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National Weather Service issues winter weather watch

Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 7:53 PM
Last updated Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 9:48 AM
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Grab a heavy coat before you leave the house Tuesday; the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Augusta and the surrounding area.

Nyjaii Williams, of St. Paul, Minn., is bundled up against the cold wind.  MARLIN LEVISON/ASSOCIATED PRESS
MARLIN LEVISON/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Nyjaii Williams, of St. Paul, Minn., is bundled up against the cold wind.

Starting at 11 a.m. Tuesday, the area will be under a winter storm watch as temperatures dip into the mid-20s. The watch will last until about 1 p.m. Wednesday, meteorologist Leonard Vaughan said, which means that some areas could see snow.

“We have to have at least 50 percent confidence that we will see that type of weather before we issue any sort of watch,” Vaughan said. “We need about 80 percent or greater before we can issue a warning.”

Vaughan said the watch could be upgraded to a warning as soon as this afternoon if the National Weather Service detects any spike in moisture in the area.

Though temperatures are expected to be in the 60s today, the weather service is predicting a high of 38 and a low of 23 on Tuesday. Wednesday is expected to be chillier, with the high at 36 degrees and a low of 19 degrees on Wednesday night.

The area should see a mixture of rain and sleet starting Tuesday afternoon, Vaughan said, which could turn into snow overnight.

“If snow covers things up, we can see temperatures linger in the teens,” he said.

Temperatures are expected to slowly rise over the rest of the week, Vaughan said, and could be at 60 degrees by Super Bowl Sunday.

DEEP FREEZE HITS MIDWEST

CHICAGO — A weather pattern driving bitterly cold air south out of the Arctic will cause temperatures from Minnesota to Kentucky to plummet today, turning this winter into one of the coldest on record in some areas.

For about 2 ½ days, actual temperatures will range from the teens to below zero, and the wind chills will be even colder, minus 43 in Minneapolis, minus 23 in Milwaukee and Chicago, minus 14 in Kansas City, Mo., and minus 3 in Louisville, Ky.

– Associated Press

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nanowerx
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nanowerx 01/27/14 - 06:43 am
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finally!

With a winter as harsh as we have had, it is amazing it has taken this long for use to get some snow. While I don't want weeks of it, a couple of days to play in the white powder sounds like a great time. Here I come, snowmen!

corgimom
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corgimom 01/27/14 - 07:28 am
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Hey, I used to live in

Hey, I used to live in Wisconsin, I've been in -50 degree temperatures, and that is ROUGH.

Ice formed on the inside of my walls of my home, it was so cold.

I was SO glad to get out of there and come back to North Augusta.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 01/27/14 - 09:52 am
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Global warming vs. Climate Change

In the summer the left yells Global warming and Al Gore goes on tour.
In the winter the Left claims Climate Change and a different group goes on tour for $$$.

As long as my Climate changes every 3 months I am happy.
In the Summer I want the winter, in the winter I want the spring.

BTW:
C-Mom you have me beat.
My coldest consulting gig was in St Paul. -44 without wind chill, I can only imagine what -50 was like.

A Sr.Sr. IT Engineer & IT Consulting friend of mine.
Had a house in Republic Mich. Located in the upper left Michigan peninsula area. He boated to it in Summer, Snowmobiled to it in
winter. It was on a Diesel generator and well water, No Gov.
Utilities and his house had a 2nd story Winter Main Entrance door due to snow drifts. http://republicmichigan.com/

He moved to San Jose Ca a few years back because his Russian Wife said it was too cold.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/27/14 - 11:55 am
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How cold was it..

We have had ice coming out of faucets in the north Ga mountains..

Dixieman
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Dixieman 01/27/14 - 12:38 pm
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Paging Mr. Gore...

Mr. Algore. Paging Mr. Algore. Call your office.
Manbearpig alert!

Darby
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Darby 01/27/14 - 04:33 pm
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Snow??

SnoThanks!

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