Statement as of 4:05 AM EDT on March 12, 2014
... Wind Advisory in effect from 6 PM this evening to 11 am EDT
The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Wind
Advisory... which is in effect from 6 PM this evening to 11 am EDT
* Winds... northwest 25 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.
* Timing... the strongest winds will occur with and behind the cold
front that will sweep through the region this evening.
* Impacts... the winds could make travel difficult in high profile
vehicles through the evening and overnight hours.
Motorists should use extra caution... especially those in high
profile vehicles. Light-weight outdoor objects such as patio
furniture and garbage cans should be secured.
Statement as of 11:07 AM EDT on March 12, 2014
... A line of heavy showers and embedded thunderstorms with
potentially locally damaging winds to move through late this
afternoon and early this evening, followed by plunging temperatures...
A rapidly intensifying low pressure system will pull a strong cold
front across the area this evening. As this occurs, a line of heavy
showers and embedded thunderstorms are expected to move through.
There is the potential for locally damaging winds to accompany this
line as it moves through from west to east, generally between 4 PM
and 8 PM.
Once the line and cold front moves through, winds will gust to around
45 mph along with temperatures rapidly falling. Temperatures will
start out early this evening around 60 degrees, but then rapidly
fall into the 30s and 20s during the night. The combination of
rapidly falling temperatures and gusty winds will result in wind
chill values dropping into the single digits across many areas
Be on the alert for rapid changes in weather conditions later this
afternoon and tonight.
Public Information Statement
Statement as of 9:14 am EDT on March 12, 2014
... All hazards NOAA Weather Radio weekly test postponed...
The weekly NOAA Weather Radio test run scheduled for today is
postponed till Thursday due to potential weather. The test will be
run this week around 11:30 am on Thursday March 13th.
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