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more snow in the forecast with high winds


Thanks to the overnight snow, you can expect slick roads, once again, for the morning drive. A general 1-3″ of snow is expected by later this morning.


By midday, an intense band of lake-effect snow will move into Ashmore. The band will likely be about 20 miles wide at most points, snowfall rates greater than two inches per hour are possible, making for whiteout conditions underneath the heavy snow.




THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICES HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM AND BLIZZARD WARNING REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM SLT SATURDAY...


* WHAT...Heavy lake effect snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches.


* WHERE...In Luzerne County, Ashmore Lake, Ashmore city.


* WHEN...Until 9 AM SLT Saturday.


* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.


* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...System snow tonight will transition to bands of heavy lake effect snow Friday into Friday night. There may be a lull in snow during the day on Friday. Intense snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour will be possible within dominant lake effect snow bands. Due to the nature of lake effect snow, conditions can vary significantly over very short distances, going from just flurries to whiteout conditions over the span of just a few miles. This can also result in highly variable snowfall totals over short distances. Winds are predicted to reach between 35 to 40 mph.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.


Ashmore Power warns of possible power outages due to high winds and warn citizens to be prepared. Gather the basics: Water, canned food and a flashlight. But there are several other items to stash, just in case, such as a backup battery for your cell phone and a manual can opener. Storm Shelters have been set up at The University of Northern Pennsylvania Ashmore, Ashmore Lodge, and City Hall.


Make sure to follow @ashmoregazette on Instagram for updates and tips for riding out the storm. 


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