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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
333 AM CST FRI JAN 30 2015

ILZ003>006-008-010>014-019>023-032-033-039-INZ001-002-010-011-019-
301600-
WINNEBAGO-BOONE-MCHENRY-LAKE IL-OGLE-LEE-DE KALB-KANE-DUPAGE-COOK-
LA SALLE-KENDALL-GRUNDY-WILL-KANKAKEE-LIVINGSTON-IROQUOIS-FORD-
LAKE IN-PORTER-NEWTON-JASPER-BENTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCKFORD...BELVIDERE...WOODSTOCK...
WAUKEGAN...OREGON...DIXON...DEKALB...AURORA...WHEATON...CHICAGO...
OTTAWA...OSWEGO...MORRIS...JOLIET...KANKAKEE...PONTIAC...
WATSEKA...PAXTON...GARY...VALPARAISO...MOROCCO...RENSSELAER...
FOWLER
333 AM CST FRI JAN 30 2015 /433 AM EST FRI JAN 30 2015/

...ACCUMULATING SNOW LIKELY SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...

SNOW IS LIKELY TO OVERSPREAD THE REGION SATURDAY EVENING AND
CONTINUE INTO SUNDAY...LIKELY DEPOSITING AT LEAST SEVERAL INCHES
OF SNOW ACROSS MUCH OF THE REGION. LOW PRESSURE IS FORECAST TO
ORGANIZE OVER COLORADO SATURDAY AND THEN TRACK EAST INTO THE OHIO
RIVER VALLEY BY SUNDAY...PRODUCING A LARGE SWATH OF ACCUMULATING
SNOW ACROSS THE MIDWEST. THE STORM SYSTEM IS ORIGINATING FROM A
COMPLEX SERIES OF UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCES THAT HAVE YET TO FULLY
EVOLVE...MEANING IT IS QUITE POSSIBLE THAT LATER FORECASTS COULD
CHANGE. CURRENT INDICATIONS ARE THAT MUCH OF NORTHERN AND CENTRAL
ILLINOIS AND INDIANA WILL SEE 3 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW...WITH LOCALLY
HEAVIER TOTALS POSSIBLE. THE SNOW WILL FALL OVER AN EXTENDED
PERIOD OF TIME LIKELY AFFECTING TRAVEL SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING.

PERSONS PLANNING TRAVEL THIS WEEKEND SHOULD CLOSELY MONITOR LATER
FORECAST AND STATEMENT ON THIS DEVELOPING WINTER STORM.

$$

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
819 AM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

INZ021-028>031-035>049-052>057-061>065-070>072-301600-
CARROLL-WARREN-TIPPECANOE-CLINTON-HOWARD-FOUNTAIN-MONTGOMERY-
BOONE-TIPTON-HAMILTON-MADISON-DELAWARE-RANDOLPH-VERMILLION-PARKE-
PUTNAM-HENDRICKS-MARION-HANCOCK-HENRY-CLAY-OWEN-MORGAN-JOHNSON-
SHELBY-RUSH-GREENE-MONROE-BROWN-BARTHOLOMEW-DECATUR-LAWRENCE-
JACKSON-JENNINGS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LAFAYETTE...FRANKFORT...KOKOMO...
CRAWFORDSVILLE...ANDERSON...MUNCIE...INDIANAPOLIS...SHELBYVILLE...
BLOOMINGTON...COLUMBUS...BEDFORD...SEYMOUR
819 AM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

...SOME ICY SPOTS ON ROADS AND OTHER SURFACES THIS MORNING...

LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS AND FLURRIES MOVING THROUGH CENTRAL INDIANA HAVE
CREATED SLICK SPOTS ON ROADWAYS. MOTORISTS SHOULD USE CAUTION AND
BE ALERT FOR ICY PATCHES THROUGH MIDDAY.

$$

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
518 AM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

INZ003>009-012>018-020-022>027-032>034-MIZ077>081-OHZ001-002-004-
005-015-016-024-025-302000-
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-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...NEW CARLISLE...WALKERTON...ELKHART...GOSHEN...
NAPPANEE...LAGRANGE...TOPEKA...SHIPSHEWANA...ANGOLA...FREMONT...
KENDALLVILLE...LIGONIER...ALBION...AUBURN...GARRETT...KNOX...
NORTH JUDSON...BASS LAKE...WINAMAC...FRANCESVILLE...MEDARYVILLE...
PLYMOUTH...BREMEN...CULVER...ROCHESTER...AKRON...WARSAW...
WINONA LAKE...SYRACUSE...MENTONE...COLUMBIA CITY...TRI-LAKES...
SOUTH WHITLEY...FORT WAYNE...NEW HAVEN...MONTICELLO...BROOKSTON...
MONON...LOGANSPORT...ROYAL CENTER...PERU...GRISSOM AFB...MEXICO...
WABASH...NORTH MANCHESTER...HUNTINGTON...ROANOKE...BLUFFTON...
OSSIAN...DECATUR...BERNE...MARION...GAS CITY...UPLAND...
HARTFORD CITY...MONTPELIER...PORTLAND...DUNKIRK...NILES...
BENTON HARBOR...ST. JOSEPH...BUCHANAN...DOWAGIAC...CASSOPOLIS...
MARCELLUS...STURGIS...THREE RIVERS...WHITE PIGEON...MENDON...
COLDWATER...BRONSON...HILLSDALE...LITCHFIELD...JONESVILLE...
BRYAN...WAUSEON...ARCHBOLD...FAYETTE...SWANTON...DEFIANCE...
SHERWOOD...HICKSVILLE...NAPOLEON...DESHLER...LIBERTY CENTER...
PAULDING...ANTWERP...MELROSE...OTTAWA...PANDORA...KALIDA...
FORT JENNINGS...VAN WERT...DELPHOS...OHIO CITY...LIMA...
SPENCERVILLE
518 AM EST FRI JAN 30 2015 /418 AM CST FRI JAN 30 2015/

