Central Ohio Is About To Get Buried By A Winter Storm Sweeping The Country

I hope you all have your bread, milk, and eggs ready. It’s winter weather time.

That’s right folks. A winter storm is blowing into town and by the end of the week, we could see an impressive amount of snow on the ground here in Columbus. The National Weather Service has issued both a Hazardous Weather Outlook and a Winter Storm Warning for Franklin County.

The Hazardous Weather Outlook warns that our area will see wind chills in the single digits Monday night, followed by very cold temperatures in the single digits on Tuesday. The Winter Storm Warning calls for 6-9 inches with higher amounts possible. The warning is in effect from 1 a.m. Monday until 1 p.m. Tuesday.

So what does that mean for us?

The entire state of Ohio is under some sort of winter weather-related warning.

In fact, a huge swath of the country is under winter weather warnings.

1-3 inches will fall before 9 a.m. on Monday, followed by a brief break.

The heaviest snowfall will be Monday afternoon and evening into Tuesday morning when areas could see up to one inch of snow per hour.

I wish I could tell you that would be the end of it, but there’s also a chance that we could be getting some more snowfall on Thursday. But let’s just get through this snowstorm first, and then we can worry about that.

When it comes to staying warm and safe during a storm like this, there are a few things you can do in preparation. If you have an essential job that you have to head out for during the storm, you’ll obviously be concerned with road safety.

It’s also a good idea to keep some supplies in your car, should you find yourself in a situation where you’re stranded in your vehicle. Emergency kits for your car should include blankets, hand warmers, first aid kits, and more.

If you’re at home, you can enjoy the beauty of the falling snow from the coziness of your own home. It’s always a good idea to charge electronics and have extra candles on hand, just in case the power goes out.

To stay up to date with the winter storm, you can visit the National Weather Service website or follow them on Twitter. Stay safe out there, Columbus.

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