Defiance

Statement as of 9:56 PM EST on January 31, 2015

Winter Storm Warning


... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 7 am EST Monday...

Hazardous weather...

* heavy snow... 10 to 15 inches storm total. The period of
   heaviest snow expected during the daytime hours on Sunday
   into Sunday evening.

* Blowing and drifting snow... especially Sunday afternoon into
   Sunday night.

Impacts...

* periods of heavy snow with blowing and drifting snow making
   travel difficult or impossible. Some unplowed roads will
   become impassible.

* Blowing and drifting snow Sunday afternoon into Sunday night.

* Visibilities reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and
   blowing snow.

Timing...

* snow will overspread the area late this evening... and then
   continue through Sunday... with snow tapering off late Sunday
   night.

Confidence...

* confidence is very high that heavy snow will occur. However
   there is medium confidence with respect to amounts and the
   exact location of the heaviest snow.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow and blowing and drifting
snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or
occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will
make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency. If you must
travel... keep an extra flashlight... food... and water in your
vehicle in case of an emergency.






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