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Winter Storm Warning

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

ILZ003>006-008-010>014-019>023-032-033-039-INZ001-002-010-011-019-
311700-
/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
247 AM CST SAT JAN 31 2015 /347 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 5 TO 10 INCHES ARE
  EXPECTED BY SUNDAY EVENING...WITH A CHANCE OF ISOLATED HEAVIER
  AMOUNTS IN EXCESS OF 10 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 WILL DEVELOP SUNDAY
  AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE INTO SUNDAY EVENING LEADING TO BLOWING
  AND DRIFTING OF THE FRESHLY FALLEN SNOW.

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.

&&

$$

IZZI

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

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

ILZ003>006-008-010>014-019>023-032-033-039-INZ001-002-010-011-019-
011015-
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-
411 AM CST SAT JAN 31 2015 /511 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015/

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

ACCUMULATING SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN THIS EVENING.

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

ACCUMULATING SNOW IS LIKELY TO CONTINUE SUNDAY WITH SIGNIFICANT
ACCUMULATIONS EXPECTED. BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW IS LIKELY ON
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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