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Blizzard Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
1029 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

ILZ005-006-011>014-020-022-INZ001-020030-
/O.CAN.KLOT.WS.W.0002.000000T0000Z-150201T2000Z/
/O.EXT.KLOT.BZ.W.0001.150201T1629Z-150202T0600Z/
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
1029 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

...BLIZZARD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT...
...WINTER STORM WARNING IS CANCELLED...

THE BLIZZARD WARNING REPLACES THE WINTER STORM WARNING.

* TIMING...SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES...WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS
  EVENING. BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WILL ALSO DEVELOP...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...12 TO 16 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.

* SECONDARY IMPACT...THE COMBINATION OF STRONG NORTHEAST WINDS AND
  SNOW COVERED POWER LINES MAY LEAD TO ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

&&

$$



Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
1020 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

ILZ003>006-008-010>014-019>023-032-033-039-INZ001-002-010-011-019-
021630-
WINNEBAGO-BOONE-MCHENRY-LAKE ILLINOIS-OGLE-LEE-DE KALB-KANE-
DUPAGE-COOK-LA SALLE-KENDALL-GRUNDY-WILL-KANKAKEE-LIVINGSTON-
IROQUOIS-FORD-LAKE INDIANA-PORTER-NEWTON-JASPER-BENTON-
1020 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015 /1120 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015/

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
NORTHEAST ILLINOIS AND NORTHWEST INDIANA.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE DAY AND INTO TONIGHT. SNOW WILL BE
HEAVY AT TIMES...WITH SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS LIKELY.

WINDS WILL STRENGTHEN THROUGH THE MORNING WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH
ALONG THE LAKE FRONT AND 35 TO 40 MPH NORTH OF INTERSTATE 80 WITH
BLIZZARD OR NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
THIS EVENING. SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 80 STRONG GUSTY WINDS AND
REDUCED VISIBILITY IN BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW AS WELL TONIGHT.

MINOR LAKESHORE FLOODING IS LIKELY ALONG THE ILLINOIS SHORE THIS
AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.

ANOTHER PERIOD OF ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL IS POSSIBLE TUESDAY NIGHT
INTO WEDNESDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTERS REPORTS OF SNOWFALL WOULD BE APPRECIATED.

&&

$$



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