A dangerous and historic snowstorm is closing in on the D.C. area. It is one we will remember for years if not generations and will likely take many days to recover from.
A blizzard warning takes effect at 3 p.m. and continues through early Sunday morning. Light snow begins around midday and becomes heavier by the late afternoon. Wherever you are by late afternoon, plan to be there until at least Sunday or Monday.
Overnight, the snow really starts to rip, and winds intensify. Through Saturday, the combination of strong winds and heavy snow may produce whiteout conditions which make travel difficult to impossible.
Total snow accumulations range from about 16 to 30 inches, the highest amounts to the north and west of the District, and lowest to the southeast into Southern Maryland.