Monday, January 31, 2011

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A significant and dangerous winter storm will impact Darke County beginning late tonight. Precipitation will begin as a combination of snow and sleet late this evening and overnight tonight before changing to freezing rain by early Tuesday.

Freezing rain and sleet will be likely all day on Tuesday and conditions across the county will deteriorate with travel becoming difficult by Tuesday afternoon and evening. Power outages could begin to become an issue by Tuesday evening as significant amounts of ice accumulation begins to occur.

The freezing rain will continue into Tuesday Night before changing back to a sleet and snow combination by early Wednesday morning. Light to moderate snow will continue during the day on Wednesday.

Total ice accumulations will approach and possibly exceed one inch, with three to five inches of combined snow and sleet accumulations.

Gusty winds will create additional problems as winds gust to 35 mph by Tuesday Night and Wednesday. Temperatures will fall below zero Thursday Night creating a dangerous situation for those without power.

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