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Issued:

December 05, 2013 at 9:51 pm CDT

Expires:

December 06, 2013 at 6:00 pm CDT

Event:

Winter Storm Warning

Alert:

...HEAVY SNOW SOUTH OF I-70 TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY... TWO WAVES OF LOW PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE SNOW ACROSS SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON. BETWEEN 2 AND 4 INCHES OF SNOW...A QUARTER TO HALF INCH OF SLEET AND BETWEEN A TENTH AND QUARTER INCH OF ICE HAD ALREADY ACCUMULATED LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND INTO MID EVENING SOUTH OF I-70. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE HEAVIEST SOUTH OF I-70...WHERE A TOTAL OF 5 TO 9 INCHES OF SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE BY LATE FRIDAY AFTERNOON. FURTHER NORTH OF I-70... SNOW AMOUNTS WILL DECREASE TO BETWEEN 3 AND 5 INCHES ALONG AND SOUTH OF A PARIS TO CHARLESTON/MATTOON TO SHELBYVILLE LINE. ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST FRIDAY... A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST FRIDAY. * TIMING...SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES...WILL CONTINUE ACROSS SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS TONIGHT. A BRIEF LULL IN THE PRECIPITATION IS POSSIBLE LATE TONIGHT...BEFORE ANOTHER ROUND OF SNOW ARRIVES ON FRIDAY. THE SNOW WILL GRADUALLY TAPER OFF TO FLURRIES BY LATE FRIDAY AFTERNOON. * ACCUMULATIONS...5 TO 9 INCHES OF SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE SOUTH OF I-70 FROM TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON. * WIND...NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS AT 10 TO 15 MPH. * IMPACTS...MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO DRIVE WITH CAUTION TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY. PLAN ON EXTRA TIME TO ARRIVE AT YOUR DESTINATION... ESPECIALLY FOR THE FRIDAY MORNING COMMUTE. EXPECT SNOW-COVERED ROADS AND SLIPPERY CONDITIONS AS TEMPERATURES STAY BELOW FREEZING IN THE 20S.

Instruction:

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 AND ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION SAFELY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...FOOD AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

Target Area:

Clay; Crawford; Jasper; Lawrence; Richland

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