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******WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY *****

Posted on Sun, Feb 1, 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM CST THIS
AFTERNOON...
...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO MIDNIGHT
CST TONIGHT. A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM
CST.

* TIMING...SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES...WILL CONTINUE UNTIL EARLY
EVENING. BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP LATE THIS AFTERNOON
AND CONTINUE THIS EVENING...ESPECIALLY NEAR THE LAKE AND IN
MORE OPEN AREAS.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHEAST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 20 TO 30 MPH
WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH THIS AFTERNOON...WITH EVEN STRONGER WINDS
NEAR THE LAKE. THE COMBINATION OF FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WILL
FREQUENTLY REDUCE VISIBILITIES TO NEAR ZERO IN WHITE OUT
CONDITIONS LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...10 TO 15 INCHES...WITH ISOLATED TOTALS UP
TO 18 INCHES POSSIBLE.

* MAIN IMPACT...SNOW COVERED ROADS WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT. BY
AFTERNOON...THE COMBINATION OF THE SNOW AND VERY STRONG WINDS
WILL MAKE TRAVEL EXTRAORDINARILY DANGEROUS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF
SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN
AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...
FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS
AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT
CONDITIONS...MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT TRAVEL. IF
YOU MUST TRAVEL...HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET
STRANDED...STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE.
 

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