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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OH
443 AM EST FRI DEC 6 2013
.PRECIPITATION WILL MAKE THE FINAL TRANSITION TO SNOW BY EARLY
THIS MORNING AS THE ATMOSPHERE CONTINUES TO COOL ALOFT. THE AXIS
OF PRECIPITATION WILL SHIFT SOUTH THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS AND
MANY LOCATIONS WILL SEE A BREAK IN THE SNOW BEFORE RETURNING THIS
A SECONDARY WAVE OF SNOW WILL ARRIVE BY MID-AFTERNOON AS A WAVE OF
LOW PRESSURE TRACKS UP THE APPALACHIANS. SNOW WILL BE MODERATE TO
HEAVY AT TIMES FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON INTO FRIDAY EVENING...
ESPECIALLY SOUTH OF A LINE FROM MANSFIELD TO YOUNGSTOWN. THE
HIGHEST ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 7 INCHES WILL EXTEND FROM CENTRAL TO
NORTHEAST OHIO. SNOW WILL QUICKLY EXIT TO THE EAST TONIGHT.
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...AKRON...RAVENNA...WARREN...MANSFIELD...
443 AM EST FRI DEC 6 2013
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS
* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW MAY CONTINUE TO MIX WITH SLEET OR FREEZING
RAIN THROUGH THE EARLY MORNING HOURS BEFORE MAKING A FINAL
TRANSITION TO SNOW. AN ADDITIONAL 3 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW IS
EXPECTED THROUGH THIS EVENING WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS FROM
MOUNT VERNON TO YOUNGSTOWN.
* TIMING...SNOW WILL BECOME LIGHT AND EVEN STOP IN SOME LOCATIONS
BY LATE MORNING. THE NEXT ROUND OF SNOW WILL SPREAD NORTH OVER
THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON AND BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES FROM MID
AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS EVENING.
* WINDS...NORTHWEST WINDS OF 5 TO 10 MPH.
* IMPACTS...SNOW...SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN EARLY THIS MORNING CAN
MAKE ROADS SLICK...REQUIRING LOWER SPEEDS AND GREATER DISTANCES
BETWEEN VEHICLES WHILE DRIVING. SNOW WILL INCREASE THIS
AFTERNOON AND BE HEAVY AT TIMES THROUGH THE EVENING COMMUTE.
* TEMPERATURES...TEMPERATURES WILL DROP TO NEAR 30 DEGREES
TODAY...THEN INTO THE MID 20S BY THIS EVENING.
* VISIBILITIES...DROPPING TO AROUND ONE MILE AT TIMES THROUGH MID
MORNING...THEN IMPROVING THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON. VISIBILITIES
WILL DECREASE THIS AFTERNOON AND DROP TO A QUARTER MILE AT TIMES
LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND THIS EVENING.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NORMALLY ISSUED FOR A VARIETY OF
WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS SUCH AS LIGHT SNOW... BLOWING SNOW...
SLEET... FREEZING RAIN AND WIND CHILLS. WHILE THE WEATHER WILL BE
SIGNIFICANT... THE WORD ADVISORY IMPLIES THAT SEVERE WINTER
WEATHER IS NOT ANTICIPATED. STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR
FURTHER DETAILS OR UPDATES.
Akron police arrested a 22-year-old Akron man who was wanted for a shooting that happened in the city over the weekend.
Police said Michael Reid of Murray Avenue was wanted for felonious assault. Reid allegedly shot a 25-year-old man in the back following an argument inside a house in the 200 block of Paris Avenue on Sunday, December 1st. The victim, Fahrudin Colic, was taken to a local hospital where his injuries do not appear to be life threatening.
Akron police arrested a 20-year-old man for allegedly robbing a sports card shop on East Market Street Wednesday afternoon.
Police said the robbery happened at Grandpa's Sports Cards around 4:30 p.m. The clerk told police that 20-year-old Michael Maynard took several collector cards, pulled out a knife and demanded the cards for free. The clerk refused and the suspect fled on foot. Police caught up with him a short time later after he got onto a bus where they found the knife used in the robbery.
Maynard was charged with aggravated robbery and booked into the Summit County Jail.
You've probably already heard about Amazon's future plan to introduce drones as a new way to ship packages to customers within minutes.
It's a concept that has a lot of people talking, including those at Kent State University. The university recently announced it will soon be teaching students how to fly the unmanned aircrafts.
KSU Professor Ray Weber says drones have been around for a while, but now it's gaining some momentum in the commercial field.
"There's a huge amount of commercial operations that would benefit from this technology," said Weber.
Many associate drones with the military, but Weber says there's many more ways it can used.
"It allows farmers and different companies and corporations to keep track of crops and to apply pesticides more precisely to prevent contamination of the environment around it."
The KSU Faculty Senate recently took the next step to keep up with technology by moving forward with plans to offer a minor in Unmanned Aircraft Systems, which is set to begin next fall. The minor is already listed on the university's website.
Akron police are investigating a fatal traffic accident that happened on the city's west side Tuesday evening.
Police said Michael W. Smith, 32, of Akron, drove off the side of the road and struck a tree near the intersection on East and Russell avenues. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said Smith was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash. The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office will conduct an autopsy.
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