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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
531 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

INZ003>009-012>018-020-022>027-032>034-LMZ043-046-MIZ077>081-OHZ001-
002-004-005-015-016-024-025-021045-
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
531 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015 /431 AM CST SUN FEB 1 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 WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF THE FORECAST AREA
FROM TODAY THROUGH LATE TONIGHT. THE COMBINATION OF HEAVY SNOW AND
INCREASING NORTHEAST WINDS WILL RESULT IN EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS
TRAVEL CONDITIONS TODAY THROUGH EARLY MONDAY MORNING DUE TO
BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW AND REDUCED VISIBILITIES. PLEASE SEE THE
WINTER STORM PRODUCT (WSWIWX) ISSUED FROM THIS OFFICE FOR MORE
INFORMATION.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

SOME PATCHY BLOWING SNOW IS STILL POSSIBLE EARLY MONDAY MORNING.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED THROUGH SATURDAY. SPOTTER
REPORTS OF SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED
THROUGH EARLY MONDAY MORNING.

&&

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

$$






Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
423 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

MIZ077>080-011730-
/O.CON.KIWX.WS.W.0002.000000T0000Z-150202T0900Z/
BERRIEN-CASS MI-ST. JOSEPH MI-BRANCH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NILES...BENTON HARBOR...ST. JOSEPH...
BUCHANAN...DOWAGIAC...CASSOPOLIS...MARCELLUS...STURGIS...
THREE RIVERS...WHITE PIGEON...MENDON...COLDWATER...BRONSON
423 AM EST SUN FEB 1 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM EST MONDAY...

HAZARDOUS WEATHER...

 * HEAVY SNOW...10 TO 15 INCHES STORM TOTAL. THE PERIOD OF
   HEAVIEST SNOW EXPECTED TODAY.

 * BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...ESPECIALLY THIS AFTERNOON INTO
   TONIGHT.

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.

 * VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED TO NEAR ZERO AT TIMES IN HEAVY
   SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

TIMING...

 * SNOW WILL CONTINUE TODAY...AND THEN TAPER OFF FROM WEST TO EAST
   LATE TONIGHT. THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED TODAY.

CONFIDENCE...

 * CONFIDENCE IS VERY HIGH THAT HEAVY SNOW WILL OCCUR. HOWEVER
   THERE IS MEDIUM CONFIDENCE WITH RESPECT TO 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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