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Extreme Cold

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Clinton Co EMA: Bottom-Line Up Front...life-threatening extreme cold intrusion that will impact Clinton County.


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All,


Continue to prepare for dangerous temperatures and the potential for winter precipitation starting late Thursday and running through the weekend. Check your household preparations in the event of a power outage during this period. We are still several days away from weather impact, so times and threats can still adjust.

Warning:


  • Weather impact can make a non-serious road accident exponentially more dangerous due to the expected cold and precipitation.

  • Take this threat seriously and ensure you have a vehicle emergency kit and the means to keep yourself warm & safe in the event of a road incident.

  • Prepare your household for the possibility of a power outage as a result of a road mishap in rural areas.

  • If you have a reliance on electrically powered devices, check your alternate power plan and reach out to your contact with Council on Aging or home health provider for more information.


Note: Based on weather data available as of 6 am on Monday, 19 December 2022.

1. SUMMARY

2. THREAT & TIMELINE

3. PREPARE NOW

4. GRAPHICS

5. NWS MESSAGE

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1. SUMMARY:

Temperatures are expected to drop below zero early on Friday before sunrise and continue to drop through the day to the single digits before midnight. Wind chills are expected to drop to zero by 10 am on Friday and continue to drop to the negative teens Friday night and into Saturday.

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2. THREAT & TIEMLINE:

Thursday: Rain through the day with temperatures in the low 40’s during the day, with rains increasing and temperature drop in the evening.


Friday:

  • Temperatures: Steady drop after midnight on Thursday through Friday to the single digits after sunset on Friday. Wind chills will be 0 degrees by sunrise on Friday and drop to the negative teens by Friday evening.

  • Precipitation: Transitioning from wet to wintery after Midnight on Thursday and into Friday before sunrise. Potential for more during Friday (too far out for accurate data).

  • Winds: Gusts starting early on Friday morning (>30 mpg) and increasing to nearly 50 mph in Clinton County through Friday up to midnight, then slowly tapering off during Saturday evening.

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3. PREPARE NOW:

Recommendations:


  • Check your car emergency kit (https://www.cc-ema.org/kit). Plan long trips carefully and listen to the radio or television for up-to-date weather forecasts and road conditions. In bad weather, drive only if absolutely necessary. In case you are stranded, keep an emergency kit in your car with these automobile extras:

    • Jumper cables

    • Flares or reflective triangle

    • Ice scraper

    • Car cell phone charger

    • Blanket

    • Map

    • Traction pads or cat litter / sand (for better tire traction)


  • Prepare for Winter Weather (https://www.cc-ema.org/winter).

    • Prepare your home to keep out the cold with insulation, caulking and weather stripping.

    • Learn how to keep pipes from freezing. Install and test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors with battery backups.

    • Gather supplies in case you need to stay home for several days without power.

    • Keep in mind each person’s specific needs, including medication.

    • Remember the needs of your pets.

    • Have extra batteries for radios and flashlights.


  • Ensure staff are signed up for free severe weather notifications/emergency alerts (https://www.cc-ema.org/alerts)

    • Use option #1 to opt-in in seconds.

    • Use option #2 for detailed geo-tagged/specific address location(s)

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4. GRAPHICS:


NWS Graphic:



Hourly Weather Data (as of 6 am on 19 Dec) for the period of 22-25 Dec 2022:






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5. NWS MESSAGE:

Hazardous Weather Outlook

National Weather Service Wilmington OH

354 AM EST Mon Dec 19 2022


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This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for East Central Indiana, Southeast Indiana, Northeast Kentucky, Northern Kentucky, Central Ohio, South Central Ohio, Southwest Ohio and West Central Ohio.


.DAY ONE...Today and tonight.


Hazardous weather is not expected at this time.


.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday.


The combination of very cold temperatures and strong wind will likely produce dangerously cold wind chills Friday and Saturday, lingering into Sunday for parts of the area. Wind chills well below zero are expected at times during this period.


Strong winds are expected Friday into Saturday. Gusts of 40 to 50+ MPH will be possible during this period.


There is a chance for accumulating snow Friday through Friday night. Even minor amounts of snow, combined with the gusty winds, may lead to blowing snow and reduced visibility, causing impacts to holiday travel.


.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...


Spotter activation is not expected at this time.


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