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Old October 28th, 2012, 03:56 PM   #1
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Garrett County Is Under A Blizzard Warning!

The NWS has just posted this. If your are traveling in or out of the area, please be safe! You may want to make preparations if you havent already.

Im sure this will probably change to a higher amount of snowfall -should the incoming cold front be cold enough to keep it as snow.

Blizzard Warning
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
433 PM EDT SUN OCT 28 2012

...ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL AND HIGH WIND EXPECTED FOR THE HIGHER
ELEVATIONS...

.POST TROPICAL STORM SANDY WILL INTERACT WITH A COLD UPPER LOW
AND RESULT IN HEAVY SNOW AND HIGH WIND OVER THE HIGHER
ELEVATIONS.

MDZ001-WVZ023-041-290445-
/O.UPG.KPBZ.WS.A.0004.121029T2200Z-121031T1200Z/
/O.NEW.KPBZ.BZ.W.0001.121029T2200Z-121030T2200Z/
GARRETT-PRESTON-TUCKER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...OAKLAND MD...GRANTSVILLE...KINGWOOD...
TERRA ALTA...PARSONS...DAVIS...THOMAS
433 PM EDT SUN OCT 28 2012

...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM MONDAY TO 6 PM EDT
TUESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PITTSBURGH HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM MONDAY TO 6 PM EDT
TUESDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* LOCATIONS...THE BEST CHANCES FOR HEAVY ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW
WILL COME FOR ELEVATIONS GREATER THAN 2500 FEET OVER THE
TRICOUNTY AREA TO THE SOUTH OF OAKLAND.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY WET SNOW AND HIGH WINDS IN EXCESS OF 40
MPH AT TIMES.

* ACCUMULATIONS...LOCATIONS IN THE HIGHEST ELEVATIONS ARE EXPECTED
TO RECEIVE UP TO 8 INCHES OF SNOW. LOCATIONS IN THE LOWER
ELEVATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO RECEIVE SNOW MIXED WITH RAIN...WHICH
COULD RESULT IN NO ACCUMULATION.

* TIMING...RAIN IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN CHANGING OVER TO SNOW MONDAY
EVENING...WITH THE MOST INTENSE SNOW EXPECTED AFTER MIDNIGHT.
WINDS WILL ALSO BE AT THEIR STRONGEST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW WILL
BEGIN TO DIMINISH IN INTENSITY ON TUESDAY.

* IMPACTS...EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED
DUE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL AND STRONG WIND. VISIBILITY WILL BE NEAR
ZERO IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW. STRONG WIND MAY DOWN POWER
LINES AND TREE LIMBS. SECONDARY ROADS MAY BECOME IMPASSABLE.

* WINDS...WEST 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE UPPER 20S TO MID 30S.

* VISIBILITIES...LESS THAN ONE-QUARTER MILE IN THE HEAVIEST SNOW
BANDS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS
AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT
CONDITIONS...MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT TRAVEL. IF
YOU MUST TRAVEL...HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET
STRANDED...STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE. REPORT YOUR SNOWFALL
ACCUMULATIONS TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BY CALLING 412-262-
2170.


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Old October 28th, 2012, 03:58 PM   #2
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Sun, Oct 28, 2012, 10:05 AM EDT

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... WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING ABOVE 2500 FEET...

* LOCATIONS... WESTERN SLOPES AND HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF SOUTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA... MOUNTAIN EMPIRE AND NORTHWEST NORTH CAROLINA HIGHLANDS.

* HAZARD TYPES... HEAVY WET SNOW AND STRONG GUSTY WINDS

* ACCUMULATIONS... SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 4 TO 8 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE... WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ON WESTWARD FACING SLOPES ABOVE 2500 FEET. WARM GROUND CONDITIONS AND MOSTLY ABOVE FREEZING SURFACE TEMPERATURES COULD LIMIT ACCUMULATIONS DEPENDING ON SNOWFALL RATES.

* TIMING... RAIN WILL CHANGE TO SNOW MONDAY EVENING. MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY AND POSSIBLY EVEN INTO WEDNESDAY.

* IMPACTS... HEAVY WET SNOW COMBINED WITH GUSTY WINDS MAY TOPPLE TREES AND POWER LINES.

* WINDS... WEST 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH AT THE HIGHEST ELEVATIONS.

* TEMPERATURES... 32 TO 37.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW... SLEET... OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

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... FIRST SNOW OF THE SEASON POSSIBLE...

.THE COMPLEX STORM SYSTEM THAT WILL DEVELOP AS TROPICAL SYSTEM SANDY MOVES INTO THE DELMARVA REGION AND MERGES WITH A DEEPENING UPPER LOW WILL BRING RAIN... STRONG GUSTY WINDS AND MUCH COLDER TEMPERATURES TO ALL OF THE FORECAST AREA. ACCUMULATING SNOW IS EXPECTED IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF WEST VIRGINIA... SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA... AND NORTHWEST NORTH CAROLINA.


