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Winter Storm Warning

...WINTER STORM WITH HEAVY SNOWFALL LATE TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING...

MCHENRY-LAKE IL-KANE-DUPAGE-COOK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WOODSTOCK...WAUKEGAN...AURORA...
WHEATON...CHICAGO
406 AM CST MON MAR 4 2013

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TUESDAY TO MIDNIGHT
CST TUESDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TUESDAY TO
MIDNIGHT CST TUESDAY NIGHT. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN
EFFECT.

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW IS IS EXPECTED TO SPREAD ACROSS NORTHEAST
  ILLINOIS TONIGHT AND BECOME MORE INTENSE TOWARD DAYBREAK TUESDAY
  AND PERSIST THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...6 TO 9 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS
  POSSIBLE.

* OTHER IMPACTS...SNOW WILL LIKELY FALL HEAVILY AT TIMES FROM LATE
  TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY EVENING. ACCUMULATION
  RATES OF 1 TO 1.5 INCHES PER HOUR ARE POSSIBLE AT TIMES MAKING
  SNOW REMOVAL DIFFICULT AND TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. THIS WILL
  IMPACT BOTH RUSH HOURS ON TUESDAY...WITH THE HIGHER POTENTIAL
  FOR HEAVY SNOWFALL DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING
  RUSH HOUR.

* OTHER IMPACTS...NORTHERLY WINDS GUSTING TO 25 TO 30 MPH AT TIMES
  LATER TUESDAY INTO TUESDAY NIGHT MAY CAUSE BLOWING SNOW IN OPEN
  AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST
THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. CONSIDER ONLY TRAVELING IF IN AN
EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...
FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

Snow causes messy morning commute

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