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Special Weather Statement

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Jul 052021
 

The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement effective now through early Monday morning.

Be aware of patchy dense fog overnight and into the early morning hours.

The fog will reduce visibility down to a quarter mile or less.

If you are driving and encounter fog, slow down, allow extra space between vehicles and use your low beam headlights.

Be careful out there.

Severe Weather Alert

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Dec 022018
 

The National Weather Service has issued a severe weather alert for our area until 5 a.m. Monday.

Expect locally dense fog this afternoon with visibilities generally from 1 to 3 miles, which will reduce to one-quarter mile or less at times.

Drivers should be on the lookout for rapidly changing visibility.

If you encounter heavy fog, reduce your speed and use your low beams as high beams will make it even harder to see what lies ahead.

Here We Go Again…Winter Storm Watch for Orange Area

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Mar 042015
 

400x266_01101713_145132096From the National Weather Center: A winter storm watch is in effect from 7 p.m. tonight through Thursday evening.

Heavy snow is expected with accumulation of 3 to 6 inches.

With the warmer temperatures today rain will mix with sleet and snow before changing to all snow this evening. Snow may be moderate at times late tonight through Thursday morning before tapering off late tomorrow afternoon into the evening.

Hazardous travel conditions are possible due to greatly reduced visibilities and significant snow accumulations.

Blizzard Warning Issued

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Jan 262015
 

Blizzard Warning 2013The latest from the National Weather Service, Blizzard Warning remains in effect until midnight Tuesday night.

“Crippling and potentially historic blizzard will impact the area into Tuesday,” the NWS announced.

Much of the report mirrors what Orange Live published yesterday.

• Heavy Snow and blowing snow with blizzard conditions.

• Accumulations of 20 – 30 Inches with locally higher amounts.

• Snowfall rates 2-4 inches per hour late tonight into Tuesday morning.

• Northerly winds 20 – 30 mph with gusts up to 50-60 mph.

• Visibility of 1/4 mile or less at times.

• Temperatures in low to mid 20s.

• Accumulations of up to 4 inches by sunset. Snow will pick up in intensity tonight with the heaviest snowfall and strongest winds from around midnight into Tuesday afternoon.

• Life threatening conditions and extremely dangerous travel due to heavy snowfall and strong winds with whiteout conditions. Many roads may become impassable and strong winds my down power lines and tree limbs.

• Do not travel, but if you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle. All unnecessary travel is discouraged beginning Monday afternoon to allow people already on the road to safely reach their destinations before the heavy snow begins and to allow snow removal equipment to clear the roads.

• A travel ban is in effect beginning at 9 p.m. per the governor, so aside from police, emergency crews and snow removal crews, no one is allowed on the roads until the ban is lifted.

 

Are You Prepared? Dangerous Travel Conditions and Frigid Temperatures Expected With Winter Storm

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Jan 012014
 

Please Be Careful Out There

Please Be Careful Out There

A winter storm warning is in effect for our area from 4 a.m. tomorrow until 1 p.m. on Friday.

Expect heavy snow severe winter weather conditions with a significant amount of snow that will make travel dangerous.

Everyone is warned to only travel in an emergency, and if you must drive, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your car in case of an emergency.

Details:

This will be a coastal storm with strong winds and dangerously cold wind chills Thursday evening through Friday afternoon. Expect wind gusts up to 35 mph.

Be prepared for 1 to 2 inches of snow per hour through the Thursday morning rush hour followed by a lull.

The most significant period of snow will redevelop by Thursday evening and continue into Friday morning.

Wind chills will be around 15 below to 5 below from late Thursday night into Friday.

Blowing and drifting snow will make travel extremely dangerous, visibility could be 1/4 to 1/2 mile at times.

Please be careful out there.