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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
1059 AM CST SAT JAN 31 2015

ILZ003>006-008-010>014-019>023-032-033-039-INZ001-002-010-011-019-
011700-
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-
1059 AM CST SAT JAN 31 2015 /1159 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015/

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

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

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

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

ACCUMULATING SNOW IS LIKELY TO CONTINUE SUNDAY THROUGH SUNDAY
NIGHT WITH SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS EXPECTED...LIKELY CREATING
DANGEROUS CONDITIONS ACROSS THE REGION. BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW
WITH WHITE OUT CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND
EVENING...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.

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

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SNOWFALL TOTALS TO THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO.

&&

$$



Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
1054 AM CST SAT JAN 31 2015

...HIGH IMPACT WINTER STORM TO IMPACT THE REGION TONIGHT THROUGH
SUNDAY...


ILZ003>006-008-010>014-019>023-032-033-039-INZ001-002-010-011-019-
010100-
/O.CON.KLOT.WS.W.0002.150201T0300Z-150202T0300Z/
WINNEBAGO-BOONE-MCHENRY-LAKE IL-OGLE-LEE-DE KALB-KANE-DUPAGE-COOK-
LA SALLE-KENDALL-GRUNDY-WILL-KANKAKEE-LIVINGSTON-IROQUOIS-FORD-
LAKE IN-PORTER-NEWTON-JASPER-BENTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCKFORD...BELVIDERE...WOODSTOCK...
WAUKEGAN...OREGON...DIXON...DEKALB...AURORA...WHEATON...CHICAGO...
OTTAWA...OSWEGO...MORRIS...JOLIET...KANKAKEE...PONTIAC...
WATSEKA...PAXTON...GARY...VALPARAISO...MOROCCO...RENSSELAER...
FOWLER
1054 AM CST SAT JAN 31 2015 /1154 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015/

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM CST /10 PM
EST/ THIS EVENING TO 9 PM CST /10 PM EST/ SUNDAY...

* TIMING...ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL BEGIN THIS EVENING.
  PRECIPITATION MAY START AS RAIN OR RAIN SNOW MIX...
  PARTICULARLY THE FARTHER SOUTH YOU GO FROM INTERSTATE 80.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...WIDESPREAD AMOUNTS OF 6 TO 12 INCHES ARE
  EXPECTED BY SUNDAY EVENING...WITH A CHANCE OF ISOLATED HEAVIER
  AMOUNTS IN EXCESS OF 12 INCHES...ESPECIALLY NEAR LAKE MICHIGAN.

* MAIN IMPACT...SNOW COVERED ROADS WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT.
  SIGNIFICANT DISRUPTIONS TO AIR TRAVEL ARE ALSO LIKELY.

* OTHER IMPACTS...STRONG NORTHEAST WINDS WITH GUSTS POTENTIALLY IN
  EXCESS OF 35 MPH WILL DEVELOP SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE INTO
  SUNDAY EVENING...AND THIS MAY PRODUCE SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND
  DRIFTING SNOW WITH WHITE OUT CONDITIONS IN OPEN AREAS.

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.

&&

$$

KJB

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