UPDATE 3/11/14 - 3:45 p.m. – The National Weather Service in Cleveland has upgraded the Winter Storm Watch for Wednesday to a Winter Storm Warning for snow… blowing snow… sleet and freezing rain… which is in effect from 8 am to 8 pm EDT Wednesday.
The winter storm watch is no longer in effect.
* Accumulations… snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches… along with a glaze of ice.
* Timing… rain will develop overnight and then change to snow early wednesday morning. As the rain transitions to snow there could be a period of freezing rain. The heaviest snow should occur from mid morning through late afternoon. The snow will taper off through the evening.
* Winds… north 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.
* Impacts… snow along with a glaze of ice will slow travel across the region and make any untreated surfaces slick. In addition strong winds will cause blowing and drifting.
3/10/14 4:45 p.m. – Winter isn’t finished with Morrow County. The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a Winter Storm Watch… which is in effect from Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening.
Low pressure will move through the lower Ohio Valley Tuesday night and early Wednesday. Rain will move into the area ahead of the low Tuesday night but the rain will change to snow overnight and Wednesday across the area as colder air moves in behind the low. A period of freezing rain is also possible before changing to all snow. Based on the current track of the storm… snowfall should be highest across northern Ohio into northwest Pennsylvania. A glaze of ice, however, will also be possible.
* Accumulations… 4 to 6 inches of snow along with a glaze of ice.
* Timing… early wednesday morning into wednesday evening.
* Winds… north 15 to 25 mph.
* impacts… accumulating snow along with a glaze of ice will slow travel across the region and make any untreated surfaces slick.
A winter storm watch means that heavy snow is possible. If you are within the watch area… remain alert to rapidly changing weather conditions.