Winter Weather Advisory issued

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory until tomorrow at 1 pm:

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
421 AM EST THU JAN 12 2012

…WINTER STORM WARING IN EFFECT FOR SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN AND PORTIONS OF NORTHERN INDIANA…

.A VIGOROUS DISTURBANCE OVER THE CENTRAL PLAINS WILL BRING A PERIOD OF ACCUMULATING SNOW TO THE AREA STARTING LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TONIGHT. LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS WILL FOLLOW LATE TONIGHT AND PERSIST THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING. HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE OVER SOUTHWEST LOWER MICHIGAN AND PORTIONS OF NORTHERN INDIANA…WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS EXPECTED OVER BERRIEN…CASS AND NORTHERN LAPORTE COUNTIES… WHERE SNOW AMOUNTS IN EXCESS OF 10 INCHES ARE LIKELY…WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS NEAR 15 INCHES POSSIBLE. PORTIONS OF NORTHERN INDIANA GENERALLY NORTH OF HIGHWAY 6 WILL SEE BETWEEN 8 TO 12 INCHES WHILE AREAS FURTHER SOUTH SHOULD SEE BETWEEN 4 TO 8 INCHES. IN ADDITION…STRONG GUSTY WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED BEGINNING LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON…WITH WIDESPREAD BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW LIKELY ALONG WITH AREAS OF HIGHLY REDUCED VISIBILITIES. TRAVEL WILL BECOME DIFFICULT OVER SECTIONS OF INTERSTATE 94…THE TOLL ROAD AND MANY STATE ROADS ACROSS THE AREA. THERE IS STILL SOME UNCERTAINTY RELATED TO INTENSITY AND PLACEMENT OF THE LAKE EFFECT SNOW BANDS FRIDAY…WHICH WILL ULTIMATELY DICTATE EVENTUAL SNOWFALL AMOUNTS. LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED TO DIMINISH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT. LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR LOCAL MEDIA FOR LATER UPDATES.

[…] WHITLEY-ALLEN IN-WABASH-HUNTINGTON-WELLS-ADAMS-GRANT-BLACKFORD-JAY-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…COLUMBIA CITY…TRI-LAKES…SOUTH WHITLEY…FORT WAYNE…NEW HAVEN…WABASH…NORTH MANCHESTER…HUNTINGTON…ROANOKE…BLUFFTON…OSSIAN…DECATUR…BERNE…MARION…GAS CITY…UPLAND…HARTFORD CITY…MONTPELIER…PORTLAND…DUNKIRK

421 AM EST THU JAN 12 2012

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 1 PM EST FRIDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW…WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 1 PM EST FRIDAY.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER…

* SNOW WILL DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON AND BECOME MODERATE AT TIMES TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING.

* ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES ARE LIKELY BY FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

* STRONG WESTERLY WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS WILL CAUSE AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

IMPACTS…

* HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ON AREA ROADS. AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW WILL RESULT IN POOR VISIBILITY AT TIMES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT VISIBILITIES WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO A COMBINATION OF FALLING AND
BLOWING SNOW. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING… ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.

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