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

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

INZ003>005-MIZ077>079-091700-
/O.NEW.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
346 AM EST TUE FEB 9 2016 /246 AM CST TUE FEB 9 2016/

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA HAS ISSUED A
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY...WHICH IS 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 TO BECOME MORE DEVELOPED BY LATE
   AFTERNOON AND PERSIST INTO THURSDAY MORNING.

 * HEAVIEST SNOWFALL RATES LATE TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY
   AFTERNOON. SNOWFALL RATES OF UP TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR WITHIN THE
   STRONGEST SNOWBANDS WITH SUDDEN REDUCTION IN VISIBILITIES TO
   NEAR ZERO AT TIMES.

 * BLOWING AND MINOR DRIFTING OF SNOW TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY
   IS EXPECTED.

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

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

IMPACTS...

 * ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED AND REMAIN SLICK AND HAZARDOUS
   FOR A LONG DURATION.

 * PLAN NOW FOR DIFFICULT AND DANGEROUS TRAVEL WITHIN THE ADVISORY
   AREA.

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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