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Posted at 7:00 AM ET, 01/26/2009

Winter Storm Watch Issued for Metro Area

By Jamie Jones

* Our Full Forecast | Snow Lover's Crystal Ball: Storm Details *

The National Weather Service Office in Sterling has issued a Winter Storm Watch for MOST of the capital region. The watch covers the District and points north and west, extends eastward to the Chesapeake Bay, and includes close-in areas immediately to the south of D.C. [map available here]. The Weather Service is forecasting snow to start late Monday night or early Tuesday morning and fall during the day on Tuesday, with a possible change to sleet or freezing rain Tuesday afternoon or evening, then changing to freezing rain and rain for late Tuesday night and Wednesday. [full watch text here].

As we've been discussing for the past few days, this is a very complicated situation that is still developing (aren't all our winter events this way??). Stay tuned for the latest updates throughout the day.

By Jamie Jones  | January 26, 2009; 7:00 AM ET
Categories:  Alerts, Winter Storms  | Tags:  Alerts, NWS, Winter Storm, Winter Storm Watch  
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Maybe first????
Let's hope to break the ice (oh my I'm funny) on this winter the next couple days and have a wintery late Jan/Feb

Posted by: mandarb77 | January 26, 2009 7:23 AM | Report abuse

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