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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
313 PM EDT WED SEP 28 2016
...COLD AIR FUNNELS POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING...
GENERALLY FUNNEL CLOUDS DEVELOP AND OCCUR IN CONJUNCTION WITH
CONDITIONS THAT PRODUCE SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS.
AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT CONDITIONS PREVAILS ACROSS CENTRAL INDIANA
TODAY. THERE IS LITTLE POTENTIAL FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS...
ALTHOUGH A FEW STORMS WILL PRODUCE SMALL HAIL AND GUSTY WINDS.
RESEARCH STUDIES OF FUNNEL CLOUD OCCURRENCES INDICATE THAT A
DIFFERENT TYPE OF FUNNEL CLOUD FORMS WHEN WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
SIMILAR TO THOSE OF TODAY. THESE ARE CALLED COLD AIR FUNNELS AND
ARE NOT AS VIOLENT AS THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH WARM AND HUMID
COLD AIR FUNNELS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THUNDERSTORMS OR SHOWERS
THAT FORM IN DEEP...COLD CORE...LARGE-SCALE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEMS.
THESE FUNNEL CLOUDS ARE SMOOTH AND NARROW. THE PARENT STORM OR
SHOWER IS NOT PARTICULARLY TALL OR INTENSE. THESE FUNNEL CLOUDS
NORMALLY PROTRUDE A FEW HUNDRED FEET DOWNWARD FROM THE PARENT
CLOUDS...ROTATE OR SPIN LIKE A TOP...AND LAST ONLY A FEW MINUTES
IN RARE CASES WHEN THEIR CIRCULATIONS DOES REACH THE GROUND...
COLD AIR FUNNELS CAUSE ONLY MINOR DAMAGE. MORE REPORTS OF SMALL
FUNNEL CLOUDS ARE POSSIBLE OVER CENTRAL INDIANA THROUGH EARLY THIS
EVENING. WARNINGS WILL BE ISSUED IF ANY OF THEM TOUCH THE GROUND.
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How many drivers do we have on the streets during a snow storm?
The City Garage has 20 drivers.
How long does it take to clear all of the streets?
During a 2"-4" snow, all streets are usually
passable within 24 hours.
Who determines the order of snow removal?
We adhere to our Snow Removal Plan so that all streets are passable as soon as possible.
How can residents obtain treatment, medication, or get to their scheduled appointments?
Anyone with an emergency should call 911. Those with
non-emergencies should call 379-1689.
Why does downtown get so much attention?
All main arterials lead to downtown, and Washington
Street is a main thoroughfare.
How will I know when the Snow Emergency has been lifted?
All weather-related information will be broadcast via local radio stations.
Who do I call to report property damage from the snow plows?
The Columbus City Garage at 376-2508.
Will my trash be picked up during a Snow Emergency?
Yes, unless otherwise announced via local radio stations.