WINTER STORM WATCH – 6″ Wet Snow Possible

The National Weather Service in state college has issued a winter storm watch, which is in effect from late thursday night through friday evening.

WARREN- MCKEAN- POTTER- ELK- CAMERON- NORTHERN CLINTON- TIOGA- NORTHERN LYCOMING- SULLIVAN- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF… WARREN… BRADFORD… COUDERSPORT… ST. MARYS… RIDGWAY… EMPORIUM… RENOVO… MANSFIELD…WELLSBORO… LAPORTE

321 PM EST WED FEB 23 2011

* Location, North Central pennsylvania.

* Precipitation type, heavy wet snow.

* Accumulations, potential for 6 inches or more of snow, especially near the new york border.

* Timing, mixed rain and snow thursday night will give way to snow late thursday night and continue into the day on friday.

* Winds, light northeast winds thursday night will become northerly on friday and increase to 10 to 20 mph.

* Impacts, snow will likely make for poor travel conditions, especially on untreated roads. there will be potential for the wet snow to bring power lines and tree limbs down.

* Temperatures, will be near or just below freezing for much of the period.

* Visibilities, less than a mile in heavier snow bands.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A winter storm watch means there is a potential for significant snow, sleet, or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Stay tuned to NOAA weather radio or your favorite source of weather information for the latest updates. Additional details can also be found at, weather.Gov/statecollege.


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