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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
935 PM CST TUE DEC 23 2014

ILZ005-006-011-019-032-033-039-241145-
/O.CON.KLOT.WW.Y.0028.141224T1500Z-141225T0300Z/
MCHENRY-LAKE IL-DE KALB-LA SALLE-LIVINGSTON-IROQUOIS-FORD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WOODSTOCK...WAUKEGAN...DEKALB...
OTTAWA...PONTIAC...WATSEKA...PAXTON
935 PM CST TUE DEC 23 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 9 PM
CST WEDNESDAY...

* TIMING...RAIN TRANSITIONS TO WET SNOW IN THE LATE MORNING AND
  THEN TAPERS OFF IN THE EARLY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 5 INCHES.

* WINDS...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS NEARING 30 MPH.

* MAIN IMPACT...UNTREATED ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW OR SLUSH
  COVERED IN PARTS OF THE AREA...RESULTING IN DIFFICULT TRAVEL.
  ANY HEAVIER SNOW SHOWERS WILL ALSO CAUSE REDUCED VISIBILITIES.

* OTHER IMPACTS...THE HEAVY WET NATURE OF THE SNOW WILL MAKE IT
  DIFFICULT TO SHOVEL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

&&

$$

INZ002-010-241145-
/O.CON.KLOT.WW.Y.0028.141224T2100Z-141225T0300Z/
PORTER-NEWTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...VALPARAISO...MOROCCO
935 PM CST TUE DEC 23 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM TO 9 PM
CST WEDNESDAY...

* TIMING...RAIN TRANSITIONS TO SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON AND THEN
  TAPERS OFF IN THE EARLY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 5 INCHES.

* WINDS...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS NEARING 30 MPH.

* MAIN IMPACT...UNTREATED ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW OR SLUSH
  COVERED IN PARTS OF THE AREA...RESULTING IN DIFFICULT TRAVEL.
  ANY HEAVIER SNOW SHOWERS WILL ALSO CAUSE REDUCED VISIBILITIES.

* OTHER IMPACTS...THE HEAVY WET NATURE OF THE SNOW WILL MAKE IT
  DIFFICULT TO SHOVEL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

&&

$$

ILZ012>014-020>023-INZ001-241145-
/O.CON.KLOT.WS.A.0005.141224T1500Z-141225T0300Z/
KANE-DUPAGE-COOK-KENDALL-GRUNDY-WILL-KANKAKEE-LAKE IN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...AURORA...WHEATON...CHICAGO...OSWEGO...
MORRIS...JOLIET...KANKAKEE...GARY
935 PM CST TUE DEC 23 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM CST WEDNESDAY
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING...

* TIMING...RAIN TRANSITIONS TO WET SNOW IN THE MID MORNING HOURS.
  A NARROW BAND OF HEAVY WET SNOW WILL FORM SOMEWHERE OVER THE
  WATCH AREA AROUND NOON THROUGH THE EARLY AFTERNOON. LIGHT TO
  MODERATE SNOW WILL THEN CONTINUE INTO THE EARLY EVENING. AREAS
  NEAR THE LAKE AND THE ILLINOIS AND INDIANA BORDER INTO NORTHWEST
  INDIANA MAY HAVE THE BEST POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY SNOW.

* SNOW RATES... 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR WITH OVER 2 INCHES PER
  HOUR EXPECTED WITHIN THE HEAVY SNOW BAND.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 7 INCHES...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
  AMOUNTS POSSIBLE UNDER THE NARROW BAND.

* WINDS...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 30 MPH.

* MAIN IMPACT...TRAVEL WILL BE DIFFICULT WITH TRAVEL NEARLY
  IMPOSSIBLE WITHIN THE NARROW BAND OF HEAVY WET SNOW.
  VISIBILITIES WILL VARY FROM AROUND ONE MILE OUTSIDE OF THE
  BAND TO LESS THAN ONE QUARTER OF A MILE WITHIN THE SNOW BAND.

* OTHER IMPACTS...THE HEAVY WET NATURE OF THE SNOW WILL MAKE IT
  DIFFICULT TO SHOVEL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

$$

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