Winter storm, wind chill watches issued for Huron County

Snow and dangerously low wind chills are on the way.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jan 1, 2014

The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a winter storm watch for Huron County that will be in effect from late Saturday night through late Sunday night.

Also, a wind chill watch will be in effect from late Sunday night through Tuesday afternoon.

Saturday will be partly cloudy and brisk, but not as cool with highs in the lower 30s and south winds 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. At times, wind chill values will make it feel as low as 11 below.

Saturday night will be mostly cloudy, with a 50 percent chance of snow and a near steady temperature in the mid 20s. South winds will be 15 to 20 mph.

There is a near 100 percent chance of snow on Sunday, with light accumulation anticipated. Much colder, with lows around zero. Monday will be be snowy and brisk, with highs around zero and lows 10 below to 15 below zero. On Tuesday, the high temperature won't rise above zero. The actual low will be minus 9, with wind chill values that could make it seem even colder.

The total accumulation from this storm could add up to 4 to 8 inches.

Here is information released by the weather service:

LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE THROUGH THE OHIO VALLEY ON SUNDAY. SNOW
WILL DEVELOP ACROSS NORTHWEST OHIO AHEAD OF THE LOW TOWARDS
MORNING SUNDAY WITH SNOW CONTINUING THROUGH THE DAY AND INTO THE
EVENING BEFORE ENDING. NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST OHIO AS WELL AS
NORTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA WILL SEE SNOW FROM MAINLY SUNDAY AFTERNOON
ON ALTHOUGH A LITTLE RAIN COULD MIX IN AS WELL. A STRONG COLD
FRONT WILL FOLLOW THE LOW BRINGING IN VERY COLD AIR TO THE REGION
THROUGH MID WEEK.

* ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 8 INCHES OF SNOW.

* TIMING...MAINLY SUNDAY AND SUNDAY EVENING. DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS
WILL MOVE IN SUNDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY

* WINDS...GENERALLY LIGHT SUNDAY. SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY
FROM THE WEST TO SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS OVER 30 MPH.

* IMPACTS...SNOW COVERED ROADS AND TRAVEL DELAYS SUNDAY AND SUNDAY
EVENING.

* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS NEAR OR BELOW MONDAY AND TUESDAY WITH
MORNING LOWS IN THE TEENS BELOW ZERO.

* WIND CHILL READINGS...AS LOW AS 35 TO 40 DEGREES BELOW ZERO AT
TIMES ESPECIALLY TUESDAY MORNING AND WEDNESDAY MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THAT HEAVY SNOW IS POSSIBLE. IF YOU
ARE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...REMAIN ALERT TO RAPIDLY CHANGING
WEATHER CONDITIONS.

A WIND CHILL WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN STRONG WINDS WILL COMBINE WITH
COLD TEMPERATURES TO CREATE DANGEROUSLY COLD CONDITIONS FOR
EXPOSED SKIN. THE WIND WILL MAKE IT FEEL LIKE IT IS 15 DEGREES
BELOW ZERO OR COLDER FOR A PERIOD OF SEVERAL HOURS. IF YOU WILL
BE OUTDOORS USE COMMON SENSE AND DRESS WARMLY...MAKING SURE THAT
ALL EXPOSED SKIN IS COVERED. IF POSSIBLE...AVOID PROLONGED
EXPOSURE TO THE COLD TO PREVENT FROSTBITE AND HYPOTHERMIA.

 

Comments

Fibber Mcgee

Well, it's not 9", but it will do. Waiting till this afternoon to
start the snow blower ( not using it, but making sure it starts).
Happy New Year.....

Alan Furey

It's up to a Winter Storm Warning from 4 a.m. Sunday to 4 a.m. Monday. Then it is a Wind Chill Warning from 4 a.m Monday to 9 a.m. Wednesday. Stay safe everyone.

JACKEL

China Mart was packed today.I hope we never have a real threat like they went crazy in East Boston !