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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
1236 AM CST THU FEB 26 2015

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW CONTINUING INTO THE MORNING COMMUTE...


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INCLUDING THE CITY OF...CHICAGO
1236 AM CST THU FEB 26 2015

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A LAKE EFFECT
SNOW ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY.

* TIMING...MODERATE TO BRIEFLY HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW CONTINUING
  THROUGH MID TO LATE MORNING BEFORE TAPERING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS OF ONE TO THREE
  INCHES ON TOP OF THE TWO TO THREE INCHES THAT FELL WEDNESDAY
  EVENING. ACCUMULATIONS WILL LIKELY VARY SIGNIFICANTLY GIVEN THE
  LAKE EFFECT NATURE OF THE SNOW.

* IMPACTS...SNOW COVERED ROADS AND AT TIMES SHARPLY REDUCED
  VISIBILITY WILL LEAD TO DIFFICULT AND POSSIBLY TREACHEROUS TRAVEL
  DURING THE MORNING COMMUTE.

* OTHER IMPACTS...WINDS GUSTING TO 20 TO 25 MPH...AT TIMES NEAR
  THE LAKE SHORE UP TO 35 MPH...WILL CAUSE SOME BLOWING SNOW IN
  EXPOSED PLACES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY MEANS LAKE-EFFECT SNOW IS FORECAST
THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT IN SOME AREAS. LAKE-EFFECT SNOW
SHOWERS TYPICALLY ALIGN THEMSELVES IN BANDS AND WILL LIKELY BE
INTENSE ENOUGH TO DROP SEVERAL INCHES IN LOCALIZED AREAS. USE
CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING.

&&

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MTF

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