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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...

ILZ003-004-008-010-011-019>021-032-039-310045-
/O.NEW.KLOT.WS.A.0002.150201T0000Z-150202T0600Z/
WINNEBAGO-BOONE-OGLE-LEE-DE KALB-LA SALLE-KENDALL-GRUNDY-
LIVINGSTON-FORD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCKFORD...BELVIDERE...OREGON...DIXON...
DEKALB...OTTAWA...OSWEGO...MORRIS...PONTIAC...PAXTON
1037 AM CST FRI JAN 30 2015

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING.

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

* 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.

&&

$$



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