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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
232 PM CST SAT JAN 31 2015

...STRONG WINTER STORM TO IMPACT THE REGION THIS EVENING THROUGH
SUNDAY NIGHT...

ILZ006-013-014-022-023-033-039-INZ001-002-010-011-019-010445-
/O.EXT.KLOT.WS.W.0002.150201T0300Z-150202T1200Z/
LAKE IL-DUPAGE-COOK-WILL-KANKAKEE-IROQUOIS-FORD-LAKE IN-PORTER-
NEWTON-JASPER-BENTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WAUKEGAN...WHEATON...CHICAGO...JOLIET...
KANKAKEE...WATSEKA...PAXTON...GARY...VALPARAISO...MOROCCO...
RENSSELAER...FOWLER
232 PM CST SAT JAN 31 2015 /332 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015/

...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM CST /10 PM EST/
THIS EVENING TO 6 AM CST /7 AM EST/ MONDAY...

* TIMING...ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL BEGIN THIS EVENING AND CONTINUE
  THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT. PRECIPITATION WILL LIKELY START AS RAIN
  OR A RAIN SNOW MIX...ESPECIALLY THE FARTHER SOUTH YOU GO FROM
  INTERSTATE 80.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...WIDESPREAD AMOUNTS OF 10 TO 14 INCHES ARE
  EXPECTED BY SUNDAY NIGHT...ESPECIALLY NEAR LAKE MICHIGAN.

* MAIN IMPACT...SNOW COVERED ROADS WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT.
  SIGNIFICANT DISRUPTIONS TO AIR TRAVEL ARE ALSO LIKELY.

* OTHER IMPACTS...STRONG NORTHEAST WINDS WITH GUSTS POSSIBLY IN
  EXCESS OF 35 MPH WILL DEVELOP SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE INTO
  SUNDAY EVENING...AND ARE LIKELY TO BE HIGHER NEAR THE LAKE. THIS
  WILL PRODUCE SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW AND BLIZZARD
  LIKE CONDITIONS.

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>005-008-010>012-019>021-032-010445-
/O.EXT.KLOT.WS.W.0002.150201T0000Z-150202T0600Z/
WINNEBAGO-BOONE-MCHENRY-OGLE-LEE-DE KALB-KANE-LA SALLE-KENDALL-
GRUNDY-LIVINGSTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCKFORD...BELVIDERE...WOODSTOCK...
OREGON...DIXON...DEKALB...AURORA...OTTAWA...OSWEGO...MORRIS...
PONTIAC
232 PM CST SAT JAN 31 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO
MIDNIGHT CST SUNDAY NIGHT...

* TIMING...ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL BEGIN EARLY THIS EVENING AND
  CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT. PRECIPITATION WILL LIKELY START
  AS RAIN OR A RAIN SNOW MIX...ESPECIALLY THE FARTHER SOUTH YOU GO
  FROM INTERSTATE 80.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...WIDESPREAD AMOUNTS OF 8 TO 12 INCHES ARE
  EXPECTED BY SUNDAY NIGHT.

* MAIN IMPACT...SNOW COVERED ROADS WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT.
  SIGNIFICANT DISRUPTIONS TO AIR TRAVEL ARE ALSO LIKELY.

* OTHER IMPACTS...STRONG NORTHEAST WINDS WITH GUSTS POSSIBLY IN
  EXCESS OF 35 MPH WILL DEVELOP MIDDAY SUNDAY AND CONTINUE INTO
  SUNDAY EVENING. THIS WILL PRODUCE SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND
  DRIFTING SNOW AND BLIZZARD LIKE CONDITIONS.

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.

&&

$$

KJB/RODRIGUEZ

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