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UPDATED- Winter Storm Warning- Information you should know.



* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6

inches. Winds gusting as high as 55 mph. Blowing snow. Wind

chills as low as 30 below zero.

* WHERE...Portions of central, east central, north central and

west central Indiana.

* WHEN...From 3 PM Thursday to 7 PM EST Friday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Widespread blowing

snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous

conditions are expected to impact the morning and evening

commutes. Strong winds could cause tree damage. The cold wind

chills as low as 30 below zero could cause frostbite on exposed

skin in as little as 15 minutes.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...A flash freeze is likely Thursday night

with temperatures dropping more than 30 degrees in a matter of

hours during the transition from rain to snow. Heaviest snow is

expected shortly after frontal passage Thursday evening into

Thursday night.

Expires in 2 days.


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Warming Centers

Source- City of Anderson Facebook Page

National Weather Service Warning Issued

A significant and disruptive storm system is forecast to produce a

multitude of weather hazards over the next several days, as heavy

snowfall, strong winds, and dangerously cold temperatures span from the

Intermountain West through the Plains, the Great Lakes, and the central

Appalachians. At the forefront of the active weather pattern is a

dangerous and record-breaking cold air mass in the wake of strong arctic

cold front diving southward across the central Plains today and the

southern Plains by late Thursday. Behind the front, temperatures across

the Intermountain West and northern High Plains have plummeted 25 - 35

degrees F in just a few hours, with widespread minus 10 to minus 20

readings across the region. This, combined with sustained winds of 20 - 30

mph and higher wind gusts of up to 60 mph, have and will continue to lead

to wind chills as low as minus 40 degrees across a large swath of the

Intermountain West and northern/central Plains, with more localized areas

of minus 50 to minus 70 possible through the end of the week. Wind chills

of this magnitude can cause frostbite in less than 5 minutes if

precautions are not taken, with hypothermia and death also possible from

prolonged exposure to the cold. Livestock interests will also be severely

impacted and dangers could be exacerbated if power outages occur.

Consequently, widespread Wind Chill Warnings have been issued for areas

spanning from eastern Washington State, through the Intermountain West,

central/northern Plains, and Tennesse Valley, with additional Wind Chill

Watches and Advisories covering areas as far south as the southern Plains

and Gulf Coast. As the arctic front dives southward through the overnight

hours and Thursday, daytime temperatures across the central Plains will

struggle to get above 0 degrees, while areas further south in Texas and

the Gulf Coast will experience temperatures in the single digits and teens

Thursday evening. Furthermore, snow squalls, or a brief burst of moderate

to heavy snow (1 to 2 hours), are likely to occur immediately behind the

arctic front from the Intermountain West, to the central Plains, Ohio

Valley, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast. Developing snow squalls could lead to

extremely hazardous travel conditions at times, as they will be

accompanied by gusts to 40 mph, potentially creating sudden whiteout


Another hazardous facet of the system will be a deepening low-pressure

center that forms along the frontal boundary this evening and rapidly

strengthens as it tracks eastward across the Midwest and Great Lakes on

Thursday. This storm system is likely to produce widespread

light-to-moderate snowfall from the Midwest to the Great Lakes and

Interior Northeast, with a brief burst of snow also possible into the

Ohio/Tennessee Valleys and northern Mid-Atlantic immediately following the

cold frontal passage. The heaviest snowfall, with amounts potentially

exceeding a foot, is anticipated to occur over the Great Lakes between

tonight and Friday, especially along westward and northward-facing

lakefronts, as lake-enhanced snowfall along with moisture wrapped around

the low will help aid in the locally heavy totals. Combined with the

snowfall, very strong winds will also accompany the system as a very tight

pressure gradient develops between the low over the Great Lakes and the

strong high-pressure system over the northern Plains. Heavy snowfall rates

of 1-2"/hour, along with wind gusts of over 50 mph will result in

near-zero visibility and considerable blowing and drifting of snow. This

will lead to dangerous, to at times impossible, land and air travel

leading up to the holiday weekend. The combination of heavy snow and

strong wind gusts could lead to significant infrastructure impacts,

including scattered tree damage and power outages. Residents across the

aforementioned regions are advised to make final preparations as soon as

possible and check on family and friends during the storm in case of an


Further east, in the warm sector of the strengthening storm system,

moisture surging northward ahead of a center of low-pressure and

associated coastal boundary situated off the Southeast coast will lead to

moderate to heavy rainfall across the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic on

Thursday with rainfall totals of 1-3" possible. As the low-pressure system

tracks northward Thursday evening, strong southerly winds ahead of the

center of low-pressure, combined with the new moon-tide cycle, may lead to

dangerous coastal flooding from northern New Jersey to northeast

Massachusetts. Furthermore, heavy rain over a fresh snowpack could also

create scattered flooding concerns for parts of Vermont and Maine on

Friday, which has prompted a Slight Risk (level 2/4) of Excessive Rainfall

to be issued. Lastly, at the leading edge of the northward surging

moisture over the Mid-Atlantic during the first half of the day on

Thursday, light freezing rain and locally heavy snowfall could impact

parts of the central Appalachians. A lingering cold air damming

environment will likely keep this brief punch of wintry weather confined

to the higher terrain and near the Blue Ridge mountains, but could still

lead to snowfall totals of up to six inches in some spots. Moreover, on

Friday, as the arctic cold front races eastward across the Mid-Atlantic

and Northeast, temperatures will plunge from the mid-to-upper 50s to the

10s and 20s in a matter of hours, which could lead to a rapid flash freeze

of wet pavement and surfaces from antecedent rainfall.


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