Parts of the D.C. area are under Winter Weather Advisories and Winter Storm Warnings. We'll be tracking this system here.
9:15am: Here are some of the snowfall reports coming from parts of the region. Up to an inch to an inch and a half has been reported in Winchester, VA, 2 inches have been reported in Woodstock, VA along I-81.
8:53am: A few conversational flakes coming down in Leesburg, VA.
8:51am: Check out the live cameras in Western MD this morning. Nice snow falling!
8:35am: Snow is falling as close to D.C. as Sterling, VA at the National Weather Service office.
8:21am: Light snow is falling in the Blue Ridge just west of Front Royal, VA.
Moderate snow falling just west of Front Royal. Close to an inch has fallen. pic.twitter.com/A3D1zBUTHG— Mike Stinneford (@MikeSABC7wx) December 14, 2013
@alexliggitt light snow in fairfax county just west of the beltway— Andrew Krug (@akrug) December 14, 2013
@alexliggitt Light snow in Bristow.— Glenn Dayoan (@3Mile) December 14, 2013
7:51am: Take a look at some of the latest model forecast snowfall totals from the HRRR. This gives a great idea of where to see moderate snow, with highest amounts along the Blue Ridge, Catoctins, and points north and west.
- (Courtesy: WeatherBELL Models)
7:34am: Light snow is now being reported in Culpeper and Remington, VA. Temperatures are near freezing in those locations (33°F in Culpeper, just dropped to 32°F in Remington) but little to no accumulation is expected.
7:12am: I want to explain these Winter Weather Advisories a bit more and as the entire counties of Loudoun and Montgomery are not expecting to see 1-3 inches of snow. There is a much better chance for accumulating snows in the higher elevations of the counties, such as northern Montgomery where it's up to 600ft in elevation, and in the higher elevations in western Loudoun closer to the Blue RIdge.
This also goes for Frederick and Washington Counties in MD, which should have big snow ranges from south to north. Expect more snow closer to the Mason-Dixon line as the highest snowfall potential in this storm appears to be in Pennsylvania. Feel free to ask me any questions through our Facebook page or through Twitter at @alexliggitt
7:05am: Light snow is falling in Berryville, VA this morning. Here's a look at our HD WeatherBug camera there. Hard to tell, but it's definitely snowing.
6:56am: Light snow is beginning to be reported south and west of D.C. Already up to a half inch of snow has been reported in Fort Ashby, WV per the NWS Sterling office. Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories begin at 8am.