|Tuesday, January 25, 2011 – Robert Lang and National Weather Service|
|The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for a good portion of the Baltimore area from Wednesday afternoon through late Wednesday night.
The weather service says a mix of snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain will hit the area starting Wednesday afternoon and continuing into early Thursday morning.
While the weather service predicts up to five inches of snow will fall on the area, WBAL Meteorologist Tony Pann says the timing of the storm’s arrival will impact on the amount of snow the area will get. He says the precipitation will change over to snow sometime after sunset on Wednesday. He says a cold front will accompany the storm system bringing colder air into the region. He says the earlier the cold air arrives, the more snow the Baltimore area will get.
Stay with WBAL AM 1090 for updates on this storm.
Statement from the National Weather Service as of 10:15 a.m. Tuesday
…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
* PRECIPITATION TYPE…MAINLY SNOW…BUT POSSIBLY MIXED WITH SOME SLEET…FREEZING RAIN…OR RAIN WEDNESDAY.
* ACCUMULATIONS…5 OR MORE INCHES OF SNOW POSSIBLE.
* TIMING…STARTING JUST AFTER NOON EAST OF THE APPALACHIANS…BUT CLOSER TO LATE AFTERNOON IN THE WASHINGTON BALTIMORE SUBURBS. ENDING AFTER MIDNIGHT FROM SOUTHWEST TO NORTHEAST WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
* TEMPERATURES…MID 30S WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON…DROPPING TO THE MID
* WINDS…NORTHEAST AROUND 10 MPH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON…BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW…SLEET…OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.