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URGENT - Winter weather message national weather service Cleveland OH 1048 AM EST MON JAN 6 2014


…EXTREMELY DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS WITH SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW… RICHLAND- ASHLAND- MORROW- HOLMES- KNOX


…Wind chill warning remains in effect until 9 am est Wednesday…


The Morrow County Sheriff has stated the County Highway Dept has had some problems with lines freezing up on their trucks so they will quit plowing before dark and not go back out again until about 5 a.m. Tuesday.


* TIMING… extremely dangerous wind chill readings into Wednesday morning.


* WINDS… west winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts of 35 mph diminishing some by late this evening.


* IMPACTS… it will take only a few minutes to get frostbite on exposed skin. Areas of blowing snow may reduce visibilities and cover roadways at times.


* TEMPERATURES… dropping to around zero by late today then remaining near or below zero into Wednesday. Morning lows in the teens - below zero Tuesday morning.


* WIND CHILL READINGS… extremely dangerous wind chill values of 30 to 40 degrees below zero at times through Wednesday morning.


Precautionary/preparedness actions…


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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A Winter Storm Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service in Cleveland at 4:15 pm est on Sun., Jan 5, 2014 for Morrow, Knox and Richland counties, among others…


SNOW AND DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILLS ARE ON THE WAY…


A winter storm system will move northeast across Ohio Sunday 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.


The winter storm warning is in effect from 6 pm Sunday to 5 pm est Monday. Sunday snowfall of 1 to 3 inches. Sunday night snowfall of 2 to 4 inches. Storm totals of 3 to 6 inches.


A WIND CHILL WARNING is in effect from 5 pm Monday to 9 am est Wednesday.


* Timing… A mixture of rain and snow will turn to all snow Sunday evening as colder air moves in from the west.


* Winds...generally light sunday. 15 to 30 mph with gusts around 35 mph possible sunday night through tuesday. Winds from the northwest sunday night then backing to the west and southwest.


* Visibilities...will drop to below a half mile at times in the heaviest snowfall sunday afternoon into sunday evening. As the stronger winds arrive after midnight visibilities may drop to near zero in blowing snow.


* 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. Stay tuned to noaa weather radio for further details or updates.


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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