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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
456 AM CST SUN DEC 4 2016

ILZ033-039-INZ010-011-019-041500-
IROQUOIS-FORD-NEWTON-JASPER-BENTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WATSEKA...PAXTON...MOROCCO...
RENSSELAER...FOWLER
456 AM CST SUN DEC 4 2016 /556 AM EST SUN DEC 4 2016/

...MINOR SNOWFALL TODAY ACROSS EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS AND
NORTHWEST INDIANA...

SNOW WILL BEGIN DURING THE MID TO LATE MORNING TODAY AND PERSIST
THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. MINOR ACCUMULATION OF ONE TO THREE INCHES
IS EXPECTED. MILD PAVEMENT TEMPERATURES AND A WET NATURE TO THE
SNOW WILL LIKELY PREVENT MUCH STICKING ON MOST WELL TRAVELED
ROADS...THOUGH SOME LIGHT SLUSHY ACCUMULATION MAY BE SEEN ON SOME
ROADWAYS.

EVEN MINOR SNOW ACCUMULATION ON ROADWAYS CAN MAKE ROADS SLIPPERY
AND LOW VISIBILITY CAN ADD TO THAT MAKING TRAVEL HAZARDOUS AT
TIMES. THE FIRST SNOW OF THE SEASON CAN ALSO CATCH MOTORISTS OFF
GUARD. LEAVE EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION ON SUNDAY.

$$

RODRIGUEZ

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
449 AM CST SUN DEC 4 2016

NMZ027>029-033-034-TXZ045>048-050>053-057>063-067>070-074-075-
079>082-258-042115-
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS OF EDDY COUNTY-EDDY COUNTY PLAINS-
NORTHERN LEA COUNTY-CENTRAL LEA COUNTY-SOUTHERN LEA COUNTY-GAINES-
DAWSON-BORDEN-SCURRY-ANDREWS-MARTIN-HOWARD-MITCHELL-
VAN HORN AND HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR-
REEVES COUNTY AND UPPER TRANS PECOS-LOVING-WINKLER-ECTOR-MIDLAND-
GLASSCOCK-WARD-CRANE-UPTON-REAGAN-DAVIS/APACHE MOUNTAINS AREA-
PECOS-PRESIDIO VALLEY-MARFA PLATEAU-BIG BEND AREA-TERRELL-
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...QUEEN...ARTESIA...CARLSBAD...
CARLSBAD CAVERNS NP...TATUM...HOBBS...LOVINGTON...EUNICE...JAL...
SEMINOLE...LAMESA...GAIL...SNYDER...ANDREWS...STANTON...
BIG SPRING...COLORADO CITY...VAN HORN...PECOS...MENTONE...
KERMIT...ODESSA...MIDLAND...GARDEN CITY...MONAHANS...CRANE...
MCCAMEY...RANKIN...BIG LAKE...ALPINE...FORT DAVIS...
FORT STOCKTON...PRESIDIO...MARFA...BIG BEND NP...MARATHON...
DRYDEN...SANDERSON...GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP...PINE SPRINGS
449 AM CST SUN DEC 4 2016 /349 AM MST SUN DEC 4 2016/

...ACCUMULATING SNOW IS POSSIBLE IN THE MOUNTAINS OF THE BIG BEND
LATE SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING...

...MUCH COLDER WEATHER IS HEADED FOR WEST TEXAS AND SOUTHEAST NEW
MEXICO WITH THE ARRIVAL OF AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON...

AN UPPER LOW WILL MOVE NEAR THE BIG BEND REGION TONIGHT AND MONDAY
MORNING RESULTING IN COLDER MOUNTAIN TEMPERATURES. IN ADDITION
THERE IS LIFT AND SUFFICIENT MOISTURE FOR PRECIPITATION TO FORM
ACROSS MUCH OF THE TRANS PECOS. EVEN THOUGH MOST PRECIPITATION
WILL BE IN THE FORM OF RAIN THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR SNOW IN THE
DAVIS...CHINATI...GLASS...AND CHISOS MOUNTAINS. SNOW LEVELS WILL
BE MOSTLY BE AROUND 6500 FT. THE CHISOS MOUNTAINS HAVE THE BEST
CHANCE FOR ACCUMULATING SNOW WITH ONE TO TWO INCHES POSSIBLE.
ELSEWHERE ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BE LESS THAN ONE INCH. THE
GROUND IS STILL WARM AND WET AND WILL TEND TO INHIBIT ACCUMULATIONS.
LATER TODAY FORECASTERS WILL RE-ASSESS THE POTENTIAL FOR ACCUMULATING
SNOW.

