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   [INDOT] Lake Effect Snow to Hit Parts of the District

Moderate to heavy snow and strong winds will create white out conditions in some areas

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is warning of white out conditions likely to occur tonight and Wednesday in parts of the Northwest District. INDOT crews will remain in full call-out mode to continue to pre-treat, salt and plow, but due to high winds and heavy accumulation, road conditions are expected to be hazardous at times.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for LaPorte and St. Joseph Counties. Forecasters are calling for bursts of moderate to heavy snow, white out conditions at times in areas affected by lake effect snow and several inches of accumulation. Our snow route cycles result in plow trucks treating lanes every 2-3 hours, but continuous snowfall and strong winds, especially in the rural open areas, make clearing pavement especially challenging. Alternating 12-hour shifts of plow drivers will continue as long as necessary and resources will be adjusted as needed to keep highways open and as safe as possible.

Motorists must slow down and drive to the conditions on the road. It is important that individuals take the time to brush off their cars completely so they can see properly and that the snow blowing off their cars isn’t a hazard for those around them. Drivers should avoid unnecessary travel. Always give snow plows room to safely do their work, don’t follow too closely, and brake early and slowly.

Drivers can monitor road closures and traffic alerts at any time via the INDOT Northwest District social media channels: www.Facebook.com/INDOTNorthwest or Twitter @INDOTNorthwest. Or visit http://www.trafficwise.in.gov for INDOT’s TrafficWise Traveler Information Service.

Subscribe to receive text and email alerts about INDOT projects at https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/INDOT/subscriber/new 

2/9/2016 3:51 PM (Updated 2/9/2016 3:51 PM)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration logo   Michigan - Winter Storm Warning

Counties: Huron; Sanilac; St. Clair; Tuscola

...PERIODS OF LOCALLY HEAVY SNOW WILL CONTINUE INTO THIS EVENING...
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EST THIS
EVENING...
HAZARDOUS WEATHER...
* AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 3 INCHES IS EXPECTED THROUGH THIS EVENING.
THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS JUST OFFSHORE OVER LAKE HURON BUT IS
DRIFTING WEST TOWARD LAND AND WILL LIKELY IMPACT THE EASTERN
THUMB.
* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS BY THIS EVENING WILL RANGE FROM 6 TO
LOCALLY AS HIGH AS 11 INCHES...WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS ACROSS
WESTERN HURON...EASTERN TUSCOLA...WESTERN SANILAC... AND
NORTHERN ST CLAIR COUNTIES.
IMPACTS...
* ROADS WILL BE SNOW-COVERED AND SLIPPERY.
* VISIBILITY MAY BE SEVERELY REDUCED DURING TIMES OF HEAVIER
SNOW.
2/9/2016 2:51 PM (Updated 2/9/2016 4:21 PM)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration logo   Michigan - Winter Storm Warning

Counties: Allegan; Mason; Oceana; Ottawa; Van Buren

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST
THURSDAY...
HAZARDOUS WEATHER...
* SNOW SHOWERS WILL BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD AND INTENSE THIS
EVENING. THE BANDS OF SNOW WILL PERSIST THROUGH WEDNESDAY
NIGHT.
* SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES...WITH SNOW RATES IN EXCESS OF AN
INCH PER HOUR POSSIBLE.
* WINDS FROM THE NORTHWEST OCCASIONALLY GUSTING TO 35 MPH...
PRODUCING PERIODS OF NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY TONIGHT THROUGH
WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
* THIS WILL BE A PROLONGED SNOW EVENT...THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING. TOTAL. MOST LOCATIONS SHOULD SEE IN EXCESS OF A FOOT
OF SNOW BY THURSDAY MORNING.
IMPACTS...
* ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY STARTING THIS
AFTERNOON.
* TODAYS EVENING COMMUTE WILL BE IMPACTED WITH SLOW AND
HAZARDOUS TRAVEL. ADDITIONAL COMMUTES INTO THURSDAY MORNING
WILL ALSO BE IMPACTED. THIS INCLUDES PORTIONS OF INTERSTATES
94 AND 196 ALONG WITH ROUTE 31. AN INCREASED RISK FOR
MULTIPLE VEHICLE PILEUPS WILL EXIST.
* ROAD SALT WILL BECOME LESS EFFECTIVE INTO TONIGHT AS
TEMPERATURES DROP INTO THE TEENS. THE COLD AIR WILL CONTINUE
OVER THE REGION THROUGH THURSDAY.
2/9/2016 2:36 PM (Updated 2/9/2016 4:21 PM)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration logo   Illinois - Flood Warning

