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National Weather Service wrote:
Issued by The National Weather ServiceChicago, IL 9:45 am CST, Thu., Jan. 7, 2010... WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST FRIDAY... A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST FRIDAY. * TIMING... SNOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS NORTHEAST ILLINOIS AND NORTHWEST INDIANA THROUGH TONIGHT... AND GRADUALLY TAPER OFF TO SNOW SHOWERS OR FLURRIES BY FRIDAY AFTERNOON. * ACCUMULATIONS... STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF 8 TO 12 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE BY FRIDAY MORNING. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE NEAR LAKE MICHIGAN. * HAZARDS... ROADS WILL BE SNOW COVERED AND SLICK. NORTHERLY WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE TO 20 TO 30 MPH TONIGHT CAUSING WIDESPREAD BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW... WHICH WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES TO ONE HALF MILE OR LESS. * IMPACTS... TRAVEL ACROSS NORTHEAST ILLINOIS AND NORTHWEST INDIANA WILL BE HAZARDOUS. THE THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND FRIDAY MORNING RUSH HOURS WILL BE IMPACTED. TRAVEL THROUGH CHICAGO OHARE AND MIDWAY AIRPORTS WILL ALSO BE SIGNIFICANTLY IMPACTED. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW IS ISSUED WHEN 6 OR MORE INCHES OF SNOW IS FORECAST TO OCCUR. THE HEAVY SNOW WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL... KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT... FOOD... AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY. && More Information... HEAVY SNOW EXPECTED LATE TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY NIGHT... .AN UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS THE MIDWEST TODAY. NORTHERLY WINDS WILL THEN DEVELOP OVER THE REGION... INCLUDING LAKE MICHIGAN. THIS IS EXPECTED TO ENHANCE SNOWFALL AMOUNTS IN THE VICINITY OF LAKE MICHIGAN. BY LATE TONIGHT... THE SNOWFALL WILL BEGIN TO WIND DOWN OVER MUCH OF THE AREA... BUT LAKE EFFECT SNOW IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE ACROSS NORTHEAST ILLINOIS... AND SLOWLY SHIFT INTO NORTHWEST INDIANA FRIDAY. AS NORTHERLY WINDS INCREASE TO 20 TO 30 MPH TONIGHT... BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL OCCUR... WHICH WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES TO ONE HALF MILE OR LESS. COLD AIR WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE REGION FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY WITH WIND CHILLS 15 BELOW TO 20 BELOW ZERO POSSIBLE BY SATURDAY MORNING.
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