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Weather issues updates

February 1, 2011

Updated 4:45 a.m. Wednesday - The Post & Mail will post updates as they become available as to weather conditions in Whitley County and weather-related information for our readers. Check back to this story for the latest reports.
The Wednesday edition of The Post & Mail went to print early because of the second round of this week’s winter storm. If snowy conditions inhibit paper delivery, customers should expect their Wednesday paper to be delivered with the Thursday edition.
If your program or event has been postponed because of the storm, send the reschedule date to ruth@thepostandmail.com for listing in the paper and posting on the website.

Winter weather news

- According to Cathy Broxon-Ball, Whitley County EMA-DHS director, a Level 1 (Red) Emergency Level is in effect. This means a state of emergency has been declared by the County Commissioners. Travel may be restricted to emergency personnel ONLY!
- The Blizzard Warning has been downgraded to a Winter Weather Advisory according to the National Weather Service as of about 4:45
a.m. Wednesday. The forecast posted by the NWS this morning follows:

Today: Snow likely, possibly mixed with freezing drizzle, becoming all snow after 9 a.m. Areas of blowing snow. Cloudy and cold, with a high near 20. North wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to between 15 and 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. Little or no ice accumulation expected. Total daytime snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

Tonight: Areas of blowing snow and a chance of snow showers before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 6. West wind between 10 and 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Thursday: Sunny and cold, with a high near 13. West wind between 5 and 10 mph.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around -3. Wind chill values as low as -15. Southwest wind around 10 mph.

- A Level 1 (Red) Emergency Level is in effect. A state of emergency has been declared by the County Commissioners. Travel may be restricted to emergency personnel ONLY!

- According to their website, Smith-Green Community Schools are closed for Wednesday, Feb. 2 with June 9, 2011 as the makeup day.

- According to their website, Whitko Community Schools are closed for Wednesday, Feb. 2

- According to their website, Whitley County Consolidated Schools are closed for Wednesday, Feb. 2

- Faith Christian Academy is closed for Wednesday, Feb. 2

- According to the Whitley County Commissioners, all Whitley County government offices are closed for Wednesday, Feb. 2

- All county public libraries are closed for Wednesday, Feb. 2

- Whitley County Council on Aging is closed for Wednesday, Feb. 2

- Aging and In-Home Services for Northeast Indiana is closed for Wednesday, Feb. 2

- The Woodlands Senior Center is closed for Wednesday, Feb. 2

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