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Wind Chill Warning/Winter Weather Advisory

January 6, 2014

Wind Chill Warning
Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
420 AM EST MON JAN 6 2014

…HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS TO CONTINUE INTO THE MORNING…
…BRUTALLY COLD WIND CHILLS WILL OCCUR TODAY INTO TUESDAY…

.ALTHOUGH ANY ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE QUITE LIGHT…BLACK ICE MAY BE PREVALENT ON ROADWAYS…ESPECIALLY SECONDARY ROADS…DUE TO THE RAPID DROP IN TEMPERATURES OVERNIGHT. ARCTIC AIR MOVING INTO THE REGION WILL BRING THE COLDEST TEMPERATURES SEEN IN THE OHIO VALLEY FOR ALMOST 20 YEARS.

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM EST THIS MORNING…
…WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EST TUESDAY…

* HAZARD TYPES…LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS AND BLACK ICE WILL OCCUR THIS MORNING AND EXTREMELY COLD WIND CHILL WILL OCCUR INTO TUESDAY.

* TIMING…SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS WILL TAPER TO FLURRIES BEFORE ENDING. THERE MAY BE A DUSTING TO HALF INCH OF SNOW AS WELL AS BRIEF REDUCTIONS IN VISIBILITY. IN ADDITION…THE RAPID DROP IN TEMPERATURES OVERNIGHT CAUSED WATER TO FREEZE RESULTING IN ICY CONDITIONS WHERE ROADS ARE NOT TREATED. ARCTIC AIR WILL SETTLE OVER THE REGION THROUGH TUESDAY.

* WINDS…WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* WIND CHILL READINGS…25 TO 35 BELOW THIS AFTERNOON INTO TUESDAY MORNING.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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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