Counties: Gallatin; Hardin

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in
Illinois...Kentucky...Missouri...
Ohio River at Shawneetown, Brookport Dam, Grand Chain Dam, and
Cairo
.River levels remain elevated along the Ohio River. Minor flooding
is occurring at several locations and will continue until later
this week for many spots.
The Flood Warning continues for
the Ohio River at Shawneetown.
* until late Wednesday night.
* At 10:30 AM Tuesday the stage was 33.8 feet.
* Flood Stage is 33.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue to fall to below flood stage by
tomorrow evening.
* Impact...At 33.0 Feet...Minor flooding occurs affecting mainly
bottomland and surrounding low lying areas.
&&
2/9/2016 11:06 AM (Updated 2/9/2016 4:21 PM)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration logo   Illinois - Flood Warning

Counties: Massac; Pulaski

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in
Illinois...Kentucky...Missouri...
Ohio River at Shawneetown, Brookport Dam, Grand Chain Dam, and
Cairo
.River levels remain elevated along the Ohio River. Minor flooding
is occurring at several locations and will continue until later
this week for many spots.
The Flood Warning continues for
the Ohio River at Grand Chain Dam.
* until Saturday morning.
* At  9:00 AM Tuesday the stage was 42.7 feet.
* Flood Stage is 42.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 42.8 feet by
tomorrow morning. The river will fall below flood stage by Saturday
morning.
* Impact...At 42.0 Feet...This will cause minor flooding of mainly low
lying areas.
&&
2/9/2016 11:06 AM (Updated 2/9/2016 4:21 PM)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration logo   Illinois - Flood Warning

Counties: Massac

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in
Illinois...Kentucky...Missouri...
Ohio River at Shawneetown, Brookport Dam, Grand Chain Dam, and
Cairo
.River levels remain elevated along the Ohio River. Minor flooding
is occurring at several locations and will continue until later
this week for many spots.
The Flood Warning continues for
the Ohio River at Brookport Dam.
* until late Friday night.
* At  6:00 AM Tuesday the stage was 37.0 feet.
* Flood Stage is 37.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 37.3 feet by
tomorrow morning. The river will fall below flood stage Friday
evening.
* Impact...At 37.0 Feet...Minor flooding occurs affecting mainly
agricultural bottomland and low lying areas.
&&
2/9/2016 11:06 AM (Updated 2/9/2016 4:21 PM)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration logo   Illinois - Flood Warning

Counties: Alexander; Pulaski

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in
Illinois...Kentucky...Missouri...
Ohio River at Shawneetown, Brookport Dam, Grand Chain Dam, and
Cairo
.River levels remain elevated along the Ohio River. Minor flooding
is occurring at several locations and will continue until later
this week for many spots.
The Flood Warning continues for
the Ohio River at Cairo.
* until late Friday night.
* At 10:00 AM Tuesday the stage was 40.9 feet.
* Flood Stage is 40.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 41.0 feet by
tomorrow afternoon. The river will fall below flood stage
Friday before midnight.
* Impact...At 40.0 Feet...Minor flooding occurs affecting mainly
agricultural bottomland and low lying areas.
&&
2/9/2016 11:06 AM (Updated 2/9/2016 4:21 PM)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration logo   Illinois - Flood Warning

