URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Chicago IL 1018 AM CST Wed Jan 3 2018 INZ002-040030- /O.CON.KLOT.WW.Y.0001.180104T0000Z-180105T0600Z/ Porter- Including the city of Valparaiso 1018 AM CST Wed Jan 3 2018 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO MIDNIGHT CST THURSDAY NIGHT... * WHAT...Lake effect snow showers are expected. Plan on slippery road conditions, including during the morning commute on Thursday. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches, with the highest amounts across northeastern portions of the county. * WHERE...Porter County. * WHEN...From 6 PM this evening to midnight CST Thursday night. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Due to the showery nature of the lake effect snow, snow amounts are likely to vary significantly across the county. While 2 to 5 inches are forecast across northeastern Porter, little or no snow is possible across southwestern portions of the county. Therefore, if travel is planed across the county, be prepared to encounter areas of reduced visibilities at times. In addition to the snow, cold wind chills as low as 15 below to 20 below zero will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin.
INZ003>005-032100- /O.CON.KIWX.WW.Y.0001.180103T2100Z-180105T1200Z/ La Porte-St. Joseph IN-Elkhart- Including the cities of Michigan City, La Porte, South Bend, Mishawaka, New Carlisle, Walkerton, Elkhart, Goshen, and Nappanee 1036 AM EST Wed Jan 3 2018 /936 AM CST Wed Jan 3 2018/ ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM EST /3 PM CST/ THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 AM EST /6 AM CST/ FRIDAY... * WHAT...Lake effect snow expected. Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the morning and evening commutes on Thursday. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches, with localized amounts up to 12 inches, are expected. * WHERE...La Porte, St. Joseph IN and Elkhart Counties. * WHEN...From 4 PM EST /3 PM CST/ this afternoon to 7 AM EST /6 AM CST/ Friday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times. Cold wind chills as low as 15 below zero will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.