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FXUS63 KIWX 261151
AFDIWX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Northern Indiana
651 AM EST Wed Feb 26 2020

.SYNOPSIS...
Issued at 316 AM EST Wed Feb 26 2020

A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect through late tonight.
Snow will overspread the area today and may become heavy at times.
Travel will be a challenge especially over rural and open areas
where blowing and drifting snow may cause low visibilities and
drifts over roads. Snow should end by late Thursday with much
colder weather following. Lows are expected to fall into the
teens the next 3 nights.

&&

.SHORT TERM...(Today and Tonight)
Issued at 316 AM EST Wed Feb 26 2020

Snow was expanding into northern Indiana early this morning ahead
of an upper level system that was over Illinois. Overnight
temperatures had fallen a few degrees below freezing over most
areas. Snow will continue to develop today and bring addition
snowfall to the entire area. Thermal profiles indicated just snow.
Additional snowfall amounts are expected to range from 2 to 5
inches with the higher amounts in the vicinity of the heavier
bands. Travel will be a challenge especially over rural and open
areas where blowing and drifting snow may cause low visibilities
and drifts over roads. The bulk of the snow should end by early
tonight; however, the evening commute as well as travel early
Thursday will likely be impacted.

&&

.LONG TERM...(Thursday through Tuesday)
Issued at 316 AM EST Wed Feb 26 2020

Much colder air will spread over the area behind the departing
system and will be over the area Thursday. A weak lake response
will end by late Thursday. Dry but cold weather will then persist
into Saturday, with low temperatures Thursday night and Friday
dropping into the teens. The upper level flow will become high
zonal with much warmer weather for early next week. Highs should
reach the 50s Tuesday. Rain chances will increase as the pattern
become more unsettled.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 12Z TAFS through 12Z Thursday Morning)
Issued at 646 AM EST Wed Feb 26 2020

Snow was continuing to develop ahead of an ejecting upper level
system that was over IL at the start of the TAF period. Snow
should continue to develop and spread over northern Indiana this
morning as the low lifts northeast. Added a TEMPO group for lower
visibilities with blowing snow given the potential for heavier
bands with the potential for CSI banding. Otherwise, conditions
should improve early tonight as the system lifts northeast.

&&

.IWX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
IN...Winter Weather Advisory until 1 AM EST /midnight CST/ Thursday
     for INZ003>009-012>018-020-022>027-032>034.

     Lakeshore Flood Warning until noon CST Thursday for INZ003.

MI...Winter Weather Advisory until 1 AM EST Thursday for MIZ077>081.

     Lakeshore Flood Warning until 1 PM EST Thursday for MIZ077.

OH...Winter Weather Advisory until 1 AM EST Thursday for OHZ001-002-
     004-005-015-016-024-025.

LM...Small Craft Advisory until 7 AM EST this morning for LMZ043-046.

     Gale Warning until 1 AM EST Thursday for LMZ043-046.

&&

$$

SYNOPSIS...Skipper
SHORT TERM...Skipper
LONG TERM...Skipper
AVIATION...Skipper


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