EVEN THOUGH IT HAS BEEN COLD THE LAST FEW DAYS MUCH COLDER WEATHER
IS IN THE OFFING. AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE PERMIAN
BASIN NORTH OF INTERSTATE 20 WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND THROUGH THE
REMAINDER OF THE AREA WEDNESDAY NIGHT. ARCTIC COLD FRONTS FREQUENTLY
ARRIVE EARLIER THAN LATER AND IF THIS IS THE CASE AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES
WILL FALL ACROSS THE NORTHERN PERMIAN BASIN. BY THURSDAY MORNING
LOWS WILL RANGE FROM THE UPPER TEENS IN NORTHERN LEA COUNTY TO THE
UPPER 20S AROUND FT STOCKTON. ON THURSDAY HIGH TEMPERATURES ARE
NOT FORECAST TO CLIMB OUT THE 30S IN MOST AREAS...EXCEPT ALONG THE
RIO GRANDE. FRIDAY MORNING WILL BE EVEN COLDER THAN THURSDAY
MORNING. PREPARE YOUR PLANTS...PIPES...AND PETS FOR THE COLD
WEATHER.

$$

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND
446 AM CST SUN DEC 4 2016

MNZ001>009-013>017-022-023-NDZ006>008-014>016-024-026>030-038-039-
054-042215-
WEST POLK-NORMAN-CLAY-KITTSON-ROSEAU-LAKE OF THE WOODS-
WEST MARSHALL-EAST MARSHALL-NORTH BELTRAMI-PENNINGTON-RED LAKE-
EAST POLK-NORTH CLEARWATER-SOUTH BELTRAMI-MAHNOMEN-
SOUTH CLEARWATER-TOWNER-CAVALIER-PEMBINA-BENSON-RAMSEY-
EASTERN WALSH COUNTY-EDDY-NELSON-GRAND FORKS-GRIGGS-STEELE-TRAILL-
BARNES-CASS-WESTERN WALSH COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CROOKSTON...EAST GRAND FORKS...ADA...
TWIN VALLEY...HALSTAD...MOORHEAD...HALLOCK...KARLSTAD...
LANCASTER...ROSEAU...WARROAD...GREENBUSH...BAUDETTE...WARREN...
STEPHEN...ARGYLE...NEWFOLDEN...MIDDLE RIVER...GRYGLA...RED LAKE...
REDBY...PONEMAH...THIEF RIVER FALLS...RED LAKE FALLS...FOSSTON...
FERTILE...MCINTOSH...ERSKINE...BAGLEY...CLEARBROOK...BEMIDJI...
MAHNOMEN...NAYTAHWAUSH...WAUBUN...ALIDA...EBRO...LAKE ITASCA...
LONG LOST LAKE...LOWER RICE LAKE...ROY LAKE...UPPER RICE LAKE...
CANDO...LANGDON...CAVALIER...WALHALLA...DRAYTON...PEMBINA...
NECHE...ST. THOMAS...FORT TOTTEN...MADDOCK...LEEDS...
MINNEWAUKAN...DEVILS LAKE...GRAFTON...PARK RIVER...NEW ROCKFORD...
LAKOTA...MCVILLE...ANETA...TOLNA...GRAND FORKS...COOPERSTOWN...
FINLEY...HOPE...MAYVILLE...HILLSBORO...HATTON...PORTLAND...
VALLEY CITY...FARGO...EDINBURG...ADAMS...LANKIN
446 AM CST SUN DEC 4 2016

...POTENTIAL SNOW AND WIND EVENT FOR MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY...

THERE WILL BE A WEATHER SYSTEM WHICH WILL IMPACT PARTS OF EASTERN
NORTH DAKOTA AND NORTHWESTERN MINNESOTA MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY.
HOW BAD IT IMPACTS THE AREA IS STILL HIGHLY UNCERTAIN. MODEL DATA
REMAINS QUITE VARIABLE IN THE AMOUNT OF SNOW WITH THIS SYSTEM. ALL
DO HAVE THE HEAVIEST SNOW ALONG THE CANADIAN BORDER AND THIS
REGION FROM LANGDON TO CAVALIER TO ROSEAU AND WARROAD STANDS THE
BEST CHANCE FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL. WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS ON
TUESDAY WILL BE HIGH ENOUGH FOR BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW IN AREAS
WHERE THE SNOW DOES FALL.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE SNOW AND
WIND THREAT FROM THIS SYSTEM. STAY TUNED FOR FURTHER UPDATES.



