ALERT: Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Clarion County

CLARION, Pa. (EYT) – A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Clarion County and the surrounding areas.

The following message was released by the National Weather Service in Pittsburgh at 11:52 p.m. on Sunday, January 26, 2014:

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
1152 PM EST SUN JAN 26 2014

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INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…NEW PHILADELPHIA…CARROLLTON…SALEM…COSHOCTON…CADIZ…STEUBENVILLE…ZANESVILLE…CAMBRIDGE…
ST. CLAIRSVILLE…CALDWELL…WOODSFIELD…GROVE CITY…FRANKLIN…TIONESTA…NEW CASTLE…BUTLER…CLARION…BROOKVILLE…BEAVER…
PITTSBURGH METRO AREA…KITTANNING…INDIANA…WASHINGTON…WAYNESBURG…GREENSBURG…LATROBE…UNIONTOWN…WEIRTON…BETHANY…WHEELING…MOUNDSVILLE…NEW MARTINSVILLE…FAIRMONT…MORGANTOWN

1152 PM EST SUN JAN 26 2014

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST MONDAY…
…WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON MONDAY TO MIDNIGHT EST MONDAY NIGHT…
…WIND CHILL WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PITTSBURGH HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT
UNTIL 10 AM EST MONDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…1 TO 2 INCHES.

* TIMING…SNOW WILL DEVELOP ALONG A COLD FRONT THAT WILL MOVE FROM WEST TO EAST AFTER 1 AM IN ZANESVILLE TO AROUND 4 AM IN PITTSBURGH. A BURST OF HEAVY SNOW IS LIKELY WITH THE FRONTAL PASSAGE.

* SNOW ENDING…SNOW FALL WILL ONLY LAST A FEW HOURS AND END AT MOST LOCATIONS BY LATE MORNING.

* WINDS…SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WINDS WILL TURN NORTHWEST WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH AFTER THE FRONTAL PASSAGE.

* VISIBILITIES…BELOW ONE QUARTER OF A MILE TO POSSIBLE BRIEF WHITE OUT CONDITIONS WITH THE FRONTAL PASSAGE. THE DURATION OF THE WORST VISIBILITIES IS LIKELY TO BE SHORT…AROUND AN HOUR OR SO AT ANY PARTICULAR LOCATION.

* TEMPERATURES…FALLING TO AS LOW AS 14 BELOW TONIGHT.

* WIND CHILL…WILL FALL BELOW 10 BELOW THIS AFTERNOON…AND LIKELY 25 TO 30 BELOW TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY MORNING.

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

* IMPACTS…DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED DUE TO FALLING TEMPERATURES AND A BRIEF PERIOD OF STRONG WINDS…HEAVY SNOW AND NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND CHILL WATCH MEANS THE THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A COMBINATION OF VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS TO CREATE DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILL VALUES. MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AND WARNINGS FOR UPDATES ON THIS SITUATION.

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.

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 NWS PITTSBURGH.


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