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Winter weather advisory issued; parking ban in effect

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Feb 18, 2014 at 5:39 AM

The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a winter weather advisory for Huron County and the surrounding areas that will be in effect until 4 a.m. Tuesday.

Also, there is a parking ban for the entire city of Norwalk until further notice. Please move any vehicle that are parked in the streets to allow city crews to clear the roads.

A Level 2 snow emergency is in effect for Huron County.

Here are details provided by the weather service, updated at 10 p.m. Monday:

...A QUICK SHOT OF WINTRY WEATHER WILL OCCUR OVERNIGHT ACROSS THE

REGION...

.LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE ACROSS NORTHWEST OHIO AND INTO EASTERN

ONTARIO TONIGHT. THIS WAS THE CAUSE OF THE SNOW OVER MUCH OF THE

AREA TONIGHT. AS THE LOW MOVES NORTH OF THE LAKE...SNOW WILL

CONTINUE ACROSS THE REGION BEFORE TAPERING OFF LATE TONIGHT. GUSTY

WINDS WILL CAUSE SOME BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. TRAVEL WILL BE

DIFFICULT.

AREAS: LUCAS-WOOD-OTTAWA-SANDUSKY-ERIE OH-HANCOCK-SENECA-HURON-WYANDOT-

CRAWFORD-RICHLAND-ASHLAND-WAYNE-MARION-MORROW-HOLMES-KNOX-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TOLEDO...BOWLING GREEN...PORT CLINTON...

FREMONT...SANDUSKY...FINDLAY...TIFFIN...NORWALK...

UPPER SANDUSKY...CAREY...BUCYRUS...MANSFIELD...ASHLAND...

WOOSTER...MARION...MOUNT GILEAD...MILLERSBURG...MOUNT VERNON

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST

TUESDAY...

* ACCUMULATIONS...TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL RANGE FROM 2 TO

LOCALLY 6 INCHES WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS MAINLY NORTH OF ROUTE

30.

* TIMING...THE PRECIPITATION WILL TAPER OFF LATE TONIGHT.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH

LIKELY. LOCALLY HIGHER GUSTS CLOSER TO LAKE ERIE.

* IMPACTS...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS CAN MAKE ROADS SLICK... REQUIRING

LOWER SPEEDS AND GREATER DISTANCES BETWEEN VEHICLES WHILE

DRIVING. GUSTY WINDS WILL CAUSE BLOWING AND DRIFTING

SNOW...MAKING TRAVEL DIFFICULT.

* TEMPERATURES...DROPPING INTO THE LOWER 20S BY THE END OF THE NIGHT.

* VISIBILITIES...LESS THAN ONE MILE AT TIMES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NORMALLY ISSUED FOR A VARIETY OF

WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS SUCH AS LIGHT SNOW... BLOWING SNOW...

SLEET... FREEZING RAIN AND WIND CHILLS.

OUTLOOK FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK:

A WARMING TREND IS EXPECTED THE SECOND HALF OF THE WEEK.

TEMPERATURES MAY TOP 50 DEGREES ON THURSDAY. RAIN COMBINED WITH

SNOW MELT MAY PRODUCE FLOODING...ESPECIALLY THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY. IF

HEAVY RAIN WERE TO OCCUR... SIGNIFICANT FLOODING IS

POSSIBLE. ICE JAM FLOODING IS ALSO POSSIBLE ESPECIALLY IN THE

TYPICAL SPOTS. THIS WOULD INCLUDE THE MOUTHS OF RIVERS EMPTYING

INTO LAKE ERIE. ICE WOULD LIKELY BACK UP ON THE RIVERS DUE TO ICE

COVER ON LAKE ERIE.

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