$$

DTR

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX
354 AM CST SUN DEC 4 2016

OKZ001>003-TXZ001>020-042200-
CIMARRON-TEXAS-BEAVER-DALLAM-SHERMAN-HANSFORD-OCHILTREE-LIPSCOMB-
HARTLEY-MOORE-HUTCHINSON-ROBERTS-HEMPHILL-OLDHAM-POTTER-CARSON-
GRAY-WHEELER-DEAF SMITH-RANDALL-ARMSTRONG-DONLEY-COLLINGSWORTH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BOISE CITY...KEYES...GUYMON...BEAVER...
FORGAN...DALHART...STRATFORD...SPEARMAN...GRUVER...PERRYTON...
BOOKER...HIGGINS...FOLLETT...HARTLEY...CHANNING...DUMAS...
BORGER...MIAMI...CANADIAN...VEGA...AMARILLO...PANHANDLE...
WHITE DEER...PAMPA...SHAMROCK...WHEELER...HEREFORD...CANYON...
CLAUDE...CLARENDON...WELLINGTON
354 AM CST SUN DEC 4 2016

...COLDEST TEMPERATURES SO FAR THIS SEASON EXPECTED MIDWEEK FOR THE
PANHANDLES...

AN ARCTIC AIRMASS IS EXPECTED TO SETTLE OVER THE PANHANDLE MIDWEEK.
ONCE IN PLACE, OUR HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL STRUGGLE TO REACH THE
FREEZING MARK WHILE OUR OVERNIGHT LOW TEMPERATURES DROP INTO THE
TEENS AND EVEN SINGLE DIGITS. THERE ARE SOME UNCERTAINTIES WITH THE
FORECAST SO HERE IS WHAT WE KNOW RIGHT NOW:

1) INITIAL COLD FRONT EXPECTED TUESDAY BEFORE THE MAIN ARCTIC SURGE
WEDNESDAY. THERE IS SOME DIFFERENCE ON TIMING OF THE ARCTIC SURGE ON
WEDNESDAY SO HIGH TEMPERATURES MAY VARY. THE ARCTIC AIRMASS EXPECTED
TO PERSIST THROUGH THURSDAY BEFORE WE START TO WARM BACK UP.

2) WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY MORNING WILL BE OUR COLDEST
TEMPERATURES THIS SEASON. SINGLE DIGIT LOWS EXPECTED ACROSS THE
OKLAHOMA PANHANDLE AND EXTREME NORTHERN TEXAS PANHANDLE WITH TEENS
ACROSS THE MAJORITY OF THE TEXAS PANHANDLE.

3) THURSDAY MORNING WIND CHILL VALUES MAY RANGE FROM 6 TO -5 DEGREE.
A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED THURSDAY MORNING FOR PORTIONS OF
THE OKLAHOMA PANHANDLES WHERE WIND CHILL VALUES MAY DROP TO -5
DEGREES. THIS IS NOT SET IN STONE AS LIGHT WINDS MAY BE A LIMITING
FACTOR.

4) SNOW MAY BE POSSIBLE TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...BUT FORECAST
MODELS HAVE BEEN TRENDING DRIER WITH TIME. THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE
SNOW WILL BE CONTAINED TO KANSAS WITH QUESTIONS AS TO HOW FAR SOUTH
THE SNOW WILL STRETCH. EXPECT UPDATES TO THE SNOW POTENTIAL OVER THE
NEXT FEW DAYS.

OVERALL, WE ARE LOOKING AT VERY COLD WEATHER THIS WEEK. TAKE ACTION
TO ENSURE PETS AND LIVESTOCK HAVE WAYS TO STAY WARM AND ACCESS TO
WATER. BE PREPARED TO DRESS WARMLY AS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES COULD
RESULT IN FROSTBITE OVER A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME ON EXPOSED SKIN.

FOLLOW THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER AS WELL
AS ON OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/AMARILLO FOR UPDATES TO THE
FORECAST.


$$

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
246 AM MST SUN DEC 4 2016

WYZ003-042300-
CODY FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CODY...MEETEETSE
246 AM MST SUN DEC 4 2016

...VERY WINDY CONDITIONS TODAY...