Counties: Clinton

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in Illinois...
Kaskaskia River at Carlyle TW
.This Flood Warning is a result of releases from Carlye Lake...
The Flood Warning continues for
the Kaskaskia River at Carlyle TW
* until further notice.
* At  9:30 AM Tuesday the stage was 425.7 feet.
* Flood stage is 423.5 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* The river is forecast to continue rising to near 426.0 feet by this
afternoon and maintain level through the weekend.
&&
Fld   Latest              7 a.m. Forecast
LOCATION           Stg  Obs Stg     02/10  02/11  02/12  02/13  02/14
Kaskaskia River
Carlyle TW     423.5   425.71     426.0  426.0  426.0  426.0  426.0
&&
2/9/2016 10:06 AM (Updated 2/9/2016 4:21 PM)

   INDOT's Yellow Salt Trucks Deployed Ahead of Falling Temps

The Indiana Department of Transportation has 315 yellow salt trucks deployed as of this morning to patrol interstates, U.S. highways and state routes ahead of falling pavement temperatures and winter precipitation. A series of storms may drop up to 3 inches of snow across Indiana this week with additional lake-effect snow possible in the South Bend area.

INDOT maintenance supervisors will continue to monitor weather radar and forecasts, and adjust manpower, trucks and materials to address changes in forecasted and observed road conditions. Each plow route takes 2-3 hours to complete with salt assisting in melting between passes. Trained employees are on call to staff plow trucks around the clock with alternating shifts of 12 hours or more.

Snow squall warning

The National Weather Service office in Indianapolis says there is a potential for “snow squalls” this afternoon through Tuesday. Localized heavy snowfall combined with surface wind gusts up to 25 mph produce sudden reductions in road conditions and visibility with near whiteout conditions, which increase chances for multi-vehicle crashes.

Drivers who see a “wall” of snow ahead associated with a snow squall should immediately take the following steps to improve visibility and safety:

  •     Before you depart, fully clear off your front and rear windshields and side mirrors.
  •     Choose direct routes instead of longer trips on higher-speed roads and highways.
  •     Take your foot off the gas and turn off cruise control, especially on high-speed highways. No one should be traveling at interstate speeds during winter weather. Law enforcement will be writing citations for drivers going faster than conditions merit and putting others in harm’s way.
  •      Use your low-beam lamps if your vehicle is equipped.
  •     Increase following distance so you can barely see the taillights of any vehicles in front of you.
  •     Turn on emergency flashers if you are stopped or traveling slower than other vehicles.
  •     If you need to stop, try to exit or turn off the main highway. If you must stop on the shoulders, pull as far away from the travel lanes as possible.
  •     Regularly fill your gas tank and charge your mobile phone.
  •     Apply anti-lock brakes firmly. Pump brakes that are not anti-lock.
  •     Do not overcorrect with steering.

Low temperatures

Temperatures are expected to drop well below freezing by Tuesday night, requiring road salt to work harder to melt snow and ice. Granular salt helps to add traction while lowering the temperature at which the ice melts. INDOT may mix road salt with sand or specialty chemicals that help it work more effectively in these conditions.

Sub-freezing temperatures increase the chances of melt-water refreezing into “black ice” or “slick spots” that may be difficult for drivers to distinguish from dry pavement. Areas that receive less direct sunlight are common places for slick spots. Even four-wheel-drive vehicles and large trucks are no match if all tires are on ice.

