* Winter storm warning for the entire area at 16:00. Saturday to 18 o'clock Sunday | Washington braces for first significant snow | Snow Summit Reports *
- Light to moderate snow is likely this evening with one to two inches to midnight. The road conditions will worsen over time.
- The snow will increase overnight and until Sunday morning, especially in our southern areas, with additional accumulation.
- The intensity of the snow should decrease on late Sunday morning or early Sunday afternoon, but snow may still last until Sunday evening
- When all is said and done, 4 to 8 inches are most likely in the immediate subway area, with a bit more south and less north.
- Unofficial storm name: "Snurlough" ̵
8:15 am. – The total amount of snow increases when radar fills up. In many areas an inch.
The snow is not heavy, but it is slow and even and starts to pile up. We now have many reports of about one inch in the region with a range of about 0.5 to 1.5 inches.
Earlier, the radar showed a gap in southwest Washington, but that has since filled up and light to moderate snow is falling pretty much everywhere. This should continue to be the case for the next few hours, and by midnight most places should be about 2.5 cm.
The road conditions are getting worse and worse, so take it slowly when you need to be outside. Better still, stay in.
6:50 pm – Road conditions worsen with increasing snow intensity
Snow has been mostly light in the last few hours, but now it's falling off faster. The road conditions worsen thereby.
Radar is showing a moderate bluff at the moment that crosses the Beltway. The snow falls a bit to the southwest and its intensity may decrease slightly later in the evening. But then it should dress again during the night.
So far, most areas have been heavily coated. Here are a few pictures showing some local roads and snow building:
17:30. – Snow is here and it hangs
The storm came late in the late afternoon, and from what we see from our readers, the snow is sticking to the grass and even the streets of the subway. At 5.30pm, the roads are wet but not slippery, but the shoulders are coated.
So far the intensity was spotty and varied between the currents and what we would call "moderate snow showers", but there is a swath. If the snow now heads north into the immediate subway, road temperatures are likely to drop so much that he sticks. If you are traveling tonight, be sure to drive slowly.