Heavy snowfall expected in parts of Valley through Tuesday


Heavy snowfall expected in parts of Valley through Tuesday

Staff report

YOUNGSTOWN

After enduring the wettest year in recorded history in the Mahoning Valley in 2011, parts of the region are expecting heavy precipitation in the early days of 2012.

The Valley officially recorded 54 inches of precipitation in 2011, about 4 inches more than the previous record of 50 inches set in 1911, according to the National Weather Service.

Entering the first week of the new year, portions of Trumbull County are under a Lake Effect Snow Warning until 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Accumulations of snow through today will range from 3 to 5 inches with localized amounts around 8 inches.

Storm total accumulations by the end of the event Tuesday in the warning area will range from 6 to 10 inches with localized amounts up to 15 inches.

Conditions will be milder in Mahoning County, according to the weather service.

Snow accumulation there is expected to be 1 to 3 inches today with much colder conditions. Blowing and drifting snow tonight will accumulate 2 to 4 more inches.

Much of the Valley was under a high wind advisory Sunday with gusts of more than 40 mph reported. Some power outages were reported on the North Side.

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