NWS again increases range of expected snowfall

National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has increased the total expected snowfall range to 6 to 10 inches:

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
1110 PM EST TUE MAR 5 2013

…WINTER STORM CONTINUES TONIGHT…

A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVING THROUGH THE OHIO VALLEY WILL CONTINUE TO CAUSE SNOW ACROSS NORTHERN INDIANA… NORTHWEST OHIO… AND SOUTHWEST LOWER MICHIGAN OVERNIGHT… WITH SNOW ENDING ACROSS THE AREA LATE TONIGHT. SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES WITH ACCUMULATIONS AROUND AN INCH PER HOUR. GENERAL STORM TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 10 INCHES ARE EXPECTED IN THE WARNING AREA WITH 3 TO 6 INCHES IN THE ADVISORY AREA.

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST WEDNESDAY…

HAZARDOUS WEATHER…

* TIMING…SNOW… HEAVY AT TIMES TONIGHT… WITH THE HEAVIEST SNOW EXPECTED THROUGH 3 AM. SNOW WILL DIMINISH IN INTENSITY AND COVERAGE LATE TONIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 10 INCHES ARE EXPECTED BY WEDNESDAY MORNING.

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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