Special Weather Statement
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
420 AM CST SAT JAN 24 2015

ILZ003>006-008-010>014-019>023-032-033-039-INZ001-002-010-011-019-
241730-
WINNEBAGO-BOONE-MCHENRY-LAKE IL-OGLE-LEE-DE KALB-KANE-DUPAGE-COOK-
LA SALLE-KENDALL-GRUNDY-WILL-KANKAKEE-LIVINGSTON-IROQUOIS-FORD-
LAKE IN-PORTER-NEWTON-JASPER-BENTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCKFORD...BELVIDERE...WOODSTOCK...
WAUKEGAN...OREGON...DIXON...DEKALB...AURORA...WHEATON...CHICAGO...
OTTAWA...OSWEGO...MORRIS...JOLIET...KANKAKEE...PONTIAC...
WATSEKA...PAXTON...GARY...VALPARAISO...MOROCCO...RENSSELAER...
FOWLER
420 AM CST SAT JAN 24 2015 /520 AM EST SAT JAN 24 2015/

...ACCUMULATING SNOW AND GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS SUNDAY...

PRECIPITATION WILL OVERSPREAD THE AREA FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST
TONIGHT...AND CONTINUE INTO SUNDAY AFTERNOON. PRECIPITATION WILL
LIKELY START AS SNOW NORTH OF INTERSTATE 80 WITH A MIX OF
SNOW...RAIN AND SLEET ALONG AND SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 80. A
TRANSITION TO ALL SNOW WILL OCCUR SUNDAY MORNING. ACCUMULATION IS
EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM AROUND AN INCH ALONG THE ILLINOIS WISCONSIN
BORDER...TO 2 TO 4 INCHES ALONG AND SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 80. AREAS
FARTHER TO THE SOUTH ACROSS EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS AND NORTHWEST
INDIANA...FROM PONTIAC TO FOWLER...MAY SEE LOWER AMOUNTS DUE TO A
LONGER PERIOD OF MIXED PRECIPITATION. THE TRACK OF THE SYSTEM MAY
SHIFT FURTHER SOUTH...WHICH WILL LEAD TO A SOUTHWARD SHIFT OF THE
HIGHEST SNOW AMOUNTS.

NORTHEAST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH
AT TIMES SUNDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. WHEN
COMBINED WITH THE FALLING SNOW SUNDAY MORNING AND EARLY SUNDAY
AFTERNOON...VISIBILITY MAY BE REDUCED TO LESS THAN A HALF MILE AT
TIMES. BLOWING SNOW MAY BECOME AN ISSUE AS WELL. TRAVEL MAY BECOME
HAZARDOUS...ESPECIALLY FROM DAYBREAK THROUGH MIDDAY SUNDAY. IT IS
POSSIBLE THAT A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MAY BE ISSUED FOR PORTIONS
OF THE AREA ONCE CONFIDENCE IN THE LOCATION OF HIGHEST SNOW
AMOUNTS INCREASES.

$$

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