WEATHER ALERT: Freezing Rain, Snow, Ice Accumulations Expected for Jefferson County

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JEFFERSON CO., Pa. (EYT) – A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Jefferson County and surrounding areas.

The National Weather Service of Pittsburgh issued the following Winter Storm Warning at 5:05 a.m. on Friday, December 16, 2016:

Winter Storm Warning
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
505 AM EST FRI DEC 16 2016

MERCER-VENANGO-FOREST-CLARION-JEFFERSON-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…SHARON…HERMITAGE…GROVE CITY…
OIL CITY…FRANKLIN…TIONESTA…CLARION…PUNXSUTAWNEY…BROOKVILLE
505 AM EST FRI DEC 16 2016

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

WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 PM EST SATURDAY

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PITTSBURGH HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR ICE AND SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 PM EST SATURDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* WIND CHILL…AS LOW AS 12 BELOW DUE TO TEMPERATURES 1 TO 4 ABOVE…AND WINDS SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS…ONE QUARTER OF AN INCH OR GREATER.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…1 TO 3 INCHES.

* TIMING…SNOW WILL OVERSPREAD THE AREA THIS EVENING. SNOW WILL MIX WITH AND CHANGE TO FREEZING RAIN LATE TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS…ICE AND SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL CREATE TREACHEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS. THE WEIGHT OF THE ICE AND SNOW ON TREE LIMBS AND POWER LINES COULD PRODUCE NUMEROUS OUTAGES. BITTER WIND CHILLS MAY PRODUCE FROSTBITE WITH PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO THE COLD.

* WINDS…SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

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.

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW…SLEET…AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVELVERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

PLEASE REPORT SNOW AND ICE BY CALLING 412-262-1988, POSTING TO THE NWS PITTSBURGH FACEBOOK PAGE, OR USING TWITTER @NWSPITTSBURGH.


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