WEATHER ALERT: Winter Storm Watch Issued; Below-Zero Wind Chill Remains in Effect

Man Clearing Snow with a Snow BlowerJEFFERSON CO., Pa, (EYT) – A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for Jefferson County and surrounding areas.

The National Weather Service of Pittsburgh issued the following Winter Storm Watch at 2:27 p.m. on Thursday, December 15, 2016:

… WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM EST FRIDAY… …

WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PITTSBURGH HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH… WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* WIND CHILL… AS LOW AS 13 BELOW DUE TO TEMPERATURES 1 TO 12 ABOVE… AND WINDS WEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS… AROUND ONE QUARTER OF AN INCH OR MORE.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS… 1 TO 3 INCHES.

* IMPACTS… ICE AND SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL CREATE TREACHEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS. THE WEIGHT OF THE ICE AND SNOW ON TREE LIMBS AND POWER LINES COULD PRODUCE NUMEROUS OUTAGES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW… SLEET… OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.

CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.


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