Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV
242 PM EST SUN MAR 2 2014

...RAIN TO FREEZING RAIN...SLEET...AND SNOW...FROM NORTH TO
SOUTH...INTO MONDAY...

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST MONDAY...

* LOCATIONS...A PORTION OF SOUTHEAST OHIO...NORTH CENTRAL AND
WESTERN WEST VIRGINIA...PLUS NORTHEAST KENTUCKY.

* HAZARD TYPES...FREEZING RAIN...SLEET...AND EVENTUALLY HEAVY
SNOW.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...AROUND A TENTH OF AN INCH STORM TOTAL.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 6 INCHES STORM TOTAL.

* TIMING...A BRIEF LULL THIS AFTERNOON...BEFORE PICKING BACK UP
THIS EVENING. DIMINISHING MONDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...UNTREATED SURFACES...INCLUDING BOTH ROADS AND
WALKWAYS...WILL BECOME HAZARDOUS. ICE AND OR WET SNOW CAN
ACCUMULATE ON TREES AND POWER LINES...CAUSING POWER
INTERRUPTIONS. THE MONDAY MORNING COMMUTE WILL BE AFFECTED.

* TEMPERATURES...LOWER 30S...DROPPING THROUGH THE 20S OVERNIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW...
SLEET...AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL
VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE. AVOID TRAVEL UNLESS IT IS AN
EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...FOOD...
AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE.

PLEASE REPORT SNOW...SLEET AND ICE ACCUMULATIONS TO THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE BY CALLING TOLL FREE... 800-401-9535...WHEN YOU
CAN DO SO SAFELY. THIS PHONE NUMBER IS TO BE USED FOR REPORTING
PURPOSES ONLY.

YOU CAN ALSO REPORT WINTER WEATHER BY POSTING YOUR REPORT TO THE
CHARLESTON WEST VIRGINIA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FACEBOOK PAGE...
OR BY USING THE TWITTER HASHTAG...NWSRLX.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR FAVORITE SOURCE OF
WEATHER INFORMATION FOR THE LATEST UPDATES.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS CAN ALSO BE FOUND AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/RLX.

 
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