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Winter Storm Watch

March 1, 2014

Winter Storm Watch

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
409 AM EST SAT MAR 1 2014

…SIGNIFICANT SNOW AND ICE FROM A WINTER STORM POSSIBLE LATE TONIGHT INTO MONDAY…

.A FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL STALL OUT IN THE TENNESSEE VALLEY SATURDAY NIGHT. THIS WILL SET THE STAGE FOR A MAJOR WINTER STORM…AS LOW PRESSURE TRACKS NORTHEAST ALONG THIS BOUNDARY. THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR VERY HEAVY SNOW AND SIGNIFICANT ICING BEGINNING LATE TONIGHT INTO MONDAY.

…WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON…

* HAZARD TYPES…HEAVY SNOW AND ICE.

* ACCUMULATIONS…SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 5 TO 7 INCHES…ALONG WITH LESS THAN A TENTH OF AN INCH OF ICE.

* TIMING…A WINTRY MIX OF SLEET…FREEZING RAIN AND SNOW IS EXPECTED TONIGHT BEFORE A PERIOD OF SIGNIFICANT SNOW IS EXPECTED SUNDAY INTO MONDAY.

* IMPACTS…SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOWFALL AND A MIX OF FREEZING RAIN… SLEET AND SNOW WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE…RESULTING IN HAZARDOUS ROADS AND REDUCED VISIBILITIES. TRAVEL SUNDAY INTO MONDAY WILL BE IMPACTED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

REMEMBER…A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW…SLEET…OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS. 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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