...ACCUMULATING SNOW THIS WEEKEND...

A STORM SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO STRENGTHEN ACROSS THE ROCKIES SATURDAY
AND TRACK EAST ACROSS THE SOUTHERN GREAT LAKES AND OHIO VALLEY
THROUGH EARLY MONDAY. SNOW IS EXPECTED TO OVERSPREAD THE AREA
SATURDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY BEFORE DIMINISHING LATE
SUNDAY NIGHT. FORECAST CONFIDENCE ON THE EXACT TRACK OF THIS
SYSTEM REMAINS LOW AS THIS SYSTEM HAS YET TO FULLY DEVELOP...BUT
MUCH OF THE AREA MAY RECEIVE OVER 6 INCHES OF SNOW. STAY UPDATED
FOR THE LATEST FORECAST INFORMATION REGARDING THIS POTENTIAL WEEKEND
WINTER STORM AS FORECAST SNOWFALL AMOUNTS AND TIMING BECOME BETTER
RESOLVED.


$$

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
350 AM CST FRI JAN 30 2015

ILZ027>031-036>038-040>057-302200-
KNOX-STARK-PEORIA-MARSHALL-WOODFORD-FULTON-TAZEWELL-MCLEAN-
SCHUYLER-MASON-LOGAN-DE WITT-PIATT-CHAMPAIGN-VERMILION-CASS-
MENARD-SCOTT-MORGAN-SANGAMON-CHRISTIAN-MACON-MOULTRIE-DOUGLAS-
COLES-EDGAR-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GALESBURG...PEORIA...BLOOMINGTON...
NORMAL...HAVANA...LINCOLN...CHAMPAIGN...URBANA...DANVILLE...
JACKSONVILLE...SPRINGFIELD...TAYLORVILLE...DECATUR...CHARLESTON...
MATTOON
350 AM CST FRI JAN 30 2015

...SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW EXPECTED SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP IN THE SOUTHWEST
STATES INTO SATURDAY AND LIFT NORTHEAST INTO THE OHIO RIVER VALLEY
SUNDAY AFTERNOON. AS THE SYSTEM DEVELOPS...A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW
WILL MOVE INTO CENTRAL ILLINOIS SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.
DURING LATE SATURDAY EVENING AND OVERNIGHT THE PRECIPITATION WILL
CHANGE OVER TO ALL SNOW. THE SNOW WILL BECOME MODERATE DURING THE
OVERNIGHT HOURS...WITH 3 TO 4 INCHES OF ACCUMULATION POSSIBLE BY
DAWN SUNDAY MORNING...NORTH OF I-70. SNOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS
CENTRAL ILLINOIS DURING THE DAY SUNDAY AND SUNDAY EVENING...WITH AN
ADDITIONAL 2 TO 4 INCHES LIKELY. AS THE SYSTEM LIFTS FURTHER EAST OF
THE AREA OVERNIGHT SUNDAY NIGHT...THE SNOW WILL TAPER OFF TO
FLURRIES. SOME BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW COULD DEVELOP DURING
SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND SUNDAY NIGHT AS GUSTY NORTH WINDS DEVELOP.
SNOWFALL TOTALS FROM SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT COULD
RANGE FROM 5 TO 8 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS FROM I-72
NORTH.

THIS SYSTEM IS STILL A COUPLE OF DAYS AWAY AND THERE STILL REMAINS
SOME UNCERTAINTY AS TO THE TRACK OF THIS SYSTEM AND THE AMOUNT OF
SNOWFALL POSSIBLE. THEREFORE...CHANGES IN THE AMOUNT AND LOCATION
OF THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL WILL LIKELY CHANGE BETWEEN NOW AND THE
TIME THE SNOW ARRIVES SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY. STAY TUNED FOR
LATER UPDATES TO THIS DEVELOPING WINTER WEATHER SITUATION.

$$

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