Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
216 PM CST TUE DEC 23 2014

...CHRISTMAS EVE TRAVEL RUSH TO BE IMPACTED BY SNOW...

ILZ031-037-038-042>045-051>054-061-240400-
/O.NEW.KILX.WW.Y.0012.141224T1500Z-141225T0300Z/
WOODFORD-TAZEWELL-MCLEAN-LOGAN-DE WITT-PIATT-CHAMPAIGN-SANGAMON-
CHRISTIAN-MACON-MOULTRIE-SHELBY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BLOOMINGTON...NORMAL...LINCOLN...
CHAMPAIGN...URBANA...SPRINGFIELD...TAYLORVILLE...DECATUR...
SHELBYVILLE
216 PM CST TUE DEC 23 2014

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LINCOLN HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 9 PM
CST WEDNESDAY.

* TIMING...RAIN WILL SPREAD ACROSS MUCH OF CENTRAL ILLINOIS AFTER
  MIDNIGHT...THEN CHANGE OVER TO SNOW DURING THE MORNING. AREAS
  WEST OF I-55 SHOULD BE ALL SNOW BY 9 AM...WITH THE CHANGEOVER
  BETWEEN I-55 AND I-57 OCCURRING BETWEEN 9 AM AND NOON. THE SNOW
  WILL BE DIMINISHING DURING THE EVENING...LINGERING LONGEST NORTH
  OF I-74.

* ACCUMULATIONS...MUCH OF THE ADVISORY AREA WILL SEE SNOWFALL OF
  AROUND 2 INCHES...WITH POTENTIAL FOR 2 TO 4 INCHES IN AREAS
  ALONG THE I-55 CORRIDOR. THERE IS SOME POTENTIAL FOR HEAVIER
  AMOUNTS IN NARROW BANDS WITHIN THIS AREA.

* WIND...NORTHWEST WINDS OF 10 TO 15 MPH WILL GUST TO NEAR 25 MPH
  AT TIMES. HOWEVER...AS THIS WILL BE A FAIRLY WET SNOW...NO
  SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW IS EXPECTED.

* IMPACTS...TRAFFIC WILL BE HEAVIER THAN USUAL DUE TO THE
  CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY RUSH. HOLIDAY TRAVELERS CAN EXPECT SLIPPERY
  TRAVEL CONDITIONS...ESPECIALLY DURING THE AFTERNOON WHEN THE
  SNOW WILL BE HEAVIEST. VISIBILITY WILL ALSO BE SIGNIFICANTLY
  REDUCED DURING THE HEAVIER SNOW BURSTS.

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.

&&

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GEELHART





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