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Winter Storm Watch

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
852 PM CST FRI JAN 30 2015

...ACCUMULATING SNOW OF SEVERAL INCHES LIKELY SATURDAY EVENING
THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...

ILZ005-006-012>014-022-023-033-INZ001-002-010-011-019-311100-
/O.CON.KLOT.WS.A.0002.150201T0300Z-150202T1200Z/
MCHENRY-LAKE IL-KANE-DUPAGE-COOK-WILL-KANKAKEE-IROQUOIS-LAKE IN-
PORTER-NEWTON-JASPER-BENTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WOODSTOCK...WAUKEGAN...AURORA...
WHEATON...CHICAGO...JOLIET...KANKAKEE...WATSEKA...GARY...
VALPARAISO...MOROCCO...RENSSELAER...FOWLER
852 PM CST FRI JAN 30 2015 /952 PM EST FRI JAN 30 2015/

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING
THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP OVER THE AREA SATURDAY EVENING AND
  CONTINUE AT TIMES THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT.

* SNOW AMOUNTS...POTENTIAL IN EXCESS OF 8 INCHES OF SNOW...
  ESPECIALLY ALONG AND SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 88 AND NEAR LAKE
  MICHIGAN.

* MAIN IMPACT...PERIODS OF SNOW COULD LEAD TO REDUCED VISIBILITY
  UNDER A MILE AND SNOW COVERED ROADS...MAKING FOR VERY
  HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

* OTHER IMPACTS...NORTHEASTERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE ACROSS THE
  AREA ON SUNDAY...AND THIS WILL LIKELY LEAD TO BLOWING AND
  DRIFTING SNOW. NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE IN OPEN
  AREAS AND ALONG THE IMMEDIATE LAKEFRONT. WIND GUSTS ALONG THE
  SHORE COULD APPROACH 40 MPH SUNDAY AFTERNOON INTO SUNDAY
  EVENING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

$$

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