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Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
325 PM CST SAT JAN 31 2015

...SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL EXPECTED LATE THIS EVENING
THROUGH MUCH OF SUNDAY...

ILZ027>031-036>038-040>043-047-048-010530-
/O.CON.KILX.WS.W.0002.150201T0300Z-150202T0300Z/
KNOX-STARK-PEORIA-MARSHALL-WOODFORD-FULTON-TAZEWELL-MCLEAN-
SCHUYLER-MASON-LOGAN-DE WITT-CASS-MENARD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GALESBURG...PEORIA...BLOOMINGTON...
NORMAL...HAVANA...LINCOLN
325 PM CST SAT JAN 31 2015

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

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING
TO 9 PM CST SUNDAY.

* TIMING...RAIN WILL CHANGEOVER TO SNOW LATE SATURDAY EVENING
  AND CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

* ACCUMULATIONS...TOTALS OF 6 TO 9 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE...
  WITH THE HIGHER TOTALS NORTH OF I-74.

* WIND...GUSTY NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS OF UP TO 35 MPH SUNDAY
  AFTERNOON AND EVENING COULD CAUSE SOME BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF
  THE SNOW.

* IMPACTS...AS TEMPERATURES WILL BE NEAR FREEZING TONIGHT AND
  EARLY SUNDAY...LESS TRAVELED ROADS ARE MORE LIKELY TO BECOME
  SNOW COVERED. HOWEVER...MOST ROADWAYS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED
  AND HAZARDOUS SUNDAY MORNING AS THE SNOW BECOMES HEAVIER.
  VISIBILITIES COULD BECOME POOR DUE TO THE BLOWING AND DRIFTING
  OF THE SNOW...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS AND OUT IN THE
  COUNTRY... BEGINNING SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

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.

&&

$$



Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
316 PM CST SAT JAN 31 2015

ILZ027>031-036>038-040>048-011200-
CASS-CHAMPAIGN-DE WITT-FULTON-KNOX-LOGAN-MARSHALL-MASON-MCLEAN-
MENARD-PEORIA-PIATT-SCHUYLER-STARK-TAZEWELL-VERMILION-WOODFORD-
316 PM CST SAT JAN 31 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 PM
CST SUNDAY...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL
ILLINOIS AND EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

RAIN WILL BEGIN TO CHANGE TO SNOW BY MID TO LATE EVENING...AND
CONTINUE THROUGH THE NIGHT. TOTALS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES ARE LIKELY BY
SUNRISE.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

THE ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL PERSIST INTO SUNDAY...EVENTUALLY
TAPERING OFF DURING THE EVENING HOURS. BY THE TIME THE SNOW ENDS
LATE SUNDAY EVENING...TOTAL AMOUNTS OF 7 TO 10 INCHES ARE
LIKELY...WITH THE HIGHER TOTALS NORTH OF I-74. NORTHERLY WINDS
WILL INCREASE AND GUST TO AROUND 30 MPH SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND
EVENING...CAUSING SOME BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW ESPECIALLY ON
EAST WEST ORIENTED ROADS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE REQUIRED. HOWEVER...SNOWFALL
MEASUREMENTS WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

$$



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