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NWS Expands Ice Storm Warning

February 24th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

WCBC Finckle Forecaster Diane Clark explains the weather occurring in our area…

WHAT...Significant icing expected from freezing rain. Ice
  accumulations of one tenth to one third of an inch, with the
  highest amounts on the ridges. Snow and sleet accumulations
  less than one inch.

* WHERE...In Maryland, Garrett, Central and Eastern Allegany and
  Extreme Western Allegany Counties. In West Virginia, Western
  Mineral and Eastern Mineral Counties.

* WHEN...Until 10 AM EST Friday.

* IMPACTS...Power outages and tree damage are likely due to the
  ice. Travel could be nearly impossible. The hazardous conditions
  could impact the commutes through Friday morning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Light mixed precipitation will occur at
  times today, but a prolonged period of freezing rain will lead
  to greater impacts tonight into Friday morning. Strong winds
  will develop Friday morning and could add stress to ice-laden
  trees and power lines.


Travel is strongly discouraged. If you must travel, keep an extra
flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an
emergency. Prepare for possible power outages.

When venturing outside, watch your first few steps taken on
steps, sidewalks, and driveways, which could be icy and slippery,
increasing your risk of a fall and injury.