Winter Storm Warning and Wind Chill Warning For WRBI Area

January 4, 2014
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The Winter Storm Warning for The WRBI Listening Area will be in effect Sunday (1-5) at 5 AM and extended to Monday (1-6) at 4 PM.

A Wind Chill Warning is now in effect for The WRBI Listening Area Monday (1-6) at 4 AM through Tuesday (1-7) at 5 PM.

Further details from www.noaa.gov

* HAZARD TYPES...SNOW SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT FOLLOWED BY
  EXTREMELY COLD WIND CHILL READINGS MONDAY INTO TUESDAY.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 4 TO 8 INCHES IS EXPECTED.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP SUNDAY MORNING...WITH A BRIEF PERIOD
  OF FREEZING RAIN ALSO POSSIBLE. THE SNOW WILL MIX WITH RAIN AT
  TIMES ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON. THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL OCCUR SUNDAY
  LATE AFTERNOON THROUGH EVENING. SNOW WILL TAPER OFF AFTER
  MIDNIGHT...BUT WINDS AND RAPIDLY FALLING TEMPERATURES WILL LEAD
  TO HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS THROUGH EARLY MONDAY MORNING. ARCTIC AIR
  WILL SPREAD INTO THE REGION FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY.

* IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED DUE TO
  REDUCED VISIBILITIES AND SNOW ACCUMULATIONS. THE FRIGID
  CONDITIONS WILL BE DANGEROUS TO THOSE VENTURING OUTSIDE.
  PROLONGED EXPOSURE MAY CAUSE FROSTBITE.

* WINDS...WINDS FROM MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY WILL BE WESTERLY AT 10
  TO 20 MPH...WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...TEMPERATURES WILL DROP BELOW ZERO ON
  MONDAY...REACHING VALUES OF 10 TO 20 BELOW ZERO ON MONDAY NIGHT.
  TEMPERATURES ON TUESDAY WILL BE NEAR ZERO TO 10 BELOW ZERO.

* WIND CHILL READINGS...WIND CHILLS WILL BE BETWEEN 5 AND 15 BELOW
  ZERO ON MONDAY MORNING...FALLING TO 30 TO 40 BELOW ZERO FROM
  MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REMEMBER...A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE
WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT
AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY
TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA
FLASHLIGHT...FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN
EMERGENCY.

A WIND CHILL WARNING MEANS THE COMBINATION OF VERY COLD AIR AND
STRONG WINDS WILL CREATE DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILL VALUES. THIS
WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA OR DEATH IF
PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.
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