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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
712 PM EST WED DEC 7 2016

PAZ005-081215-
/O.UPG.KCTP.LE.A.0005.161208T1700Z-161210T1200Z/
/O.NEW.KCTP.LE.Y.0006.161208T1700Z-161210T1700Z/
MCKEAN-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...BRADFORD
712 PM EST WED DEC 7 2016

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON THURSDAY TO NOON
EST SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE HAS ISSUED A LAKE
EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON THURSDAY TO
NOON EST SATURDAY. THE LAKE EFFECT SNOW WATCH IS NO LONGER IN
EFFECT.

* LOCATIONS...MCKEAN COUNTY.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...TWO DAY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 8 TO 12
  INCHES IN THE NORTHWESTERN PARTS OF MCKEAN COUNTY...AND 4-6
  INCHES IN THE SOUTHEAST.

* TIMING...THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED TO FALL THURSDAY NIGHT
  THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACTS...SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY ROADS. POWER OUTAGES ARE
  POSSIBLE DUE TO THE WEIGHT OF THE SNOW ON TREE LIMBS AND POWER
  LINES. THE INTENSITY OF THE SNOW INSIDE LAKE EFFECT SNOW BANDS
  CAN REDUCE VISIBILITY TO NEAR ZERO IN A MATTER OF MINUTES. THE
  WIND WILL ALSO LEAD TO BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

* WINDS...WEST 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THE PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION REMINDS MOTORISTS
TO ADJUST SPEEDS BASED ON DRIVING CONDITIONS AND TO TAKE IT SLOW
IN SNOW AND ICE.

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