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'Powerful Winter Storm' Headed for Union County

Snow is likely to start hitting the area early Friday morning.

"powerful winter storm" is expected to hit Union County between Thursday evening and Saturday afternoon and could bring heavy snow and damaging winds, according to the National Weather Service.

The NWS issued a winter storm watch from Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon, predicting 6-12 inches of snow and some ice from sleet and freezing rain.

Visibility could be limited to several hundred feet due to heavy snow, sleet and freezing rain. Driving conditions may be "dangerous."

Winds are expected to blow at 20 or 30 miles per hour, with gusts hitting as much as 60 miles per hour, according to the NWS. The gusts may bring down some tree limbs and could cause power outages.

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ANS February 14, 2013 at 10:28 PM
Uh why was this article sent to my inbox today (2/14)?
Elizabeth Alterman (Editor) February 14, 2013 at 10:51 PM
Hi ANS, you must be signed up to receive our weekly newsletter, which is populated automatically by the week's most popular story. Unfortunately, because this is automated, occasionally the news is no longer timely. If you'd prefer to receive our daily newsletter, you can sign up here: http://westfield.patch.com/newsletters Thanks, Liz
John o'connor February 15, 2013 at 12:32 AM
Elizabeth: Excellent response. No snow job of an answer. Wishing you a blizzard of supporting Patch readers' support in the waning hours of Valentine's Day.

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