Update at 7:08pm on January 30th:

Action Recommended
Make preparations per the instructions
Issued By
Baltimore/Washington – MD, US, National Weather Service
Affected Area
Northern and central Maryland
Description
…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM SUNDAY TO 6 AM EST TUESDAY…

WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches and ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch.

WHERE…Northern and central Maryland.

WHEN…From 4 AM Sunday to 6 AM EST Tuesday. Snow will most likely overspread the area between 3 and 5 AM early Sunday morning. The steadiest snow will fall late Sunday morning into early Sunday evening. Light snow will mix with sleet and freezing rain later Sunday evening and become intermittent overnight into early Monday morning. Steadier snow is expected later Monday morning through Monday night.

IMPACTS…Travel will be very difficult Sunday through Tuesday morning due to a prolonged period of snow and wintry precipitation with temperatures below freezing.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Visibility may be reduced below one half mile at times in heavier snow.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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

When venturing outside, watch your first few steps taken on steps, sidewalks, and driveways, which could be icy and slippery, increasing your risk of a fall and injury.

See information here:  https://weather.com/weather/alerts/localalerts/l/0d2cd4a1525d676a748e77c59bfe9cafc6e25ed2475a729833fd6adcdbb71554?phenomena=WS&significance=A&areaid=MDZ005&office=KLWX&etn=0002


The following is from the National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC (2:57am on Sat Jan 30 2021): https://weather.com/weather/alerts/localalerts/l/0d2cd4a1525d676a748e77c59bfe9cafc6e25ed2475a729833fd6adcdbb71554?phenomena=WS&significance=A&areaid=MDZ005&office=KLWX&etn=0002

Action Recommended
Make preparations per the instructions

Issued By
Baltimore/Washington – MD, US, National Weather Service

Affected Area
Portions of north central and western Maryland and eastern and panhandle West Virginia

Description
…WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT…

WHAT…Heavy mixed precipitation possible. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze possible.

WHERE…Portions of north central and western Maryland and eastern and panhandle West Virginia.

WHEN…From late Saturday night through late Sunday night.

IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Monitor the latest forecasts for updates on this situation.

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Here is information from the NWS Baltimore-Washington Twitter account posted on Friday night:

Here is the latest forecast for the winter storm expected to arrive late Saturday night and continue into Sunday and Monday. As often is the case, there will be locally high amounts where heavy snow banding occurs. Take a look at the forecast and high end/low end potential here.


Here is a more detailed look at the forecasts from The Weather Channel for Carroll County (Westminster) and Howard County (Columbia) for Sunday January 31st and Monday February 1st:

Westminster:


Columbia:


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