Winter Storm Warning Issued for Clarion County

CLARION, Pa. (EYT) – A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Clarion County and the surrounding areas. Heavy and wet snowfall is expected.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATEMENT (12:10 P.M.)

Winter Storm Warning for Clarion, PA from 7:00 AM EST, Wed., Dec 26, 2012 until 6:00 AM EST, Thu., Dec 27, 2012

Other affected areas: Tuscarawas, OH; Carroll, OH; Columbiana, OH; Coshocton, OH; Mercer, PA; Venango, PA; Forest, PA; Lawrence, PA; Clarion, PA; Jefferson, PA

… WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM WEDNESDAY TO 6 AM EST THURSDAY…

* HAZARD TYPES… HEAVY SNOW
* ACCUMULATIONS… 6 TO 10 INCHES OF SNOW. SNOWFALL RATES IN EXCESS OF ONE INCH PER HOUR ARE POSSIBLE.
* TIMING… SNOW WILL DEVELOP WEDNESDAY MORNING AND QUICKLY BECOME HEAVY. A PERIOD OF VERY HEAVY SNOW IS EXPECTED LATE WEDNESDAY MORNING INTO WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.
* WINDS… NORTHEAST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.
* VISIBILITIES… LESS THAN ONE QUARTER OF A MILE AT TIMES LATE WEDNESDAY MORNING AND WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.
* TEMPERATURES… IN THE UPPER 20S TO NEAR 30.
* IMPACTS… HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED DUE TO REDUCED VISIBILITY AND RAPID SNOW ACCUMULATION.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW MEANS THAT HEAVY SNOWFALL WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUT AT ALL… USE EXTREME CAUTION. REPORT SNOW ACCUMULATION TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BY CALLING… 412-262-1988… POSTING TO THE NWS PITTSBURGH FACEBOOK PAGE… OR USING TWITTER @NWSPITTSBURGH


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