006  
FXUS01 KWBC 090759  
PMDSPD  
 
SHORT RANGE FORECAST DISCUSSION  
NWS WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD  
259 AM EST SUN DEC 9 2018  
 
VALID 12Z SUN DEC 9 2018 - 12Z TUE DEC 11 2018  
 
...WINTER STORM TO BRING ICE AND SNOW FOR THE INTERIOR SOUTHEAST  
U.S. AND INTO PORTIONS OF THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES...  
 
A STRONG STORM SYSTEM PASSING JUST SOUTH OF THE SOUTHEAST U.S.  
COAST EARLY SUNDAY MORNING WILL RESULT IN A HIGH IMPACT WINTER  
STORM FROM EXTREME NORTHEAST GEORGIA AND NORTHWEST SOUTH CAROLINA  
TO CENTRAL/SOUTHERN VIRGINIA. WINTER STORM WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT  
FROM NORTHEAST GEORGIA TO CENTRAL VIRGINIA, AND WINTER WEATHER  
ADVISORIES EXTEND FROM CENTRAL ARKANSAS TO EASTERN VIRGINIA.  
SUBSTANTIAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS ARE LIKELY ACROSS THE SOUTHERN  
APPALACHIANS AND THE ADJACENT PIEDMONT OF NORTH CAROLINA AND  
SOUTH-CENTRAL VIRGINIA, WITH SOME ACCUMULATIONS IN EXCESS OF A  
FOOT POSSIBLE THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT WHERE THE BEST LOW-MID LEVEL  
FORCING BECOMES ESTABLISHED. TRAVEL WILL BE SEVERELY AFFECTED  
ACROSS MUCH OF THESE AREAS, AND SOME POWER OUTAGES ARE LIKELY.  
MIXED PRECIPITATION AND WET SNOW TO THE SOUTH AND EAST OF THE  
HEAVIEST SNOWFALL AXIS ACROSS THE COASTAL PLAIN OF THE CAROLINAS  
AND SOUTHERN VIRGINIA WILL TEND TO LOWER OVERALL ACCUMULATIONS  
THERE, BUT MAY STILL DISRUPT TRAVEL.  
 
ELSEWHERE ACROSS THE NATION, DRY AND COLD WEATHER IS EXPECTED FROM  
THE INTERMOUNTAIN WEST TO THE OHIO VALLEY, AND A FEW SNOW SHOWERS  
NEAR THE GREAT LAKES AND NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND. HEAVY SHOWERS AND  
MOUNTAIN SNOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS WESTERN WASHINGTON AND OREGON  
THROUGH MONDAY AS A COLD FRONT APPROACHES FROM THE EASTERN  
PACIFIC.  
 
D. HAMRICK  
 
GRAPHICS AVAILABLE AT  
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