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Ice Storm Warning for Greene County!

Posted Tuesday, February 1, 2011, at 2:08 PM

The National Weather Service issued ice storm warnings for both Monroe and Sullivan counties earlier this afternoon, and I thought Greene County was somehow going to escape the "Icepacalypse." But no, at 1:36 p.m., an Ice Storm Warning was issued for Greene. The text is below.... Also at 1:30-ish, as I was driving from Linton to Worthington, the highways seemed okay and the trucks were out, yet some ice was building up on my windshield at the spot where my wipers stopped. Everyone be safe!

Ice Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN

136 PM EST TUE FEB 1 2011

...POTENTIALLY CATASTROPHIC WINTER STORM TO CONTINUE TO IMPACT

CENTRAL INDIANA...

.A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER CENTRAL TEXAS WILL MOVE ACROSS

CENTRAL INDIANA TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY. THIS SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO

PRODUCE LARGE AMOUNTS OF SNOW ACROSS NORTHWESTERN PARTS OF

CENTRAL INDIANA AND LARGE ICE AMOUNTS ELSEWHERE. MANY AREAS ALONG

INTERSTATE 70 SAW A TENTH TO A QUARTER INCH OR MORE OF ICE LAST

NIGHT AND EARLY THIS MORNING ALONG WITH PERIODS OF SLEET.

MEANWHILE...AREAS NEAR LAFAYETTE SAW OVER AN INCH OF SNOW ALONG

WITH ADDITIONAL SLEET ACCUMULATION.

A BRIEF LULL IN THE ACCUMULATING PRECIPITATION WILL COME TO AN

END AS FREEZING RAIN...SLEET...AND SNOW WILL BEGIN ACROSS THE

AREA THIS AFTERNOON AS THE STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM SWINGS OUT

OF THE SOUTHERN PLAINS. COLD AIR WILL CONTINUE TO BE IN PLACE AT

THE SURFACE...HOWEVER VERY WARM AND MOIST AIR WILL BE PULLED INTO

THE SYSTEM ON SOUTHERLY WINDS...RESULTING IN WARM AIR ALOFT. THIS

WILL RESULT IN FREEZING RAIN OR SLEET ACROSS MUCH OF CENTRAL

INDIANA THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT. AS THE LOW PASSES MOVES THROUGH

THE AREA AND OFF TO THE EAST WEDNESDAY MORNING... ALL OF THE

PRECIPITATION WILL CHANGE OVER TO SNOW.

AT THIS TIME...NORTH AND NORTHWEST CENTRAL INDIANA...INCLUDING

THE CITIES OF DELPHI AND LAFAYETTE...LOOK TO REMAIN COLD ENOUGH

THAT A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF THE PRECIPITATION MAY FALL IN THE

FORM OF SNOW. SNOWFALL MAY BE HEAVY AND AMOUNTS IN EXCESS OF 12

INCHES ARE POSSIBLE BY WEDNESDAY EVENING.

FARTHER SOUTH...INCLUDING THE CITIES OF TERRE HAUTE...

INDIANAPOLIS...BLOOMINGTON...NEW CASTLE AND MUNCIE...WARM AIR IS

EXPECTED TO BE PRESENT AND PRECIPITATION SHOULD CONTINUE TO FALL

AS FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET. SIGNIFICANT ICE ACCUMULATION IS

POSSIBLE...WITH ICE ACCUMULATION OF ONE INCH OR MORE.

FURTHERMORE...STRONG WINDS GUSTING UP TO 40 MPH ARE EXPECTED FROM

LATE TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. THIS

COMBINATION WILL RESULT IN WIDESPREAD DOWNED TREES AND POWER

LINES.

A LARGE AREA OF CENTRAL INDIANA MAY RECEIVE LARGE ICE

ACCUMULATIONS AND STRONG WINDS BY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. THIS WILL

RESULT IN WIDESPREAD TREES DOWN AND WIDESPREAD POWER OUTAGES.

LONG DURATION POWER OUTAGES WILL BE LIKELY FOR MANY PEOPLE IN

CENTRAL INDIANA.

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CLINTON-HOWARD-MONTGOMERY-BOONE-TIPTON-HAMILTON-MADISON-DELAWARE-

RANDOLPH-VERMILLION-PARKE-PUTNAM-HENDRICKS-MARION-HANCOCK-HENRY-

VIGO-CLAY-OWEN-MORGAN-JOHNSON-SHELBY-RUSH-SULLIVAN-GREENE-MONROE-

BROWN-BARTHOLOMEW-DECATUR-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FRANKFORT...KOKOMO...CRAWFORDSVILLE...

ANDERSON...MUNCIE...INDIANAPOLIS...TERRE HAUTE...SHELBYVILLE...

BLOOMINGTON...COLUMBUS

136 PM EST TUE FEB 1 2011

...ICE STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST WEDNESDAY...

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM EST

WEDNESDAY...

AN ICE STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST WEDNESDAY.

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM EST

WEDNESDAY.

* MAIN IMPACT: ROADS WILL LIKELY BECOME IMPASSABLE DUE TO

SIGNIFICANT ICING...TRAVEL WILL BECOME VERY HAZARDOUS OR

POTENTIALLY IMPOSSIBLE TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY. ICE ACCUMULATIONS

MAY RESULT IN WIDESPREAD...LONG DURATION POWER OUTAGES.

* ACCUMULATIONS: ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF A HALF INCH TO ONE INCH ARE

EXPECTED...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE ALONG AND NEAR

THE INTERSTATE 70 CORRIDOR.

* TIMING: PRECIPITATION WILL BEGIN AGAIN BETWEEN 2 AND 4 PM THIS

AFTERNOON AND INCREASE IN INTENSITY THIS EVENING.

* OTHER IMPACTS: WIND GUSTS OF 35 TO 40 MPH LATER THIS AFTERNOON

AND TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY IN COMBINATION WITH HEAVY ICE

ACCUMULATIONS WILL LIKELY RESULT IN DOWNED TREES AND POWER

LINES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW...

SLEET...AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO

POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

AN ICE STORM WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE

EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF ICE ACCUMULATIONS

WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS OR IMPOSSIBLE. TRAVEL IS STRONGLY

DISCOURAGED. COMMERCE WILL LIKELY BE SEVERELY IMPACTED. IF YOU

MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR

VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY. ICE ACCUMULATIONS AND WINDS WILL

LIKELY LEAD TO SNAPPED POWER LINES AND FALLING TREE BRANCHES THAT

ADD TO THE DANGER.

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