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Wind Chill Advisory/Winter Weather Advisory

January 24, 2014

Wind Chill Advisory
Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
942 AM EST FRI JAN 24 2014

…WIND CHILL ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON…
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 7 PM EST SATURDAY…

* TIMING…WIND CHILLS WILL REMAIN LESS THAN 10 BELOW FOR MUCH OF THE DAY. SNOW WILL DEVELOP LATE THIS EVENING AND CONTINUE OVERNIGHT INTO SATURDAY MORNING. BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW MAY CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* ACCUMULATIONS…SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 2 TO 3 INCHES.

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

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN A STRONG WIND WILL COMBINE WITH COLD TEMPERATURES TO CREATE DANGEROUSLY COLD CONDITIONS FOR EXPOSED SKIN. THE WIND WILL MAKE IT FEEL LIKE IT IS BETWEEN 10 AND 24 DEGREES BELOW ZERO FOR A PERIOD OF SEVERAL HOURS. THOSE PLANNING TO VENTURE OUTDOORS SHOULD USE COMMON SENSE AND DRESS WARMLY…MAKING SURE THAT ALL EXPOSED SKIN IS COVERED.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BLOWING SNOW MAY ALSO LIMIT VISIBILITIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

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