WEATHER ALERT: Wind Chill Advisory Issued for Jefferson County

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

The National Weather Service of Pittsburgh issued the following Urgent Winter Weather Message at 2:54 p.m. on Sunday, January 17, 2016:

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
254 PM EST SUN JAN 17 2016

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

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…NEW PHILADELPHIA…CARROLLTON…SALEM…
COSHOCTON…CADIZ…STEUBENVILLE…ZANESVILLE…CAMBRIDGE…
ST. CLAIRSVILLE…CALDWELL…WOODSFIELD…GROVE CITY…
NEW CASTLE…BUTLER…CLARION…BROOKVILLE…BEAVER…
PITTSBURGH METRO AREA…KITTANNING…INDIANA…WASHINGTON…
WAYNESBURG…GREENSBURG…LATROBE…UNIONTOWN…WEIRTON…
BETHANY…WHEELING…MOUNDSVILLE…NEW MARTINSVILLE…FAIRMONT…
MORGANTOWN
254 PM EST SUN JAN 17 2016

…WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO NOON EST MONDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PITTSBURGH HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO NOON EST MONDAY.

* WIND…WEST 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

* TEMPERATURE…5 TO 10 ABOVE.

* WIND CHILL…10 TO 15 BELOW.

* IMPACTS…FROST BITE AND HYPOTHERMIA ARE POSSIBLE IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.


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