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Heavy snowfall, high winds and dangerously low temps forecasted for Starke and surrounding areas

January 3, 2014

STARKE — A Winter storm watch is in effect from Saturday evening through late Sunday night.
Hazardous weather
• Light snow is expected to begin Saturday evening. the snow may become heavy at times during the day Sunday. Accumulations of 6 to 10 inches of snow are possible through Sunday night.
• Gusty northwest winds will cause blowing and drifting snow Sunday into Sunday night.
As winds increase and colder air arrives, wind chills will quickly drop below zero late Sunday afternoon into Sunday night, with values of 10 to 20 below zero during the watch period. Values in the 30 to 45 below range will be possible Monday through Tuesday.
Impacts
• Roads will be snow covered, slick and hazardous. Travel conditions will rapidly deteriorate, especially Sunday and Sunday night. Drifting snow may cause all roadways to become partially impassable for a period of time.
• Visibilities may be reduced to one quarter mile or less — both in heavier snow showers and blowing snow.
Precautionary/preparedness actions
A winter storm watch means there is a potential for significant snow, sleet, or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

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