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WINTER STORM WARNING: Snow coming this afternoon and through night; north winds and drifting

February 4, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY – From Whitley County Emergency Management at 8:05 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4:

Winter Storm Warning in Effect from 1pm Today -- 4pm Wed Feb 5th

TOTAL SNOWFALL AMOUNTS BY MIDDAY WEDNESDAY ARE ANTICIPATED TO BE
GENERALLY IN THE 6 TO 10 INCH RANGE WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS
ALONG AND SOUTH OF THE HIGHWAY 24 CORRIDOR. SNOWFALL RATES OF 1
TO 1.5 INCHES PER HOUR ARE POSSIBLE WITH GREATLY REDUCED
VISIBILITIES THIS EVENING INTO TONIGHT. FARTHER NORTHWEST
SNOWFALL AMOUNTS SHOULD GRADUALLY TAPER TO 3 TO 6 INCHES ACROSS
FAR NORTHWEST INDIANA INTO EXTREME SOUTHWEST LOWER MICHIGAN.

IN ADDITION...NORTH WINDS WILL INCREASE AND LIKELY CAUSE
SIGNIFICANT AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW TO DEVELOP LATER
TONIGHT AND CONTINUE INTO MIDDAY WEDNESDAY...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN
AND RURAL AREAS...PRIMARILY AFFECTING EAST TO WEST ROADWAYS.

TRAVEL WILL BECOME DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY DURING THE WEDNESDAY
MORNING COMMUTE ACROSS THE REGION. INTERSTATES 65...69...75 AND
80 WILL BE IMPACTED. PRIMARY ROADS INCLUDING...6 24 30 31 AND 33
WILL BECOMES SNOW COVERED AND HAZARDOUS. CONSIDER ALTERNATIVE
TRAVEL PLANS...IF POSSIBLE.

 

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