Significant Snowfall in Store for Clarion County, Surrounding Areas

CLARION, Pa. (EYT) – A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for Clarion County and surrounding areas.

The following message was issued by the National Weather Service in Pittsburgh:

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
1000 AM EST FRI FEB 28 2014

…A SIGNIFICANT EARLY MARCH SNOWFALL IS IN STORE FOR THE AREA …

A PROLONGED SNOWY PERIOD IS IN STORE FOR THE REGION SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT AS SEVERAL STORM SYSTEMS AFFECT THE AREA.

THE SNOW THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON WILL BE RELATIVELY LIGHT WITH A GENERAL 1 TO 2 INCHES OVER THE REGION AND MAY BE MIXED WITH SOME
RAIN IN WEST VIRGINIA AND SOUTHERN SECTIONS OF OHIO AND SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA.

SNOW IS PREDICTED TO FALL AT A HEAVIER RATE SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING. BY THE TIME ITS ALL OVER MONDAY NIGHT WE WILL
LIKELY SEE OVER 6 INCHES OF SNOW AREA WIDE WITH SOME AREAS SIGNIFICANTLY MORE. THERE IS STILL UNCERTAINTY ON THE EXACT
LOCATION WHERE THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL FALL. LISTEN FOR UPDATES ON THIS DEVELOPING WINTER STORM.

MERCER-VENANGO-FOREST-CLARION-JEFFERSON PA- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…GROVE CITY…FRANKLIN…TIONESTA…
CLARION…BROOKVILLE

…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
MONDAY AFTERNOON…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PITTSBURGH HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
MONDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…POTENTIAL OF 6 INCHES OR MORE.

* SNOW IS LIKELY FROM SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT BUT MOST
SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE STARTING SUNDAY NIGHT.

* PERIOD OF MOST INTENSE SNOW…SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ENDING…MONDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACTS…HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED DUE TO
REDUCED VISIBILITY AND SNOW ACCUMULATION.
* WINDS…NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.

* WINDS…NORTHEAST 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THAT SNOW…SLEET…OR ICE
ACCUMULATION MAY SEVERELY IMPACT TRAVEL. PREPARE FOR WINTER
WEATHER AND MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS VIA THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE HOMEPAGE NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR OTHER NEWS MEDIA.


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