***Winter Storm Warning*** (Ya know, in case you haven’t already heard)

Feb ’10
8
9:00 PM

Winter Storm Warning
Issued by The National Weather Service
Chicago, IL
2:47 pm CST, Mon., Feb. 8, 2010

… WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON CST WEDNESDAY…

THE WINTER STORM WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON CST WEDNESDAY.

* TIMING… ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP THIS EVENING AND CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY. LAKE EFFECT SNOW IS LIKELY TO LINGER INTO THE DAY WEDNESDAY ACROSS NORTHWEST INDIANA… ESPECIALLY OVER PORTER COUNTY. THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL WILL OCCUR TUESDAY AFTERNOON INTO TUESDAY NIGHT… WITH LOCALLY HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW SQUALLS CONTINUING INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING OVER PORTER COUNTY.

* ACCUMULATIONS… STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL BY TUESDAY NIGHT WILL GENERALLY BE IN THE 9 TO 12 INCH RANGE… WITH LOCALLY HEAVIER SNOWFALL TOTALS EXPECTED NEAR THE LAKE… WHERE STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL COULD APPROACH A FOOT AND A HALF OVER NORTHEAST PORTER COUNTY BY MIDDAY WEDNESDAY.

* HAZARDS… ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL WILL RESULT IN TRAVEL BECOMING DIFFICULT BY LATE TONIGHT. IN ADDITION TO THE FALLING SNOW… NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH TUESDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING… RESULTING IN SEVERE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW IN OPEN AREAS. THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR GROUND BLIZZARD AND NEAR WHITE OUT CONDITIONS TO DEVELOP IN OUTLYING AREAS LATE TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS… SNOW IS LIKELY TO RESULT IN DETERIORATING ROAD CONDITIONS TONIGHT… WITH SNOWFALL LIKELY MAKING TRAVEL VERY DIFFICULT AND POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT. MORNING AND EVENING RUSH HOURS ON TUESDAY… AND ON WEDNESDAY MORNING ARE LIKELY TO BE IMPACTED BY THIS STORM. AFTER THE SNOW ENDS EARLY WEDNESDAY… BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL RESULT IN NEAR GROUND BLIZZARD CONDITIONS IN OUTLYING AREAS MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. PERSONS FLYING INTO OR OUT OF CHICAGO AIRPORTS CAN ALSO EXPECT SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS FROM THIS WINTER STORM.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW… SLEET… ICE… OR STRONG WINDS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL… KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT… FOOD… AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

Monday, February 8th, 2010 Event, Free, Main, Seasonal