Winter Storm Warning for the entire area

  • Wednesday, February 12, 2014

THE WINTER STORM WARNING NOW INCLUDES THE ENTIRE AREA, EVEN THE COAST.

* HAZARD TYPES...MAINLY FREEZING RAIN. SOME SNOW AND SLEET.

* ACCUMULATIONS...ICE ACCUMULATION OF ONE QUARTER TO ONE HALF

INCH. ADDITIONAL SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATION WILL BE MINOR.

* TIMING...THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING WITH THE WORST OF THE ICE

OCCURRING TODAY AND THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...TREACHEROUS TO IMPOSSIBLE TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

WIDESPREAD DOWNED TREES AND POWER LINES ARE EXPECTED DUE TO

THE WIND AND WEIGHT OF THE ICE. THIS WILL LIKELY LEAD TO

WIDESPREAD POWER OUTAGES. POWER MAY NOT BE FULLY RESTORED FOR

SEVERAL DAYS TO PERHAPS A WEEK OR MORE.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...LOWER 30S.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

PEOPLE ACROSS THE REGION SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR SEVERE WINTER

WEATHER CONDITIONS. DRESS WARMLY AND MAKE SURE YOUR CAR IS IN

GOOD RUNNING ORDER AND HAS BEEN PROPERLY WINTERIZED. IT IS HIGHLY

RECOMMENDED THAT YOU TAKE A WINTER WEATHER SURVIVAL KIT IF YOU

MUST TRAVEL. PREPARE GENERATORS WITH PLENTY OF FUEL IN CASE ICE

LEADS TO LONG POWER OUTAGES.

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