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Winter Weather Advisory
Issued: 2:46 AM CST Feb. 9, 2016 – National Weather Service

... Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 4 PM EST /3 PM CST/
this afternoon to 10 am EST /9 am CST/ Thursday...

The National Weather Service in northern Indiana has issued a
Winter Weather Advisory... which is in effect from 4 PM EST /3 PM
CST/ this afternoon to 10 am EST /9 am CST/ Thursday.

Hazardous weather...

* lake effect snow showers to become more developed by late
   afternoon and persist into Thursday morning.

* Heaviest snowfall rates late Tuesday night into Wednesday
   afternoon. Snowfall rates of up to 2 inches per hour within the
   strongest snowbands with sudden reduction in visibilities to
   near zero at times.

* Blowing and minor drifting of snow Tuesday night and Wednesday
   is expected.

* Wind chill temperatures will range from 5 below to 5 above zero
   Tuesday night through Thursday morning.

* Multiple day snow accumulations will be highly variable.
   Highest amounts in Berrien and Cass counties in Michigan...
   northeast LaPorte and northern Saint Joseph counties in Indiana
   with 6 to 12 inches expected by late Thursday morning.

Impacts...

* roads will become snow covered and remain slick and hazardous
   for a long duration.

* Plan now for difficult and dangerous travel within the advisory
   area.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory for lake effect 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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