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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
954 AM CST TUE DEC 23 2014

ILZ003>006-008-010>014-019>023-032-033-039-INZ001-002-010-011-019-
232000-
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
954 AM CST TUE DEC 23 2014 /1054 AM EST TUE DEC 23 2014/

...PERIOD OF HEAVY WET SNOW POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY...

THERE ARE GROWING INDICATIONS THAT RAIN WILL CHANGE TO A PERIOD OF
HEAVY WET SNOW DURING THE DAY WEDNESDAY AND POSSIBLY CONTINUING
INTO WEDNESDAY EVENING OVER PORTIONS OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS OR
NORTHWEST INDIANA. THE AREAL EXTENT OF THE HEAVY SNOW BAND IS
EXPECTED TO BE RELATIVELY NARROW...HOWEVER GUIDANCE CONTINUES TO
INDICATE SNOWFALL RATES OF 1 TO LOCALLY OVER 2 INCHES PER HOUR
AND NEAR WHITE OUT VISIBILITIES IN HEAVY SNOW. THE EXPECTED
LOCALIZED NATURE OF THE HEAVY SNOW MAKES IT DIFFICULT TO PINPOINT
WHERE EXACTLY IT WILL OCCUR. IT COULD BE AS FAR EAST AS NORTHWEST
INDIANA OR POSSIBLY AS FAR WEST AS A MARENGO TO LASALLE LINE.

THE MAJORITY OF NORTHERN AND CENTRAL ILLINOIS AND NORTHWEST
INDIANA WILL LIKELY ONLY RECEIVE LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS.
HOWEVER...WHERE THE HEAVY SNOW BAND SETS UP...THERE IS A POTENTIAL
FOR A SWATH OF AT LEAST 3 TO 6 INCHES OF HEAVY...WET SNOW TO
OCCUR WITH ISOLATED HIGHER TOTALS POSSIBLE.

IT APPEARS LIKELY THAT SOME PORTIONS OF THE REGION WILL LIKELY BE
IMPACTED BY A WINTER STORM THAT COULD MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT TO NEARLY
IMPOSSIBLE AT TIMES. THOSE PLANNING TRAVEL ON WEDNESDAY AND
WEDNESDAY NIGHT ARE URGED TO MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND
POTENTIALLY PLAN TO ALTER TRAVEL PLANS AS NEEDED.

$$

JEE

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