ALERT: Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Jefferson County

NWS_LogoA Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Jefferson County and surrounding areas.

The following Urgent Winter Weather Message was issued by the National Weather Service in Pittsburgh:

ARMSTRONG – CLARION – FOREST – INDIANA – JEFFERSON – MERCER – VENANGO

WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM WEDNESDAY TO 1 PM EST THURSDAY

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM WEDNESDAY TO 4 AM EST THURSDAY

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PITTSBURGH HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM WEDNESDAY TO 4 AM EST THURSDAY.

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED.

THIS WIND CHILL ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM WEDNESDAY TO 1 PM EST THURSDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…4 TO 8 INCHES.

* SNOW BEGINNING…WEDNESDAY MORNING.

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

* SNOW ENDING…WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACTS…HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED DUE TO SNOW COVERED ROADS.

* WINDS…WEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* WIND CHILL…10 TO 20 BELOW.

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

Instructions: A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT SNOW WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITY.

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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