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Winter weather advisories

With extreme winter weather on its way, state and county emergency management crews are issuing advisories about what to expect.

The National Weather Service in northern Indiana issued a winter storm warning Saturday for heavy snow and blowing snow from 1 a.m. Sunday to 1 a.m. Monday. A wind chill warning has also been issued from 1 a.m. Monday to 8 p.m. Tuesday. The winter storm watch is no longer in effect.

Here are other weather advisories issued Saturday in local counties and cities:

-.LaGrange County Sheriff's Department issued a winter storm warning from 1 a.m. Sunday to 1 a.m Monday. They also issued a wind chill warning from 1 a.m. Monday to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

-Paulding County issued a winter storm warning from 1 a.m. Sunday to 1 a.m Monday. They also issued a wind chill warning from 1 a.m. Monday to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

-Whitley County issued a winter storm warning from 1 a.m. Sunday to 1 a.m. Monday. Whitley County Emergency Management said to expect 6-12 inches of snow expected & below zero.

- Steuben County issued a winter storm warning from 1 a.m. Sunday to 1 a.m. Monday. They also issued a wind chill warning for 1 a.m. Monday to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

- Kendallville Police remind you to check on your pets outside and your elderly neighbors during the extreme cold.

Here is more information from the National Weather Service about what to expect this weekend and early next week.

Hazardous weather:

* light snow is expected to begin late this evening. The snow may

become heavy at times Sunday into Sunday evening. Accumulations

of 8 to 12 inches are possible through Sunday night.

* Gusty northwest winds of 10 to 20 mph will develop Sunday and

increase to between 20 and 30 mph Sunday evening. This will

cause blowing and drifting snow Sunday into Monday.

* Temperatures will drop drastically Sunday night with lows

between 7 below and 17 below zero. Deadly wind chills between

30 below and 45 below zero can be expected Sunday night through

Tuesday.

Impacts:

* roads will be snow covered... slick and hazardous. Travel

conditions will rapidly deteriorate... especially Sunday and

Sunday night. Significant drifting snow will cause roadways to

become partially or fully impassable for a period of time.

* Visibilities will be reduced to one quarter mile or less in

heavy snow and blowing snow.

* Frost bite and hypothermia will occur in a matter of minutes

with these expected wind chills. Death will also occur if

precautions are not taken.

Instructions:

Precautionary/preparedness actions... 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. A wind chill warning means the combination of very cold air and strong winds will create dangerously low wind chill values. This will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia or death if precautions are not taken.

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