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No plans to close schools Tuesday

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POSTED: January 27, 2014 1:29 p.m.
National Weather Service/

Snow fall predictions for coastal Georgia, including Bryan County.

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Bryan County Schools officials are monitoring the weather reports for the coming days closely, they say.

But so far, there no plans for school closures on Tuesday.

"We are continuing to work with local officials as we monitor future weather conditions throughout the day," Superintendent Dr. Paul Brooksher said Monday. "At this time, we do not have any plans to close Bryan County Schools tomorrow.   

According to Bryan County Emergency Services Chief Freddy Howell, current weather reports say rain and ice could be falling sometime after lunch Tuesday.

Here is the updated advisory from the National Weather Service as of 11:12 a.m. Monday:

 Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Tuesday afternoon
through Wednesday afternoon... 

* locations... inland southeast Georgia... including the Savannah 
Metro area.

* Hazard types... freezing rain... snow and sleet.

* Accumulations... significant and damaging ice accumulations of 
1/4 to 1/2 inch... perhaps locally higher. 1/2 to 1 inch of 
snow and sleet.

* Impacts... significant ice... snow and sleet accumulation will 
create dangerous or impossible driving conditions for everyone 
including first responders. Damage to trees... power lines and 
even structures is possible. Widespread power outages could 
produce life threatening situations.

* Timing... Tuesday into Tuesday evening precipitation is 
expected to transition to freezing rain and sleet as much 
colder air spreads from north to south across the region. 
Then... precipitation could mix with or change to snow 
overnight Tuesday into early Wednesday... especially inland. 
Precipitation could taper off Wednesday or could linger into 
Wednesday night.

* Wind chill readings... lowest in the mid and upper teens late 
Tuesday night and early Wednesday.

Precautionary/preparedness actions... 

Now is the time to prepare for this winter storm. Once the storm
begins... conditions will deteriorate rapidly and travel will
become dangerous or impossible. Prepare to remain in a safe
shelter without electricity for several days. Obtain vital
supplies such as potable water... non-perishable food... medicine... 
batteries... flashlights... a battery powered radio and an
alternate heat source such as a generator... non- electric space
heater or wood for your fireplace.

 

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