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SNOWMAGEDON! 10:30PM Update 1/31/11

by on Jan.31, 2011, under Storms

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(WMBD Marcus Bailey)
A historic storm is taking aim on central Illinois as we head into Tuesday and Wednesday.  A BLIZZARD WARNING is now in effect for most of the WMBD 31 viewing area until 12PM Wed.  Heavy snow will start late afternoon Tuesday, with some areas seeing 1-3″ of snow accumulation per hour.  Total snowfall accumulation will be around 14-20″ area wide, with locally higher amounts possible.  Winds will pick up to 20-30 mph during the afternoon Tuesday and continue into Wednesday, allowing for blowing and drifting around the area.  This will be a very high impact, and dangerous storm.  It is recommended that if you don’t need to be outside, to please stay indoors.  More updates to come….

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SNOWMAGEDON! 7:30PM Update 1/31/11

by on Jan.31, 2011, under Storms

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...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TUESDAY TO NOON CST
WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LINCOLN HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TUESDAY TO NOON CST
WEDNESDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL INCREASE ACROSS CENTRAL ILLINOIS LATER
  TUESDAY MORNING AND THEN BECOME HEAVY TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
  TUESDAY NIGHT...THEN DIMINISH WEDNESDAY. SIGNIFICANT BLOWING
  SNOW WILL OCCUR TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 12 TO 18 INCHES ARE
  EXPECTED...ESPECIALLY ALONG AND NW OF I-55.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH
  WILL OCCUR TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND TUESDAY NIGHT. WINDS WILL
  REMAIN STRONG ON WEDNESDAY AS THEY BECOME NORTHWEST.

* IMPACTS...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WILL CAUSE EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS
  TRAVEL TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY...OR LONGER.

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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SNOWMAGEDON! 2:30 Update

by on Jan.31, 2011, under Storms

…BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TUESDAY TO NOON CST
WEDNESDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LINCOLN HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD
WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TUESDAY TO NOON CST
WEDNESDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING…SNOW WILL INCREASE ACROSS CENTRAL ILLINOIS LATER
TUESDAY MORNING AND THEN BECOME HEAVY TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
TUESDAY NIGHT…THEN DIMINISH WEDNESDAY. SIGNIFICANT BLOWING
SNOW WILL OCCUR TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

* ACCUMULATIONS…SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 12 TO 18 INCHES ARE
EXPECTED…ESPECIALLY ALONG AND NW OF I-55.

* WINDS…NORTHEAST WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH
WILL OCCUR TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND TUESDAY NIGHT. WINDS WILL
REMAIN STRONG ON WEDNESDAY AS THEY BECOME NORTHWEST.

* IMPACTS…BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WILL CAUSE EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS
TRAVEL TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY…OR LONGER.

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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