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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
358 PM CST THU FEB 26 2015

INZ001-270300-
/O.CON.KLOT.LE.W.0001.000000T0000Z-150227T0300Z/
LAKE IN-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...GARY
358 PM CST THU FEB 26 2015

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CST THIS
EVENING...

* TIMING...MODERATE TO HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS THROUGH
  LATE THIS EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...NEW SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 6 INCHES...
  WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS NEAR THE LAKE. LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL
  OFTEN RESULT IN HIGHLY VARIABLE TOTALS OVER SHORT DISTANCES.

* IMPACTS...SNOW COVERED ROADS AND AT TIMES SHARPLY REDUCED
  VISIBILITY WILL LEAD TO DIFFICULT AND POSSIBLY TREACHEROUS
  TRAVEL...ESPECIALLY NEAR THE LAKE.

* OTHER IMPACTS...WINDS GUSTING TO 30 MPH WILL CAUSE SOME
  BLOWING SNOW IN OPEN AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF LAKE-
EFFECT SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR
IMPOSSIBLE. LAKE-EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS TYPICALLY ALIGN THEMSELVES
IN BANDS AND WILL LIKELY BE INTENSE ENOUGH TO DROP 1 TO SEVERAL
INCHES OF SNOW PER HOUR FOR SEVERAL HOURS. VISIBILITIES VARY
GREATLY AND CAN DROP TO ZERO WITHIN MINUTES.  TRAVEL IS STRONGLY
DISCOURAGED. COMMERCE COULD BE SEVERELY IMPACTED. IF YOU MUST
TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR
VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

&&

$$

INZ002-270600-
/O.CON.KLOT.LE.W.0001.000000T0000Z-150227T1200Z/
PORTER-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...VALPARAISO
358 PM CST THU FEB 26 2015

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST
FRIDAY...

* TIMING...MODERATE TO HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS WILL
  DEVELOP LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE THROUGH THE NIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...NEW SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 7 INCHES...
   WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS NEAR THE LAKE. LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL
  OFTEN RESULT IN HIGHLY VARIABLE TOTALS OVER SHORT DISTANCES.

* IMPACTS...SNOW COVERED ROADS AND AT TIMES SHARPLY REDUCED
  VISIBILITY WILL LEAD TO DIFFICULT AND POSSIBLY TREACHEROUS
  TRAVEL...ESPECIALLY NEAR THE LAKE.

* OTHER IMPACTS...WINDS GUSTING TO 30 MPH WILL CAUSE SOME
  BLOWING SNOW IN OPEN AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF LAKE-
EFFECT SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR
IMPOSSIBLE. LAKE-EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS TYPICALLY ALIGN THEMSELVES
IN BANDS AND WILL LIKELY BE INTENSE ENOUGH TO DROP 1 TO SEVERAL
INCHES OF SNOW PER HOUR FOR SEVERAL HOURS. VISIBILITIES VARY
GREATLY AND CAN DROP TO ZERO WITHIN MINUTES.  TRAVEL IS STRONGLY
DISCOURAGED. COMMERCE COULD BE SEVERELY IMPACTED. IF YOU MUST
TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR
VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

&&

$$

ILZ003>006-008-010>014-019>022-270600-
/O.CON.KLOT.WC.Y.0009.150227T0800Z-150227T1500Z/
WINNEBAGO-BOONE-MCHENRY-LAKE IL-OGLE-LEE-DE KALB-KANE-DUPAGE-COOK-
LA SALLE-KENDALL-GRUNDY-WILL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCKFORD...BELVIDERE...WOODSTOCK...
WAUKEGAN...OREGON...DIXON...DEKALB...AURORA...WHEATON...CHICAGO...
OTTAWA...OSWEGO...MORRIS...JOLIET
358 PM CST THU FEB 26 2015

...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 9 AM CST
FRIDAY...

* WIND CHILL VALUES...20 BELOW TO 25 BELOW ZERO OVERNIGHT INTO
  FRIDAY MORNING.

* OTHER IMPACTS...FROST BITE CAN OCCUR IN 15 TO 30 MINUTES ON
  EXPOSED SKIN AT THE LOWER END OF THESE WIND CHILL VALUES.
  EXTENDED EXPOSURE WITHOUT PROPER CLOTHING WILL INCREASE THE
  RISK OF HYPOTHERMIA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT THE WIND WILL COMBINE WITH THE
VERY COLD AIR TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN
FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.
IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS...MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND
GLOVES.

&&

$$

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