National Weather Service US Winter Storm Warning: Expect Blizzard conditions and Heavy Snow Fall

By on Dec 12, 2010 in Current Events, United States, Weather, World Comments
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The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued its latest warning on the US Winter Storm on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 4:13 p.m EST. The latest advisory indicates major snow fall starting Saturday night until Sunday, December 12, 2010.

Weather conditions may experience strong winds that will eventually cause blowing and drifting snow. Blizzard conditions are expected to prevail over time.

Here is the latest complete NWS US Winter Storm Warning, posted on its website as of 4:13p.m. Saturday, December 11, 2010:

Winter Storm Warning
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GAYLORD MI
413 PM EST SAT DEC 11 2010

…MAJOR SNOWSTORM TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT…

.A DEVELOPING AREA OF LOW PRESSURE OVER THE CENTRAL PLAINS WILL
STRENGTHEN TONIGHT AS IT TRACKS NORTHEAST…AND IS EVENTUALLY
FORECAST TO CROSS FAR SOUTHERN LOWER MICHIGAN LATE TONIGHT INTO
SUNDAY MORNING. SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO OVERSPREAD NORTHERN MICHIGAN
THIS EVENING…BECOMING HEAVY AT TIMES LATER TONIGHT CONTINUING INTO
SUNDAY. IN ADDITION…WINDS WILL INCREASE TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY…WITH
WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH POSSIBLE. THIS WILL PRODUCE
CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW…AND BLIZZARD…TO NEAR
BLIZZARD CONDITIONS AT TIMES.

MIZ021-022-027>029-033-034-120515-
/O.UPG.KAPX.WS.A.0002.101212T0000Z-101213T0000Z/
/O.NEW.KAPX.WS.W.0001.101212T0000Z-101213T0000Z/
ANTRIM-OTSEGO-KALKASKA-CRAWFORD-OSCODA-MISSAUKEE-ROSCOMMON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…MANCELONA…GAYLORD…KALKASKA…
GRAYLING…MIO…LAKE CITY…HOUGHTON LAKE
413 PM EST SAT DEC 11 2010

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 7 PM
EST SUNDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GAYLORD HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO
7 PM EST SUNDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

IMPACTS…

* ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED TONIGHT AND SUNDAY WITH
PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW. WINDS GUSTING TO 40 MPH ON SUNDAY WILL
CREATE WIDESPREAD BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW…AND NEAR
BLIZZARD CONDITIONS.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER…

* SNOW DEVELOPING THIS EVENING…BECOMING HEAVY AT TIMES LATE
TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY.

* TOTAL SNOWFALL OF 8 TO 14 INCHES POSSIBLE BY SUNDAY EVENING.

* GUSTY NORTH WINDS TO 40 MPH WILL CREATE REDUCED VISIBILITIES
IN FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW ON SUNDAY…AND NEAR BLIZZARD
CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

* 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.

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