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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
255 AM EST WED DEC 7 2016

MIZ077>079-071600-
/O.NEW.KIWX.WS.A.0004.161208T0800Z-161209T1900Z/
BERRIEN-CASS MI-ST. JOSEPH MI-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NILES...BENTON HARBOR...ST. JOSEPH...
FAIR PLAIN...BENTON HEIGHTS...BUCHANAN...PAW PAW LAKE...
DOWAGIAC...CASSOPOLIS...MARCELLUS...STURGIS...THREE RIVERS...
WHITE PIGEON...MENDON
255 AM EST WED DEC 7 2016

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA HAS ISSUED A
WINTER STORM WATCH FOR LAKE EFFECT SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH
IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER...

 * LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS WITH BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

 * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS GENERALLY 5 TO 8 INCHES BY LATE FRIDAY.

IMPACTS...

 * BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL CAUSE HAZARDOUS DRIVING
   CONDITIONS ON SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY ROADS ESPECIALLY FROM
   THURSDAY AFTERNOON INTO FRIDAY MORNING.

 * THE THURSDAY EVENING AND FRIDAY MORNING COMMUTES MAY BE
   DIFFICULT.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH FOR LAKE EFFECT SNOW MEANS THERE IS A
POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT LAKE EFFECT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY
IMPACT TRAVEL. BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW ARE ALSO EXPECTED. CONTINUE
TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

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