Winter Storm Warning in Central Pennsylvania

This alert expired on Dec 15, 2013 4:00 AM EST
National Weather Service
Alert area: Bedford; Blair; Cambria; Clearfield; Columbia; Cumberland; Dauphin; Franklin; Fulton; Huntingdon; Juniata; Lebanon; Mifflin; Montour; Northern Centre; Northumberland; Perry; Schuylkill; Snyder; Somerset; Southern Centre; Union

Posted Dec 14, 2013 8:57 PM EST

Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 4 am EST Sunday.

  • Locations: Laurel Highlands, South-central mountains and middle Susquehanna Valley.
  • Hazard types: wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain.
  • Snow accumulations: storm totals of 4 to 8 inches.
  • Ice accumulations: Up To One-tenth of an inch.
  • Timing: The wintry mix is expected to end after midnight. Some patchy freezing drizzle may linger into the early morning hours Sunday.
  • Impacts: widespread dangerous travel due to snow covered and icy roads. Unnecessary travel is not recommended.

Recommended actions

Dangerous winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Use extreme caution if planning to travel. For the latest weather information, go to or stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio.

Report snow and 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 #CTPWX.

Ways to prepare and stay safe now

  • During
    Stay indoors during the storm.
    Prolonged exposure to cold can cause hypothermia.
    Walk and drive carefully on icy sidewalks and roads.
    Many injuries and accidents are caused by slippery conditions.
    Before driving, let someone know your destination, route, and expected time of arrival.
    If your car gets stuck, it’ll be easier to find you.
    If you lose feeling and color in your nose, ears, hands, or feet, cover the exposed area, avoid rubbing your skin, and seek medical help immediately.
    You may have frostbite.
    When shoveling snow, take breaks and lift lighter loads.
    Working too hard can lead to heart attacks.
    Stay dry.
    Wet clothes make you lose body heat, increasing your risk of hypothermia.

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