View of Whiteplains Plantation

View of Whiteplains Plantation
Over Head View - Taken May 8, 2011 Photo By: Phil Rainwater

Monday, January 27, 2014

Winter storm warning for Lexington County, SC.

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE COLUMBIA SC
157 PM EST MON JAN 27 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING LATE TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY
MORNING FOR CENTRAL SOUTH CAROLINA AND THE CENTRAL SAVANNAH RIVER
AREA OF GEORGIA...

.A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL PUSH THROUGH CENTRAL SOUTH CAROLINA AND
THE CENTRAL SAVANNAH RIVER AREA OF GEORGIA TONIGHT. MUCH COLDER
AIR WILL FOLLOW THIS FRONT. THE FRONT WILL STALL JUST OFF THE
COAST AND LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP ALONG THE STALLED FRONT. THE
OFFSHORE LOW WILL PUSH MOISTURE INLAND AND THIS MOISTURE COMBINED
WITH THE COLD AIR SHOULD RESULT IN WINTRY PRECIPITATION.

THE WINTER STORM WARNING CRITERIA FOR CENTRAL SOUTH CAROLINA AND
THE CENTRAL SAVANNAH RIVER AREA OF GEORGIA IS AT LEAST 2 INCHES
OF SNOW...OR AT LEAST 1/4 OF AN INCH OF ICE ACCUMULATION.

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TUESDAY TO 9 AM EST
WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN COLUMBIA HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR SNOW...SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM 11 AM TUESDAY TO 9 AM EST WEDNESDAY. THE WINTER STORM
WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* LOCATIONS...CENTRAL SOUTH CAROLINA AND THE CENTRAL SAVANNAH
  RIVER AREA OF GEORGIA.

* HAZARD TYPES...SNOW...SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATION OF 2 TO 4 INCHES AND
  1/4 TO 1/2 INCH OF ICE.

* TIMING...LATE TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...VERY DANGEROUS TRAVEL MAY DEVELOP. THERE MAY BE
  LENGTHY POWER INTERRUPTIONS.

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

* TEMPERATURES...READINGS WILL BE IN THE UPPER 20S AND LOWER 30S
  TUESDAY AFTERNOON...IN THE LOWER TO MID 20S TUESDAY NIGHT AND
  WEDNESDAY MORNING...AND IN THE 30S WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. LOWS
  WILL BE IN THE TEENS WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW...
SLEET...AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL
VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.  ONLY TRAVEL IN
AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...
FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

Michael J. Kalec, Emergency Manager
Emergency Management Division
Lexington County Department of Public Safety
Public Safety Administration-Suite 102
434 Ball Park Road
Lexington SC  29072
Office:  803-785-8343
24 hr.cell: 803-518-1763
Fax: 803-785-8628

No comments: