Update: Winter Storm Warning

National Weather Service

Updated Winter Storm Warning from the National Weather Service:

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
903 PM EST MON MAR 4 2013

…WINTER STORM TO IMPACT THE AREA TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT…

A STRONG STORM SYSTEM OVER THE NORTHERN PLAINS WILL MOVE INTO THE MID MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY BY EARLY TUESDAY. SNOW ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SYSTEM WILL OVERSPREAD THE AREA FROM WEST TO EAST TUESDAY MORNING AND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH LATE TUESDAY EVENING BEFORE DIMINISHING IN INTENSITY EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING. ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 8 INCHES ARE EXPECTED IN THE WARNING AREA WITH 3 TO 5 INCHES IN THE ADVISORY AREA.

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TUESDAY TO 10 AM EST WEDNESDAY…

HAZARDOUS WEATHER…

* TIMING…LIGHT SNOW OVERNIGHT WILL PICK UP IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY DURING THE MID TO LATE MORNING HOURS TUESDAY. THE PERIOD OF HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED LATE TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH A PORTION OF THE OVERNIGHT HOURS TUESDAY NIGHT WITH SNOW TAPERING OFF WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 8 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE BY LATE TUESDAY NIGHT.

IMPACTS…

* PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW WILL RESULT IN SNOW COVERED ROADS AND HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

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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