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National Weather Service Issues Winter Storm Warning for Virginia, Maryland, DC

Warns of 8-12 inches of snow, ice, possible power outages in Virginia, Maryland and Washington as Winter Storm Titan approaches.

The entire Virginia, Maryland and Washington region, in pink, is under a Winter Storm Warning from midnight Sunday until 6 p.m. Monday. NWS map
The entire Virginia, Maryland and Washington region, in pink, is under a Winter Storm Warning from midnight Sunday until 6 p.m. Monday. NWS map
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the entire Maryland, DC and Northern Virginia region.

The NWS warning, issued overnight, begins at midnight Sunday and continues until 6 p.m. Monday.

The warning is for heavy snow, sleet and freezing rain. The weather will start out with freezing rain, changing to sleet and then heavy snow. The area could see one-tenth an inch of ice or more at higher elevations, followed by 8 to 12 inches of snow.

The freezing rain and sleet will likely begin overnight Sunday changing to heavy snow and continuing through Monday. Temperatures are expected to drop from the low 30s around midnight to the low 20s through Monday. 

The National Weather Service warns that travel could be "very hazardous Sunday night through Monday, especially affecting the Monday morning and evening commutes. 

The NWS also warns that power outages are possible because of the one-two punch of ice followed by heavy snow. 

Residents are warned to only travel in an emergency, and to keep a flashlight, food and water in your vehicle if you are traveling due to an emergency.
CS March 31, 2014 at 07:56 AM
I agree Patch Reader. It's a shame too. The Patch is supposed to be considered our "local or hometown newspaper". When I was growing up, our local paper covered local school sport events. They don't do that around here, which is a shame. They could do so much more locally that they don't. So, we are left with recycled stories or incomplete, regurgitated stories.
Patch Reader March 31, 2014 at 09:44 AM
CS: The Alexandria Gazette Packet and the Alexandria Times are very good local newspapers. Both cover local school sports including Alexandria's public and parochial high schools. Both are available online, and you can subscribe to receive a weekly emailing linking to a PDF of each week's paper. The only drawback is they don't have very active message boards, which are useful for debating local issues of interest.
Todd Richissin March 31, 2014 at 10:13 AM
Thanks, Patch Reader. As I pointed out (not very successfully, I guess), the weather story came under the headline, "March in Review." We do this monthly. CS: As you may or may not have read, Patch spun out from AOL in February to become a private company. The staffing was scaled down to get the company's finances in order, and now we are in the process of rebuilding. Patch does offer ways for readers like you to contribute to the sites, including with information on local sports events. We'd welcome your contributions. And thanks for the feedback!
CS March 31, 2014 at 10:43 AM
Thanks for the information, Todd. I know there are opportunities for us to contribute, but I wonder if your journalists can cover local sports teams and do a run down of them even by week. I am on the board of a large girls house softball team 350+ kids each season and I know they would love to see their names in a cool write-up. I loved that when I was a kid, but of course, it wasn't online back then :-) I'll see what we can do to submit write-ups to you periodically as to how the games each week.
Todd Richissin March 31, 2014 at 11:55 AM
Thanks, CS. Would love to see it on our sites. Don't hesitate to contact me if you run into any problems submitting. Glad to help. todd.richissin@patch.com

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