WEST WIND WILL INCREASE EARLY THIS MORNING AHEAD OF AN
APPROACHING COLD FRONT. AREAS OF WEST WIND 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS
45 TO 55 MPH WILL DEVELOP AND CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING.
LOCALLY HIGHER GUSTS TO 65 WILL BE POSSIBLE IN THE CLARK AREA.
WINDS WILL DIMINISH AND SHIFT NORTHERLY AROUND MIDNIGHT SUNDAY
NIGHT WITH A COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE. BETWEEN MIDNIGHT TONIGHT AND
NOON MONDAY...LIGHT AREAS OF SNOW WILL MIX WITH THE WIND TO GIVE
BLOWING SNOW AND SLICK ROADS AT TIMES.

THESE WINDS MAY CAUSE LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL OR A BLOW OVER TO
HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES TRAVELING EMPTY OR WITH A LIGHT ROAD FROM
MEETEETSE TO THE CLARK AREA ON SUNDAY.

$$

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
246 AM MST SUN DEC 4 2016

WYZ019-020-022-042300-
GREEN MOUNTAINS AND RATTLESNAKE RANGE-
NATRONA COUNTY LOWER ELEVATIONS-CASPER MOUNTAIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...JEFFREY CITY...CASPER
246 AM MST SUN DEC 4 2016

...VERY WINDY CONDITIONS TODAY...

SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS 45 TO 55
MPH LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE THROUGH THIS EVENING. THE
STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS EVENING.
LOCALLY HIGHER GUSTS OVER 55 MPH ARE POSSIBLE ALONG WYOMING
BOULEVARD...HIGHWAY 258...ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF CASPER.

THESE WINDS MAY CAUSE LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL OR A BLOW OVER TO
HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES TRAVELING EMPTY OR WITH A LIGHT ROAD.

$$

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
246 AM MST SUN DEC 4 2016

WYZ010-011-042300-
NORTHEAST JOHNSON COUNTY-SOUTHEAST JOHNSON COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...KAYCEE
246 AM MST SUN DEC 4 2016

...SOME LIGHT SNOW AND WIND FOR PORTIONS OF JOHNSON COUNTY FROM
MIDNIGHT TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...

A WEATHER SYSTEM MOVING THROUGH THE AREA MONDAY WILL BRING SOME
LIGHT SNOW TO NORTHERN JOHNSON COUNTY. LIGHT SNOW WILL MIX WITH
WEST TO NORTHWEST WIND...CAUSING SOME BLOWING AREAS OF SNOW MAINLY
BETWEEN 2 AM AND 10 AM MONDAY...WITH LIGHT SNOW OR FLURRIES LINGERING
THROUGH THE AFTERNOON.

SNOWFALL WILL RANGE FROM 1 TO 2 INCHES...LOCALLY TO 3 INCHES WITH
A WEST WIND OF 15 TO 30 MPH. THIS WILL CAUSE BLOWING AND DRIFTING
SNOW IN SOME AREAS AND LOW VISIBILITY AT TIMES. THIS WILL IMPACT
TRAVEL ON INTERSTATES 25 AND 90 AT TIMES.

$$

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARQUETTE MI
422 AM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

MIZ006-013-042200-
ALGER-DELTA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GRAND MARAIS...MUNISING...ESCANABA...
GLADSTONE
422 AM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

...SNOW WILL BECOME HEAVIER THIS AFTERNOON INTO EARLY EVENING...

LIGHT SNOW WILL INCREASE IN INTENSITY THIS AFTERNOON INTO EARLY
EVENING BEFORE DIMINISHING AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. STORM TOTAL
SNOWFALL THROUGH MIDNIGHT TONIGHT WILL RANGE FROM 2 TO 4 INCHES
ACROSS MOST OF THE AREA. THERE COULD BE A FEW PLACES THAT WOULD SEE
UP TO 5 INCHES OF SNOW AND THIS AREA WOULD BE AROUND THE MELSTRAND
AND SHINGLETON AREAS AND SOUTH OF GRAND MARAIS IN ALGER COUNTY. IN
NORTHEASTERN DELTA COUNTY EAST OF COUNTY ROAD H13 AND NORTH OF
CHICAGO LAKE COULD ALSO SEE UP TO 5 INCHES OF SNOW.

