WEATHER ALERT: Wind Gusts Near 50 MPH, Power Outages Possible; Snow Squalls Forecasted for Area

snow-roadJEFFERSON CO., Pa. (EYT) – A Wind Advisory and a Winter Weather Advisory have been issued for Jefferson County and surrounding areas.

WIND ADVISORY

The National Weather Service of Pittsburgh issued the following Urgent Weather Message at 10:44 a.m. on Sunday, February 12, 2017:

Wind Advisory
URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA
1044 AM EST Sun Feb 12 2017

Jefferson-Indiana-
Including the cities of Punxsutawney, Brookville, and Indiana
1044 AM EST Sun Feb 12 2017

…WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 7 AM EST MONDAY…

* WIND…West 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* PERIOD OF STRONGEST WIND…Tonight and early Monday.

* IMPACTS…Wind may blow down limbs…trees…and power lines. Scattered power outages are expected.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

This Wind Advisory means that wind gusts of 45 to 50 mph are expected.

Please report down trees or branches by calling 412-262-1988, posting to the NWS Pittsburgh Facebook page, or using Twitter @NWSPITTSBURGH.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY

The National Weather Service of Pittsburgh issued the following Urgent Winter Weather Message at 10:56 a.m. on Sunday, February 12, 2017:

Winter Weather Advisory
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA
1056 AM EST Sun Feb 12 2017

Mercer-Clarion-Jefferson-

Including the cities of Sharon, Hermitage, Grove City, Clarion, Punxsutawney, and Brookville
1056 AM EST Sun Feb 12 2017

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 1 PM EST MONDAY…

The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for snow and snow squalls…which is in effect from 7 PM this evening to 1 PM EST Monday.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…1 to 3 inches.

* TIMING…Rain will change to snow late this afternoon. The period of heaviest snow will be overnight through early Monday.

* WIND…West 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* IMPACTS…Snow will cover roads. Blowing snow will hinder clearance efforts and reduce visibility.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Weather Advisory means snow will cause travel difficulties.

Please report snowfall by calling 412-262-1988, posting to the NWS Pittsburgh Facebook page, or using Twitter @NWSPITTSBURGH.

Stay with exploreJeffersonPA.com for updates on hazardous weather updates.


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