WEATHER ALERT: Snow Squall to Hit Region

A snow squall is expected to hit Jefferson County and surrounding areas.

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
713 PM EST FRI DEC 18 2015

Affected Areas

GUERNSEY-MONROE-HARRISON-BELMONT-NOBLE-JEFFERSON-COLUMBIANA-JEFFERSON-FAYETTE
RIDGES-WASHINGTON-WESTMORELAND-MERCER-LAWRENCE-GREENE-INDIANA-ALLEGHENY-FAYETTE-ARMSTRONG-FOREST-BEAVER-WESTMORELAND
RIDGES-VENANGO-CLARION-BUTLER-MARION-MARSHALL-RIDGES OF EASTERN MONONGALIA AND NORTHWESTERN
PRESTON-HANCOCK-OHIO-MONONGALIA-BROOKE-WETZEL-

– A SNOW SQUALL WILL AFFECT MOST OF WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA…NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA…AND PORTIONS OF EASTERN OHIO…

– AT 708 PM EST…A LINE OF INTENSE SNOW SQUALLS WAS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR FRANKLIN PENNSYLVANIA TO JUST WEST OF NEW MARTINSVILLE WEST VIRGINIA. MOVEMENT WAS EAST AT 20 MPH.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED WITHIN THE NEXT THREE HOURS INCLUDE… PITTSBURGH…PENN HILLS…MOUNT LEBANON…BETHEL PARK…ROSS
TOWNSHIP…MORGANTOWN…WHEELING…MCCANDLESS TOWNSHIP… MONROEVILLE…CRANBERRY…MOON TOWNSHIP…NEW CASTLE…MCMURRAY…
GREENSBURG…WEIRTON…MCKEESPORT…FAIRMONT…STEUBENVILLE…INDIANA AND BUTLER.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS…
INTERSTATE 68 IN WEST VIRGINIA.
INTERSTATE 70 IN OHIO BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 199 AND 225.
INTERSTATE 70 IN WEST VIRGINIA.
INTERSTATE 70 IN PENNSYLVANIA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 0 AND 57.
PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 1 AND 88.
INTERSTATE 77 IN OHIO BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 18 AND 21.
INTERSTATE 79 IN PENNSYLVANIA AND WEST VIRGINIA.
INTERSTATE 80 IN PENNSYLVANIA.
INTERSTATE 279 IN PENNSYLVANIA.
INTERSTATE 376 IN PENNSYLVANIA.

VISIBILITIES WILL LOCALLY DROP QUICKLY TO LESS THAN A QUARTER OF A MILE IN THIS SQUALL…AND ROADS WILL RAPIDLY BECOME ICY.

USE EXTRA CAUTION IF YOU MUST TRAVEL INTO OR THROUGH THIS DANGEROUS SNOW SQUALL. RAPID CHANGES IN VISIBILITY AND POTENTIALLY SLICK ROADS ARE LIKELY TO LEAD TO ACCIDENTS. CONSIDER DELAYING TRAVEL UNTIL THE SQUALL PASSES YOUR LOCATION.


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