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Blizzard Update for Tonight

This comes to us from our weather partners, Eyewitness News:

Update on the Blizzard Warning from the NWS:
BLIZZARD CONDITIONS EXPECTED TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY MORNING FOR
MUCH OF OUR REGION…

.A LOW PRESSURE CENTER WILL TRACK NORTHEAST ACROSS MIDDLE
TENNESSEE LATE TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY MORNING. ON THE NORTH AND
WEST SIDE OF THE LOW TRACK…A SWATH OF VERY HEAVY SNOW AND
STRONG WINDS WILL CREATE BLIZZARD CONDITIONS…POPE-HARDIN-MASSAC-GIBSON-PIKE-POSEY-VAND…ERBURGH-WARRICK-SPENCER-
HICKMAN-CARLISLE-BALLARD-MCCRACKEN-GRAVES-LIVINGSTON-MARSHALL-
CALLOWAY-CRITTENDEN-LYON-CALDWELL-UNION KY-WEBSTER-HOPKINS-
HENDERSON-DAVIESS-MCLEAN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…GOLCONDA…ELIZABETHTOWN…METROPOLIS…
FORT BRANCH…PETERSBURG…POSEYVILLE…EVANSVILLE…BOONVILLE…
ROCKPORT…CLINTON…BARDWELL…WICKLIFFE…PADUCAH…MAYFIELD…
SMITHLAND…BENTON…MURRAY…MARION…EDDYVILLE…PRINCETON…
MORGANFIELD…DIXON…MADISONVILLE…HENDERSON…OWENSBORO…
CALHOUN

…BLIZZARD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON
CST WEDNESDAY…

* SNOWFALL AMOUNTS: SNOWFALL WILL AVERAGE FROM 4 TO 8 INCHES
ACROSS SOUTHWEST INDIANA…MUCH OF WESTERN KENTUCKY…AND
EXTREME SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS.

* WINDS: WINDS TONIGHT WILL INCREASE TO AROUND 25 MPH…WITH
FREQUENT GUSTS FROM 35 TO 45 MPH. THESE STRONG WINDS WILL
PERSIST THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING. THE COMBINATION OF THESE
GUSTY WINDS AND THE FALLING SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL REDUCE
VISIBILITIES TO UNDER A QUARTER MILE AT TIMES.

* TIMING: RAIN WILL CHANGE TO SNOW FROM WEST TO EAST…MAINLY
AFTER MIDNIGHT. THE HEAVIEST SNOW AND STRONGEST WINDS WILL OCCUR
THROUGH ABOUT 6 AM WEDNESDAY. WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL IMPROVE
BETWEEN 6 AM AND NOON ON WEDNESDAY…BUT ROADWAYS WILL TAKE LONGER TO IMPROVE.

* IMPACTS: BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED. EXPECT TRAVEL TO
BECOME VERY DIFFICULT. BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW COULD MAKE
ROADS DIFFICULT TO NAVIGATE THROUGH MUCH OF THE DAY WEDNESDAY.
WHITEOUT CONDITIONS MAY CREATE A LIFE THREATENING SITUATION FOR
THOSE VENTURING OUTDOORS. BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW MAY
CONTINUE INTO WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

* OTHER IMPACTS: THE HEAVY WET SNOW AND STRONG WINDS MAY BRING
DOWN SOME TREES AND POWER LINES. IN ADDITION…SHOVELING
HEAVY WET SNOW HAS CAUSED HEART ATTACKS…BACK PROBLEMS…AND
OTHER ISSUES IN PAST WINTER STORMS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT
CONDITIONS…MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT TRAVEL. IF
YOU MUST TRAVEL…HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET
STRANDED…STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE.

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