WEATHER ALERT: Winter Storm Watch in Forecast for Area

JEFFERSON CO., Pa. (EYT) – A Winter Storm Watch is in the forecast for Jefferson County and surrounding areas.

The National Weather Service of Pittsburgh issued the following Urgent Winter Weather Message at 3:01 a.m. on Sunday, December 10, 2017:

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA
301 AM EST Sun Dec 10 2017

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Including the cities of Sharon, Hermitage, Grove City, Oil City, Franklin, Tionesta, Clarion, Punxsutawney, and Brookville
301 AM EST Sun Dec 10 2017

…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON…

* WHAT…Heavy lake effect snow possible. Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Tuesday. Total snow accumulations in excess of 6 inches, with localized higher amounts, are possible.

* WHERE…Mercer, Venango, Forest, Clarion, and Jefferson Counties.

* WHEN…From Monday evening through Wednesday afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Significant reductions in visibility are possible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Storm Watch for heavy lake effect snow means there is a potential for a large amount of snow in only a few hours. Visibilities and depth of snow can vary greatly, impacting travel significantly. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.


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