The National Weather Service has issued an updated Snow Squall Warning for Schuylkill County on Jan. 30 until 1:15 p.m.
According to NWS, a dangerous snow squall was located along a line extending from Grover to near Snyder-Middleswart State Park to near Doylesburg to 6 miles east of Hancock just after 10 a.m. Wednesday. The squall is moving east at 55 mph.
There will be whiteout conditions during the squall with little or no visibility. Winds will gust to 30 mph.
Weather authorities believe this squall carries life-threatening conditions for travelers. Mobile phone users were alerted to the storm using the Emergency Alert notification system.
A snow squall is typically a fast-moving weather system. High winds and heavy snow are hallmarks of a snow squall and they can cause zero visibility situations.
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The National Weather Service has also issued a Wind Chill Advisory for Schuylkill County from 5 p.m. Wednesday until noon Thursday. Wind chill factors during the advisory time could drop to as low as -20 degrees.
Low temperatures (actual temps) in Schuylkill County will drop below -5 degrees tonight. And most residents awoke this morning to temps below 0 as well.