Blizzard Warning cancelled; Winter Weather Advisory issued

The National Weather Service has cancelled the Blizzard Warning and issued a Winter Weather Advisory instead:

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
1014 AM EST WED FEB 2 2011

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT…

.AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE ACROSS WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA WILL CONTINUE TO PUSH OFF TO THE EAST THIS AFTERNOON. AS THIS OCCURS…LIGHT SNOW WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH ACROSS THE REGION WITH AN ADDITIONAL INCH OR TWO OF ACCUMULATION. SOME GREATER ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS NORTHWEST INDIANA INTO EXTREME SOUTHWEST LOWER MICHIGAN DUE TO LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS. THESE SNOW SHOWERS MAY PRODUCE SNOWFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR FOR A SHORT TIME AS THEY MOVE FROM WEST TO EAST ACROSS FAR NORTHWEST AND NORTH CENTRAL INDIANA. TOTAL ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 4 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS THESE LAKE EFFECT PRONE LOCATIONS THIS AFTERNOON INTO EARLY THIS EVENING. WINDS HAVE SUBSIDED SINCE LAST NIGHT…BUT NORTHWEST WINDS WILL LIKELY BECOME GUSTY TO 25 MPH LATE THIS MORNING INTO EARLY AFTERNOON THAT WILL RESULT IN SOME CONTINUED BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW…ESPECIALLY IN RURAL OPEN AREAS. ALTHOUGH CONDITIONS HAVE IMPROVED ACROSS THE AREA…MANY ROADS REMAIN TREACHEROUS AND IMPASSIBLE IN MANY LOCATIONS. PERSONS PLANNING TRAVEL TODAY ARE HIGHLY ADVISED TO EXERCISE CAUTION AND PLAN ACCORDINGLY.

[…] …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON.

* TIMING…SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON GRADUALLY DIMINISHING IN INTENSITY. AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL ALSO PERSIST.

* MAIN IMPACT…SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH LINGERING SYSTEM SNOWS. AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW WILL SUPPORT REDUCED VISIBILITIES AT TIMES.

* OTHER IMPACTS…TRAVEL WILL BE HIGHLY IMPACTED DUE TO SNOW…AND AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW. MANY ROADS REMAIN TREACHEROUS AND IMPASSIBLE FROM SNOW AND WIND LAST NIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW…BLOWING SNOW AND FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. VISIBILITIES WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO STRONG WINDS BLOWING SNOW AROUND. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING…ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

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