WEATHER ALERT: Lake Effect Snow Advisory Remains in Effect for Jefferson County

snow-roadJEFFERSON CO., Pa. – A lake effect snow advisory remains in effect for Jefferson County and surrounding areas.

The National Weather Service of Pittsburgh issued the following urgent winter weather message at 4:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 19, 2016:

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INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…SHARON…HERMITAGE…GROVE CITY…OIL CITY…FRANKLIN…TIONESTA…NEW CASTLE…ELLWOOD CITY…BUTLER…CLARION…PUNXSUTAWNEY…BROOKVILLE…KITTANNING…FORD CITY…INDIANA

…LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM SATURDAY TO 7 PM EST SUNDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PITTSBURGH HAS ISSUED A LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM SATURDAY TO 7 PM EST SUNDAY.

LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 7 PM EST SUNDAY…

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…2 TO 4 INCHES.

* SNOW BEGINNING…SATURDAY EVENING.

* PERIOD OF MOST INTENSE SNOW…AFTER MIDNIGHT SATURDAY THROUGH NOON SUNDAY.

* SNOW ENDING…SNOW WILL TAPER OFF TO SNOW SHOWERS BY SUNDAY EVENING.

* WINDS…WEST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* IMPACTS…THE HEAVY SNOW WILL CREATE SNOW COVERED ROADS AND WIND GUSTS MAY PRODUCE SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY MEANS LAKE-EFFECT SNOW IS FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT IN SOME AREAS. LAKE-EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS TYPICALLY ALIGN THEMSELVES IN BANDS AND WILL LIKELY BE INTENSE ENOUGH TO DROP SEVERAL INCHES IN LOCALIZED AREAS. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING.


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