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Monday 8/21 is Solar Eclipse Day

 

While an astronomical event more specifically than a weather event, it will be a very interesting day across the US and here in the Eastern Panhandle as sunlight wanes during the middle of the day! It’ll be very tempting since it’s a rare observance, but DO NOT STARE DIRECTLY AT THE SUN DURING THE ECLIPSE. The light will be less difficult on the eyes so it seems fine, but all of the damage that can be done to your eyesight exists just as if you stared directly into the full sun.

Here are a few links directly to the NASA website with all the specifics, plus safety tips to guide your viewing…

Home Page:  https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/

Safety: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety

Host your own eclipse party!  https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/host-eclipse-party

Monday’s forecast looks pretty clear and sunny,  so check the eclipse out safely and witness a small piece of history being made!

 

Big snow in store for Monday night and Tuesday.

Monday gets off to a dry start – but winter’s back. Expect 7-10 inches of snow from Monday evening through Tuesday morning.

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM MONDAY TO 2 PM EDT TUESDAY…

* PRECIPITATION TYPE…Snow.

* ACCUMULATIONS…8-12 inches.

* TIMING…Snow will overspread the area Monday evening and persist through Tuesday morning.

* IMPACTS…The heavy snow will make many roads impassable and may produce power outages due to the weight of the snow on tree limbs and power lines.

* WINDS…Northeast 5 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

* TEMPERATURES…In the upper 20s.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.