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ICE STORM WARNING STILL IN EFFECT FOR WMSK LISTENING AREA

Bill Stephens

February 3rd, 2022

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...ICE STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Significant icing expected. Total snow and sleet
  accumulations of up to two inches and ice accumulations of
  three tenths to three quarters of an inch. Winds gusting as
  high as 35 mph.

* WHERE...All of southwest Indiana, and all of western Kentucky.
  New Madrid and Mississippi counties in southeast Missouri.
  Massac, Johnson, Pope, Hardin, and Gallatin counties in
  southeast Illinois.

* WHEN...Now through 6 AM CST Friday.

* IMPACTS...Expect power outages and tree damage due to the ice.
  Travel could be impossible. The hazardous conditions could
  significant impact the morning and evening commutes today

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Wind gusts of 25 to 35 mph on Thursday
  could damage ice-laden trees and power lines. Hourly ice
  accumulations could range between 0.05 to one tenth of an inch
  this morning and into the middle of this afternoon, which could
  lead to significant impact to life an property.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Travel is strongly discouraged. If you must travel, keep an extra
flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an
emergency. Prepare for possible power outages.

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