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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Chicago/Romeoville IL
344 AM CST Fri Jan 18 2019

ILZ003>006-008-010>014-019>023-032-033-039-INZ001-002-010-011-019-
190945-
Winnebago-Boone-McHenry-Lake IL-Ogle-Lee-DeKalb-Kane-DuPage-Cook-
La Salle-Kendall-Grundy-Will-Kankakee-Livingston-Iroquois-Ford-
Lake IN-Porter-Newton-Jasper-Benton-
344 AM CST Fri Jan 18 2019 /444 AM EST Fri Jan 18 2019/

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of North Central
Illinois...Northeast Illinois and Northwest Indiana.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

Weather hazards expected...

  Significant Snow Risk.

DISCUSSION...

Snow will begin to overspread portions of northern Illinois by
late this afternoon or evening then overspread all of northern
Illinois and northwest Indiana late this evening and overnight.
Snow will be moderate to heavy at times resulting in snow covered
roads and significantly reduced visibilities. In addition,
strengthening winds overnight will result in blowing and drifting
of snow.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday.

Saturday...
  Limited Excessive Cold Risk.
  Limited Non Thunderstorm Wind Risk.
  Elevated Snow Risk.
  Elevated Lakeshore Flood Risk
Sunday...
  Elevated Snow Risk near Lake Michigan.
  Limited Excessive Cold Risk.
Monday...
  Limited Excessive Cold Risk.

DISCUSSION:

Snow will continue across much of northern Illinois and northwest
Indiana through midday, then begin to taper from the west through
the afternoon. Lake effect snow is expected to set up Saturday
afternoon and continue into Sunday producing additional snow
accumulations near Lake Michigan in far northeast Illinois and
northwest Indiana. Gusty winds will continue to result in blowing
and drifting of the snow area wide on Saturday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

  Spotter activation will not be necessary through tonight.

$$



Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Chicago IL
323 AM CST Fri Jan 18 2019

ILZ006-013-014-181730-
/O.UPG.KLOT.WS.A.0001.190118T2100Z-190119T1800Z/
/O.NEW.KLOT.WS.W.0001.190118T2100Z-190119T1800Z/
Lake IL-DuPage-Cook-
Including the cities of Waukegan, Wheaton, and Chicago
323 AM CST Fri Jan 18 2019

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
NOON CST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 9
  inches expected. Winds gusting 30 to 35 mph.

* WHERE...Lake IL, DuPage and Cook Counties.

* WHEN...From 3 PM this afternoon to noon CST Saturday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult. Strong
  winds will result in blowing and drifting snow and could
  significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could
  impact the evening commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather
conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you
must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your
vehicle in case of an emergency.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by going to www.gettingaroundillinois.com in Illinois
or by calling 1 8 0 0 2 6 1 7 6 2 3 in Indiana.

&&

$$



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