Thursday, December 18, 2008
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Ice storm warning

(Update 1:45 p.m. Thursday)

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[December 18, 2008]  The National Weather Service has placed Logan County under a winter ice storm warning. Freezing rain is anticipated to begin tonight between 8 and 9 and continue to midnight. A total of one-fourth inch of ice is anticipated. Warming is expected to change the freezing rain over to rain by 2 a.m.

With winds and up to one-half inch of ice expected in other areas where our power comes from, there is a strong likelihood of power outages. 

The Logan County Emergency Management Agency advises that people plan not to go out once the storm begins on Thursday evening through Friday morning. They also suggest that residents prepare their homes and check their family safety kit. This includes having food and water on hand for up to seven days. The agency is also advising residents to check their daily medication supplies and have enough on hand for up to seven days.

The forecast indicates that ice accumulations may reach one-half to three-fourths inch to the north.

From the NWS: Significant amounts of ice accumulations will make travel dangerous or impossible. Travel is strongly discouraged. Commerce will likely be severely affected. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. Ice accumulations and winds will likely lead to snapped power lines and falling tree branches that add to the danger.

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