NWS Upgrades to Winter Storm Warning

Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
402 PM EST TUE DEC 6 2011

...A STORM SYSTEM WILL DEEPEN OVER THE WESTERN CAROLINAS EARLY
WEDNESDAY...AND THEN MOVE NORTHEASTWARD PAST THE DELMARVA COAST
EARLY THURSDAY. THIS SYSTEM WILL BRING HEAVY WET SNOW TO THE
HIGHER MOUNTAINS MIDDAY WEDNESDAY INTO EARLY THURSDAY...

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GARRETT-PRESTON-TUCKER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...OAKLAND MD...GRANTSVILLE...KINGWOOD...
TERRA ALTA...PARSONS...DAVIS...THOMAS
402 PM EST TUE DEC 6 2011

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM WEDNESDAY TO 4 AM
EST THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PITTSBURGH HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM
WEDNESDAY TO 4 AM EST THURSDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO
LONGER IN EFFECT.

* LOCATIONS...HIGHER ELEVATIONS.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY WET SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 7 INCHES OF SNOW.

* TIMING...MIDDAY WEDNESDAY THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY

* IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED DUE TO
  REDUCED VISIBILITY AND SNOW ACCUMULATION. THE WEIGHT OF THE
  SNOW ACCUMULATIONS COULD KNOCK DOWN SOME TREE LIMBS AND POWER
  LINES.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOWER 30S.

* VISIBILITIES...NEAR ZERO IN HEAVIER SNOW FALL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...