The National Weather Service has issued the following urgent winter weather message, applicable to both Wayne and Pike counties:


Winter storm warning
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BINGHAMTON NY
307 PM EST MON JAN 31 2011
WYOMING-LACKAWANNA-LUZERNE-PIKE-SOUTHERN WAYNE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TUNKHANNOCK...SCRANTON...WILKES-BARRE...
HAZLETON...MILFORD...HONESDALE
307 PM EST MON JAN 31 2011

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
5 PM EST TUESDAY...
...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TUESDAY NIGHT TO
5 PM EST WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BINGHAMTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR A MIX OF SNOW...SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN...WHICH IS
IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TUESDAY NIGHT TO 5 PM EST WEDNESDAY. A
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED. THIS WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 5 PM EST
TUESDAY.

* LOCATIONS: WYOMING AND LACKAWANNA VALLEYS AND THE POCONOS
  INCLUDING THE GREATER SCRANTON WILKES BARRE AREA.

* HAZARDS: SNOW TONIGHT AND TUESDAY. A MIX OF SNOW...SLEET AND
  FREEZING RAIN TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY.

* ACCUMULATIONS: 4 TO 7 INCHES OF SNOW LATE TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY.
  AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW WITH ICE ACCUMULATION OF UP
  TO ONE HALF INCH EXPECTED TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY.

* TIMING: SNOW WILL MOVE INTO THE REGION AFTER MIDNIGHT
  TONIGHT...AND TAPER OFF TUESDAY AFTERNOON. A MIX OF SNOW...SLEET
  AND FREEZING RAIN WILL DEVELOP LATE TUESDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUE
  INTO WEDNESDAY...BEFORE TAPERING OFF LATE IN THE DAY. THE
  FREEZING RAIN IS EXPECTED TO BE THE HEAVIEST WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* WINDS: LIGHT EASTERLY TONIGHT AND TUESDAY. EAST WINDS 5 TO 15
  MPH TUESDAY NIGHT TURNING TO THE NORTHWEST LATE WEDNESDAY AND
  WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT 10 TO 15 MPH.

* IMPACTS: TRAVEL WILL BECOME HAZARDOUS LATE TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY
  DUE TO SNOW. SIGNIFICANT ICING WEDNESDAY WILL LIKELY BRING DOWN
  TREE LIMBS AND RESULT IN SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES. TRAVEL WILL
  ALSO BECOME VERY DIFFICULT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL
CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED
ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW...
SLEET...AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL
VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

PLEASE REPORT SNOWFALL AND/OR ICE AMOUNTS TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE BY CALLING TOLL FREE AT 1-877-633-6772...OR BY EMAIL AT
BGM.STORMREPORT@NOAA.GOV.

Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BINGHAMTON NY
307 PM EST MON JAN 31 2011

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WYOMING-LACKAWANNA-LUZERNE-PIKE-SOUTHERN WAYNE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TUNKHANNOCK...SCRANTON...WILKES-BARRE...
HAZLETON...MILFORD...HONESDALE
307 PM EST MON JAN 31 2011

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
5 PM EST TUESDAY...
...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TUESDAY NIGHT TO
5 PM EST WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BINGHAMTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR A MIX OF SNOW...SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN...WHICH IS
IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TUESDAY NIGHT TO 5 PM EST WEDNESDAY. A
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED. THIS WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 5 PM EST
TUESDAY.

* LOCATIONS: WYOMING AND LACKAWANNA VALLEYS AND THE POCONOS
  INCLUDING THE GREATER SCRANTON WILKES BARRE AREA.

* HAZARDS: SNOW TONIGHT AND TUESDAY. A MIX OF SNOW...SLEET AND
  FREEZING RAIN TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY.

* ACCUMULATIONS: 4 TO 7 INCHES OF SNOW LATE TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY.
  AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW WITH ICE ACCUMULATION OF UP
  TO ONE HALF INCH EXPECTED TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY.

* TIMING: SNOW WILL MOVE INTO THE REGION AFTER MIDNIGHT
  TONIGHT...AND TAPER OFF TUESDAY AFTERNOON. A MIX OF SNOW...SLEET
  AND FREEZING RAIN WILL DEVELOP LATE TUESDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUE
  INTO WEDNESDAY...BEFORE TAPERING OFF LATE IN THE DAY. THE
  FREEZING RAIN IS EXPECTED TO BE THE HEAVIEST WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* WINDS: LIGHT EASTERLY TONIGHT AND TUESDAY. EAST WINDS 5 TO 15
  MPH TUESDAY NIGHT TURNING TO THE NORTHWEST LATE WEDNESDAY AND
  WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT 10 TO 15 MPH.

* IMPACTS: TRAVEL WILL BECOME HAZARDOUS LATE TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY
  DUE TO SNOW. SIGNIFICANT ICING WEDNESDAY WILL LIKELY BRING DOWN
  TREE LIMBS AND RESULT IN SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES. TRAVEL WILL
  ALSO BECOME VERY DIFFICULT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL
CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED
ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW...
SLEET...AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL
VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

PLEASE REPORT SNOWFALL AND/OR ICE AMOUNTS TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE BY CALLING TOLL FREE AT 1-877-633-6772...OR BY EMAIL AT
BGM.STORMREPORT@NOAA.GOV.