WEATHER ALERT: Freezing Rain, Icy Road Conditions Expected for Region

VENANGO COUNTY, Pa. (EYT) – Freezing rain and icy road conditions are expected for the region, according to the National Weather Service in Pittsburgh.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
609 AM EST MON MAR 2 2015

TUSCARAWAS-CARROLL-COLUMBIANA-COSHOCTON-HARRISON-JEFFERSON OH-MUSKINGUM-GUERNSEY-BELMONT-NOBLE-MERCER-VENANGO-FOREST-LAWRENCE-BUTLER-CLARION-JEFFERSON PA-BEAVER-ALLEGHENY-ARMSTRONG-INDIANA-
WASHINGTON-WESTMORELAND-HANCOCK-BROOKE-OHIO-

609 AM EST MON MAR 2 2015

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

DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT: HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME

DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: FREEZING RAIN MAY AFFECT THE AREA TUESDAY MORNING BEFORE TRANSITIONING TO RAIN…AND AN ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED.

ADDITIONALLY…THE WARMER TEMPERATURES ON TUESDAY WILL PROMOTE SNOW MELT…ESPECIALLY OVER BASINS TO THE SOUTH OF PITTSBURGH. THIS ALONG WITH EXPECTED RAIN WILL SUPPORT INCREASED FLOW AND
STAGE RISES IN SMALLER STREAMS AS WELL AS THE RIVERS. ICE MOVEMENT IS THUS LIKELY AND FLOOD WATCHES MAY BE NEEDED FOR ICE JAMMING.

SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER CONDITIONS ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
619 AM EST MON MAR 2 2015

GARRETT-TUSCARAWAS-CARROLL-COLUMBIANA-COSHOCTON-HARRISON-JEFFERSON OH-MUSKINGUM-GUERNSEY-BELMONT-NOBLE-MONROE-MERCER-VENANGO-FOREST-LAWRENCE-BUTLER-CLARION-JEFFERSON PA-BEAVER-
ALLEGHENY-ARMSTRONG-INDIANA-WASHINGTON-GREENE-WESTMORELAND-WESTMORELAND RIDGES-FAYETTE-FAYETTE RIDGES-HANCOCK-BROOKE-OHIO-MARSHALL-WETZEL-MARION-MONONGALIA-PRESTON-TUCKER-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…OAKLAND MD…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…LIGONIER…DONEGAL…UNIONTOWN…CHAMPION…OHIOPYLE…WEIRTON…BETHANY…WHEELING…MOUNDSVILLE…NEW MARTINSVILLE…FAIRMONT…MORGANTOWN…KINGWOOD…PARSONS

619 AM EST MON MAR 2 2015

ICY ROAD CONDITIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE THIS MORNING WITH ROADWAYS STILL WET OR STILL SNOW/SLUSH COVERED FROM EARLIER PRECIPITATION AND BELOW FREEZING TEMPERATURES. DRIVERS ARE URGED TO ALLOW FOR EXTRA DRIVING TIME AND EXERCISE CAUTION DURING THE MORNING COMMUTE…ESPECIALLY OVER BRIDGES…OVERPASSES…AND ALONG SECONDARY ROADS THAT ARE LESS LIKELY TO HAVE BEEN TREATED. REMEMBER THAT ICE COVERED ROADS OFTEN CANNOT BE VISUALLY DISTINGUISHED FROM WET PAVEMENT AND FOUR WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLES ARE NOT ANY LESS LIKELY TO LOSE CONTROL ON ICE.


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