Winter Weather Advisory Remains in Effect; 2 to 4" of Snow Expected for Clarion County

snowstormCLARION, Pa. – Pennsylvania will be getting another blast of cold, rain, snow, and wind as Winter Storm Vulcan treks its way from the Midwest and eventually to the Mideast.

Parts of at least 12 states are under winter weather alerts, spanning from Illinois to Maine.

Forecasters say from Erie to Bradford, and south through the Laurel Highlands, Pennsylvanians are likely to get a decent amount of snow from this storm. It is predicted that the region from Harrisburg to the Philadelphia region will most likely get rain.

Temperatures are also going to drop quickly, and forecasters anticipate wind gusts in the 20 to 30 mph range.URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

The National Weather Service of Pittsburgh issued an Urgent Winter Weather Message for Clarion County and surrounding areas at 12:51 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, as follows:

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
1251 PM EDT WED MAR 12 2014

MERCER-VENANGO-FOREST-CLARION-JEFFERSON PA-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…GROVE CITY…FRANKLIN…TIONESTA…CLARION…BROOKVILLE
1251 PM EDT WED MAR 12 2014

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EDT THURSDAY…
…WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO NOON EDT THURSDAY…

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…2 TO 4 INCHES.

* SNOW BEGINNING…THIS AFTERNOON. SNOW WILL BE MIXED WITH SLEET AT THE START.

* PERIOD OF MOST INTENSE SNOW…LATE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* SNOW ENDING…TOWARD DAYBREAK THURSDAY.

* IMPACTS…HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED DUE TO SNOW COVERED ROADS AND TEMPERATURES FALLING BELOW FREEZING CAUSING WIDESPREAD DEVELOPMENT OF ICY ROADS.

* WINDS…NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* WIND CHILLS BETWEEN 10 AND -20 BELOW -THURSDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS…FROST BITE AND HYPOTHERMIA ARE POSSIBLE IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT TRAVELING WILL BE INHIBITED DUE TO SLIPPERY ROADS AND REDUCED VISIBILITY. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING AND REPORT SNOW ACCUMULATION TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BY CALLING 412-262- 1988…POSTING TO THE NWS PITTSBURGH FACEBOOK PAGE…OR USING TWITTER @NWSPITTSBURGH.

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WIND WILL PRODUCE LOW WIND CHILL INDICES. THIS COULD RESULT IN FROST BITE AND HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN. IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS…MAKE SURE YOU DRESS PROPERLY.


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