ISSUED BY COUNTY JUDGE MICHAEL STEPHENS AND EMS DIRECTOR GREG THOMAS:
Adair County Judge Executive Michael Lee Stephens, along with Adair County Emergency Management, has moved into a preparedness mode with the potential of incoming winter weather.
At 6 p.m. tonight (Sunday) the basement of the County Annex will be open for anyone who is need of shelter. It is handicap accessible with an elevator being located on the first floor of the Annex. Chairs and tables are available but please bring any medication or other items you might need. Be aware of incoming weather and give yourself plenty of time to move to a safe location.
At this time the National Weather Service is predicting 8 to 12 inches of snow for our area but weather patterns may change. Also please remember to check on elderly neighbors and your animals if we do receive this winter storm. A statement will be given later this week on the readiness of Adair County.
ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE, KY SUN, FEB 15, 4:01 PM CST:
- Winter storm warning now in effect from 1 am est /midnight cst/ Monday to 1 am est /midnight cst/ Tuesday...
- The winter storm warning is now in effect from 1 am est /midnight cst/ Monday to 1 am est /midnight cst/ Tuesday.
- * timing: beginning around midnight. Heaviest snow Monday morning through early afternoon. Ending Monday evening.
- * main impact: dangerous travel conditions... Especially Monday morning to early afternoon when the heaviest snowfall is forecast.
- * accumulations: 4 to 8 inches in southern Indiana with locally higher amounts to 10 inches. 8 to 12 inches across north central Kentucky. 10 to 15 inches along a line from Morgantown to Stanford. 8 to 12 inches near the Tennessee border.
- Precautionary/preparedness actions
- Travel will be treacherous with some roads nearly impassable. Have an emergency kit of blankets... Food... Water and flashlights if you must travel.
- Significant snowstorm expected tonight and Monday...
- .a winter storm will spread accumulating snow into the Ohio Valley beginning around midnight. Snow will be heavy at times... Especially on Monday morning. By Monday evening total accumulations will exceed 6 inches across most of the region... With many areas potentially seeing double digit totals.