$$

07

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
309 AM CST SUN DEC 4 2016

IAZ006-007-016-024-025-034>036-045>050-057>062-041200-
WINNEBAGO-WORTH-HANCOCK-HUMBOLDT-WRIGHT-CALHOUN-WEBSTER-HAMILTON-
CARROLL-GREENE-BOONE-STORY-MARSHALL-TAMA-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-
POLK-JASPER-POWESHIEK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF FOREST CITY, LAKE MILLS, NORTHWOOD,
MANLY, GARNER, BRITT, KANAWHA, HUMBOLDT, EAGLE GROVE, CLARION,
BELMOND, ROCKWELL CITY, MANSON, LAKE CITY, POMEROY, FORT DODGE,
WEBSTER CITY, CARROLL, JEFFERSON, BOONE, AMES, MARSHALLTOWN,
TAMA, TOLEDO, TRAER, DYSART, GLADBROOK, AUDUBON, EXIRA,
GUTHRIE CENTER, PANORA, BAYARD, CASEY, PERRY, WAUKEE, ADEL,
DES MOINES, NEWTON, AND GRINNELL
309 AM CST SUN DEC 4 2016

...SOME SLICK ROADS POSSIBLE EARLY THIS MORNING...

THE FIRST APPRECIABLE SNOW OF THE SEASON ACCUMULATED LIGHT SNOW
ON MANY ROADS FROM AUDUBON AND CARROLL...NORTH AND EAST TOWARD
FOREST CITY...WEBSTER CITY...AMES AND TAMA. MANY ROADS IN THESE
AREAS WILL REMAIN SNOW OR SLUSH COVERED WITH SLICK CONDITIONS INTO
THE EARLY MORNING HOURS AS SNOW PERSISTS. AN INCH OR TWO MAY
ACCUMULATE BY DAYBREAK...ESPECIALLY ON VEGETATION WHERE LESS
MELTING OCCURS.

A BIT FARTHER SOUTH ALONG THE INTERSTATE 80 CORRIDOR...INCLUDING
THE DES MOINES METRO AREA...SNOW WAS BEGINNING TO INCREASE
SOMEWHAT. ALTHOUGH SNOW AMOUNTS HERE WILL BE AN INCH OR LESS...THE
SNOW COULD POTENTIALLY COMBINE WITH COOLING ROAD TEMPERATURES TO
PRODUCE SIMILARLY SNOW AND SLUSH COVERED ROADS TOWARD DAYBREAK.

MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO SLOW DOWN...DRIVE DEFENSIVELY AND EXERCISE
CAUTION EARLY THIS MORNING AS MANY WILL BE UNACCUSTOMED TO WINTER
DRIVING CONDITIONS.

$$

SMALL

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GAYLORD MI
304 AM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

MIZ016>036-041-042-041700-
EMMET-CHEBOYGAN-PRESQUE ISLE-CHARLEVOIX-LEELANAU-ANTRIM-OTSEGO-
MONTMORENCY-ALPENA-BENZIE-GRAND TRAVERSE-KALKASKA-CRAWFORD-OSCODA-
ALCONA-MANISTEE-WEXFORD-MISSAUKEE-ROSCOMMON-OGEMAW-IOSCO-GLADWIN-
ARENAC-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PETOSKEY...CHEBOYGAN...ROGERS CITY...
CHARLEVOIX...NORTHPORT...MANCELONA...GAYLORD...ATLANTA...ALPENA...
FRANKFORT...TRAVERSE CITY...KALKASKA...GRAYLING...MIO...
HARRISVILLE...MANISTEE...CADILLAC...LAKE CITY...HOUGHTON LAKE...
WEST BRANCH...TAWAS CITY...GLADWIN...STANDISH
304 AM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

...ACCUMULATING SNOW EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING...

A MIXTURE OF RAIN AND SNOW WILL SPREAD RAPIDLY NORTHEAST THIS
AFTERNOON...BECOMING ALL SNOW AS IT DOES SO. PERIODS OF SNOW WILL
CONTINUE INTO THIS EVENING BEFORE TAPERING OFF DURING THE EARLY
MORNING HOURS ON MONDAY. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION OF ONE TO THREE
INCHES IS EXPECTED...WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS CENTERED ACROSS
INTERIOR AREAS.

MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO USE CAUTION THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT AS
SLUSHY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED...ESPECIALLY ON SECONDARY
AND UNTREATED ROAD SURFACES.

$$

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GAYLORD MI
304 AM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

MIZ008-015-041700-
CHIPPEWA-MACKINAC-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SAULT STE. MARIE...ST. IGNACE
304 AM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

...ACCUMULATING SNOW EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT...

