Winter Storm Warning for most of the State of South Carolina

The National Weather Service has placed most of the state under a Winter Storm Warning, meaning that severe winter weather is imminent with in the next 24 hours.  All  residents should monitor tv and radio weather stations for up to date information on this severe winter storm.
Winter Storm Warning
Statement as of 3:56 PM EST on January 27, 2014
… Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 11 am Tuesday to
9 am EST Wednesday…

* locations… central South Carolina and the central Savannah
River area of Georgia.

* Hazard types… snow… sleet and freezing rain.

* Accumulations… the latest information indicates snow and sleet
accumulations of 1 to 3 inches will occur in the Piedmont… this
includes the area extending from McCormick to Saluda to Newberry
to Fairfield… to Lancaster.

Accumulations will be 2 to 4 inches in the central Savannah River
area and midlands… .this area includes the area from Augusta to
Aiken to Columbia to Camden to Cheraw.

Southeast of this area a mixture of snow… sleet and freezing
rain will occur. This includes the area extending from
Waynesboro to Barnwell to Bamberg to Orangeburg… to Manning.
Here… the most likely snow accumulations will be 2 to 4 inches
plus damaging ice accumulations of 1/4 to 1/2 of an inch.

* Timing… there is a chance the precipitation will develop around
7 am Tuesday morning especially in the area south and east of
Columbia. However… the chance will be increasing during the day
and precipitation is likely across the area around 300 PM. Snow
is forecast to end from west to east Wednesday morning.

* Impacts… very dangerous travel will develop. There may be
lengthy power interruptions.

* Winds… north 10 to 15 mph with gusts near 20 mph.

* Temperatures… readings will be in the upper 20s and lower 30s
Tuesday… in the middle and upper 20s Tuesday night and
Wednesday morning… and in the lower and middle 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.”

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