News From Terre Haute, Indiana

February 24, 2007

Freezing rain advisory for Wabash Valley

Staff report

TERRE HAUTE — THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN INDIANAPOLIS HAS ISSUED A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST SUNDAY.

A MIX OF RAIN AND FREEZING RAIN WILL SPREAD NORTHEAST ACROSS CENTRAL INDIANA LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT. THERE WILL BE TIMES WHEN PRECIPITATION IS ALL FREEZING RAIN AND COULD BEGIN TO ACCUMULATE ON SURFACES. BECAUSE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF FREEZING RAIN MIXING WITH RAIN TOTAL ICE ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO STAY AROUND ONE TENTH OF AN INCH.

LATER TONIGHT A SOUTHEAST WIND AT 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH IS EXPECTED. ICE ACCUMULATIONS AND WINDS COULD LEAD TO SNAPPED POWER LINES AND FALLING TREE BRANCHES THAT ADD TO THEDANGER.

A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN OR FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS. SLOW DOWN AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.