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Winter Storm Warning/Wind Chill Watch

January 4, 2014

Winter Storm Warning
Wind Chill Watch

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
420 AM 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 IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM SUNDAY TO 1 AM EST MONDAY…
…WIND CHILL WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM SUNDAY TO 1 AM EST MONDAY. A WIND CHILL WATCH HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED. THIS WIND CHILL WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

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

* ACCUMULATIONS…SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 8 TO 12 INCHES.

* TIMING…SNOW WILL DEVELOP SUNDAY MORNING. THE SNOW MAY BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND THEN TAPER OFF SUNDAY EVENING. ARCTIC AIR WILL SPREAD INTO THE REGION LATE SUNDAY NIGHT AND REMAIN 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…WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY.

* TEMPERATURES…5 TO 10 BELOW LATE SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY…15 TO 20 BELOW MONDAY NIGHT…AND 5 BELOW TO 5 ABOVE ON TUESDAY.

* WIND CHILL READINGS…15 TO 25 BELOW SUNDAY NIGHT…THEN DROPPING TO 30 TO 40 BELOW MONDAY AFTERNOON INTO TUESDAY MORNING.

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 WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR HAZARDOUS WIND CHILL CONDITIONS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH AREA.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR FAVORITE SOURCE OF INFORMATION FOR THE LATEST UPDATES. ADDITIONAL DETAILS CAN ALSO BE FOUND AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/ILN AS WELL AS ON OUR FACEBOOK AND TWITTER PAGES.

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