WIDESPREAD SNOW WILL DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON...WITH PERIODS OF SNOW
CONTINUING THROUGH TONIGHT. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION OF ONE TO FOUR
INCHES IS EXPECTED BY MONDAY MORNING...WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS
ALONG THE ST. MARYS RIVER.

MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO USE CAUTION THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT AS
SLUSHY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED...ESPECIALLY ON SECONDARY
AND UNTREATED ROAD SURFACES.

$$

MSB

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
1210 AM CST SUN DEC 4 2016

ILZ027>031-036>038-041415-
KNOX-STARK-PEORIA-MARSHALL-WOODFORD-FULTON-TAZEWELL-MCLEAN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GALESBURG...TOULON...PEORIA...LACON...
EUREKA...CANTON...PEKIN...BLOOMINGTON...NORMAL
1210 AM CST SUN DEC 4 2016

...FIRST ACCUMULATING SNOW OF THE SEASON EXPECTED EARLY MORNING
THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON TODAY...

A STORM SYSTEM WILL BEGIN TO SPREAD SNOW INTO CENTRAL ILLINOIS
OVERNIGHT...AND WILL BE MOST WIDESPREAD IN THE MORNING. BY
MIDDAY...WARMER AIR WILL BEGIN TO CAUSE THE SNOW TO MIX WITH
RAIN...WHICH WILL LINGER INTO THE AFTERNOON BEFORE ENDING FROM THE
WEST.

ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES ARE EXPECTED IN AREAS FROM MACOMB
TO BLOOMINGTON...NORTHWARD THROUGH PEORIA. LOCATIONS AROUND
GALESBURG AND TOULON ARE LIKELY TO SEE 2 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW. MUCH
OF THE SNOW WILL BE CONFINED TO GRASSY AREAS...BUT SOME SLUSHY
ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE ON AREA ROADWAYS WHERE THE HEAVIER SNOW
FALLS.

PEOPLE PLANNING ON ANY TRAVEL THIS MORNING SHOULD SLOW DOWN WHILE
DRIVING...AS THE SNOW WILL LIMIT VISIBILITIES AT TIMES AND MAY
CAUSE SLIPPERY TRAVEL CONDITIONS ON LESS TRAVELED ROADS.

$$

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
903 PM EST SAT DEC 3 2016

TNZ017-018-040>047-071>074-086-087-VAZ001-002-005-006-008-041215-
SULLIVAN-JOHNSON-NORTHWEST COCKE-COCKE SMOKY MOUNTAINS-
NORTHWEST GREENE-SOUTHEAST GREENE-WASHINGTON TN-UNICOI-
NORTHWEST CARTER-SOUTHEAST CARTER-NW BLOUNT-
BLOUNT SMOKY MOUNTAINS-NORTH SEVIER-SEVIER SMOKY MOUNTAINS-
NORTHWEST MONROE-SOUTHEAST MONROE-LEE-WISE-SCOTT-RUSSELL-
WASHINGTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...KINGSPORT...BRISTOL...MOUNTAIN CITY...
NEWPORT...COSBY...GREENEVILLE...CEDAR CREEK...JOHNSON CITY...
ERWIN...ELIZABETHTON...ROAN MOUNTAIN...MARYVILLE...CADES COVE...
SEVIERVILLE...GATLINBURG...MADISONVILLE...COKER CREEK...
JONESVILLE...WISE...NORTON...GATE CITY...LEBANON...ABINGDON
903 PM EST SAT DEC 3 2016

...A MIXTURE OF SNOW..SLEET..AND RAIN IS EXPECTED ACROSS THE
HIGHER ELEVATIONS OVERNIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING...

A STORM SYSTEM ACROSS THE GULF COAST STATES WILL SPREAD MOISTURE
INTO THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING. TEMPERATURES
ACROSS THE HIGHEST ELEVATIONS WILL DROP TO NEAR FREEZING ALLOWING
THE PRECIPITATION TO FALL IN THE FORM OF SNOW...SLEET...AND RAIN.
LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE ANTICIPATED WITH SNOWFALL UP TO 1/2
INCH POSSIBLE ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN...GENERALLY AT OR ABOVE
4000 FEET. THIS HIGHER TERRAIN OF THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS...ROAN
MOUNTAIN...AND HIGH KNOB CAN EXPECT THE WINTRY PRECIPITATION.

