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Posted at 9:28 AM ET, 12/19/2009

Blizzard warning extends to Montgomery County

By Robert Pierre

Alert Montgmery reports The National Weather Service has issued a BLIZZARD WARNING for Montgomery County until 6pm. Residents should prepare for very heavy snow and high winds during the next 12-18 hours. 12-22 inches of snowfall now expected over Montgomery County.

This is a dangerous and potentially life threatening situation. Whiteout conditions possible as visibility may be reduced to 1/4 mile or less for 3 or more hours. Blowing snow, and wind speeds over 35 miles per hour are expected which may cause snow drifts. If traveling outdoors, hypothermia and frostbite may occur on any exposed skin

Travel may become extremely hazardous. Outdoor activities should be postponed until after the storm has passed. Extreme caution should be used during any travel.

SKYWARN spotters are asked to report all snowfall to the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and the National Weather Service Office in Sterling.

By Robert Pierre  | December 19, 2009; 9:28 AM ET
Categories:  Maryland, Traffic and Transportation, Weather  
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