02/17/14 This morning Marshall County EMA Director Clyde Avery completed a weather briefing conducted by the National Weather Service in North Webster regarding the winter storm forecast for today. Currently, Marshall County is under a Winter Weather Advisory that is in effect from 11:00am this morning until 11:00pm tonight. Snow will overspread our area this afternoon with the heaviest snow falling at a rate of 1-2 inches per hour at times. The heaviest snow is predicted to occur between 3pm and 8pm tonight. Snow totals of between 4 -6 inches are expected. In addition, wind gusts of 20 to 30 mph will cause blowing and drifting of roads especially in rural open areas. Visibility may be reduced to less than ¼ mile. Roads were already beginning to see sifting earlier this morning with some reduced to one lane. Road conditions could deteriorate rapidly once the heaviest snow begins to fall and winds pick up.
Marshall County is currently under a “Watch Level” travel advisory which means that only essential travel such as to and from work or in emergency situations, is recommended, and schools, businesses, government agencies and other organizations should be implementing their emergency action plans.