Winter Storm Warning:
Issued at: 2:57 PM CDT on March 11, 2014/, expires at: 5:00 PM EDT on March 12, 2014
- ...Winter Storm Warning in effect from midnight EDT /11 PM CDT/ tonight to 5 PM EDT /4 PM CDT/ Wednesday... The National Weather Service in northern Indiana has issued a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow and blowing snow...which is in effect from midnight EDT /11 PM CDT/ tonight to 5 PM EDT /4 PM CDT/ Wednesday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect. Hazardous weather...
- timing...rain will move into the area tonight and change to snow around midnight and then continue through Wednesday morning before tapering off by Wednesday afternoon.
- Snow accumulation...6 to 9 inches... with considerable blowing and drifting snow.
- Impacts...heavy snowfall rates of one to two inches per hour...and north winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 35 to 40 mph will result in hazardous travel conditions late tonight and Wednesday. The strong winds may also cause tree branches to be blown down...possibly resulting in a few power outages. Precautionary/preparedness actions... 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. If you must travel...keep an extra flashlight... food...and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.