Know before you go

  • There are several state resources that drivers can access to “know before you go”:
  • Counties post travel advisories as new information is available to http://in.gov/dhs/traveladvisory or the Indiana Travel Advisory app for iPhone or Android.
  • INDOT maintenance staff report color-coded winter driving conditions on INDOT’s TrafficWise map at http://indot.carsprogram.org. Road conditions are defined as: (1) Gray: Good, the road is clear (2) Blue: Fair, speed is reduced due to isolated patches of snow and ice, and (3) Violet: Difficult or hazardous, speed is reduced due to snow and/or ice covered pavement. Dial INDOT's hotline toll-free at 1-800-261-ROAD (7623) or 511 from a mobile phone.
  • Find your regional INDOT district on Facebook and Twitter at http://in.gov/indot/3074.htm.
2/8/2016 12:31 PM (Updated 2/8/2016 3:26 PM)

Indiana Department of Transportation  logo   Watch for Potholes as Temperatures Rise
INDOT Repaved and Sealed 8,640 Miles in 2015
 
After nearly a week of winter weather, Indiana is getting a short break from freezing temperatures with rain forecast for much of the state on Friday. Drivers should stay alert as these are prime conditions for potholes to form.
 
How a pothole forms
 
Cracks develop in pavement from aging, traffic wear and winter freeze-thaw cycles. Potholes begin when water seeps into these cracks and freezes, expanding the layers of pavement, stone and soil. As the ice melts and contracts, heavy highway traffic further loosens the pavement, forming potholes.
 
To learn more, view this video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkGF4JCT3Fg
 
Preventing potholes
 
When the Indiana Department of Transportation is not clearing snow, ice or storm debris, its crews are focused on maintaining and protecting the state’s roads and bridges. Sealing and repaving projects prevent water from seeping into the pavement and forming potholes.
 
During 2015, INDOT repaved 1,720 miles of state highways, chip-sealed 1,250 miles and crack sealed an additional 5,670 miles.
 
Governor Mike Pence’s 21st Century Crossroads proposal will make $1 billion in new road funding available over the next four years without raising taxes. This builds upon the $3.2 billion INDOT already plans to invest over the next five years in improving pavement and bridge condition.
 
Pothole patches
 
With temperatures too low for paving, most of Indiana’s hot-mix asphalt plants are now closed. During the winter INDOT uses cold mix, a mixture of small stone and liquid asphalt, as a temporary patch.
 
Even after being filled with cold patch, the same pothole requires ongoing maintenance and can reopen several times throughout the winter. When the asphalt plants reopen in the spring, INDOT maintenance crews clean out and then repair potholes with hot mix, providing a smoother, more permanent fix.
 
INDOT urges motorists to slow down and stay alert when encountering pothole-patching crews.
 
Report potholes
 
To report a pothole on a numbered state route, interstate or U.S. highway, contact your regional INDOT district or follow the “Report a Concern” link at potholes.indot.in.gov.  For potholes on city streets or county roads, please contact the proper city or county maintenance department.
1/14/2016 11:08 AM (Updated 1/16/2016 11:17 AM)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration logo   Michigan - Special Weather Statement

Counties: Midland; Wayne

...CAUTIOUS TRAVEL IS ADVISED FOR REDUCED VISIBILITY AND SNOW-
COVERED ROADWAYS THIS EVENING|...
WEATHER...
* ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF A DUSTING UP TO AN INCH ARE
EXPECTED BETWEEN 430 PM AND 7 PM.
* SNOWFALL INTENSITY WILL BY HIGHLY VARIABLE ACROSS THE REGION.
THIS WILL LEAD TO RAPID FLUCTUATIONS IN VISIBILITIES.
* AIR TEMPERATURES WILL RANGE BETWEEN 26 AND 29 DEGREES.
IMPACTS...
* SNOW SNOW WILL RESULT IN RAPID REDUCTIONS OF VISIBILITY TO
LESS THAN ONE MILE AT TIMES.
* UNTREADED ROADS WILL REMAIN SNOW COVERRED AND SLIPPERY.
&&
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
* MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO USE CAUTION AND ACCOUNT FOR VARIABLE
DRIVING CONDITIONS BY SLOWING DOWN AND ALLOWING EXTRA TIME.
* PREPARE...PLAN...AND STAY INFORMED.
VISIT HTTP://GO.USA.GOV/RR8
2/9/2016 4:21 PM (Updated 2/9/2016 4:21 PM)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration logo   Michigan - Special Weather Statement

