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Posted on: January 28, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Update on the Winter Storm Expected Today Jan 28

NWS Expected Snowfall

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has released an updated forecast for the Winter Storm TODAY into Tomorrow Morning, January 29th.  A winter storm warning has been issued for the Mid-Shore through Saturday Afternoon

 

Here is the current snowfall outlook, which shows our region receiving 4-8 inches of snow – it is important to note that even slight shifts in the storm's trajectory may result in significantly higher or lower amounts.

Below is information detailing what we can expect in Queen Anne’s County:

 

Friday Overnight: Accumulating Snow

  • Timing: Rush hour today into the overnight hours - tapering off Saturday mid-day
  • Primary Impacts:  4-8” of snow
    • Light flurries are expected to blow into the region during the evening commute and gradually transition to heavy, wet, accumulating snow overnight
    • Snowfall rates will become heavy at times limiting visibility - drivers should postpone non-essential travel starting Friday afternoon until Sunday if possible. HELP OUR PLOW CREWS DO THEIR JOB!
    • Local snowfall amounts may be on the higher end of forecasted amounts and significant snow drifts may form 
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    • Secondary Impacts: Significant Wind & Low Temperatures
      • Sustained winds of 35-45 MPH with gusts over 50 MPH
        • Gale Force winds are possible on the Chesapeake Bay
        • Gusting winds may create snow drifts several feet high, limiting visibility at intersections and creating hazardous driving conditions even after precipitation stops
      • Temperatures are forecast to stay well below freezing until Monday

     

    • Temperatures: Low 20s with wind chills reaching near 0° - Significant risk of frostbite and hypothermia, especially at night
      • Friday Night Low: 20° - Wind Chills below 10°
      • Saturday High: 25°, Wind Chills below 10°
      • Saturday Night Low: 13° – Wind Chills Near 0° 
      • Sunday High: 30°, Wind Chills around 20°
      • Sunday Night Low: 17°, Wind Chills below 10°

     

     

    • NOTE: Given the nature of this storm it is still possible that this forecast will shift overnight. 

     

    This will be the final update unless there are drastic shifts in the forecast this afternoon. To find the most up to date and accurate information visit weather.gov/phi. Please be careful when driving in winter weather, roads may become icy even without visible snow accumulation.

     

    If interested, additional Weather Alerts specific to Queen Anne’s County may be sent out via our Citizen Alert Program – registration is available @  qaccitizenalert.com.

     

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