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Winter Weather Advisory/Wind Chill Watch/Wind Chill Warning

January 26, 2014

Winter Weather Advisory
Wind Chill Watch
Wind Chill Warning

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
909 PM EST SUN JAN 26 2014

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST MONDAY…
…WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON MONDAY TO 1 PM EST TUESDAY…
…WIND CHILL WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING…

* TIMING…SNOW SHOWERS WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH THE EARLY MORNING HOURS. WINDS WILL PICK UP TONIGHT BEFORE DECREASING SLIGHTLY THROUGH THE DAY ON MONDAY. WINDS WILL ALLOW FOR ADDITIONAL BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW. BITTER COLD TEMPERATURES AND WIND CHILLS WILL ARRIVE BY MONDAY.

* ACCUMULATIONS…SNOW ACCUMULATION OF UP TO 1 INCH.

* WINDS…WINDS WILL BECOME WESTERLY AT 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES…TEMPERATURES WILL DROP OFF ACROSS THE AREA LATER TONIGHT AND CONTINUE TO FALL THROUGH THE SINGLE DIGITS ON MONDAY. THE COLDEST VALUES OF AROUND NEGATIVE 10 TO NEGATIVE 15 WILL OCCUR MONDAY NIGHT.

* WIND CHILL READINGS…WIND CHILL READINGS WILL BE IN THE 10 TO 20 BELOW RANGE THROUGH THE DAY ON MONDAY…FALLING AS LOW AS 25 TO 35 BELOW MONDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACTS…TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES ARE EXPECTED DUE TO REDUCED VISIBILITIES FROM BLOWING SNOW AND LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS. FROSTBITE AND HYPOTHERMIA CAN OCCUR WITH EXPOSURE TO THE BITTER COLD.

* HAZARD TYPES…LIGHT SNOW…BLOWING SNOW…AND COLD WIND CHILL READINGS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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.

A WIND CHILL WARNING MEANS THE COMBINATION OF VERY COLD AIR AND 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.

A WIND CHILL WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A COMBINATION OF VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS TO CREATE DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILL VALUES. MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AND WARNINGS FOR UPDATES ON THIS SITUATION.

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