Winter Storm Warning Canceled

By: WTAP Email
By: WTAP Email

Update 5:45am Monday:

The Winter Storm Warning is canceled.
The snow should taper after 7am, with clearing skies after noon.
It'll be a cold day with a high of 22, and winds out of the north at 10mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear and cold with a low of 2.
Tuesday look for mostly sunny skies and a high of 33, with a crisp overnight low of 15.
Wednesday begins a warming trend with partly sunny skies and a high of 37 and partly sunny skies. Overnight lows in the mid-20's.
Thursday and Friday will be mostly cloudy to partly sunny with high's climbing from 42 to 48 on Friday.
Saturday we may touch 50 under mostly cloudy skies.
Sunday brings another chance of rain mixed with snow and a high of 43 and overnight lows in the mid-20's
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Update:5:30pm Sunday:

Winter Storm Warning remains in effect. Total accumulation totals are changing as the storm dynamic changes.

Tonight brings snow, freezing rain, and sleet, becoming all snow after 3am. Low around 16. North wind 9 to 11 mph.
Chance of precipitation is 80%. Little or no ice accumulation expected.
Total nighttime snow and sleet accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

Monday A chance of snow, mainly before 7am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 23. North wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Monday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 2. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Tuesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 33. Calm wind.
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...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST
MONDAY...

* LOCATIONS...PARTS OF SOUTHEAST OHIO...AND NORTHWEST WEST VIRGINIA.

* HAZARD TYPES...FREEZING RAIN...SLEET...TO HEAVY SNOW.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...AROUND 0.25 INCHES.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 6 INCHES.

* TIMING...STARTING THIS MORNING...PEAKING TONIGHT...THEN
DIMINISHING ON 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...DROPPING INTO THE LOWER 20S.

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.

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.

Update 9 a.m. 3-2-14
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...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM SUNDAY TO 10 AM EST MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR FREEZING RAIN...SLEET...TO SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM SUNDAY TO 10 AM EST MONDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

*LOCATIONS...ATHENS...WASHINGTON...VINTON...MEIGS COUNTIES IN OHIO...PLUS PLEASANTS...TYLER...AND WOOD IN WEST VIRGINIA.

* HAZARD TYPES...FREEZING RAIN...SLEET...TO SNOW.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS... UP TO 0.50 INCHES.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 8 INCHES.

* TIMING...STARTING SUNDAY MORNING...PEAKING SUNDAY NIGHT...THEN
DIMINISHING ON MONDAY.

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

* WINDS...NORTH 5 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE MID 20S.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW...SLEET...AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

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.

Update 4 p.m. 3-1-14
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A major winter storm targets the valley starting Saturday afternoon with rain, freezing rain and sleet. Then a major changeover Sunday with sleet changing over into snow Sunday evening through Monday morning.

Snow accumulations between 6" to 9" in the Parkersburg/Marietta area, with a foot or more along the I-70 corridor toward Columbus.
If the storm system tracks further south, snow accumulations will be higher.

Expect this to be a wet heavy snowfall, and during the changeover, the weather service is concerned about the potential for power outages from freezing rain, sleet building up on trees and power lines.
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Update 2-28-14 9:45 p.m.

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON...

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

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

* ACCUMULATIONS...THE POSSIBILITY OF OF MORE THAN A QUARTER INCH OF ICE FROM FREEZING RAIN...WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF 4 INCHES OR MORE OF SNOW AND SLEET.

* TIMING...STARTING SUNDAY AFTERNOON...PEAKING LATE SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING...THEN DIMINISHING MONDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...UNTREATED SURFACES COULD BECOM HAZARDOUS. ICE AND OR WET SNOW COULD ACCUMULATE ON TREES AND POWER LINES...CAUSING POWER INTERRUPTIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.

IF THE THREAT OF SEVERE WINTER WEATHER INCREASES...A WARNING WOULD BE POSTED FOR THE MOST VULNERABLE COUNTIES. MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND.


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