Sunday, February 1, 2015

4-8 Inches of Snow Expected for Schuylkill County

The National Weather Service is forecasting 4-8 inches of snow for Schuylkill County.


WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST MONDAY... 

* LOCATIONS...THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND MIDDLE SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY. 

* HAZARD TYPES...SNOW FOLLOWED BY SOME FREEZING RAIN. 

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 8 INCHES.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...UP TO A TENTH OF AN INCH. 

* TIMING...PATCHY LIGHT SNOW WILL CONTINUE INTO THE AFTERNOON...BUT SHOULD NOT BE STEADY OR HEAVY UNTIL AFTER DARK. SNOW INTENSITY WILL INCREASE THIS EVENING...BUT THEN MIX WITH SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN FROM SOUTH TO NORTH. FAR SOUTHERN AREAS MAY SEE A COMPLETE CHANGEOVER TO RAIN EARLY MONDAY MORNING. ALL PRECIPITATION WILL CHANGE BACK TO SNOW SHOWERS BY NOON MONDAY. 

* PERIOD OF HEAVIEST SNOW...LATE THIS EVENING THROUGH EARLY MONDAY MORNING. 

* IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS TRAVEL DUE TO SNOW COVERED ROADS. A COATING OF ICE MAY THEN LEAD TO SLIPPERY UNTREATED SURFACES LIKE SIDEWALKS. 

* WINDS...EAST 5 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

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