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Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
802 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

MIZ077>081-312200-
/O.UPG.KIWX.WS.A.0002.150201T0000Z-150202T0900Z/
/O.EXA.KIWX.WS.W.0002.150201T0000Z-150202T0900Z/
BERRIEN-CASS MI-ST. JOSEPH MI-BRANCH-HILLSDALE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NILES...BENTON HARBOR...ST. JOSEPH...
BUCHANAN...DOWAGIAC...CASSOPOLIS...MARCELLUS...STURGIS...
THREE RIVERS...WHITE PIGEON...MENDON...COLDWATER...BRONSON...
HILLSDALE...LITCHFIELD...JONESVILLE
802 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 AM
EST MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA HAS ISSUED A
WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 AM EST MONDAY. THE WINTER STORM
WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER...

 * HEAVY SNOW...6 TO 12 INCHES. THE PERIOD OF HEAVIEST SNOW
   EXPECTED DURING THE DAYTIME HOURS ON SUNDAY.

 * BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...ESPECIALLY SUNDAY AFTERNOON INTO
   SUNDAY NIGHT.

IMPACTS...

 * PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW WITH BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW MAKING
   TRAVEL DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE. SOME UNPLOWED ROADS WILL BECOME
   IMPASSIBLE.

 * BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW SUNDAY AFTERNOON INTO SUNDAY NIGHT.

TIMING...

 * SNOW WILL BEGIN THIS EVENING...SPREADING FROM WEST TO EAST. THE
   SNOW WILL CONTINUE SUNDAY...THEN END SUNDAY NIGHT FROM WEST TO
   EAST. THE PERIOD OF HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED DURING THE
   DAYTIME HOURS ON SUNDAY.

CONFIDENCE...

 * CONFIDENCE IS HIGH THAT HEAVY SNOW WILL OCCUR... HOWEVER THERE
   IS LOWER CONFIDENCE IN EXACT AMOUNTS AND THE EXACT LOCATION OF
   THE HEAVIEST SNOW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING 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.

&&


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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
557 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

INZ003>009-012>018-020-022>027-032>034-LMZ043-046-MIZ077>081-OHZ001-
002-004-005-015-016-024-025-011100-
LA PORTE-ST. JOSEPH IN-ELKHART-LAGRANGE-STEUBEN-NOBLE-DE KALB-STARKE-
PULASKI-MARSHALL-FULTON IN-KOSCIUSKO-WHITLEY-ALLEN IN-WHITE-CASS IN-
MIAMI-WABASH-HUNTINGTON-WELLS-ADAMS-GRANT-BLACKFORD-JAY-
NEW BUFFALO MI TO ST JOSEPH MI-MICHIGAN CITY IN TO NEW BUFFALO MI-
BERRIEN-CASS MI-ST. JOSEPH MI-BRANCH-HILLSDALE-WILLIAMS-FULTON OH-
DEFIANCE-HENRY-PAULDING-PUTNAM-VAN WERT-ALLEN OH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MICHIGAN CITY...LA PORTE...SOUTH BEND...
MISHAWAKA...ELKHART...GOSHEN...LAGRANGE...TOPEKA...ANGOLA...
KENDALLVILLE...LIGONIER...AUBURN...GARRETT...KNOX...NORTH JUDSON...
WINAMAC...FRANCESVILLE...PLYMOUTH...BREMEN...ROCHESTER...WARSAW...
WINONA LAKE...COLUMBIA CITY...SOUTH WHITLEY...FORT WAYNE...
MONTICELLO...BROOKSTON...LOGANSPORT...PERU...WABASH...
NORTH MANCHESTER...HUNTINGTON...BLUFFTON...OSSIAN...DECATUR...
BERNE...MARION...HARTFORD CITY...MONTPELIER...PORTLAND...NILES...
BENTON HARBOR...ST. JOSEPH...BUCHANAN...DOWAGIAC...CASSOPOLIS...
STURGIS...THREE RIVERS...COLDWATER...HILLSDALE...BRYAN...WAUSEON...
ARCHBOLD...DEFIANCE...NAPOLEON...PAULDING...ANTWERP...OTTAWA...
PANDORA...VAN WERT...DELPHOS...LIMA
557 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015 /457 AM CST SAT JAN 31 2015/

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST OHIO...
NORTHERN INDIANA...SOUTHWEST LOWER MICHIGAN AND THE NEARSHORE WATERS
OF SOUTHEASTERN LAKE MICHIGAN.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A WINTER STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR FAR SOUTHERN LOWER MICHIGAN
AND A WINTER STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR NORTHERN INDIANA AND
NORTHWEST OHIO STARTING TONIGHT FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING AND
DRIFTING SNOW. PLEASE SEE THE WINTER STORM PRODUCT ISSUED FROM THIS
OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

A WINTER STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR FAR SOUTHERN LOWER MICHIGAN
AND A WINTER STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR NORTHERN INDIANA AND
NORTHWEST OHIO CONTINUING SUNDAY INTO SUNDAY NIGHT FOR HEAVY SNOW
AND BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. PLEASE SEE THE WINTER STORM PRODUCT
ISSUED FROM THIS OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED THROUGH SATURDAY.

&&

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

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