WINTER STORM WATCH – 6 to 12″ of Snow Possible

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA

POTTER- ELK- CAMERON- TIOGA- MCKEAN- WARREN
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF… COUDERSPORT… ST. MARYS… RIDGWAY… EMPORIUM… MANSFIELD… WELLSBORO
1119 AM EST SAT MAR 5 2011

Winter Storm Watch in Effect From 11 AM Sunday Through Late Sunday Night…

The National Weather Service in state college has issued a winter storm watch, which is in effect from 11 AM Sunday through late Sunday night.

* Location, northwest and north central mountains of Pennsylvania, from Elk County, Northeast to Tioga County.

* Precipitation type, a few hour period of heavy sleet and some Freezing rain Sunday morning, changing to snow, that will fall heavy at times sunday afternoon through early Sunday night.

* Accumulations(6 to) 12 inches possible. Around one quarter of an inch of freezing rain possible before changing to heavy sleet and then snow.

* Timing, late Sunday morning through early Sunday night, then gradually tapering off late.

* Winds, northeast increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon and becoming north in the evening. gusts between 30 and 35 mph late sunday into Sunday night.

* Impacts, rapidly deteriorating road conditions due to heavy mixed precipitation then snow. The combination of heavy snow and ice clinging to trees will combine with increasing wind to produce possible downed tree limbs and power outages.

* Temperatures, in the mid 30S around daybreak sunday, then falling slowly to the mid and upper 20S by late Sunday afternoon.

* Visibilities, below one quarter of a mile at times.

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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