...FREEZING RAIN OR RAIN IS EXPECTED DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON OR EARLY EVENING HOURS. ICE ACCUMULATIONS FROM A LIGHT COATING TO UP TO A TENTH OF AN INCH ARE POSSIBLE ON TOP OF THE SNOW PACK.

See the Snow Lover's Crystal Ball for our latest take on the storm, and Dan's post for the forecast through the weekend.

By Dan Stillman  | January 16, 2008; 3:10 PM ET
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Comments

It seems like these smaller events have tended to overperform here recently like the December clipper. Hoping for the best here :)

Posted by: Kenny | January 16, 2008 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Any apples? Do you guys still do the apples?

Posted by: Ed | January 16, 2008 3:54 PM | Report abuse

long-time fan here, and I'm happy to see you guys at WaPo.com. but where did the webcam go? back when I had a windowless office in a certain five-sided federal building, that webcam was my only view to the outside world!

Posted by: washingtonydc | January 16, 2008 3:57 PM | Report abuse

OK, so I in PG County, 1 mile from the MoCo line, I love that I'm so close but so far from a Winter Weather Advisory.

Posted by: Ana B | January 16, 2008 3:57 PM | Report abuse

The storm looks impressive but the precip totals in the SE states are minimal . . .?

Posted by: Uncle Dak | January 16, 2008 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Winter weather advisory and the blog is unusually quiet?

Posted by: Nader | January 16, 2008 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Ed -- Of course we still do apples ... If warranted, we'll have a full team forecast with accumulation map, timeline, school closing forecast (i.e., apples), etc., late tonight after the evening model data comes in.

Posted by: Dan, Capital Weather Gang | January 16, 2008 4:10 PM | Report abuse

We're sitting here in Hagerstown at quarter past 4 and the temp is 37. Looks like we'll be plenty cold enough overnight and at least through Thursday AM to support FP. It looks like a lot of moisture heading our way, yet the forecasted precip totals aren't that impressive??

Posted by: EricB | January 16, 2008 4:14 PM | Report abuse

washingtonydc -- We're working on getting at least a link to the webcam on the left sidebar, and maybe more. We're also working on getting an at-a-glance forecast onto the page and other improvements. We'll need some time but we'll get there.

Posted by: Dan, Capital Weather Gang | January 16, 2008 4:16 PM | Report abuse

18z NAM is colder than the 12z run. This run also gives a higher qpf, especially in the D.C. area tomorrow afternoon. The heavier precip. will mix more available cold air aloft to the surface.

All of this will result in possible icing on bridges, overpasses and shaded areas. Extreme caution will be wise when commuting during the storm.

Posted by: Augusta Jim | January 16, 2008 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Two suggestions...for POSTERS:
1-If you see a new post open, make mention in the "now" 2nd thread (we used to do it on the old site...let's everyone else now who might not go to main page every five minutes.
2-If Kevin or Ian posts a GREAT pic, don't start posting about current weather....come on guys, keep the threads topic specific....we've asked the Team, we gotta do our part also! ;)

Posted by: Mike from the Blue Ridge | January 16, 2008 4:29 PM | Report abuse

What happened to the long term 12z GFS??...Doesn't seem to load past 138...Proboblay a good thing...:(

Posted by: skinsfn | January 16, 2008 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Mike from the Blue Ridge:
Good thoughts! We have got to try to get a handle on the parameters of the new format.
If we can all get on the same page (or correct page), the problem will be solved.

Posted by: Augusta Jim | January 16, 2008 5:00 PM | Report abuse

Mike, thanks for helping direct traffic. When you reload the page to see new comments, if there's a new post (as there is now), you'll see a link marked "Next" with the title of the new post to click on.

Posted by: Steve, Capital Weather Gang | January 16, 2008 5:11 PM | Report abuse

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