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Emergency winter shelter opens

An emergency "drop in" warming center is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, Feb. 8-10 at the First United Methodist Church in Ashland located at 175 N. Main St.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and close at 9:30 p.m. Children and pets are welcome.

A winter storm warning is in effect beginning 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, according to the National Weather Service. A winter weather advisory will be in place from 4 a.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9.

Temperatures will drop to 31 degrees Friday night with an 80 percent chance of precipitation.

Rain will turn to snow by 8 a.m. Saturday with forecasts predicting 3 to 5 inches of snowfall and a high near 34 degrees.

An additional 1 to3 inches of snow is expected Saturday night with a low around 23 degrees.

Temperatures will rise to about 34 degrees Sunday with less than a half inch of snow possible before temperatures drop to the high 20s Sunday night.

To find out when the shelters are available, the public can check the Ashland Tidings online, the bulletin board on the Plaza and the wooden post in front of Pioneer Hall.

Volunteers and resources are needed to make this happen, specifically:

Help with food for 20 people Saturday and Sunday evenings

Help with registration table from 7-9:30 p.m.

Clean up at 7-8 a.m. in the morning

Email Phil Johncock, shelter consultant, at or text his cellphone at 702-518-8756.

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