WEATHER ALERT: Freezing Rain Advisory Issued for Jefferson County

NWS_LogoJEFFERSON CO., Pa. – A Freezing Rain Advisory has been issued for Jefferson County and surrounding areas.

The National Weather Service of Pittsburgh issued the following urgent winter weather message at 2:52 p.m. on Sunday, December 27, 2015:

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
252 PM EST SUN DEC 27 2015

GARRETT-VENANGO-FOREST-CLARION-JEFFERSON PA-WESTMORELAND RIDGES-
FAYETTE RIDGES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…OAKLAND MD…FRANKLIN…TIONESTA…
CLARION…BROOKVILLE…LIGONIER…DONEGAL…CHAMPION…OHIOPYLE
252 PM EST SUN DEC 27 2015

…FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM MONDAY TO MIDNIGHT EST MONDAY NIGHT…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PITTSBURGH HAS ISSUED A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM MONDAY TO MIDNIGHT EST MONDAY NIGHT.

* ICE ACCUMULATION…UP TO ONE TENTH OF AN INCH.

* ICE BEGINNING…LATE AFTERNOON MONDAY…MIXED WITH SLEET.

* PERIOD OF MOST INTENSE ICE…MONDAY EVENING.

* ICE ENDING…AROUND MIDNIGHT MONDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACTS…LIGHT AMOUNTS OF ICE MAY MAKE ROADS AND SIDEWALKS HAZARDOUS. USE EXTREME CAUTION AS AREAS THAT LOOK WET MAY BE ICED OVER.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN OR FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS. SLOW DOWN AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.


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