Sunday, March 12, 2017

Winter Storm Warning Issued for Late Monday Through Tuesday

(03/12/2017)  The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Monday Evening Through Tuesday Evening.

WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM MONDAY TO 10 PM EDT TUESDAY... 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM MONDAY TO 10 PM EDT TUESDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. 

* LOCATIONS... THE CENTRAL AND NORTHEASTERN MOUNTAINS AND THE SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY. * HAZARD TYPES... HEAVY SNOW. 

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... 10 TO 18 INCHES. 

* TIMING... SNOW WILL MOVE INTO SOUTHERN PA MONDAY EVENING. THE SNOW WILL RAPIDLY COVER THE ENTIRE AREA BEFORE MIDNIGHT. THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL OCCUR MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH NOON ON TUESDAY. ADDITIONAL LIGHT SNOW IS EXPECTED TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. 

* IMPACTS... THE HEAVY SNOW WILL MAKE MANY ROADS IMPASSABLE AND MAY PRODUCE WIDESPREAD POWER OUTAGES DUE TO THE WEIGHT OF THE SNOW ON TREE LIMBS AND POWER LINES. 

* WINDS... SOUTHEAST AT 5 TO 10 MPH TURNING TO THE EAST AND THEN NORTH ON TUESDAY. GUSTS MAY GET INTO THE 20S ON TUESDAY IN THE SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY. 

* TEMPERATURES... MID 20S TO LOWER 30S. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... THE PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION REMINDS MOTORISTS TO ADJUST SPEEDS BASED ON DRIVING CONDITIONS AND TO TAKE IT SLOW IN ICE AND SNOW.

This Warning includes

Potter-Cameron-Northern Clinton-Northern Centre-Southern Centre- Blair-Huntingdon-Mifflin-Juniata-Bedford-Fulton-Franklin-Tioga- Northern Lycoming-Sullivan-Southern Clinton-Southern Lycoming- Union-Snyder-Montour-Northumberland-Columbia-Perry-Dauphin- Schuylkill-Lebanon-Cumberland-Adams-York-Lancaster- Including the cities of Coudersport, Emporium, Renovo, Philipsburg, State College, Altoona, Huntingdon, Mount Union, Lewistown, Mifflintown, Bedford, McConnellsburg, Chambersburg, Mansfield, Wellsboro, Trout Run, Laporte, Lock Haven, Williamsport, Lewisburg, Selinsgrove, Danville, Sunbury, Shamokin, Bloomsburg, Berwick, Newport, Harrisburg, Hershey, Pottsville, Lebanon, Carlisle, Gettysburg, York, and Lancaster

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