URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON, KY / VIDEO ATTACHED

VIDEO NWS Jackson KY Weather Briefing - Updated Monday, February 16, 2015

ESTILL-ROCKCASTLE-JACKSON-PULASKI-LAUREL-KNOX-WOLFE-LEE-OWSLEY- CLAY- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...IRVINE...MOUNT VERNON...BRODHEAD... MCKEE...ANNVILLE...SOMERSET...LONDON...PROVIDENCE... BARBOURVILLE...NORTH CORBIN...CAMPTON...UNION...BEATTYVILLE... FINCASTLE...BOONEVILLE...MANCHESTER...  6:02 AM EST MON FEB 16 2015

HEAVY SNOWFALL EXPECTED THROUGH THIS EVENING

VIDEO NWS Jackson KY Weather Briefing at bottom...

ARCTIC AIR ENTRENCHED OVER THE REGION WILL SET THE STAGE FOR SNOW TO DEVELOP TODAY AS A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM TRACKS THROUGH THE SOUTHEAST UNITED STATES.

HEAVY SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED WITH SNOWFALL RATES EXCEEDING AN INCH PER HOUR AT TIMES FROM LATE THIS MORNING THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING.

 

WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT...

* WIDESPREAD SNOW WILL OCCUR THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING. SNOWFALL WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES...WITH SNOWFALL RATES EXCEEDING 1 INCH PER HOUR. THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF BY LATE THIS EVENING.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 9 TO 12 INCHES ARE EXPECTED...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS. DIFFICULT IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE.

THE SNOW MAY ACCUMULATE HEAVILY ON TREES. THIS MAY BRING DOWN TREES OR TREE BRANCHES AND LEAD TO POWER OUTAGES. TRAVEL ON RURAL OR SECONDARY ROADS MAY BE DIFFICULT WELL INTO TUESDAY.

IF POSSIBLE...POSTPONE TRAVEL.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS.

ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT... FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

 

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