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Winter Storm Warning/Wind Chill Warning

January 4, 2014

Winter Storm Warning
Wind Chill Warning

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
1052 PM EST SAT JAN 4 2014

…ACCUMULATING SNOW EXPECTED SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT…
…BRUTALLY COLD WIND CHILL TO FOLLOW MONDAY INTO TUESDAY…

.A WINTER STORM WILL MOVE ACROSS THE OHIO VALLEY SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT. ARCTIC AIR MOVING IN BEHIND THE STORM WILL USHER IN THE COLDEST WEATHER IN 20 YEARS.

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM SUNDAY TO 4 AM EST MONDAY…
…WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM MONDAY TO 5 PM EST TUESDAY…

* HAZARD TYPES…SNOW SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT FOLLOWED BY EXTREMELY COLD WIND CHILL READINGS MONDAY INTO TUESDAY.

* ACCUMULATIONS…SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 6 TO 10 INCHES IS EXPECTED.

* TIMING…SNOW WILL DEVELOP SUNDAY MORNING. THE SNOW MAY BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND INTO THE EVENING HOURS. SNOW WILL TAPER OFF AFTER MIDNIGHT…BUT WINDS AND RAPIDLY FALLING TEMPERATURES WILL LEAD TO HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS THROUGH EARLY MONDAY MORNING. ARCTIC AIR WILL SPREAD INTO THE REGION FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY.

* IMPACTS…HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED DUE TO REDUCED VISIBILITIES AND SNOW ACCUMULATIONS. THE FRIGID CONDITIONS WILL BE DANGEROUS TO THOSE VENTURING OUTSIDE. PROLONGED EXPOSURE MAY CAUSE FROSTBITE.

* WINDS…WINDS FROM MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY WILL BE WESTERLY AT 10 TO 20 MPH…WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES…TEMPERATURES WILL DROP BELOW ZERO ON MONDAY…REACHING VALUES OF 10 TO 20 BELOW ZERO ON MONDAY NIGHT. TEMPERATURES ON TUESDAY WILL BE NEAR ZERO TO 10 BELOW ZERO.

* WIND CHILL READINGS…WIND CHILLS WILL BE BETWEEN 5 AND 15 BELOW ZERO ON MONDAY MORNING…FALLING TO 30 TO 40 BELOW ZERO FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

REMEMBER…A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL…KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT…FOOD…AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

A WIND CHILL WARNING MEANS THE COMBINATION OF VERY COLD AIR AND
STRONG WINDS WILL CREATE DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILL VALUES. THIS
WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA OR DEATH IF
PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.

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