From the ABC 7 Weather team

Recap of the icing across the D.C. area

February 5, 2014 - 10:50 AM
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Substantial icing occurred across parts of the D.C. area last night into this morning. Find out here which places were hit hardest.

Let's first take a look at some of the icing reports from the National Weather Service this morning. Icing has already caused multiple accidents in the area, trees down and power outages. Here are the cities that have recorded the highest icing totals so far.

Romney, WV: 0.7" (If true, that is a ridiculously high amount of ice...)

Hedgesville, WV: 0.5"

Manchester, MD (Carroll County): 0.5"

Cumberland, MD: 0.4"

Frederick, MD: 0.4"

Purcellville, VA: 0.4"

Leesburg, VA: 0.33"

Winchester, VA: 0.3"

Sperryville, VA: 0.3"

Hagerstown, Germantown, Gaithersburg, New Market, Clarksburg in MD, and Sterling, Front Royal, Berryville in VA and many other cities at 0.25".

The impacts have been just about what you would expect with an ice storm. Here are a few tweets coming in from the region.

What should you expect for the rest of the day? Milder temperatures actually! Temperatures should reach the 40s in the D.C. Metro and points south.

Unfortunately, it isn't expected to reach the 40s northwest of town where the region needs the warmer temperatures. Highs in the northwestern suburbs are still only expected to reach the low to mid 30s.

In addition, winds are expected to pick up through the afternoon and evening with gusts into the 30s. This may cause additional trees or tree limbs to come down from the added weight. Try to stay inside today and tonight if you can. Expect the chances for more delays and cancellations tomorrow morning.

4km NAM Forecast Temps this afternoon (Courtesy: WeatherBell Models)


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