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Winter storm warning issued for Huron County

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Mar 22, 2014 at 12:05 AM

The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a winter storm warning for Huron County and the surrounding areas.

The warning will be in effect until 4 a.m. Monday.

Immediately after that, from 4 a.m. Monday to 9 a.m. Wednesday, a wind chill warning will be in effect.

Here are the details in a message provided by the weather service:

...SNOW AND DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILLS ARE ON THE WAY...

.A WINTER STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE NORTHEAST ACROSS OHIO THIS

AFTERNOON AND EVENING SPREADING SNOW ACROSS THE ENTIRE AREA. A

STRONG ARCTIC FRONT WILL FOLLOW USHERING IN BITTER COLD ARCTIC AIR

FOR THE BEGINNING OF THE WORK WEEK.

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST MONDAY...

...WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM MONDAY TO 9 AM

EST WEDNESDAY...

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOWFALL TOTALS TODAY OF 4 TO 6 INCHES. SNOWFALL

  TONIGHT OF 2 TO 4 INCHES. STORM TOTALS OF 6 TO 10 INCHES.

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL DEVELOP THIS MORNING WITH THE HEAVIEST

  SNOW EXPECTED TO FALL BETWEEN 12 AM AND 8 PM. SNOW WILL CONTINUE

  TONIGHT BUT WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH IN INTENSITY. THE MAIN

  CONCERN AFTER MIDNIGHT WILL BE STRONG WESTERLY WINDS THAT WILL

  USHER FRIGID AIR INTO THE REGION. DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS OF 20 TO

  30 DEGREES BELOW ZERO WILL BE POSSIBLE. BLOWING AND DRIFTING

  SNOW WILL ALSO BE A PROBLEM.

* WINDS...GENERALLY LIGHT TODAY....BECOMING NORTHWEST AT 15 TO 30

  MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 35 MPH TONIGHT. WEST TO SOUTHWEST WINDS OF

  25 TO 35 MPH WILL CONTINUE INTO TUESDAY.

* VISIBILITIES...WILL DROP TO A HALF MILE OR LESS AT TIMES TODAY

  IN MODERATE SNOW. VISIBILITIES MAY DROP TO NEAR ZERO IN BLOWING

  SNOW TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS...SNOW COVERED ROADS. BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW SUNDAY

  NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY. IT MAY TAKE 10 MINUTES OR LESS TO GET

  FROSTBITE ON EXPOSED SKIN MONDAY INTO TUESDAY.

* TEMPERATURES...DROPPING TO BELOW ZERO ON MONDAY AND REMAINING

  NEAR OR BELOW ZERO INTO WEDNESDAY. MORNING LOWS IN THE TEENS

  BELOW ZERO TUESDAY MORNING.

* WIND CHILL READINGS...20 TO AS LOW AS 40 DEGREES BELOW ZERO AT

  TIMES ESPECIALLY MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SEVERE WINTER WEATHER IS

EXPECTED. HEAVY SNOW AND/OR ICE WILL CAUSE HAZARDOUS DRIVING

CONDITIONS. IF YOU WILL BE TRAVELING IN THE WARNING AREA YOU

SHOULD CHOOSE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE IF POSSIBLE... OR YOU SHOULD USE

EXTREME CAUTION IF TRAVEL IS UNAVOIDABLE.

A WIND CHILL WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN A STRONG WIND WILL COMBINE

WITH COLD TEMPERATURES TO CREATE DANGEROUSLY COLD CONDITIONS FOR

EXPOSED SKIN. THE WIND WILL MAKE IT FEEL LIKE IT IS 25 DEGREES

BELOW ZERO OR COLDER FOR SEVERAL HOURS. THOSE PLANNING TO VENTURE

OUTDOORS SHOULD USE COMMON SENSE AND DRESS WARMLY.

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