INCREASING SOUTHERLY WINDS SUNDAY WILL PRODUCE WINDY CONDITIONS
ACROSS THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS...ESPECIALLY AFTERNOON AND EVENING
HOURS. SOUTHERLY WINDS BETWEEN 15 AND 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH.

LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR LOCAL MEDIA FOR THE LATEST
UPDATES ON THIS SITUATION.

$$

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
319 PM PST SAT DEC 3 2016

WAZ001-503-504-506-507-509>517-555-556-558-559-567>569-041130-
SAN JUAN COUNTY-WESTERN WHATCOM COUNTY-SOUTHWEST INTERIOR-
WESTERN SKAGIT COUNTY-EVERETT AND VICINITY-TACOMA AREA-
ADMIRALTY INLET AREA-HOOD CANAL AREA-LOWER CHEHALIS VALLEY AREA-
OLYMPICS-EASTERN STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA-
WESTERN STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA-NORTH COAST-CENTRAL COAST-
EAST PUGET SOUND LOWLANDS-BELLEVUE AND VICINITY-SEATTLE AND VICINITY-
BREMERTON AND VICINITY-CASCADES OF WHATCOM AND SKAGIT COUNTIES-
CASCADES OF SNOHOMISH AND KING COUNTIES-
CASCADES OF PIERCE AND LEWIS COUNTIES-
319 PM PST SAT DEC 3 2016

...COLDER TEMPERATURES BEGINNING SUNDAY NIGHT AND A CHANCE FOR
LOWLAND SNOW...

MUCH COLDER TEMPERATURES WILL BEGIN TO AFFECT THE REGION SUNDAY
NIGHT AND MONDAY...AND WILL LINGER THROUGH MID-WEEK. THIS WILL BE
THE COLDEST WEATHER OF THIS SEASON SO FAR. LOWS ARE EXPECTED TO
DROP INTO THE MID 20S TO AROUND 30 MONDAY NIGHT AND LOWER TO MID
20S TUESDAY NIGHT. BLACK ICE COULD BE A HAZARD DURING THE MORNING
COMMUTES.

LOW SNOW LEVELS ARE EXPECTED BY MONDAY MORNING AS PRECIPITATION
DEVELOPS. WHILE WET SNOW WILL FALL MONDAY MORNING IN MANY
LOCATIONS...TEMPERATURES JUST ABOVE FREEZING WILL MINIMIZE
ROADWAY IMPACTS. ABOVE A FEW HUNDRED FEET OF ELEVATION AND WITHIN
ANY CONVERGENCE ZONE NORTH OF SEATTLE...A COUPLE INCHES OF SNOW
COULD ACCUMULATE RESULTING IN SLUSHY ROADWAYS. MONDAY EVENING
THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...THE AIR WILL BE COLD ENOUGH THAT ANY
SNOW SHOWERS THAT DO OCCUR COULD CAUSE ICY ROADWAYS...INCLUDING IN
THE METRO AREAS.

A STORM SYSTEM WILL BRING MOISTURE AND WARMER AIR BACK INTO THE
REGION LATE WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY. PRECIPITATION DURING THIS
TIME MAY START AS SNOW...HOWEVER DETAILS STILL REMAIN UNCLEAR AND
WILL BEAR WATCHING OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

