Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
355 AM EST WED FEB 10 2016

INZ003>005-MIZ077>079-101700-
/O.CON.KIWX.WW.Y.0004.000000T0000Z-160211T1500Z/
LA PORTE-ST. JOSEPH IN-ELKHART-BERRIEN-CASS MI-ST. JOSEPH MI-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MICHIGAN CITY...LA PORTE...SOUTH BEND...
MISHAWAKA...NEW CARLISLE...WALKERTON...ELKHART...GOSHEN...
NAPPANEE...NILES...BENTON HARBOR...ST. JOSEPH...BUCHANAN...
DOWAGIAC...CASSOPOLIS...MARCELLUS...STURGIS...THREE RIVERS...
WHITE PIGEON...MENDON
355 AM EST WED FEB 10 2016 /255 AM CST WED FEB 10 2016/

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST
/9 AM CST/ THURSDAY...

HAZARDOUS WEATHER...

 * LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS WILL PERSIST INTO THURSDAY MORNING.

 * SNOWFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR WILL BE POSSIBLE IN
   THE STRONGEST SNOWBANDS WITH SUDDEN REDUCTION IN VISIBILITIES
   TO NEAR ZERO AT TIMES. THE MORNING COMMUTE ON WEDNESDAY MAY BE
   ADVERSELY AFFECTED BY BANDS OF HEAVIER LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS
   AND REDUCED VISIBILITIES.

 * BLOWING AND MINOR DRIFTING OF SNOW IS EXPECTED TONIGHT AND
   WEDNESDAY.

 * WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES WILL RANGE FROM 5 BELOW TO 5 ABOVE ZERO
   THURSDAY MORNING.

 * ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS IN THE ADVISORY AREA WILL BE HIGHLY
   VARIABLE GIVEN THE FREQUENTLY MOVING SNOW BANDS...RANGING FROM
   LESS THAN AN INCH TO LOCALLY AS HIGH AS 6 INCHES BY LATE
   THURSDAY MORNING. HIGHEST AMOUNTS WILL BE IN BERRIEN AND CASS
   COUNTIES IN MICHIGAN... AND NORTHEAST LAPORTE AND NORTHERN
   SAINT JOSEPH COUNTIES IN INDIANA.

IMPACTS...

 * ROADS WILL BE SNOW COVERED... SLICK AND HAZARDOUS FOR A LONG
   DURATION. IN ADDITION... LOW VISIBILITIES IN LAKE EFFECT SNOW
   BANDS WILL RESULT IN DIFFICULT AND DANGEROUS TRAVEL WITHIN THE
   ADVISORY AREA. SOME MAJOR ROADS THAT WILL BE IMPACTED INCLUDE
   I94... THE INDIANA TOLL ROAD... AND ROUTES 31... 20... AND 6.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR LAKE EFFECT SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW
MEANS THAT VISIBILITIES WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO A COMBINATION OF
FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING...ESPECIALLY
IN OPEN AREAS.

&&

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