The National Weather Service updated it's winter storm warning for the greater Akron area and now says it's in effect until 9:00 p.m. tonight, with 6-12 inches of snow likely. Highways remain dangerous tonight as snow continues it's steady fall across the region. Many businesses closed early today as the impact of the storm was felt after 10:30 a.m. across northeast Ohio.
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OH
340 PM EST WED DEC 26 2012
GEAUGA-ASHTABULA INLAND-MEDINA-SUMMIT-PORTAGE-TRUMBULL-RICHLAND- ASHLAND-WAYNE-STARK-MAHONING-MORROW- HOLMES-KNOX-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CHARDON...JEFFERSON...MEDINA...AKRON...RAVENNA...WARREN... MANSFIELD...ASHLAND...WOOSTER...CANTON...YOUNGSTOWN...MOUNT GILEAD...MILLERSBURG...MOUNT VERNON
340 PM EST WED DEC 26 2012 ...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EST THIS EVENING...
ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW. TIMING...HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL TAPER OFF THIS EVENING.
WINDS...NORTHEAST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH.
IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL MAKE FOR DIFFICULT TRAVEL.
VISIBILITIES...DOWN TO A FEW HUNDRED FEET AT TIMES FROM THE COMBINATION OF FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... IF YOU WILL BE TRAVELING IN THE WARNING AREA YOU SHOULD USE EXTREME CAUTION AND EXPECT SNOW COVERED ROADS AND REDUCED VISIBILITIES. YOU MAY WANT TO DELAY THE START OF YOUR TRIP. STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR FURTHER DETAILS OR UPDATES.