Counties: Bay; Genesee; Lapeer; Livingston; Macomb; Oakland; Saginaw; Shiawassee

...CAUTIOUS TRAVEL IS ADVISED FOR REDUCED VISIBILITY AND SNOW-
COVERED ROADWAYS THIS EVENING|...
WEATHER...
* ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF A DUSTING UP TO AN INCH ARE
EXPECTED BETWEEN 430 PM AND 7 PM.
* SNOWFALL INTENSITY WILL BY HIGHLY VARIABLE ACROSS THE REGION.
THIS WILL LEAD TO RAPID FLUCTUATIONS IN VISIBILITIES.
* AIR TEMPERATURES WILL RANGE BETWEEN 26 AND 29 DEGREES.
IMPACTS...
* SNOW SNOW WILL RESULT IN RAPID REDUCTIONS OF VISIBILITY TO
LESS THAN ONE MILE AT TIMES.
* UNTREADED ROADS WILL REMAIN SNOW COVERRED AND SLIPPERY.
&&
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
* MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO USE CAUTION AND ACCOUNT FOR VARIABLE
DRIVING CONDITIONS BY SLOWING DOWN AND ALLOWING EXTRA TIME.
* PREPARE...PLAN...AND STAY INFORMED.
VISIT HTTP://GO.USA.GOV/RR8
2/9/2016 4:21 PM (Updated 2/9/2016 4:21 PM)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration logo   Michigan - Special Weather Statement

Counties: Huron; Sanilac; St. Clair; Tuscola

...CAUTIOUS TRAVEL IS ADVISED FOR REDUCED VISIBILITY AND SNOW-
COVERED ROADWAYS THIS EVENING...
WEATHER...
* NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH GUSTING TO 25 MPH WILL RESULT IN
LOCALIZED BLOWING SNOW ACROSS THE THUMB DURING THE EVENING
COMMUTE.
*  SNOWFALL INTENSITY WILL BY HIGHLY VARIABLE ACROSS THE REGION.
THIS WILL LEAD TO RAPID FLUCTUATIONS IN VISIBILITIES. SNOWFALL
ACCUMULATIONS BETWEEN 430 PM AND 7 PM WILL RANGE FROM A HALF
INCH TO AN INCH.
* AIR TEMPERATURES WILL RANGE BETWEEN 26 AND 29 DEGREES.
IMPACTS...
* SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL RESULT IN RAPID REDUCTIONS OF
VISIBILITY TO LESS THAN ONE MILE.
* THE NORTHWEST WINDS MAY LEAD TO DRIFTING OF SNOW ON ALL
ROADWAYS PARTICULARLY IN LOCATIONS WITH OPEN EXPOSURE.
&&
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
* MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO USE CAUTION AND ACCOUNT FOR VARIABLE
DRIVING CONDITIONS BY SLOWING DOWN AND ALLOWING EXTRA TIME.
* PREPARE...PLAN...AND STAY INFORMED.
VISIT HTTP://GO.USA.GOV/RR8
2/9/2016 3:21 PM (Updated 2/9/2016 4:21 PM)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration logo   Illinois - Special Weather Statement

Counties: Alexander; Edwards; Franklin; Gallatin; Hamilton; Hardin; Jackson; Jefferson; Johnson; Massac; Perry; Pope; Pulaski; Saline; Union; Wabash; Wayne; White; Williamson

...SLICK SPOTS WILL BE POSSIBLE ON SOME AREA ROADWAYS INTO THE
EVENING HOURS...
CONTINUING SCATTERED LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS OR FLURRIES...MAINLY ALONG
AND EAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER...WILL LEAVE JUST ENOUGH
MOISTURE ON ROADTOP SURFACES THAT FREEZING TEMPERATURES WILL TURN
INTO ICY SLICK SPOTS ON UNTREATED ROADWAYS. BE AWARE OF THIS
POSSIBILITY AS WE HEAD INTO THE EVENING AND THE COMMUTING HOURS.
DRIVE SLOWLY AND TAKE IT EASY BRAKING AND TURNING JUST IN CASE
THERE IS A SLICK SPOT YOU CANNOT NECESSARILY SEE.
2/9/2016 3:06 PM (Updated 2/9/2016 4:21 PM)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration logo   Michigan - Winter Weather Advisory

