URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Cleveland OH
258 AM EDT Mon Mar 13 2017
HEAVY SNOW EXPECTED MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY
Low pressure will track through the Ohio Valley on Monday with widespread snow developing from west to east across the area into Monday night. Northeast winds across Lake Erie will enhance snowfall totals downwind of the Lake where the highest accumulations are expected. Low pressure will weaken and move to the
East Coast on Tuesday as it merges with a stronger low moving northward up the Atlantic Coast. Temperatures will fall across the Great Lakes behind this system with lake-effect snow continuing Tuesday night and Wednesday. Northerly winds will increase on Tuesday with gusts as high as 35 mph near Lake Erie, contributing to blowing and drifting of the newly fallen snow.
(Erie-Lorain-Cuyahoga-Lake-Geauga-Ashtabula Inland-Huron-Ashtabula Lakeshore-Northern Erie-Southern Erie-Crawford-Including the cities of Sandusky, Lorain, Cleveland, Mentor, Chardon, Jefferson, Norwalk, Ashtabula, Erie, Edinboro, and Meadville.
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM EDT WEDNESDAY.
* Accumulations expected: 8 to 12 inches of snow, with locally higher amounts where lake-effect snow bands persist, especially across the higher terrain of northwest Pennsylvania.
* Snow will begin this afternoon and increase in intensity tonight into Tuesday morning. Lake-effect snow will develop Tuesday night into Wednesday.
* Expect difficult driving conditions with reduced visibility and snow covered roads.
* Winds are predicted North 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.
* Temperatures in the lower 20s.
A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow is issued when 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.
Stay with Stream, (Armstrong) and the Allegheny News Talk Sports Network, listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the internet for more information about the Winter Storm Warning.