Monday, January 31, 2011

Winter Storm Warning

...Winter Storm Warning in effect from 7 PM this evening 
to 7 PM EST Wednesday...
The National Weather Service in Indianapolis has issued a 
Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow...sleet and freezing 
rain...which is in effect from 7 PM this evening to 7 PM 
EST Wednesday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in 
* Main impact: roads will likely become impassable due to 
heavy snow or icing...blowing snow will reduce visibility
...travelwill become very hazardous or potentially impossible. 
Ice accumulations may result in widespread...long duration 
power outages.
* Accumulations: snow accumulation in excess of 12 to 16 
inches is possible in northwest central Indiana. Ice 
accumulations in excess of one inch are possible along and 
near the Interstate 70 corridor.
* Timing: precipitation is expected to begin Monday 
evening and continue through Wednesday afternoon.
* Other impacts: wind gusts of 35 to 40 mph on Tuesday 
and Wednesday in combination with heavy ice accumulations 
will likely result in downed trees and power lines.
Precautionary/preparedness actions...
A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of 
snow...sleet...and ice are expected or occurring. Strong 
winds are also possible. This will make travel very hazardous 
or impossible.

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