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Winter Weather - Update 1-2-14 8:35 pm

THE NATL WEATHER SVC IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR BLOWING & DRIFTING SNOW.WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM CST FRI TO 9 AM CST SATURDAY.

* TIMING.BLOWING & DRIFTING SNOW BEGINNING FRI AFTERNOON.
CONSIDERABLE BLOWING & DRIFTING SNOW WITH BLIZZARD LIKE CONDITIONS FRI EVENING THROUGH EARLY SAT MORNING.

* IMPACTS.WINDS SHIFT TO THE SO. FRI MORNING WITH SPEEDS APPROACHING 20 TO 25 MPH & GUSTS NEAR 35 MPH. THIS WILL CREATE CONSIDERABLE BLOWING & DRIFTING OF SNOW WITH VISIBILITIES REDUCED TO NEAR ZERO AT TIMES.MAINLY IN OPEN & RURAL AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT VISIBILITIES WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO STRONG WINDS BLOWING SNOW AROUND. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING.ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.