By , Mount Vernon News
February 24, 2011, 3:20 pm

6:32 a.m. UPDATE— The National Weather Service in cleveland has issued a winter storm warning for heavy snow, which is in effect until 4 pm est this afternoon.

Snow moderate at times will occur before tapering off this afternoon. Snow accumulations during the daylight hours will be 2 to 4 inches for a storm total of 4 to 8 inches.

Plenty of blowing and drifting snow will develop today. extra time will be needed for the morning commute.

precautionary/preparedness actions

A winter storm warning is issued when severe winter weather is expected. Heavy snow and/or ice will cause hazardous driving conditions. If you will be traveling in the warning area you should choose an alternate route if possible, or you should use extreme caution if travel is unavoidable. stay tuned to NOAA weather radio and other radio and tv stations for further details or updates.


The National Weather Service in cleveland has issued a winter weather advisory for snow, sleet and freezing rain, which is in effect from 9 pm this evening to 4 pm Friday.

Strong low pressure will track near a path from Cincinnati to Youngstown tonight into Friday morning. Rain will begin to mix with sleet or snow toward sunrise. A brief period of freezing rain will also be possible. The transition to all snow should occur by late morning.

Ice accumulations of around a tenth of an inch will be possible before the transition over to snow. This mix will cause lower amounts of snow. However accumulations of 3 to 5 inches will be possible. Winds will also increase by Friday afternoon to at least 15 to 25 mph. This will cause blowing and drifting of the snowfall.

precautionary/preparedness actions

A winter weather advisory is normally issued for a variety of winter weather conditions such as light snow.., blowing snow, sleet and freezing rain. While the weather will be significant, the word advisory implies that severe winter weather is not anticipated. stay tuned to NOAA weather radio and other radio and tv stations for further details or updates.

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