Winter Storm Warning issued for tonight until 10 am tomorrow

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for our area:

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
448 AM EST THU FEB 24 2011

…A WINTER STORM TO ARRIVE TONIGHT…

.LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP AND TRACK ALONG OR JUST NORTH OF THE OHIO RIVER TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY. PRECIPITATION WILL SPREAD RAPIDLY NORTHEAST INTO THE AREA TONIGHT. WHILE THE BULK OF THE PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO FALL IN THE FORM OF SNOW…A MIXTURE OF SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN IS EXPECTED…ESPECIALLY SOUTH OF A MARION INDIANA TO OTTAWA OHIO LINE WHERE WARM AIR ALOFT MAY BE IN PLACE. 6 TO 10 INCHES OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE NORTHWEST OF A LINE FROM MONTICELLO TO NAPOLEON WITH GENERALLY 3 TO 5 INCHES SOUTH OF THIS LINE. ISOLATED AMOUNTS NEAR ONE FOOT ARE POSSIBLE IN THE HEAVIEST BANDS OVER NORTHERN INDIANA AND FAR NORTHWEST OHIO. ICE ACCRETION IN EXCESS OF A QUARTER OF AN INCH IS POSSIBLE ACROSS AREAS SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 24…WITH LOCAL ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF A HALF OF AN INCH.

TRAVEL WILL LIKELY BECOME DIFFICULT TONIGHT AND FRIDAY. STAY TUNED FOR LATER UPDATES ON THIS DEVELOPING WINTER STORM.

[…] …WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM EST FRIDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW…SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM EST FRIDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING…A WINTRY MIX WILL DEVELOP THIS EVENING AND BECOME ALL SNOW OVERNIGHT. SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW IS EXPECTED LATE TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING.

* MAIN IMPACT…A MIXTURE OF SNOW…SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN IS EXPECTED TONIGHT…CHANGING TO ALL SNOW LATE TONIGHT. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES ARE EXPECTED SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 24…ALONG WITH ICE AND SLEET ACCUMULATION. THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED NORTH OF HIGHWAY 24 WHERE GENERALLY 6 TO 10 INCHES IS EXPECTED.

* OTHER IMPACTS…ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED AND HAZARDOUS TONIGHT. IN ADDITION…SOME ICE ACCUMULATION MAY OCCUR ON TREES AND POWER LINES TONIGHT…CAUSING POWER OUTAGES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW…SLEET…AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

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