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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
408 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

ILZ005-006-011>014-020-022-INZ001-011815-
/O.NEW.KLOT.BZ.W.0001.150201T2000Z-150202T0600Z/
/O.EXT.KLOT.WS.W.0002.000000T0000Z-150201T2000Z/
MCHENRY-LAKE IL-DE KALB-KANE-DUPAGE-COOK-KENDALL-WILL-LAKE IN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WOODSTOCK...WAUKEGAN...DEKALB...
AURORA...WHEATON...CHICAGO...OSWEGO...JOLIET...GARY
408 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM CST THIS
AFTERNOON...
...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO MIDNIGHT
CST TONIGHT. A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM
CST.

* TIMING...SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES...WILL CONTINUE UNTIL EARLY
  EVENING. BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP LATE THIS AFTERNOON
  AND CONTINUE THIS EVENING...ESPECIALLY NEAR THE LAKE AND IN
  MORE OPEN AREAS.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHEAST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 20 TO 30 MPH
  WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH THIS AFTERNOON...WITH EVEN STRONGER WINDS
  NEAR THE LAKE. THE COMBINATION OF FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WILL
  FREQUENTLY REDUCE VISIBILITIES TO NEAR ZERO IN WHITE OUT
  CONDITIONS LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...10 TO 15 INCHES...WITH ISOLATED TOTALS UP
  TO 18 INCHES POSSIBLE.

* MAIN IMPACT...SNOW COVERED ROADS WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT. BY
  AFTERNOON...THE COMBINATION OF THE SNOW AND VERY STRONG WINDS
  WILL MAKE TRAVEL EXTRAORDINARILY DANGEROUS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.  SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF
SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN
AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...
FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS
AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT
CONDITIONS...MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT TRAVEL. IF
YOU MUST TRAVEL...HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET
STRANDED...STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE.

&&

$$

ILZ023-033-039-INZ002-010-011-019-011815-
/O.EXT.KLOT.WS.W.0002.000000T0000Z-150202T0600Z/
KANKAKEE-IROQUOIS-FORD-PORTER-NEWTON-JASPER-BENTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...KANKAKEE...WATSEKA...PAXTON...
VALPARAISO...MOROCCO...RENSSELAER...FOWLER
408 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015 /508 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015/

...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST /1 AM
EST/ TONIGHT...

* TIMING...SNOW...POSSIBLY HEAVY AT TIMES...WILL CONTINUE THROUGH
  THIS EVENING. THE SNOW MAY MIX WITH SLEET OR DRIZZLE AT TIMES
  TODAY WELL SOUTH OF THE KANKAKEE AND ILLINOIS RIVERS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...WIDESPREAD AMOUNTS OF 6 TO 12 INCHES ARE
  EXPECTED BY LATE THIS EVENING. THE HEAVIEST TOTALS SHOULD BE
  NEAR AND NORTH OF THE KANKAKEE RIVER...WITH THE LIGHTEST AMOUNTS
  SOUTH OF U.S. HIGHWAY 24.

* MAIN IMPACT...SNOW COVERED ROADS WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT.
  STRONG NORTHEAST WINDS WILL DEVELOP THIS EVENING AND COULD
  RESULT IN BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...ESPECIALLY NEAR AND NORTH
  OF THE KANKAKEE RIVER.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.  SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF
SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN
AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...
FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

&&

$$

ILZ003-004-008-010-019-021-032-011815-
/O.CON.KLOT.WS.W.0002.000000T0000Z-150202T0600Z/
WINNEBAGO-BOONE-OGLE-LEE-LA SALLE-GRUNDY-LIVINGSTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCKFORD...BELVIDERE...OREGON...DIXON...
OTTAWA...MORRIS...PONTIAC
408 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST
TONIGHT...

* TIMING...SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES...WILL CONTINUE UNTIL EARLY
  EVENING. NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON
  AND CONTINUE INTO THIS EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...10 TO 14 INCHES...WITH ISOLATED HIGHER
  AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHEAST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 20 TO 30 MPH
  WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 35 MPH THIS AFTERNOON. THE COMBINATION
  OF FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WILL OCCASIONALLY REDUCE
  VISIBILITIES TO NEAR ZERO LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING IN
  NEAR WHITE OUT CONDITIONS.

* MAIN IMPACT...SNOW COVERED ROADS WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT. THE
  DEVELOPING NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON WILL MAKE
  TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS FROM MID AFTERNOON INTO THIS EVENING.
  IF IT APPEARS CONDITIONS WILL BE ANY WORSE THAN AN UPGRADE TO A
  BLIZZARD WARNING COULD OCCUR TODAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.  SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF
SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN
AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...
FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

&&

$$

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