ALERT: Freezing Rain Advisory Issued for Jefferson County

The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has issued a Freezing Rain Advisory for Jefferson County and surrounding areas.

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
325 PM EST FRI JAN 2 2015

MERCER-VENANGO-FOREST-BUTLER-CLARION-JEFFERSON PA-ARMSTRONG-
INDIANA-WESTMORELAND RIDGES-FAYETTE RIDGES-PRESTON-TUCKER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…GROVE CITY…FRANKLIN…TIONESTA…
BUTLER…CLARION…BROOKVILLE…KITTANNING…INDIANA…LIGONIER…
DONEGAL…CHAMPION…OHIOPYLE…KINGWOOD…PARSONS

FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO 2 PM EST SATURDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PITTSBURGH HAS ISSUED A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO 2 PM EST
SATURDAY.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS…A TRACE TO TWO TENTHS OF AN ICE.
* ICE BEGINNING…AROUND SUNRISE SATURDAY MORNING.
* PERIOD OF MOST INTENSE ICE…LATE SATURDAY MORNING.
* ICE ENDING…EARLY SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS…LIGHT AMOUNTS OF ICING WILL CAUSE SOME ROADS AND SIDEWALKS TO BECOME SLICK AND HAZARDOUS. USE EXTREME CAUTION
WHEN OUTDOORS AS AREAS THAT LOOK WET MAY BE ICED OVER. IF YOU MUST DRIVE…BE EXTREMELY CAUTIOUS AS YOU WILL ENCOUNTER ICE ON THE ROADS AT TIMES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY MEANS THAT FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR ICY SURFACES AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING. REPORT ICE ACCUMULATION TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BY CALLING 412-262-1988…POSTING TO THE NWS PITTSBURGH FACEBOOK PAGE…OR USING TWITTER @NWSPITTSBURGH.


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