Lee County, IL
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Blizzard Warning
ILZ003-004-008-010-019-021-020030-
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WINNEBAGO-BOONE-OGLE-LEE-LA SALLE-GRUNDY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCKFORD...BELVIDERE...OREGON...DIXON...
OTTAWA...MORRIS
1029 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT...
...WINTER STORM WARNING IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT. THIS
REPLACES THE WINTER STORM WARNING.

* TIMING...SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES...WILL CONTINUE INTO THIS
EVENING. BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WILL ALSO DEVELOP AND CONTINUE
THIS EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...10 TO 16 INCHES...WITH ISOLATED HIGHER
AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.

* WINDS/VISIBILITY...NORTHEAST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 20 TO 30 MPH
WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 45 MPH THIS AFTERNOON. THE COMBINATION
OF FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WILL OCCASIONALLY REDUCE
VISIBILITIES TO NEAR ZERO LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING IN
NEAR WHITE OUT CONDITIONS.

* MAIN IMPACT...SNOW COVERED ROADS WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT. BY
AFTERNOON...THE COMBINATION OF THE SNOW AND VERY STRONG WINDS
WILL MAKE TRAVEL EXTRAORDINARILY DANGEROUS.

* SECONDARY IMPACT...THE COMBINATION OF STRONG NORTHEAST WINDS AND
SNOW COVERED POWER LINES MAY LEAD TO ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS
AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT
CONDITIONS...MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT TRAVEL. IF
YOU MUST TRAVEL...HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET
STRANDED...STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE.

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