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Winter Storm Watch

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
1037 AM CST FRI JAN 30 2015

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

ILZ005-006-012>014-022-023-033-INZ001-002-010-011-019-310045-
/O.NEW.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
1037 AM CST FRI JAN 30 2015 /1137 AM EST FRI JAN 30 2015/

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WATCH...WHICH IS 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 FOR GREATER THAN 6 INCHES NORTH OF
  INTERSTATE 88...AND POSSIBLY IN EXCESS OF 8 INCHES SOUTH OF
  INTERSTATE 88.

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

* OTHER IMPACTS...NORTHEASTERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE ACROSS THE
  AREA ON SUNDAY...AND THIS MAY LEAD TO BLOWING AND DRIFTING
  SNOW.

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.

&&

$$

KJB

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