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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
903 PM CST SAT JAN 31 2015

...STRONG WINTER STORM TO IMPACT THE REGION THROUGH SUNDAY
NIGHT...

ILZ006-013-014-022-023-033-039-INZ001-002-010-011-019-011115-
/O.CON.KLOT.WS.W.0002.000000T0000Z-150202T1200Z/
LAKE IL-DUPAGE-COOK-WILL-KANKAKEE-IROQUOIS-FORD-LAKE IN-PORTER-
NEWTON-JASPER-BENTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WAUKEGAN...WHEATON...CHICAGO...JOLIET...
KANKAKEE...WATSEKA...PAXTON...GARY...VALPARAISO...MOROCCO...
RENSSELAER...FOWLER
903 PM CST SAT JAN 31 2015 /1003 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015/

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST /7 AM
EST/ MONDAY...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT. THE SNOW MAY
  MIX WITH LIGHT RAIN LATE THIS EVENING...GENERALLY SOUTH OF
  INTERSTATE 80.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...WIDESPREAD AMOUNTS OF 10 TO 14 INCHES ARE
  EXPECTED BY SUNDAY NIGHT...ESPECIALLY NEAR LAKE MICHIGAN.

* MAIN IMPACT...SNOW COVERED ROADS WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT.
  SIGNIFICANT DISRUPTIONS TO AIR TRAVEL ARE ALSO LIKELY.

* OTHER IMPACTS...STRONG NORTHEAST WINDS WITH GUSTS POSSIBLY IN
  EXCESS OF 35 MPH WILL DEVELOP SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE
  INTO SUNDAY EVENING...AND ARE LIKELY TO BE HIGHER NEAR THE
  LAKE. THIS WILL PRODUCE SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW
  AND BLIZZARD LIKE CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.  SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF
SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN
AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...
FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

&&

$$

ILZ003>005-008-010>012-019>021-032-011115-
/O.CON.KLOT.WS.W.0002.000000T0000Z-150202T0600Z/
WINNEBAGO-BOONE-MCHENRY-OGLE-LEE-DE KALB-KANE-LA SALLE-KENDALL-
GRUNDY-LIVINGSTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCKFORD...BELVIDERE...WOODSTOCK...
OREGON...DIXON...DEKALB...AURORA...OTTAWA...OSWEGO...MORRIS...
PONTIAC
903 PM CST SAT JAN 31 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST
SUNDAY NIGHT...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT. THE SNOW MAY
  MIX WITH LIGHT RAIN LATE THIS EVENING...GENERALLY SOUTH OF
  INTERSTATE 80.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...WIDESPREAD AMOUNTS OF 8 TO 12 INCHES ARE
  EXPECTED BY SUNDAY NIGHT.

* MAIN IMPACT...SNOW COVERED ROADS WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT.
  SIGNIFICANT DISRUPTIONS TO AIR TRAVEL ARE ALSO LIKELY.

* OTHER IMPACTS...STRONG NORTHEAST WINDS WITH GUSTS POSSIBLY IN
  EXCESS OF 35 MPH WILL DEVELOP MIDDAY SUNDAY AND CONTINUE INTO
  SUNDAY EVENING. THIS WILL PRODUCE SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND
  DRIFTING SNOW AND BLIZZARD LIKE CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.  SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF
SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN
AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...
FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

&&

$$

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