High winds, drifting snow & extreme cold


A Winter Weather Advisory has been extended to 4 p.m. Tuesday because of blowing and drifting snow, and the National Weather Service has extended their Wind Chill Advisory until 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Clinton, Darke Greene, and Preble counties are under a Level 1 Snow Emergency, meaning roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy.

Ohio Department of Transportation crews continue to work plowing and salting interstates, U.S. and state routes throughout the region and remind motorists to give them room to clear the way.

AAA Miami Valley reports they have has received nearly 250 requests for Emergency Roadside Assistance since midnight. Requests for battery service was one of the most common calls for help.

“Tuesday afternoon will be a struggle, and it looks like highs will only get up near 12-degrees,” says Storm Team 2 Meteorologist Jamie Jarosik. “It’s definitely a cold stretch this week.”

The next round of light snow is possible Wednesday night.

Tuesday afternoon will be a struggle, and it looks like highs will only get up near 12-degrees.  It’s definitely a cold stretch this week:

After a few morning snow showers Tuesday, we will dry out until late Wednesday, when the next round of light snow is possible.  Active and cold–the pattern continues!

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Temperatures tonight and Wednesday morning will be around zero to five degrees below zero.

Wind chill readings will be as low as 10 to 15 degrees below zero on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

Hazardous travel conditions are expected due to reduced visibility and snow accumulations.

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