Winter Storm Warning update

National Weather Service

Updated Winter Storm Warning from the National Weather Service, but first, the National Weather Service Northern Indiana’s multimedia briefing issued at 5am this morning:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STKk4GzgXtg

 

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
435 AM EST TUE MAR 5 2013

…WINTER STORM TO IMPACT THE TODAY AND TONIGHT…

A STRONG STORM SYSTEM ACROSS THE NORTHERN PLAINS WILL INTENSIFY AND DROP SOUTHEAST INTO THE MIDDLE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY THIS AFTERNOON. SNOW ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SYSTEM WILL OVERSPREAD THE AREA FROM WEST TO EAST FROM LATE THIS MORNING THROUGH LATE THIS AFTERNOON…AND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH LATE TONIGHT BEFORE DIMINISHING. ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 7 INCHES ARE EXPECTED IN THE WARNING AREA WITH 2 TO 5 INCHES IN THE ADVISORY AREA.

…WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 AM EST WEDNESDAY…

THE WINTER STORM WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 AM EST WEDNESDAY.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER…

* TIMING…PERIODS OF LIGHT SNOW ARE POSSIBLE THIS MORNING…BUT LITTLE ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED. LIGHT SNOW WILL OVERSPREAD NORTHEAST INDIANA AND NORTHWEST OHIO THIS AFTERNOON…AND WILL INCREASE IN INTENSITY LATE THIS AFTERNOON. SNOW MAY BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES THIS EVENING BEFORE DIMINISHING IN INTENSITY OVERNIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 7 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE BY LATE TONIGHT.

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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