Winter Storm Warnings For Central Ohio


UPDATED: Saturday December 29, 2012 3:55 PM

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED THE FOLLOWING ALERTS:

Wilmington, OH has issued a Winter Weather Advisory that is active until 12/29/2012 1:00:00 PM for the following counties: Adams, OH; Brown, OH; Champaign, OH; Clark, OH; Darke, OH; Delaware, OH; Franklin, OH; Greene, OH; Licking, OH; Logan, OH; Madison, OH; Miami, OH; Montgomery, OH; Pike, OH; Preble, OH; Scioto, OH; Shelby, OH; Union, OH

Wilmington, OH has issued a Winter Storm Warning that is active until 12/29/2012 1:00:00 PM for the following counties: Butler, OH; Clermont, OH; Clinton, OH; Fairfield, OH; Fayette, OH; Hamilton, OH; Highland, OH; Hocking, OH; Pickaway, OH; Ross, OH; Warren, OH

MORNING WEATHER DISCUSSION
Date:  December 29th    Time:  4:00 a.m.    Meteorologist: Eric Elwell/Erin Carroll
 
Your Doppler 10 Forecast

This Morning:    Snow showers and fog. Accumulations 1-2”. Lows in Upper 20’s.
This Afternoon:     Snow showers continue. Additional accumulation 1-2”. Highs in Lower 30’s. Windy with gusts up to 25mph. Blowing and drifting snow.
Tonight:    Snow showers. Additional accumulation less than an inch. Lows in lower 20’s. Breezy with wind gusts up to 25mph.
Sunday:     Partly Cloudy and much colder. 20% chance for flurries. Highs in middle 20’s.

Special Information:
A WINTER STORM WARNING is in effect through 1pm for central Ohio counties south of I-70. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for the same time for counties along and north of I-70. Snow totals for the advisory areas will be 2-4 inches by tonight and a total of 3-5 inches for warning areas. Snow accumulations this morning are 1-2 inches with fog developing towards sunrise. Visibilities will be reduced and roads slippery. Snow showers will continue this afternoon with additional accumulations 1-2 inches. Winds will also pick up and gust up to 25 mph.  Light snow this evening will add less than an inch in accumulation. Lows tonight will drop into the lower 20’s and temperatures tomorrow will be much cooler in the middle 20’s. We will have another chance for snow showers on Monday.
 
Alerts:  WINTER STORM WARNINGS south of 1-70 through 1pm. WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES along and north of 1-70 through 1pm today.
           
Inconvenient Weather:  Total snow accumulation by this evening could be 5 inches. Fog this morning will also reduce visibilities. As snow showers will continue throughout the day, blowing and drifting snow will become an issue this afternoon with wind gusts up to 25mph.
 
Planning Your Day:   Plan for reduced visibilities this morning with fog and snow showers. Roads will be slippery with total accumulations 2-5 inches by tonight. Winds will pick up this afternoon so blowing and drifting snow could create slippery spots and reduce visibility again.
 
Stats:  Averages: 37/24  Record High: 67  (1889)  Record Low: -10 (1880)  Sunrise: 7:53 a.m.  Sunset: 5:15 p.m.

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