Franklin Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Winter Storm Warning
Statement as of 3:34 AM EST on November 26, 2014

...Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until midnight EST tonight...

* locations...the Poconos...Susquehanna valley and south central mountains...including the Laurel Highlands.

* Hazard types...heavy snow.

* Snow accumulations...4 to 8 inches. The highest amounts will be in the Poconos and higher elevations of the Susquehanna Valley North of Harrisburg. The lower amounts will be in the lower elevations south of Harrisburg.

* Timing...a mix of snow and rain will move into southern Pennsylvania by morning...but quickly turn to all snow as it moves to the north of the Turnpike. The rain and snow in the far southern tier will turn to all snow by mid morning. The snow will be heaviest during the morning and early afternoon and will taper off in the late afternoon and evening.

* Impacts...snow covered roads. Significant impact to Holiday travel. Travel will become extremely difficult and is not advisable today.

* Winds...north 5 to 10 mph.

* the low to mid 30s.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Travel is discouraged today. You may need to change travel plans if possible to avoid the heaviest of the snow. Snowfall rates of more than an inch per hour are possible at times. Snow that intense will make it difficult for Road crews to keep the roads clear.

Dangerous winter weather conditions are expected. Use extreme caution if traveling. For the latest weather information...go to weather.Gov/statecollege or monitor NOAA Weather Radio.

Report snow or ice accumulation to the National Weather Service State College by sending an email to ctp.Stormreports@noaa.Gov... posting to the NWS State College facebook Page...or tweet @nwsstatecollege with the hashtag c...T...p...W...x.