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Winter Storm Warning

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.

&&

$$



Hazardous Weather Outlook

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

ILZ003>006-008-010>014-019>023-032-033-039-INZ001-002-010-011-019-
021030-
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-
419 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015 /519 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015/

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY 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 IF 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...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NECESSARY THROUGH TONIGHT.

&&

$$



Blizzard Warning

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.

&&

$$



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