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Winter Storm Warning
Issued: 8:24 PM EST Dec. 7, 2016 – National Weather Service

... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from midnight tonight
to 4 PM EST Friday...

Hazardous weather...

* snow showers will increase in coverage and intensity toward
   daybreak. The most intense snowfall can be expected Thursday
   morning into early afternoon... and then again during all of
   Thursday night and Friday.

* Snowfall totals of 6 to 12 inches are expected by Friday
   evening.

* Gusty west to northwest winds as high as 35 mph will produce
   blowing and drifting snow particularly Thursday and Thursday
   night.

* Wind chill readings 10 to 15 above zero.

* The heavy lake effect snow bands will cause abrupt changes in
   visibility with near whiteout conditions possible.

Impacts...

* roads will become snow covered and slippery Thursday morning
   and last through Friday.

* Commute times to destinations will become longer than normal.

* Visibilities could drop to near zero at times under the
   heavier bands and in blowing and drifting snow.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

* the Michigan Department of Transportation reminds motorists
   to adjust speeds based on the conditions... and to take it
   slow in ice and snow.

* Weather preparedness information is available on line at
   www.Ready.Gov/winter.





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