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Winter Storm Warning issued for parts of Pennsylvania

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
343 PM EDT MON OCT 24 2005

...SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL EXPECTED IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS TONIGHT
AND TUESDAY...

.A STORM SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP OVERHEAD
TONIGHT...COOLING THE AIR AND CREATING SNOW OVER THE HIGHER
ELEVATIONS...AND A RAIN/SNOW MIX IN THE VALLEYS. THE STORM WILL
LAST THROUGH ALL OF TUESDAY.

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 8 PM
EDT TUESDAY FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 1500 FEET...
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO
8 PM EDT TUESDAY FOR THE LOWER ELEVATIONS...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 8 PM
EDT TUESDAY. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED. THIS
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO
8 PM EDT TUESDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

A STORM SYSTEM OVER THE OHIO VALLEY WILL INTENSIFY AS IT MOVES
JUST TO THE SOUTH OF PENNSYLVANIA TONIGHT. DEEP MOISTURE WILL BE
DRAWN IN FROM THE ATLANTIC OCEAN AS THE STORM DEEPENS. THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EXPECTS RAIN TO TURN TO SNOW OVER THE
MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN AND NORTHERN PENNSYLVANIA DURING THE EVENING
HOURS.

THE ELEVATIONS ABOVE 1500 FEET WILL COOL MORE RAPIDLY...AND WILL
SEE THE GREATEST SNOW ACCUMULATIONS FROM THIS STORM. ACCUMULATIONS
BY TUESDAY AFTERNOON ARE EXPECTED TO BE BETWEEN 6 AND 9 INCHES ON
THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS...WHILE THE VALLEY LOCATIONS SHOULD SEE A
SLUSHY 2 TO 5 INCHES OF SNOW.

THE HEAVIEST OF THE SNOW WILL OCCUR LATE TONIGHT AND DURING THE
DAYLIGHT HOURS ON TUESDAY. THE SNOW IS EXPECTED TO TAPER OFF TO
SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON OR EVENING HOURS
ON TUESDAY.

AGAIN...MOST OF THE SNOW THAT ACCUMULATES FROM THIS EARLY-SEASON
EVENT WILL BE ON THE RIDGES. A SIGNIFICANT TRAVEL IMPACT MAY OCCUR
AS MANY OF THE MAJOR ROADS GOING ACROSS CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA
TRAVERSE THE HIGHER TERRAIN.

THE HEAVY WET SNOW WEIGHING ON FOLIAGE-COVERED TREES COULD CAUSE
DOWNED TREES AND POWER OUTAGES.

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW OR ICE
ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. ANY TRAVEL IS STRONGLY DISCOURAGED.
THOSE WITH TRAVEL PLANS IN THE WARNED AREA ARE ADVISED TO CHOOSE
AN ALTERNATIVE ROUTE...OR SHOULD USE EXTREME CAUTION IF TRAVEL IS
UNAVOIDABLE. CARRY EXTRA SUPPLIES...INCLUDING BLANKETS...FOOD AND
A CELLULAR PHONE...IN CASE YOUR CAR BECOMES STRANDED.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW...SLEET...OR
FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES. MOTORISTS SHOULD BE
ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES...WHERE SLIPPERY
SPOTS DEVELOP FIRST.


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