Winter storm watch issued for Huron County

Forecasters calling for 5 to 9 inches of snow.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Dec 31, 2013

The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a winter storm watch for Huron County and the surrounding areas that will be in effect from 7 a.m. Wednesday to 10 a.m. Thursday.

Here is the message issued this morning by the National Weather Service:

A CLIPPER STORM SYSTEM WILL CROSS THE AREA TODAY. AS THE COLDER AIR SPILLS ACROSS LAKE ERIE THIS AFTERNOON LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL DEVELOP. THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL WILL OCCUR OVER NORTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA AROUND ERIE.

WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY...LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE OUT OF THE CENTRAL PLAINS ACROSS THE OHIO VALLEY TO THE EAST COAST. SNOWFALL AMOUNTS WILL DEPEND ON THE EXACT TRACK OF THE LOW BUT CURRENTLY THE HEAVIEST SNOW MAY OCCUR ACROSS NORTHERN OHIO AND NORTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA WHERE 6 TO 10 INCHES OF SNOW MAY OCCUR. AS THE LOW PASSES IT WILL ALLOW FOR SOME ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS FROM LAKE EFFECT SNOW THAT COULD PERSIST INTO FRIDAY MORNING.

COUNTIES AFFECTED: LUCAS-WOOD-OTTAWA-SANDUSKY-ERIE OH-LORAIN-HANCOCK-SENECA-HURON-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TOLEDO...BOWLING GREEN...PORT CLINTON...FREMONT...SANDUSKY...LORAIN...FINDLAY...TIFFIN...NORWALK
 

WINTER STORM WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

* ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOWFALL MAY OCCUR ON NEW YEARS DAY. THE HEAVIER SNOW WILL ARRIVE WEDNESDAY NIGHT WITH ANOTHER 2 TO 4 INCHES POSSIBLE. BY THURSDAY AS THE SNOW BEGINS TO TAPER OFF AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 2 INCHES MAY OCCUR. THIS WOULD PRODUCE A STORM TOTAL OF 5 TO 9 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER POSSIBLE.

* TIMING...SNOWFALL WILL DEVELOP OVER THE REGION ON WEDNESDAY AND CONTINUE INTO AT LEAST THURSDAY MORNING. THE SNOW WILL THEN TAPER OFF THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...WESTERLY WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH WILL BE COMMON NEW YEAR'S DAY BUT WILL INCREASE OUT OF A NORTHERLY DIRECTION AT 15 TO 20 MPH WEDNESDAY NIGHT THEN CONTINUING INTO THURSDAY.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE IMPACTED TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS: A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THAT HEAVY SNOW IS POSSIBLE. IF YOU ARE IN THE WATCH AREA...REMAIN ALERT TO RAPIDLY CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS. STAY TUNED TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OR THE LOCAL NEWS MEDIA FOR THE LATEST UPDATES AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

Comments

jack langhals

Boo,Booooooo !

carol816

A wonderful way to start 2014! Stay home, stay safe and go Bucks.

jacwildcat

I am in squaw valley today and there is like no snow....What,s going on here

Cliff Cannon

Here's hoping we get all 9 inches. Stay safe, warm & enjoy this beautiful snow folks. Happy New Year to all