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Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
337 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

INZ003>005-MIZ077>079-130445-
/O.CON.KIWX.WW.Y.0005.000000T0000Z-160213T2100Z/
LA PORTE-ST. JOSEPH IN-ELKHART-BERRIEN-CASS MI-ST. JOSEPH MI-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MICHIGAN CITY...LA PORTE...SOUTH BEND...
MISHAWAKA...NEW CARLISLE...WALKERTON...ELKHART...GOSHEN...
NAPPANEE...NILES...BENTON HARBOR...ST. JOSEPH...BUCHANAN...
DOWAGIAC...CASSOPOLIS...MARCELLUS...STURGIS...THREE RIVERS...
WHITE PIGEON...MENDON
337 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016 /237 PM CST FRI FEB 12 2016/

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST /3 PM
CST/ SATURDAY...

HAZARDOUS WEATHER...

 * LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS WILL INTENSIFY THIS EVENING AS ARCTIC
   AIR CONTINUES TO MOVE INTO THE AREA. THE SNOW SHOWERS SHOULD
   GRADUALLY DIMINISH IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY SATURDAY.

 * NORTHWEST WINDS UP TO 30 MPH WILL CAUSE AREAS OF BLOWING AND
   DRIFTING SNOW TONIGHT.

 * ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS TONIGHT AND SATURDAY ARE EXPECTED TO
   BE 3 TO 6 INCHES... BRINGING STORM TOTALS TO 4 TO 8 INCHES...WITH
   LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE ALONG AND NORTH OF THE INDIANA
   TOLL ROAD.

 * WIND CHILLS WILL FALL TO AS LOW AS 5 BELOW TO 10 BELOW TONIGHT
   INTO SATURDAY MORNING.

IMPACTS...

 * SNOW COVERED SLICK ROADS AND LOW VISIBILITIES DUE TO FALLING
   AND BLOWING SNOW WILL RESULT IN HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS.

 * FROSTBITE WILL BE POSSIBLE FOR ANYONE WHO IS OUTSIDE FOR
   PROLONGED PERIODS TONIGHT INTO SATURDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT
VISIBILITIES WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO A COMBINATION OF FALLING AND
BLOWING SNOW. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING... ESPECIALLY IN OPEN
AREAS.

&&

$$




Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
504 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

INZ003>005-MIZ077>079-131015-
LA PORTE-ST. JOSEPH IN-ELKHART-BERRIEN-CASS MI-ST. JOSEPH MI-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MICHIGAN CITY...LA PORTE...SOUTH BEND...
MISHAWAKA...ELKHART...GOSHEN...NILES...BENTON HARBOR...ST. JOSEPH...
BUCHANAN...DOWAGIAC...CASSOPOLIS...STURGIS...THREE RIVERS
504 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016 /404 AM CST FRI FEB 12 2016/

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHERN INDIANA
AND SOUTHWEST LOWER MICHIGAN.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS WITH AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW
WILL DEVELOP TODAY AND CONTINUE TONIGHT. ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 2
INCHES ARE POSSIBLE TODAY AND ANOTHER 2 TO 4 INCHES TONIGHT.

NORTHWEST WINDS BETWEEN 15 AND 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH CAN BE
EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT. THIS WILL CREATE WIND CHILLS
BETWEEN ZERO AND 5 ABOVE THIS AFTERNOON AND BETWEEN ZERO AND 10
BELOW ZERO TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS WILL BEGIN TO DIMINISH LATE SATURDAY.
ANOTHER 1 TO 2 INCHES OF ACCUMULATION IS POSSIBLE. WIND CHILLS
WILL REMAIN BETWEEN ZERO AND 10 BELOW ZERO INTO SUNDAY MORNING.


.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SNOWFALL AND SNOW DEPTH.

&&

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR FURTHER DETAILS OR UPDATES...OR
CHECK OUR WEB SITE AT WEATHER.GOV/IWX

$$



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