Winter storm warning issued for Huron County

Wind chill warning to be in effect from Monday to Wednesday morning.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jan 5, 2014

 

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.

Comments

JACKEL

Thank God for Global Warming, or it would feel like 50 below !

votelibertarian

See global warming cant be real, because its cold. where I am. right now.

arnmcrmn

Historically cold weather. That is it. This wasn't a major snow storm for our area.

starryeyes83

Life threatening wind chills is another reason they are worried about people getting stuck and stranded out on the road.