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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • Winter storm predicted Christmas night

  • A major winter storm may be taking shape to hit us with possibly more than 6 inches of snow Christmas night into Wednesday morning. The National Weather service has issued a winter storm watch.
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  • A major winter storm may be taking shape to hit us with possibly more than 6 inches of snow Christmas night into Wednesday morning. The National Weather service has issued the following winter storm watch:
     
    ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH
    WEDNESDAY MORNING...
     
    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
    WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY
    MORNING.
     
    * SNOWFALL AMOUNTS: CURRENT INDICATIONS ARE THAT THE AXIS OF
    HEAVIEST SNOWFALL WILL BE OVER SOUTHEAST MISSOURI AND SOUTHERN
    ILLINOIS. SNOWFALL AMOUNTS IN EXCESS OF 6 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE
    WITHIN THIS AXIS OF HEAVY SNOW. ANY CHANGE IN THE FORECAST TRACK
    OF THE LOW WOULD CAUSE THE HEAVY SNOW AREA TO SHIFT...SO
    CONTINUE TO MONITOR UPDATED FORECASTS.
     
    * TIMING: SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN EARLY ON CHRISTMAS
    NIGHT...POSSIBLY STARTING AS RAIN CHRISTMAS AFTERNOON. HEAVY
    SNOW AND STRONG WINDS WILL OCCUR MOST OF THE NIGHT. THE SNOW
    WILL END EARLY WEDNESDAY...BUT STRONG WINDS WILL CONTINUE.
     
    * MAIN IMPACT: INTENSE SNOWFALL RATES AND STRONG WINDS MAY CAUSE
    VERY DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS. VISIBILITY WILL BE LOWER THAN
    ONE HALF MILE...WITH LOCAL WHITEOUT CONDITIONS POSSIBLE.
     
    * OTHER IMPACTS: BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW COULD POTENTIALLY MAKE
    TRAVEL IMPOSSIBLE. WINDS WILL GUST OVER 30 MPH AT TIMES.
     
     
    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
     
    A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
    SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT WOULD GREATLY IMPACT
    TRAVEL. STAY TUNED FOR LATER STATEMENTS. THIS WATCH WILL BE
    UPGRADED TO A WARNING IF WINTER STORM CONDITIONS BECOME MORE
    CERTAIN.
     

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