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Wind Chill Advisory, Winter Storm Watch
Expires 10:00 AM EST on February 16, 2016

Statement as of 8:45 PM EST on February 13, 2016


... Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect until 9 am EST Sunday...
... Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from late Sunday night
through Tuesday morning...

* winds... northwest 5 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph through
tonight. Winds Sunday night through Tuesday morning southeast
around 5 to 10 mph.

* Temperatures... falling into the single digits tonight into
Sunday morning... in the teens Sunday night rising into the upper
20s to lower 30s Monday into Tuesday.

* Wind chills... 10 to 20 degrees below zero tonight into Sunday
morning.

* Precipitation type... snow... sleet and freezing rain Sunday night
into Tuesday morning.

* Accumulation... potential for around 5 inches of snow and
sleet. Potential for around a quarter inch of ice from
freezing rain.

* Timing... lowest wind chills are expected late tonight through
early Sunday morning. Snow will begin late Sunday night. Snow
will continue through Monday before changing to sleet and
freezing rain Monday night. Precipitation will end Tuesday
afternoon.

* Impacts... the dangerously low wind chills will lead to frost
bite and hypothermia if precautions are not taken. Snow and
ice will cause slippery roads and travel will be difficult.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Chill Advisory means that very cold air and strong winds
will combine to generate low wind chills. This will result in
frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken.
If you must venture outdoors... make sure you wear a hat and
gloves.

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow... sleet... or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.







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