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02/24/2010

2/24/2010: Winter Storm Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the region beginning on Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 12:01 a.m. through Friday, February 26, 2010.

According to the NWS Precipitation is expected to begin later this evening, and could start out as either rain or a mixture of rain and snow. However, precipitation will change over to all snow overnight tonight and last through the early part of Friday. The heaviest snow is expected to be Thursday into Thursday night with total snow accumulations ranging from 8 to 12 inches across the warned area. This is the time when the storm will be at its strongest as well, which will lead to strong winds up to 30 mph. These strong winds will likely lead to blowing and drifting snow, as well as scattered power outages.

The snow could be a heavy, wet snow, similar to the last storm, which may have an effect of trees and building overhangs. Shoveling snow will be difficult with this storm. Anyone venturing out to shovel snow is advised to use caution when shoveling snow and take frequent breaks.

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow... sleet... and ice are expected or occurring. Strong winds are also possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.