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Watches & Warnings

Winter Storm Warning
Issued: 11:33 AM EST Jan. 19, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 4 am EST Sunday...

* what... heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 8
inches expected. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph.

* Where... Mercer, Auglaize and Hardin counties.

* When... until 4 am EST Sunday.

* Additional details... travel could be very difficult, especially
by late this afternoon into the overnight hours. Widespread
blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility.

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.

Additional information can be found at www.Weather.Gov/iln as
well as on our facebook and twitter pages.





Special Statement
Issued: 10:53 AM EST Jan. 19, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Strong winter storm system impacting the Ohio Valley today and
tonight...

A strong storm system is spreading precipitation across the area
this morning. Rain mixing with brief periods of freezing rain or
sleet is expected near and just to the south of the I-70 corridor
through the early evening, which may initially hold down snow
totals from east-central Indiana through parts of central Ohio.
Periods of snow north of I-70 will lead to accumulations through
this evening, with all rain during this period near and south of
the Ohio River.

By this evening, temperatures will plummet as an Arctic cold
front sweeps through the area. There will be a sharp transition
from northwest to southeast of rain or freezing rain to snow with
very strong northwesterly winds for the overnight hours. Expect
winds of 20 to 30 mph tonight with wind gusts up to 45 mph to
overspread the entire area. Snow is expected to increase in
intensity with some locations observing near blizzard conditions
late this evening into the early overnight period. Travel
conditions, especially near and north of the I-71 corridor, will
quickly deteriorate late this evening, becoming hazardous and
potentially dangerous. Flash freeze will be possible on some
roads, with blowing and drifting snow causing brief whiteout
conditions late this evening through the early overnight period.

Snow is expected to diminish in coverage and intensity towards
daybreak Sunday. Wind chills will fall to the single digits below
zero and above zero by Sunday morning.

Try to avoid going outdoors late this evening through early
Sunday morning due to bitterly cold temperatures and hazardous
Road conditions.



1053 am EST Sat Jan 19 2019

... Strong winter storm system impacting the Ohio Valley today and
tonight...

A strong storm system is spreading precipitation across the area
this morning. Rain mixing with brief periods of freezing rain or
sleet is expected near and just to the south of the I-70 corridor
through the early evening, which may initially hold down snow
totals from east-central Indiana through parts of central Ohio.
Periods of snow north of I-70 will lead to accumulations through
this evening, with all rain during this period near and south of
the Ohio River.

By this evening, temperatures will plummet as an Arctic cold
front sweeps through the area. There will be a sharp transition
from northwest to southeast of rain or freezing rain to snow with
very strong northwesterly winds for the overnight hours. Expect
winds of 20 to 30 mph tonight with wind gusts up to 45 mph to
overspread the entire area. Snow is expected to increase in
intensity with some locations observing near blizzard conditions
late this evening into the early overnight period. Travel
conditions, especially near and north of the I-71 corridor, will
quickly deteriorate late this evening, becoming hazardous and
potentially dangerous. Flash freeze will be possible on some
roads, with blowing and drifting snow causing brief whiteout
conditions late this evening through the early overnight period.

Snow is expected to diminish in coverage and intensity towards
daybreak Sunday. Wind chills will fall to the single digits below
zero and above zero by Sunday morning.

Try to avoid going outdoors late this evening through early
Sunday morning due to bitterly cold temperatures and hazardous
Road conditions.