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Winter weather advisory in effect until early Monday

Advisory: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST MONDAY

Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA

SAT JAN 25 2014

NORTHWEST WINDS BEHIND A COLD FRONT WILL USHER IN MUCH COLDER AIR TONIGHT. THIS WILL CAUSE LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS TO CONTINUE OVER SOUTHERN MICHIGAN AND THE ADJACENT COUNTIES IN NORTHERN INDIANA THROUGH THIS EVENING. GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS WILL RESULT IN CONTINUED BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW THROUGH THIS EVENING BEFORE

WIND SPEEDS TAPER. TEMPERATURES WILL ALSO BE FALLING BEHIND THE FRONT TONIGHT LEADING TO WIND CHILLS AS COLD AS 15 BELOW ZERO. ANOTHER FAST MOVING SYSTEM WILL ALLOW SNOW TO OVERSPREAD THE AREA FROM WEST TO EAST LATE TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING, BEFORE BEGINNING TO TAPER SUNDAY AFTERNOON. THIS SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO BRING AN ADDITIONAL 2 TO 4 INCHES OF SNOW. WINDS WILL STRENGTHEN AGAIN SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND SUNDAY EVENING AS ANOTHER ARCTIC FRONT APPROACHES RESULTING IN MORE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS OF 20 BELOW TO 35 BELOW ARE EXPECTED BEHIND THIS FRONT MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

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INCLUDING THE CITIES OF, MICHIGAN CITY, LA PORTE, SOUTH BEND, MISHAWAKA, NEW CARLISLE, WALKERTON, ELKHART, GOSHEN, NAPPANEE, LAGRANGE, TOPEKA, SHIPSHEWANA, ANGOLA, FREMONT, KENDALLVILLE, LIGONIER, ALBION, AUBURN, GARRETT, KNOX, NORTH JUDSON, BASS LAKE, WINAMAC, FRANCESVILLE, MEDARYVILLE, PLYMOUTH, BREMEN, CULVER, ROCHESTER, AKRON, WARSAW, WINONA LAKE, SYRACUSE, MENTONE, COLUMBIA CITY, TRI-LAKES,

SOUTH WHITLEY, FORT WAYNE, NEW HAVEN, MONTICELLO, BROOKSTON, MONON, LOGANSPORT, ROYAL CENTER, PERU, GRISSOM AFB, MEXICO, WABASH, NORTH MANCHESTER, HUNTINGTON, ROANOKE, BLUFFTON, OSSIAN, DECATUR, BERNE, MARION, GAS CITY, UPLAND, HARTFORD CITY, MONTPELIER, PORTLAND, DUNKIRK, NILES, BENTON HARBOR, ST. JOSEPH, BUCHANAN, DOWAGIAC, CASSOPOLIS, MARCELLUS, STURGIS, THREE RIVERS, WHITE PIGEON, MENDON,

COLDWATER, BRONSON, HILLSDALE, LITCHFIELD, JONESVILLE, BRYAN, WAUSEON, ARCHBOLD, FAYETTE, SWANTON, DEFIANCE, SHERWOOD, HICKSVILLE, NAPOLEON, DESHLER, LIBERTY CENTER, PAULDING, ANTWERP, MELROSE, OTTAWA, PANDORA, KALIDA, FORT JENNINGS, VAN WERT, DELPHOS, OHIO CITY, LIMA, SPENCERVILLE

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST MONDAY.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER,

* ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THROUGH THIS EVENING OF UP TO AN INCH ACROSS NORTHEAST INDIANA AND NORTHWEST OHIO, WITH 1 TO 2 INCHES ACROSS SOUTHWEST LOWER MICHIGAN WHERE LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS MAY PERSIST THROUGH LATE EVENING. SNOW WILL INCREASE FROM WEST TO EAST LATE TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING BEFORE TAPERING SUNDAY AFTERNOON. AN ADDITIONAL 2 TO 4 INCHES OF SNOW ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED.

* BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING, CAUSING SOME UNPLOWED ROADS TO BE IMPASSABLE. BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON INTO SUNDAY NIGHT AS WINDS STRENGTHEN ONCE AGAIN.

* WIND CHILLS TO 15 BELOW ZERO TONIGHT AND SUNDAY NIGHT, DROPPING TO 20 BELOW ZERO TO 35 BELOW ZERO FOR MUCH OF THE MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING PERIOD.

IMPACTS,

* TRAVEL WILL BE HAZARDOUS TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT DUE TO SNOW, AND BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

* DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS FOR MUCH OF THE MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY PERIOD CAN LEAD TO FROSTBITE OF EXPOSED SKIN IN A MATTER OF MINUTES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS,

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES, AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT VISIBILITIES WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO STRONG WINDS BLOWING SNOW AROUND. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING. SOME ROADS IN OPEN AREAS MAY BE IMPASSABLE.

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