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JSMITH

WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SEATTLE

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
154 PM PST SAT DEC 3 2016

ORZ001>008-010>016-WAZ019>022-039-040-045-046-042300-
NORTH OREGON COAST-CENTRAL OREGON COAST-
COAST RANGE OF NORTHWEST OREGON-
CENTRAL COAST RANGE OF WESTERN OREGON-LOWER COLUMBIA-
GREATER PORTLAND METRO AREA-CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY-
SOUTH WILLAMETTE VALLEY-NORTHERN OREGON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES-CASCADE FOOTHILLS IN LANE COUNTY-
CASCADES IN LANE COUNTY-UPPER HOOD RIVER VALLEY-
WESTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-CENTRAL COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-
SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES-WILLAPA HILLS-SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST-I-
5 CORRIDOR IN COWLITZ COUNTY-GREATER VANCOUVER AREA-
SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ASTORIA...CANNON BEACH...TILLAMOOK...
NETARTS...PACIFIC CITY...LINCOLN CITY...NEWPORT...
CAPE FOULWEATHER...YACHATS...FLORENCE...VERNONIA...JEWELL...
SUNSET SUMMIT...LEES CAMP...TRASK...GRANDE RONDE...BURNT WOODS...
TIDEWATER...SWISSHOME...VENETA...ST. HELENS...CLATSKANIE...
HILLSBORO...PORTLAND...WILSONVILLE...OREGON CITY...GRESHAM...
TROUTDALE...SALEM...MCMINNVILLE...WOODBURN...STAYTON...DALLAS...
EUGENE...SPRINGFIELD...CORVALLIS...ALBANY...LEBANON...SANDY...
ESTACADA...SILVER FALLS STATE PARK...SWEET HOME...
GOVERNMENT CAMP...DETROIT...SANTIAM PASS...VIDA...JASPER...
LOWELL...COTTAGE GROVE...MCKENZIE PASS...MCKENZIE BRIDGE...
OAKRIDGE...WILLAMETTE PASS...PARKDALE...ODELL...CORBETT...
ROOSTER ROCK...MULTNOMAH FALLS...CASCADE LOCKS...HOOD RIVER...
COLDWATER RIDGE VISITORS CENTER...MOUNT ST. HELENS...
WIND RIVER VALLEY...WILLAPA...FRANCES...ELK MOUNTAIN...
RYDERWOOD...RAYMOND...LONG BEACH...OCEAN PARK...NASELLE...
CATHLAMET...CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT...LONGVIEW...KELSO...
CASTLE ROCK...VANCOUVER...BATTLE GROUND...RIDGEFIELD...
WASHOUGAL...YACOLT...AMBOY...TOUTLE...ARIEL...LAKE MERWIN...
YALE LAKE...COUGAR...NORTH BONNEVILLE...STEVENSON...CARSON...
UNDERWOOD
154 PM PST SAT DEC 3 2016

...WINTRY PRECIPITATION MIX POSSIBLE TO LOW ELEVATIONS OF
SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST OREGON LATE SUNDAY NIGHT AND
MONDAY...

THERE IS A DECENT CHANCE OF SEEING SOME SNOW TO LOW ELEVATIONS OF
SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST OREGON LATE SUNDAY NIGHT AND
MONDAY.

AS COOLER AND SOMEWHAT DRIER AIR SPREADS INTO THE AREA LATE SUNDAY
AND SUNDAY NIGHT IN THE WAKE OF A STRONG COLD FRONT SUNDAY...THIS
SETS THE STAGE FOR PRECIPITATION FROM THE NEXT SYSTEM LATE SUNDAY
NIGHT AND MONDAY BEING SNOW DOWN TO LOW ELEVATIONS.

WHEN THE AIR IS RELATIVELY COOL AND DRY LIKE WHAT IS EXPECTED
SUNDAY NIGHT...AS PRECIPITATION FIRST BEGINS TO FALL EVAPORATIVE
COOLING FROM THE PRECIPITATION CAN CAUSE ADDITIONAL COOLING AND
LOWER THE SNOW LEVEL EVEN MORE. WEATHER MODELS ARE SHOWING
INDICATIONS THAT THIS WILL TAKE PLACE.

WARM GROUND AND ROAD SURFACES WILL CAUSE ANY SNOW THAT FALLS TO
THE VALLEY FLOORS TO INITIALLY MELT AND HAVE LITTLE OR MINOR
IMPACT...BUT IF ENOUGH SNOW FALLS OR IF THE INTENSITY IS ENOUGH
SOME MAY BEGIN TO STICK. THE CURRENT IDEA IS THAT PERHAPS UP TO AN
INCH IS POSSIBLE. THE BEST CHANCE OF ACCUMULATING SNOW IS FROM
ABOUT SALEM NORTHWARD...BUT THAT DELINEATION IS VERY APPROXIMATE.

A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW IS ALSO POSSIBLE NEAR THE COAST...BUT
CHANCES OF STICKING SNOW ARE MORE REMOTE AT THE COAST.

IN THE CASCADES...6 INCHES OR MORE OF SNOW ARE POSSIBLE LATE
SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY. IN THE CASCADE FOOTHILLS AND THE COASTAL
MOUNTAINS...AMOUNTS COULD REACH 1 TO 3 OR 1 TO 4 INCHES. TRAVEL
THROUGH THE CASCADE AND COASTAL PASSES WILL PROBABLY BE DIFFICULT
AS ROADS WILL LIKELY BECOME SNOW COVERED AND SLICK.

BE SURE TO CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AND STATEMENTS
ABOUT THE UPCOMING WINTER WEATHER LATE SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY.


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