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Winter Storm Watch

Statement as of 4:35 PM EST on January 30, 2015

Expires 7:00 AM EST on February 02, 2015


... Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Saturday evening
through late Sunday night...

* timing... snow will develop over the area Saturday evening and
continue at times through Sunday night.

* Snow amounts... potential in excess of 8 inches of
snow... especially along and south of Interstate 88 and near Lake
Michigan.

* Main impact... periods of snow could lead to reduced
visibility under a mile and snow covered roads... making for
very hazardous travel conditions.

* Other impacts... northeasterly winds will increase across the
area on Sunday... and this will likely lead to blowing and
drifting snow. Near blizzard conditions are possible in open
areas and along the immediate Lakefront. Wind gusts along the
shore could approach 40 mph Sunday afternoon into Sunday
evening.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow... sleet... or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.



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