WINTER STORM WARNING Effective Saturday 9 PM Until Sunday 9 PM

 WINTER STORM WARNING … 

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
247 AM CST SAT JAN 31 2015

WINNEBAGO-BOONE-MCHENRY-LAKE IL-OGLE-LEE-DE KALB-KANE-DUPAGE-COOK-
LA SALLE-KENDALL-GRUNDY-WILL-KANKAKEE-LIVINGSTON-IROQUOIS-FORD-
LAKE IN-PORTER-NEWTON-JASPER-BENTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ROCKFORD…BELVIDERE…WOODSTOCK…
WAUKEGAN…OREGON…DIXON…DEKALB…AURORA…WHEATON…CHICAGO…
OTTAWA…OSWEGO…MORRIS…JOLIET…KANKAKEE…PONTIAC…
WATSEKA…PAXTON…GARY…VALPARAISO…MOROCCO…RENSSELAER…
FOWLER
247 AM CST SAT JAN 31 2015 /347 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015/

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM CST /10 PM
EST/ THIS EVENING TO 9 PM CST /10 PM EST/ SUNDAY…

* TIMING…ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL BEGIN THIS EVENING.
PRECIPITATION MAY START AS RAIN OR RAIN SNOW MIX…
PARTICULARLY THE FARTHER SOUTH YOU GO FROM INTERSTATE 80.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…WIDESPREAD AMOUNTS OF 5 TO 10 INCHES ARE
EXPECTED BY SUNDAY EVENING…WITH A CHANCE OF ISOLATED HEAVIER
AMOUNTS IN EXCESS OF 10 INCHES…ESPECIALLY NEAR LAKE
MICHIGAN.

* MAIN IMPACT…SNOW COVERED ROADS WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT.
SIGNIFICANT DISRUPTIONS TO AIR TRAVEL ARE ALSO LIKELY.

* OTHER IMPACTS…STRONG NORTHEAST WINDS WILL DEVELOP SUNDAY
AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE INTO SUNDAY EVENING LEADING TO BLOWING
AND DRIFTING OF THE FRESHLY FALLEN SNOW.

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.


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