Thursday, January 12, 2012

High wind advisory for Augusta County, near-blizzard conditions possible in Highland

The wind is whipping around outside the house, roaring through the trees and across the roof, which is about two hours earlier than local weather forecasts predicted.

WHSV TV-3 in Harrisonburg has posted a high wind advisory for Augusta, Highland, and Rockingham counties in Virginia, and Grand, Hardy, and Pendleton counties in West Virginia from 11 pm Thurdsay through 6 pm Friday. Winds of 20-30 mph are expected with gusts up to 50 mph possible especially along the mountain ridges. Those high winds are already in western Augusta County.

A winter weather advisory has also been issued for western Grant, western Highland, and western Pendleton counties during the same time period with 3-5" of snow possible. Because of the high winds, those locations may also experience near-blizzard conditions. Snow amounts for Augusta County and surrounding areas is expected to be an inch or less.

Rain started at my house around 10:30 but it's supposed to turn to snow after midnight. We'll see....

It's winter in the Shenandoah Valley....

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