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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.

&&

$$



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.

&&

$$



Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
352 PM CST SAT JAN 31 2015

ILZ003>006-008-010>014-019>023-032-033-039-INZ001-002-010-011-019-
012200-
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-
352 PM CST SAT JAN 31 2015 /452 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015/

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

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT.

ACCUMULATING SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN THIS EVENING...AND
CONTINUE OVERNIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

SNOW IS LIKELY TO CONTINUE SUNDAY...HEAVY AT TIMES...THROUGH
SUNDAY NIGHT WITH TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS UP NEAR A FOOT. THIS
WILL LIKELY CREATE DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ACROSS THE REGION.
BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WITH WHITE OUT CONDITIONS ARE ALSO
POSSIBLE SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.

SOME MINOR LAKESHORE FLOODING IS POSSIBLE LATE SUNDAY INTO SUNDAY
NIGHT.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NECESSARY THROUGH TONIGHT.

&&

$$



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