Thursday, March 26, 2009

Our Weather Forecast for tonight

AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS WINTER STORM IS EXPECTED TO IMPACT THE PANHANDLES REGION BEGINNING LATE TONIGHT. COLD TEMPERATURES WILL RETURN TO THE PANHANDLES TONIGHT... WITH PRECIPITATION BEGINNING AS LIGHT RAIN BEFORE SWITCHING TO SNOW OVERNIGHT TONIGHT. BY EARLY FRIDAY MORNING HEAVY SNOW AND VERY STRONG WINDS WILL BE AFFECTING A LARGE PORTION OF THE AREA. NORTHERLY WINDS OF 35 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS OVER 50 MPH WILL CAUSE WIDESPREAD BLOWING SNOW WITH NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY IN WHITEOUT CONDITIONS FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT. HEAVY SNOWFALL OF 6 TO 12 INCHES IS EXPECTED ACROSS THE WARNING AREA WITH AMOUNTS IN EXCESS OF 12 INCHES COMMON. SNOW DRIFTS OF 10 TO 20 FEET WILL BE POSSIBLE BEFORE THE SNOW FINALLY ENDS SATURDAY MORNING.

THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS STORM. ANYONE CAUGHT OUTSIDE DURING WHITEOUT CONDITIONS COULD BECOME DISORIENTED AND MAY NOT BE ABLE TO FIND SHELTER. TRAVEL WILL BE DANGEROUS IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE ON FRIDAY... WITH POWER OUTAGES POSSIBLY LASTING INTO THE WEEKEND.

Oh boy, better batton down the hatches!

2 comments:

Glenda, saved by grace said...

Well by all means ya'll stay in the house!
Sounds crazy!

Mamaw 2 6 said...

Stay in the house with the heat on! I think I'm too much of a wimp for that kind of weather.
When the GLOBAL WARMING supposed to start?