Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Northern Indiana

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
351 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

INZ003>005-MIZ077>079-121700-
/O.EXT.KIWX.WW.Y.0005.160212T1500Z-160213T2100Z/
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
351 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016 /251 AM CST FRI FEB 12 2016/

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM EST /9 AM
CST/ THIS MORNING TO 4 PM EST /3 PM CST/ SATURDAY...

HAZARDOUS WEATHER...

 * SNOW SHOWERS WILL DEVELOP ALONG AN ARCTIC FRONT LATER THIS
   MORNING AND CONTINUE INTO THIS AFTERNOON. THERE MAY BE A LULL
   IN THE SNOW MID TO LATE AFTERNOON BEFORE HEAVIER LAKE EFFECT
   SNOW DEVELOPS THIS EVENING AND CONTINUES THROUGH SATURDAY
   AFTERNOON.

 * INCREASING NORTHWEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO CAUSE AREAS OF
   BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

 * TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE HIGHLY VARIABLE...GENERALLY
   RANGING BETWEEN 3 AND 8 INCHES...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS
   POSSIBLE ALONG AND NORTH OF THE INDIANA TOLL ROAD.

 * WIND CHILLS WILL FALL TO AS LOW AS 5 BELOW TO 10 BELOW TONIGHT
   INTO SATURDAY MORNING.

IMPACTS...

 * SNOW COVERED SLICK ROADS AND LOW VISIBILITIES DUE TO FALLING
   AND BLOWING SNOW WILL RESULT IN HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS.

 * FROSTBITE WILL BE POSSIBLE FOR ANYONE WHO IS OUTSIDE FOR
   PROLONGED PERIODS TONIGHT INTO SATURDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR 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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