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Blizzard Watch Posted From Washington to New York

A blizzard watch has been posted from Virginia to Long Island, including Washington and New York, for a storm that threatens to bring high winds and heavy snow starting Jan. 22 and lasting through the weekend.

Washington and Baltimore have a good chance of getting more than a foot of snow. Philadelphia could receive almost as much, and New York may see 6 to 12 inches, Patrick Burke, a meteorologist with the U.S. Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland, said Jan. 21. High winds along the coast raise the chances for blizzard conditions.

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“Use this advance notice to plan ahead,” the National Weather Service said in a bulletin. “Adjust travel plans and planned activities. Stock up on necessities. Prepare for the possibility of power outages during snowy and cold conditions.”

Government offices are closing at noon Jan. 22 and the city's rapid transit rail is shutting at 11 p.m. until Monday morning. The snow should begin falling in Washington before sundown, with heavier amounts arriving overnight, Burke said. In New York, the heaviest accumulations will come on Jan. 23, which is when Boston may get snow as well. The storm also has touched off winter storm warnings and advisories from Arkansas and Kansas to Pennsylvania.

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By Brian K. Sullivan
Bloomberg News


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