Winter Weather Advisory for Blowing and Drifting Snow Effective 4pm Friday to 9am Saturday

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As expected dry, powdery snow already on the ground will get blown around Friday night into early Saturday morning — causing drifting and blowing of snow back on to previously plowed roads. Open rural roads will be especially vulnerable to blowing and drifting.

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
828 PM CST THU JAN 2 2014

DUPAGE-COOK-WILL-KANKAKEE-IROQUOIS-FORD-BENTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WHEATON…CHICAGO…JOLIET…KANKAKEE…
WATSEKA…PAXTON…FOWLER
828 PM CST THU JAN 2 2014 /928 PM EST THU JAN 2 2014/

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM CST /5 PM EST/
FRIDAY TO 9 AM CST /10 AM EST/ SATURDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM 4 PM CST FRIDAY TO 9 AM CST SATURDAY.

* TIMING…BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW BEGINNING FRIDAY AFTERNOON.
CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WITH BLIZZARD LIKE
CONDITIONS FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS…WINDS SHIFT TO THE SOUTH FRIDAY MORNING WITH SPEEDS
APPROACHING 20 TO 25 MPH AND GUSTS NEAR 35 MPH. THIS WILL CREATE
CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW WITH VISIBILITIES
REDUCED TO NEAR ZERO AT TIMES…MAINLY IN OPEN AND RURAL AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT
VISIBILITIES WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO STRONG WINDS BLOWING SNOW
AROUND. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING…ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.

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