Winter Storm Update
Well, it looks like we may have cleared out the grocery stores for nothing. Earlier in the week, the forecast models were calling for significant snowfall for the tristate. This morning, those models are showing we likely won’t even see snow until late this afternoon. While the snow associated with Winter Storm Ion may have flamed out some, we are still bracing for the coldest air in decades. Here’s the latest . . .
from the National Weather Service:
..WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM
CST THIS EVENING…
…WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING
TO 9 AM CST TUESDAY…
A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM
CST THIS EVENING. A WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM
6 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM CST TUESDAY.
* TIMING…RAIN EARLY SUNDAY MORNING WILL CHANGE TO SNOW AROUND
MIDDAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON…AND FINALLY TAPER
OFF IN THE EARLY EVENING.
* AMOUNTS…UP TO 4 INCHES OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE.
* IMPACTS…HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED DUE TO THE
FLASH FREEZING OF WET ROADS…AS WELL AS THE SNOW. NORTHWEST
WINDS WILL BECOME QUITE GUSTY…WHICH COULD RESULT IN BLOWING
AND DRIFTING OF SNOW.
* WIND CHILL…TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING…WIND CHILL
TEMPERATURES WILL BE AS LOW AS 10 TO 25 DEGREES BELOW ZERO.
And the Wind Chill Advisory means that our temperatures are about to fall below zero.
A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS
WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE WIND CHILLS OF 10 BELOW ZERO TO 25 BELOW
ZERO. THIS WILL RESULT IN FROSTBITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF
PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN. IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS…MAKE
SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND GLOVES.