Winter Storm Warning:
Issued at: 4:16 am CDT on March 12, 2014/, expires at: 5:00 PM EDT on March 12, 2014
- ...Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 5 PM EDT /4 PM CDT/ this afternoon... Hazardous weather...
- timing...snow will continue and be heavy at times this morning. The snow will taper off by late this afternoon.
- Snow accumulation...6 to 10 inches... with considerable blowing and drifting snow. The highest snow amounts will likely occur near the Indiana/Michigan/Ohio state lines.
- Impacts...extreme snowfall rates of two to three inches per hour...and north winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 35 to 40 mph will result in hazardous travel conditions through this afternoon. The strong winds may also cause tree branches to be blown down...possibly resulting in a few power outages. Visibilities will be near zero in the heaviest snow. The morning commute will be difficult at best. 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.