The 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.