WEATHER ALERT: Below-Zero Wind Chill Remains in Effect; Band of Snow Showers May Affect Area

NWS_LogoJEFFERSON CO., Pa. (EYT) – An Urgent Winter Weather Message has been issued for Jefferson County and surrounding areas.

WIND CHILL ADVISORY

The National Weather Service of Pittsburgh issued the following Urgent Winter Weather Message at 7:21 a.m. on Thursday, December 15, 2016:

Wind Chill Advisory
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
721 AM EST THU DEC 15 2016

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ALLEGHENY-ARMSTRONG-INDIANA-WASHINGTON-GREENE-WESTMORELAND-
WESTMORELAND RIDGES-FAYETTE-FAYETTE RIDGES-HANCOCK-BROOKE-OHIO-
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RIDGES OF EASTERN MONONGALIA AND NORTHWESTERN PRESTON-PRESTON-
EASTERN PRESTON-WESTERN TUCKER-EASTERN TUCKER-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…MOUNTAIN LAKE PARK…OAKLAND MD…
GRANTSVILLE…NEW PHILADELPHIA…DOVER…CARROLLTON…MALVERN…
EAST LIVERPOOL…SALEM…COLUMBIANA…COSHOCTON…CADIZ…
STEUBENVILLE…ZANESVILLE…CAMBRIDGE…MARTINS FERRY…
ST. CLAIRSVILLE…CALDWELL…WOODSFIELD…CLARION…
PUNXSUTAWNEYBROOKVILLE…ALIQUIPPA…BEAVER FALLS…AMBRIDGE…
MONACA…PITTSBURGH METRO AREA…KITTANNING…FORD CITY…
INDIANA…WASHINGTON…CANONSBURG…WAYNESBURG…MURRYSVILLE…
GREENSBURG…NEW KENSINGTON…LIGONIER…DONEGAL…UNIONTOWN…
CHAMPION…OHIOPYLE…WEIRTON…FOLLANSBEE…WELLSBURG…
WHEELING…MOUNDSVILLE…NEW MARTINSVILLE…FAIRMONT…
MORGANTOWN…COOPERS ROCK…KINGWOOD…BRUCETON MILLS…
TERRA ALTA…ROWLESBURG…HAZELTON…PARSONS…HENDRICKS…
SAINT GEORGE…DAVIS…THOMAS…CANAAN VALLEY
721 AM EST THU DEC 15 2016

…WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM EST FRIDAY…

* WIND CHILL…10 TO 15 BELOW ZERO…AS LOW AS 20 BELOW ON THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS.

* WIND…WEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* IMPACTS…DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS MAY QUICKLY PRODUCE FROSTBITE ON EXPOSED SKIN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT COLD AIR AND STRONG WIND WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE A LOW WIND CHILL INDEX. THIS COULD RESULT IN FROST BITE AND HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.

The National Weather Service of Pittsburgh issued the following Special Weather Statement at 8:59 a.m. on Thursday, December 15, 2016:

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA
859 AM EST THU DEC 15 2016

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859 AM EST THU DEC 15 2016

…A BAND OF SNOW SHOWERS WILL AFFECT MERCER…JEFFERSON…NORTHERN ARMSTRONG…VENANGO…FOREST…NORTHEASTERN BUTLER AND CLARION
COUNTIES…

At 855 AM EST, the band of snow showers was located along Interstate 80, moving southeast at 35 mph.

This includes the following highways…
Interstate 79 in Pennsylvania between mile markers 110 and 137.

Interstate 80 in Pennsylvania between mile markers 0 and 96.

Visibility will drop to under a mile at times this morning. In addition, roads may become snow covered, causing slick conditions.

Take caution if traveling this morning.

Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
521 AM EST THU DEC 15 2016

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MUSKINGUM-GUERNSEY-BELMONT-NOBLE-MONROE-LAWRENCE-BUTLER-CLARION-
BEAVER-ALLEGHENY-ARMSTRONG-INDIANA-WASHINGTON-GREENE-WESTMORELAND-
WESTMORELAND RIDGES-FAYETTE-FAYETTE RIDGES-HANCOCK-BROOKE-OHIO-
MARSHALL-WETZEL-MARION-MONONGALIA-
RIDGES OF EASTERN MONONGALIA AND NORTHWESTERN PRESTON-PRESTON-
EASTERN PRESTON-WESTERN TUCKER-EASTERN TUCKER-
521 AM EST THU DEC 15 2016

…WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM EST FRIDAY…

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR WESTERN MARYLAND…EAST
CENTRAL OHIO…SOUTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA…WEST CENTRAL
PENNSYLVANIA…WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA…NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA AND
NORTHERN PANHANDLE OF WEST VIRGINIA.

.FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

WIND CHILL ADVISORY.

IN ADDITION…A WINTRY MIX OF PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY. A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY OR WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED.

Stay with exploreJeffersonpa.com for hazardous weather updates.


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