Counties: Bay; Genesee; Lapeer; Livingston; Macomb; Midland; Oakland; Saginaw; Shiawassee

...PERIODS OF LOCALLY HEAVY SNOW WILL CONTINUE INTO THIS EVENING...
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EST THIS
EVENING...
HAZARDOUS WEATHER...
* AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 2 INCHES IS EXPECTED THROUGH THIS EVENING.
BANDS OF SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE TO SPIRAL OFF OF LAKE HURON
AND SWEEP SOUTHWESTWARD.
* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS BY THIS EVENING WILL RANGE FROM 3 TO 7 INCHES.
IMPACTS...
* UNTREATED AND PARTIALLY TREATED ROADS WILL BE SNOW-COVERED
AND SLIPPERY.
* VISIBILITY MAY BE SEVERELY REDUCED DURING TIMES OF HEAVIER
SNOW.
2/9/2016 2:51 PM (Updated 2/9/2016 4:21 PM)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration logo   Michigan - Winter Weather Advisory

Counties: Kalamazoo; Lake; Muskegon

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST
THURSDAY...
HAZARDOUS WEATHER...
* SNOW SHOWERS WILL BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD AND INTENSE THIS
EVENING.
* SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES...WITH LOCAL SNOW RATES OF AN
INCH PER HOUR POSSIBLE.
* WINDS FROM THE NORTHWEST OCCASIONALLY GUSTING TO 30 MPH...
PRODUCING PERIODS OF LOW VISIBILITIES THIS EVENING THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING.
* THIS WILL BE A PROLONGED SNOW EVENT...THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING. TOTAL SNOWFALL THROUGH THIS PERIOD IS EXPECTED TO
EXCEED SIX INCHES. LOCALIZED AREAS OF A FOOT OF SNOW WILL BE
POSSIBLE.
IMPACTS...
* ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY STARTING THIS
AFTERNOON.
* TODAYS EVENING COMMUTE WILL BE IMPACTED WITH SLOW AND
HAZARDOUS TRAVEL. ADDITIONAL COMMUTES INTO THURSDAY MORNING
WILL ALSO BE IMPACTED.
* ROAD SALT WILL BECOME LESS EFFECTIVE INTO TONIGHT AS
TEMPERATURES DROP INTO THE TEENS. THE COLD AIR WILL CONTINUE
OVER THE REGION THROUGH THURSDAY.
2/9/2016 2:36 PM (Updated 2/9/2016 4:21 PM)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration logo   Michigan - Flood Advisory

Counties: Clinton

...The flood advisory continues for the following rivers in Southwest
Lower Michigan...
Maple River At Maple Rapids affecting Clinton County
.A large upper low will continue to provide a feed of arctic air
into the Great Lakes Region this week. In addition, snow showers will
be possible each day with some heavy snow within 30 miles of Lake
Michigan. As snowfall is the main form of precipitation, temperatures
will not support runoff. The main concern going through the next week
will be ice build up on streams and rivers. High river levels and
possible icing could result in fluctuations over the next several
days. Residents living near streams and rivers are encouraged to keep
up with the latest river forecasts as they are updated. The following
forecast is based on observed and forecast 24 hour precipitation.
The Flood Advisory continues for
the Maple River At Maple Rapids
* until late Friday night.
* at 11 AM Tuesday the stage was 7.4 feet.
* Bankfull stage is 7.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 9.0 feet.
* Forecast, the river will continue to fall.
* Impact, at 7.0 feet...River is bankfull. Expect minor flooding in
low lying pastures, farmland, and wooded areas adjacent to the
river.
&&
2/9/2016 10:51 AM (Updated 2/9/2016 4:21 PM)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration logo   Michigan - Winter Weather Advisory

