Winter Weather Advisory




URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OH
625 AM EST FRI DEC 16 2016

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WINDING DOWN AND WINTRY MIX ON THE WAY...

.THE WINDS WILL SHIFT AWAY FROM LAKE ERIE FOR THE TIME BEING AS A
STORM SYSTEM MOVES NORTHEAST THROUGH THE AREA TONIGHT THROUGH
SATURDAY. THE LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL COME TO AN END THIS MORNING
AND LIGHT SNOW WILL BEGIN TO SPREAD INTO THE AREA LATE THIS
AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT. WARM AIR IN ADVANCE OF A LOW PRESSURE
SYSTEM WILL CAUSE THE SNOW TO CHANGE OVER TO FREEZING RAIN AND
THEN BECOME A MIX OF SNOW...SLEET...AND RAIN SATURDAY. ONCE THE
STORM SYSTEM MOVES NORTHEAST OF THE AREA...A RETURN BACK TO SNOW
WILL OCCUR AS COLDER AIR FOLLOWS THE STORM SYSTEM SATURDAY NIGHT
INTO SUNDAY.

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LAKE-ASHTABULA LAKESHORE-NORTHERN ERIE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MENTOR...ASHTABULA...ERIE
625 AM EST FRI DEC 16 2016

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST
THIS MORNING...
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS
EVENING TO NOON EST SATURDAY...

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 1 TO 3 INCHES WITH LOCALLY
  HIGHER AMOUNTS THIS MORNING. SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 3 TO 5 INCHES
  EXPECTED LATE THIS AFTERNOON INTO THIS EVENING BEFORE CHANGING
  OVER TO A MIX OF SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN. A TRACE OF ICE
  ACCUMULATION IS ALSO EXPECTED AFTER MIDNIGHT.

* TIMING...THE LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL GRADUALLY DISSIPATE DURING
  THE MORNING HOURS. THE THREAT FOR ICE ACCUMULATION FROM THE
  FREEZING RAIN WILL OCCUR BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND 7 AM TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS...LAKE EFFECT SNOW ALONG THE LAKE SHORE WILL STILL
  MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT ALONG THE I-90 CORRIDOR. THE ICE
  ACCUMULATION WILL MAKE TRAVEL OR WALKING DIFFICULT ON
  UNTREATED SURFACES.

* WINDS...SOUTH 10 TO 20 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE MID 20S.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN LAKE-EFFECT SNOW IS
FORECAST THAT MAY MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT IN SOME AREAS. DURING
LAKE EFFECT SNOW... THE WEATHER CAN VARY FROM BANDS OF LOCALLY
HEAVY SNOW TO DRY WEATHER JUST A FEW MILES AWAY. VISIBILITIES CAN
VARY GREATLY. IF YOU WILL BE TRAVELING IN THE ADVISORY AREA BE
PREPARED FOR RAPID CHANGES IN WEATHER...VISIBILITY AND ROAD
CONDITIONS.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN SNOW...SLEET...OR
FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

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