January 24, 2014

Another winter storm on its way

By Misty Knisely

LOGANSPORT — The region again finds itself under a winter weather advisory and bracing for another round of winter.

The National Weather Service reports an arctic airmass is moving across the Midwest that will result in wind chills dipping to as low as negative 25 degrees.

Also, the storm's strong winds — climbing to 35 mph — will cause blowing and drifting snow overnight Friday and into Saturday morning. Snow is expected to start this evening and accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are predicted.

Another period of snowfall is expected late Saturday and into Sunday, with an additional 3 inches or more of accumulation possbile.

The winter weather advisory remains in effect until 4 p.m. Saturday.

A wind chill advisory also remains in effect until 1 p.m. today.

The NWS says the dangerously low wind chills will cause skin to suffer frostbite with extended exposure.

Officials in Carroll County have declared a travel advisory, meaning routine travel or activities may be restricted in areas because of a hazardous situation. It urges drivers to use caution and adjust speeding according to the weather conditions.