Counties: Berrien; Cass; St. Joseph

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM EST /3 PM
CST/ THIS AFTERNOON TO 10 AM EST /9 AM CST/ THURSDAY...
HAZARDOUS WEATHER...
* LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND
INTENSITY BY LATE AFTERNOON AND PERSIST INTO THURSDAY MORNING.
* HEAVIEST SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED LATE TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON. SNOWFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR IN THE
STRONGEST SNOWBANDS WITH SUDDEN REDUCTION IN VISIBILITIES TO
NEAR ZERO AT TIMES.
* BLOWING AND MINOR DRIFTING OF SNOW IS EXPECTED TONIGHT AND
WEDNESDAY.
* WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES WILL RANGE FROM 5 BELOW TO 5 ABOVE ZERO
TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING.
* MULTIPLE DAY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE HIGHLY VARIABLE.
HIGHEST AMOUNTS WILL BE IN BERRIEN AND CASS COUNTIES IN
MICHIGAN... AND NORTHEAST LAPORTE AND NORTHERN SAINT JOSEPH
COUNTIES IN INDIANA WITH 6 TO 12 INCHES EXPECTED BY LATE
THURSDAY MORNING.
IMPACTS...
* ROADS WILL BE SNOW COVERED, SLICK AND HAZARDOUS FOR A LONG
DURATION. IN ADDITION, LOW VISIBILITIES IN LAKE EFFECT SNOW
BANDS WILL RESULT IN DIFFICULT AND DANGEROUS TRAVEL WITHIN THE
ADVISORY AREA. SOME MAJOR ROADS THAT WILL BE IMPACTED INCLUDE
I94, THE INDIANA TOLL ROAD, AND ROUTES 31, 20, AND 6.
2/9/2016 10:36 AM (Updated 2/9/2016 4:21 PM)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration logo   Indiana - Winter Weather Advisory

Counties: Elkhart; La Porte; St. Joseph

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM EST /3 PM
CST/ THIS AFTERNOON TO 10 AM EST /9 AM CST/ THURSDAY...
HAZARDOUS WEATHER...
* LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND
INTENSITY BY LATE AFTERNOON AND PERSIST INTO THURSDAY MORNING.
* HEAVIEST SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED LATE TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON. SNOWFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR IN THE
STRONGEST SNOWBANDS WITH SUDDEN REDUCTION IN VISIBILITIES TO
NEAR ZERO AT TIMES.
* BLOWING AND MINOR DRIFTING OF SNOW IS EXPECTED TONIGHT AND
WEDNESDAY.
* WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES WILL RANGE FROM 5 BELOW TO 5 ABOVE ZERO
TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING.
* MULTIPLE DAY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE HIGHLY VARIABLE.
HIGHEST AMOUNTS WILL BE IN BERRIEN AND CASS COUNTIES IN
MICHIGAN... AND NORTHEAST LAPORTE AND NORTHERN SAINT JOSEPH
COUNTIES IN INDIANA WITH 6 TO 12 INCHES EXPECTED BY LATE
THURSDAY MORNING.
IMPACTS...
* ROADS WILL BE SNOW COVERED, SLICK AND HAZARDOUS FOR A LONG
DURATION. IN ADDITION, LOW VISIBILITIES IN LAKE EFFECT SNOW
BANDS WILL RESULT IN DIFFICULT AND DANGEROUS TRAVEL WITHIN THE
ADVISORY AREA. SOME MAJOR ROADS THAT WILL BE IMPACTED INCLUDE
I94, THE INDIANA TOLL ROAD, AND ROUTES 31, 20, AND 6.
2/9/2016 10:36 AM (Updated 2/9/2016 4:21 PM)
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