Winter is coming

National Weather Service issues lake effect snow warning until Wednesday afternoon

Projected snowfalls for Tuesday and Wednesday according to the State College office of the National Weather Service.

It’s about to look a lot like Christmas.

The National Weather Service has issued a lake effect snow warning that will run from 7 a.m. Tuesday until 1 p.m. Wednesday.

“Heavy lake effect snow expected,” the warning states. “Travel will become very difficult Tuesday into Wednesday.

“Total snow accumulations of 10 to 15 inches are expected, with localized amounts up to 18 inches over extreme northwest Warren County.”

The State College office of the National Weather Service issued the warning on Monday at 12:02 p.m.

In making the announcement, the NWS said that “winds gusting as high as 35 mph will cause areas of blowing and drifting snow.”

According to the NWS forecast, snow was expected to start following around 7 p.m. on Monday with one to three inches falling overnight.

The NWS said blowing snow is expected to kick in after 1 p.m. Tuesday with two to four additional inches of accumulation.

Snow continues on Wednesday with the high only expected to reach 18 degrees.

Information on travel restrictions and plow locations is available for state-operated roadways at www.511pa.com.

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