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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
1007 AM CST THU FEB 26 2015

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS CONTINUING THROUGH THE MORNING FOR
NORTHEAST ILLINOIS AND EXPANDING MORE INTO NORTHWEST INDIANA THIS
AFTERNOON...

ILZ014-270000-
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COOK-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...CHICAGO
1007 AM CST THU FEB 26 2015

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS
EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A LAKE EFFECT
SNOW WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING.
THE LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING...MODERATE TO BRIEFLY HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS
  CONTINUING THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...BEFORE TAPERING OFF FROM
  NORTH TO SOUTH FROM LATE AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS OF ONE TO LOCALLY
  3 INCHES ON TOP OF THE FOUR TO EIGHT INCHES THAT HAVE FALLEN
  SINCE LATE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. ACCUMULATIONS WILL LIKELY VARY
  CONSIDERABLY OVER THE AREA 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.

* OTHER IMPACTS...WINDS GUSTING TO 20 TO 25 MPH...AT TIMES NEAR
  THE LAKE SHORE UP TO 30 MPH...WILL CAUSE BLOWING SNOW IN
  EXPOSED PLACES.

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.

&&

$$

INZ001-270015-
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LAKE IN-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...GARY
1007 AM CST THU FEB 26 2015

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A LAKE EFFECT
SNOW WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CST THIS EVENING.
THE LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

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

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS OF TWO TO LOCALLY
  FOUR INCHES ON TOP OF THE TWO TO FOUR INCHES THAT HAVE FALLEN
  SINCE LATE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. ACCUMULATIONS WILL LIKELY VARY
  CONSIDERABLY OVER THE AREA 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...ESPECIALLY NEAR THE LAKE SHORE.

* OTHER IMPACTS...WINDS GUSTING TO 20 TO 25 MPH...AT TIMES NEAR
  THE LAKE SHORE UP TO 30 MPH...WILL CAUSE SOME BLOWING SNOW IN
  EXPOSED PLACES.

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.

&&

$$

ILZ006-262100-
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/O.NEW.KLOT.LE.W.0001.150226T1607Z-150226T2100Z/
LAKE IL-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...WAUKEGAN
1007 AM CST THU FEB 26 2015

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS
AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A LAKE EFFECT
SNOW WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON.
THE LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING...MODERATE TO BRIEFLY HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS
  CONTINUING THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON BEFORE TAPERING OFF.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS OF ONE TO LOCALLY
  THREE INCHES ON TOP OF THE THREE TO SIX INCHES THAT HAVE FALLEN
  SINCE LATE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. 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.

* OTHER IMPACTS...WINDS GUSTING TO 20 TO 25 MPH...AT TIMES NEAR
  THE LAKE SHORE UP TO 30 MPH...WILL CAUSE SOME BLOWING SNOW IN
  EXPOSED PLACES.

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.

&&

$$

INZ002-270015-
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PORTER-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...VALPARAISO
1007 AM CST THU FEB 26 2015

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A LAKE EFFECT
SNOW WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST FRIDAY.

* TIMING...MODERATE TO BRIEFLY HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS
  BEGINNING LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUING THROUGH THE NIGHT
  BEFORE TAPERING OFF.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS OF THREE TO
  LOCALLY SIX INCHES ON TOP OF THE TWO TO FOUR INCHES THAT HAVE
  FALLEN SINCE LATE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. 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.

* OTHER IMPACTS...WINDS GUSTING TO 20 TO 25 MPH...AT TIMES NEAR
  THE LAKE SHORE UP TO 30 MPH...WILL CAUSE SOME BLOWING SNOW IN
  EXPOSED PLACES.

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.

&&

$$

KREIN

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