Monday, February 15, 2021

WEATHER ALERT: Ice Storm Warning Issued for Schuylkill County


The National Weather Service has issued an Ice Storm Warning for Schuylkill County.

ICE STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST TUESDAY...

* WHAT...Significant icing. Additional snow and sleet accumulations of up to two inches, and ice accumulations between one quarter and one half of an inch.

* WHERE...The Counties of Huntingdon, Mifflin, Juniata, Somerset, Southern Clinton, Southern Lycoming, Union, Snyder, Montour, Northumberland, Columbia, and Schuylkill.

* WHEN...Until 10 AM EST Tuesday.

* IMPACTS...Power outages and tree damage are likely due to the ice. Travel could be nearly impossible. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute. 

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...As precipitation moves in this evening, it will start as a little snow and sleet, then quickly turn to a mix of sleet and freezing rain, and then to predominantly freezing rain which will last for much of the rest of the night.   Some areas may warm enough to turn to plain rain before ending.

According to the National Weather Service, an Ice Storm Warning is issued when freezing rain produces a significant and possibly damaging accumulation of ice. The criteria for this warning varies from state to state, but typically will be issued any time more than 1/4" of ice is expected to accumulate in an area.

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