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Borough of California, PA Emergency Management
Tuesday December 25th, 2012 :: 03:48 p.m. EST

Advisory

Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PITTSBURGH HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM
WEDNESDAY TO 6 AM EST THURSDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO
LONGER IN EFFECT.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW. SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN MAY ALSO MIX
IN AT TIME ESPECIALLY IN THE RIDGES OF WESTMORELAND AND FAYETTE
COUNTIES.

* ACCUMULATIONS...THE POTENTIAL FOR 4 TO 8 INCHES OF SNOW...WITH
LOCALIZED HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE. SNOWFALL RATES IN EXCESS OF
AN INCH PER HOUR ARE POSSIBLE.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP WEDNESDAY MORNING. A PERIOD OF VERY
HEAVY SNOW IS LIKELY FROM MID WEDNESDAY MORNING INTO EARLY
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED DUE TO
REDUCED VISIBILITY AND SNOW ACCUMULATION.

* VISIBILITIES...A QUARTER MILE OR LESS DURING HEAVY SNOW.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOWER 30S.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS THAT SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE WILL MAKE
TRAVEL HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE. REPORT SNOW OR ICE ACCUMULATION TO
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BY CALLING...412-262-1988... POSTING
TO THE NWS PITTSBURGH FACEBOOK PAGE...OR USING TWITTER
@NWSPITTSBURGH.

Address/Location
Borough of California, PA Emergency Management
225 3rd St
California, PA 15419

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 724-938-8878

John M.Mosher
Emergency Management
mo23@verizon.net


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