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WINTER STORM WATCH

posted Nov 20, 2015, 5:45 AM by Robert Wilcox   [ updated Dec 5, 2015, 6:33 AM ]
...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DETROIT/PONTIAC HAS ISSUED A
WINTER STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER...

* SNOW WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE REGION EARLY SATURDAY MORNING AND
INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND
EVENING. THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL RATES ARE EXPECTED LATE SATURDAY
AFTERNOON AND EARLY SATURDAY EVENING...WHERE SNOWFALL TOTALS UP
TO OR IN EXCESS OF 5 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE.

* THERE IS STILL SOME UNCERTAINTY AS TO THE TRACK OF THIS
SYSTEM...WHICH WILL HEAVILY IMPACT WHERE THE HEAVIEST SNOW
OCCURS. TEMPERATURES NEAR THE SURFACE WILL ALSO AFFECT HOW
EFFICIENTLY SNOW IS ABLE TO ACCUMULATE.

* THE SNOW WILL RAPIDLY TAPER TO LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS BY LATE
SATURDAY EVENING. TEMPERATURES WILL DROP BELOW FREEZING
SATURDAY NIGHT WHICH COULD MAKE WET AND/OR SNOW COVERED ROADS
VERY SLIPPERY.

IMPACTS...

* TRAVEL MAY BE ADVERSELY AFFECTED...ESPECIALLY SATURDAY
AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* THERE IS A CHANCE OF A BRIEF PERIOD OF HEAVY WET SNOW
ACCUMULATION WHICH MAY BE ABLE TO BRING DOWN SMALL TREE LIMBS.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

* A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR
THE LATEST FORECASTS.

* PREPARE...PLAN...AND STAY INFORMED.
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