Winter Storm Warning
Statement as of 4:02 PM EDT on March 11, 2014
... Winter Storm Warning in effect from 1 am CDT /2 am EDT/ to
1 PM CDT /2 PM EDT/ Wednesday...
The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Winter Storm
Warning for heavy snow... which is in effect from 1 am CDT /2 am
EDT/ to 1 PM CDT /2 PM EDT/ Wednesday. The Winter Storm Watch is
no longer in effect.
* Timing... rain is expected to change to snow later tonight after
midnight. Periods of snow will continue into early Wednesday
* Snow rates... 1 to 2 inches per hour at times late tonight into
the pre-dawn hours Wednesday morning.
* Total snow accumulations... 4 to 8 inches with locally higher
amounts by Wednesday mid morning.
* Main impacts... periods of heavy snow... combined with northerly
winds of 20 to 30 mph and gusts to 40 mph tonight through
Wednesday morning will lead to considerable blowing and drifting
snow... with near blizzard conditions at times. Travel will
likely become treacherous due to snow covered roads and
significantly reduced visibility late tonight through Wednesday
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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