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Old October 28th, 2012, 03:58 PM   #3
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yikes... be safe ya'll up there.


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Old October 28th, 2012, 04:03 PM   #4
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I have gas for the Ariens, Beagle food and beer. What more does one need?

Seriously, tho...we're at 2580 feet...the next few days will be quite interesting.


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Old October 28th, 2012, 04:12 PM   #5
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That was simlar info that was posted for this area- since yesterday. But at 4:30 PM the NWS changed it to a blizzard warning. The approaching cold front from the west must be colder then they were expecting.


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Old October 28th, 2012, 04:16 PM   #6
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That was simlar info that was posted for this area- since yesterday. But at 4:30 PM the NWS changed it to a blizzard warning. The approaching cold front from the west must be colder then they were expecting.
The initial forecast said something about a worst case scenario of 3-4 feet.

I might be unable to get back up there before March now.

The wife and I usually go and spend the day on Thnaksgiving weekend just to get out of her parents' house for a while.


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Old October 28th, 2012, 04:21 PM   #7
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If its just 8 inches of snow - then its no big deal. We can deal with that.

But reports yesterday were saying that the higher elevations of WV (Applachians) could see 50 inches. Southern Garrett County was the dividing line on that. That could very easily, (and more then likely) be the case for us.

If its any consultation - the weekend is supposed to be in the 50's , lol.


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Old October 28th, 2012, 04:31 PM   #8
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Be safe out there folks. I'm intently watching to see what happens as most of my family is in MD to include my wife. Wherever you may be in the state, be careful. To be honest, I'm kinda jealous. I missed Irene as I flew out with the planes at Martins but I was there for those t-storms back in June. I was prepared for that as I am sure most of you were but since I moved to Alaska, I took most of the "stuff" with me and my wife is doing her best without me. And I am hoping my Grandfather's place between Frostburg and Grantsville comes out okay. Praying that you all come through this intact and safe.
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Old October 28th, 2012, 04:36 PM   #9
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My daughter and her family are in Elkins, WV. She told me just a few minutes ago they are planning for a big hit.

We dodged the proverbial bullet here in NC. We got a little rain and some wind. No major flooding in my area. I understand the OBX took a bit of a hit.

Hang in there, folks. Be careful. Don't do anything dumb. There isn't any reason you need to go out other than a dire emergency. When it comes down to it, I think there is not one person here that would disagree that "bored with no power" is a better scenario than "seriously hurt or dead."
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Old October 28th, 2012, 04:56 PM   #10
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It will be easier to let people know to bring beer
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Old October 28th, 2012, 05:27 PM   #11
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Im ready for it ... got back up power , propane fireplace and the plow on my Polaris ... oh and 10 gals of milk and 20 loaves of bread ... just in case
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Old October 28th, 2012, 05:42 PM   #12
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take care guys......50 in. of wet heavy snow could bring down the house!


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Old October 28th, 2012, 05:45 PM   #13
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Man I'm glad we are leaving Deep Creek Lake in the morning. Although I will be driving home through part of it.


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Old October 28th, 2012, 05:49 PM   #14
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I have gas for the Ariens, Beagle food and beer. What more does one need?

Seriously, tho...we're at 2580 feet...the next few days will be quite interesting.
Well I'm screwed, my house sits at 2775 feet, guess I better get out the roof scraper if we are going to get a bunch of the wet heavy stuff.


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Old October 28th, 2012, 05:51 PM   #15
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Well I'm screwed, my house sits at 2775 feet, guess I better get out the roof scraper if we are going to get a bunch of the wet heavy stuff.
Given our winter forecast, I'm actually looking at snow brooms right now. That storm a couple of years ago scared the crap out of me with all of the snow piled on the roof.


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Man I'm glad we are leaving Deep Creek Lake in the morning. Although I will be driving home through part the worst of it.
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Given our winter forecast, I'm actually looking at snow brooms right now. That storm a couple of years ago scared the crap out of me with all of the snow piled on the roof.
I know what you mean, mine is a blacktop lute I brought home from work and added a longer handle. I'm to cheap to buy the right tool for the job, but it works pretty good.


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Old October 28th, 2012, 06:00 PM   #18
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Man I'm glad we are leaving Deep Creek Lake in the morning. Although I will be driving home through part of it.
Its all your fault - you stated everytime you visit Garrett Co, it snows. You didnt have an extended stay this time did you?


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Given our winter forecast, I'm actually looking at snow brooms right now. That storm a couple of years ago scared the crap out of me with all of the snow piled on the roof.
My house sits at 2990 feet above sea level - out in the open on a hilltop.

It is always windy in the Winter, and rarely does the snow pile on it. Good thing, I hate to climb roofs anytime of the year.


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Thanks, I'm starting to think we should leave tonight but I don't think I can convince the wife.


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