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 WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY




URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA

410 PM EST THU FEB 23 2012



...POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY WET SNOW TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING

ACROSS FAR NORTHERN INDIANA AND SOUTHERN LOWER MICHIGAN...



.A STORM SYSTEM MOVING OUT OF THE CENTRAL PLAINS WILL APPROACH THE

SOUTHERN GREAT LAKES REGION LATE TONIGHT. INCREASED MOISTURE WILL

LIFT NORTHWARD AHEAD OF THIS SYSTEM ALLOWING FOR INCREASED

COVERAGE OF RAIN EARLY THIS EVENING. RAIN WILL BECOME MIXED WITH

SNOW BY MID TO LATE EVENING...AND CHANGE TO ALL SNOW DURING THE

OVERNIGHT HOURS ACROSS FAR NORTHERN INDIANA INTO SOUTHERN LOWER

MICHIGAN.



THERE IS THE POTENTIAL OF 3 TO 7 INCHES OF SNOW WITH THIS SYSTEM

ESPECIALLY ALONG AND NORTH OF THE INDIANA TOLL ROAD. THE BULK OF

THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED FROM LATE THIS EVENING INTO EARLY

FRIDAY MORNING...EXCEPT FOR SOME LAKE EFFECT SNOWFALL REMAINING

DOWNWIND OF LAKE MICHIGAN INTO FRIDAY NIGHT WHERE ADDITIONAL

SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE. THERE IS THE POTENTIAL THAT

RAIN MIXING WITH THE SNOW FOR A LONGER DURATION MAY LIMIT STORM

TOTAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS ESPECIALLY SOUTH OF THE INDIANA TOLL

ROAD.



KEEP ABREAST OF THE LATEST INFORMATION REGARDING THIS POTENTIAL

WINTER STORM VIA LOCAL MEDIA...NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR ONLINE AT

WEATHER.GOV/IWX.

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO

1 PM EST FRIDAY...



THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA HAS ISSUED A

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM

THIS EVENING TO 1 PM EST FRIDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO

LONGER IN EFFECT.



HAZARDOUS WEATHER...



* TIMING...RAIN ACROSS SOUTHERN LOWER MICHIGAN THIS EVENING WILL

BECOME MIXED WITH SNOW LATE THIS EVENING...EVENTUALLY CHANGING

TO ALL SNOW OVERNIGHT. PERIODS OF MODERATE TO OCCASIONALLY

HEAVY SNOW ARE EXPECTED ESPECIALLY DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS.

SNOW WILL BEGIN TO TAPER OFF IN INTENSITY BY MID MORNING FRIDAY

AS THE SYSTEM PULLS OFF TO THE NORTHEAST.



* STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 7 INCHES ARE

EXPECTED BY LATE MORNING FRIDAY.



* SOME UNCERTAINTY REMAINS WITH THE TIMING OF THE CHANGEOVER FROM

RAIN TO SNOW WHICH WILL IMPACT STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL AMOUNTS.



IMPACTS...



* HEAVY WET SNOW MAY FALL AT RATES GREATER THAN AN INCH PER HOUR

LATE TONIGHT RESULTING IN QUICK ACCUMULATIONS OF WET SNOW ON

AREA ROADWAYS. THIS WILL LIKELY RESULT IN SLIPPERY AND

POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS.



* FRIDAY MORNING COMMUTE DELAYS ARE LIKELY.



* NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE ON FRIDAY RESULTING IN SOME

BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.



PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...



A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW

WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW

COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE

DRIVING.



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