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Weather Update & New Emergency Mobile App
Posted Date: 1/17/2013 4:15 PM

Rain will change to snow this evening around 10 p.m. and continue until approximately 4 a.m. Friday.

A brief period of heavy snow will cause rapid accumulations to occur. Snow accumulation for the Williamsburg area is predicted at 3.5 inches.

The lowest temperature predicted for tonight is around 30 degrees with a wind chill tomorrow morning around 20 degrees. The high temperature for Friday is 37 degrees with a low of 22 degrees Friday night.

New Mobile App
Have you downloaded the new Ready Virginia mobile app, developed by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management?

The free app for iPhone® and Android™ mobile devices provides emergency planning and preparedness guidance along with several other important features, including:

  • Location- specific weather watches and warnings as well as flood information issued by the National Weather Service
  • Disaster news from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management
  • Maps with open American Red Cross shelters, hurricane evacuation routes, hurricane storm surge zones and stream gauges
  • A template for creating a customized family emergency plan that can be easily shared
  • Local emergency manager contact information
  • Links to register for local emergency alerts

The Ready Virginia app is available for download in the App Store  and in Google Play™ for Android™.

Please monitor local media and review how to prepare for winter weather on the City's website

More information is also available from the National Weather Service in Wakefield.