Winter Storm Warning Issued for Large Portion of the Tri-State
Here we "snow" again!
The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning for all of Southern Indiana and parts of Western Kentucky in the Tri-State early Saturday morning beginning at Noon. Here's what they say we can expect:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Paducah KY 334 AM CST Sat Jan 19 2019 ...HEAVY SNOW AND VERY GUSTY WINDS MAY CREATE NEAR WHITE-OUT CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON AND THIS EVENING... ILZ083-086-087-090-091-INZ081-082-085>088-KYZ007-010-014-015- 018>020-192130- /O.UPG.KPAH.WW.Y.0002.190119T1800Z-190120T0600Z/ /O.NEW.KPAH.WS.W.0002.190119T1800Z-190120T0600Z/ White-Saline-Gallatin-Pope-Hardin-Gibson-Pike-Posey-Vanderburgh- Warrick-Spencer-Livingston-Crittenden-Union KY-Webster-Henderson- Daviess-McLean- Including the cities of Carmi, Harrisburg, Shawneetown, Golconda, Elizabethtown, Fort Branch, Petersburg, Poseyville, Evansville, Boonville, Rockport, Smithland, Marion, Morganfield, Dixon, Henderson, Owensboro, and Calhoun 334 AM CST Sat Jan 19 2019 ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT... * WHAT...A period of heavy snow is expected late this afternoon and this evening. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches are expected. Locally higher amounts are possible. Winds may gust as high as 40 to 45 mph. * WHERE...All of southwest Indiana, including Evansville, portions of southeast Illinois near the Ohio River, including Carmi, Harrisburg, Shawneetown, and Golconda, and portions of western Kentucky along and north of a line from Smithland to Providence to Calhoun, including Henderson and Owensboro. * WHEN...Rain will change to snow late this afternoon and early this evening. Snow will taper off late this evening and overnight. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...This potent weather system will bring an Arctic blast of air with a myriad of impacts. Strong and gusty winds will impact travel and also bring in cold air with single digit to lower teens wind chills. Plunging sub freezing temperatures will create flash freeze and black ice potential for any residual ground or roadway moisture. In addition, winds may produce significant visibility reductions and near white-out conditions at times when blowing snow is moderate to heavy. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.
The biggest difference in this forecast compared to what was expected through the majority of the week is the amount of accumulating snow . Throughout most of the week, one to two inches had been the overall consensus by local meteorologists. Now, it appears will see a bit more than that with three to five inches expected.
Whatever happens, it sounds like a good weekend to sit in the house and binge watch some TV. But, if you absolutely must get on the roads, give yourself extra time to get where you need to go.
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[Source: National Weather Service]