HAZARDOUS WEATHER ALERT: 3-5 inches wet, heavy snow starting early Monday morning

The National Weather Service Office in Wakefield VA has revised their earlier hazardous weather alert for our area.  The new alert calls for:

  • Plunging temperatures Sunday afternoon until early Monday morning.
  • Heavy wet snow starting approx 4:00 AM Monday continuing until approx 7:00 PM Monday.
  • Winds gusting to 35 MPH.

These conditions will create very hazardous road conditions.  If you must travel, be certain to dress warmly; have a working flashlight in your car; make certain your cell phone battery is charged.

Around midnight Sunday rain is likely to change to freezing rain, coating roads.

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Wakefield VA
250 PM EST Sun Jan 2 2022

VAZ077-078-085-520-030400-
/O.NEW.KAKQ.WS.W.0001.220103T0900Z-220104T0000Z/
Northumberland-Lancaster-Middlesex-Eastern King and Queen-
Including the cities of Lewisetta, Alfonso, Beanes Corner,
Brook Vale, Kilmarnock, Lancaster, Lively, Regina, Grafton,
Harmony Village, Church View, Cooper, Healys, Jamaica, Nesting,
and King And Queen Court House
250 PM EST Sun Jan 2 2022

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 7 PM EST MONDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy wet snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to
  5 inches. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph.

* WHERE...Northumberland, Lancaster, Middlesex and Eastern King
  and Queen Counties.

* WHEN...From 4 AM to 7 PM EST Monday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous
  conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in
your vehicle in case of an emergency.
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