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Blizzard advisory

December 24, 2012

 

... BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM WEDNESDAY TO 1 AM EST THURSDAY... ... WINTER STORM WARNING HAS BEEN UPGRADED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD WARNING... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM WEDNESDAY TO 1 AM EST THURSDAY. THE WINTER STORM WARNING HAS BEEN UPGRADED.

* HAZARD TYPES... HEAVY SNOW AND WINDY CONDITIONS.

* ACCUMULATIONS... SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 10 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS. THE HEAVIEST AMOUNTS WILL MOST LIKELY OCCUR ALONG AND JUST NORTH OF THE INTERSTATE 70 CORRIDOR.

* TIMING... SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP AFTER 1 AM CHRISTMAS NIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH WEDNESDAY BEFORE TAPERING OFF WEDNESDAY NIGHT. THE HIGHEST SNOWFALL RATES AND WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO OCCUR AROUND DAYBREAK AND LAST INTO THE EARLY AFTERNOON.

* WINDS... NORTHEAST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES... IN THE UPPER 20S WITH WIND CHILLS IN THE TEENS.

* IMPACTS... EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED DUE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL AND STRONG WINDS. VISIBILITIES WILL BE NEAR ZERO IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW. STRONG WINDS MAY DOWN POWER LINES AND TREE LIMBS... CAUSING POWER OUTAGES. LARGE DRIFTS COULD CAUSE SOME ROADS TO BECOME IMPASSABLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REMEMBER... A BLIZZARD WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OR FREQUENT GUSTS OF OVER 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED WITH CONSIDERABLE FALLING AND... OR BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. VISIBILITIES WILL BECOME POOR... WITH WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES. CHECK WITH LOCAL AUTHORITIES FOR CURRENT ROAD CONDITIONS.

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