Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
1053 AM EST WED FEB 10 2016

INZ003>005-MIZ077>079-110000-
/O.CON.KIWX.WW.Y.0004.000000T0000Z-160211T1500Z/
LA PORTE-ST. JOSEPH IN-ELKHART-BERRIEN-CASS MI-ST. JOSEPH MI-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MICHIGAN CITY...LA PORTE...SOUTH BEND...
MISHAWAKA...NEW CARLISLE...WALKERTON...ELKHART...GOSHEN...
NAPPANEE...NILES...BENTON HARBOR...ST. JOSEPH...BUCHANAN...
DOWAGIAC...CASSOPOLIS...MARCELLUS...STURGIS...THREE RIVERS...
WHITE PIGEON...MENDON
1053 AM EST WED FEB 10 2016 /953 AM CST WED FEB 10 2016/

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST
/9 AM CST/ THURSDAY...

HAZARDOUS WEATHER...

 * LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE INTO THURSDAY MORNING.

 * SNOWFALL RATES OF A HALF INCH TO ONE INCH PER HOUR ARE
   EXPECTED IN THE STRONGEST SNOW BANDS WITH SUDDEN REDUCTION IN
   VISIBILITIES TO NEAR ZERO AT TIMES. THE EVENING COMMUTE TODAY
   WILL LIKELY BE ADVERSELY AFFECTED BY BANDS OF LAKE EFFECT SNOW
   SHOWERS AND REDUCED VISIBILITIES.

 * SOME BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW IS POSSIBLE TODAY.

 * WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES WILL RANGE FROM 5 BELOW TO 5 ABOVE ZERO.

 * ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS IN THE ADVISORY AREA WILL BE HIGHLY
   VARIABLE GIVEN THE FREQUENTLY MOVING SNOW BANDS...RANGING
   FROM LESS THAN AN INCH TO LOCALLY AS HIGH AS 6 INCHES BY LATE
   THURSDAY MORNING. HIGHEST AMOUNTS WILL BE IN BERRIEN AND CASS
   COUNTIES IN MICHIGAN... AND NORTHEAST LAPORTE AND NORTHERN
   SAINT JOSEPH COUNTIES IN INDIANA.

IMPACTS...

 * ROADS WILL BE SNOW COVERED... SLICK AND HAZARDOUS FOR A LONG
   DURATION. IN ADDITION... LOW VISIBILITIES IN LAKE EFFECT SNOW
   BANDS WILL RESULT IN DIFFICULT AND DANGEROUS TRAVEL WITHIN
   THE ADVISORY AREA. SOME MAJOR ROADS THAT WILL BE IMPACTED
   INCLUDE I94... THE INDIANA TOLL ROAD... AND ROUTES 31... 20...
    AND 6.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR LAKE EFFECT SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW
MEANS THAT VISIBILITIES WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO A COMBINATION OF
FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING...ESPECIALLY
IN OPEN AREAS.

&&

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