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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
1135 AM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

INZ003>005-MIZ077>079-100045-
/O.CON.KIWX.WW.Y.0004.160209T2100Z-160211T1500Z/
LA PORTE-ST. JOSEPH IN-ELKHART-BERRIEN-CASS MI-ST. JOSEPH MI-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MICHIGAN CITY...LA PORTE...SOUTH BEND...
MISHAWAKA...NEW CARLISLE...WALKERTON...ELKHART...GOSHEN...
NAPPANEE...NILES...BENTON HARBOR...ST. JOSEPH...BUCHANAN...
DOWAGIAC...CASSOPOLIS...MARCELLUS...STURGIS...THREE RIVERS...
WHITE PIGEON...MENDON
1135 AM EST TUE FEB 9 2016 /1035 AM CST TUE FEB 9 2016/

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM EST /3 PM
CST/ THIS AFTERNOON TO 10 AM EST /9 AM CST/ THURSDAY...

HAZARDOUS WEATHER...

 * LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND
   INTENSITY BY LATE AFTERNOON AND PERSIST INTO THURSDAY MORNING.

 * HEAVIEST SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED LATE TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY
   AFTERNOON. SNOWFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR IN THE
   STRONGEST SNOWBANDS WITH SUDDEN REDUCTION IN VISIBILITIES TO
   NEAR ZERO AT TIMES.

 * BLOWING AND MINOR DRIFTING OF SNOW IS EXPECTED TONIGHT AND
   WEDNESDAY.

 * WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES WILL RANGE FROM 5 BELOW TO 5 ABOVE ZERO
   TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING.

 * MULTIPLE DAY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE HIGHLY VARIABLE.
   HIGHEST AMOUNTS WILL BE IN BERRIEN AND CASS COUNTIES IN
   MICHIGAN... AND NORTHEAST LAPORTE AND NORTHERN SAINT JOSEPH
   COUNTIES IN INDIANA WITH 6 TO 12 INCHES EXPECTED BY LATE
   THURSDAY MORNING.

IMPACTS...

 * ROADS WILL BE SNOW COVERED, SLICK AND HAZARDOUS FOR A LONG
   DURATION. IN ADDITION, LOW VISIBILITIES IN LAKE EFFECT SNOW
   BANDS WILL RESULT IN DIFFICULT AND DANGEROUS TRAVEL WITHIN THE
   ADVISORY AREA. SOME MAJOR ROADS THAT WILL BE IMPACTED INCLUDE
   I94, THE INDIANA TOLL ROAD, AND ROUTES 31, 20, AND 6.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR LAKE EFFECT SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW
MEANS THAT VISIBILITIES WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO A COMBINATION OF
FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING...ESPECIALLY
IN OPEN AREAS.

&&

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