A blizzard warning remains in effect until midnight Tuesday for the
counties of Woodford, Tazewell, McLean, Mason, Logan, DeWitt, Piatt,
Champaign, Vermilion, Cass, Menard, Scott, Morgan, Sangamon,
Christian, Macon, Moultrie and Douglas, including the cities of
Bloomington, Normal, Havana, Lincoln, Champaign, Urbana, Danville,
Jacksonville, Springfield, Taylorville and Decatur.
Snow, heavy at
times, will continue through the day across central and east central
Illinois. Accumulations will range from 6 to 8 inches northwest of
the Illinois River, with 10 to as much as 15 inches in a few
locations east of the Illinois River.
Northeast winds will range from 25 to 35 mph with occasional gusts
of 45 mph at times through Tuesday evening, producing blizzard
conditions in many areas. Blowing snow will continue to be a problem
through Tuesday night and Wednesday morning as northeast winds shift
to the north.
A blizzard warning means severe winter weather
conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow,
strong winds and poor visibility are likely. This will lead to
whiteout conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not
travel. If you must, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get
stranded, stay with your vehicle.
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A winter storm warning remains in effect until midnight Tuesday for
the counties of Knox, Stark, Peoria, Marshall, Fulton, Schuyler,
Coles, Edgar, Shelby, Cumberland and Clark, including the cities of
Galesburg, Peoria, Charleston, Mattoon and Shelbyville.
Snow, heavy at times, will continue through the day. Snow
accumulations will range from 6 to 8 inches, with locally higher
amounts possible just east of the Illinois River. Snowfall totals
south of Interstate 72 will range from 6 to 12 inches.
Northeast winds will range from 25 to 35 mph with occasional
higher gusts, producing considerable blowing and drifting of snow.
Blowing snow will continue to be a problem through Tuesday night and
Wednesday morning as northeast winds shift to the north.
A winter storm warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet
and ice are expected or occurring. Strong winds are also possible.
This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.
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A winter weather advisory remains in effect until 6 p.m. Tuesday
for the counties of Effingham, Jasper, Crawford, Clay, Richland and
Lawrence, including the cities of Effingham, Flora and
Rain mixed at times with sleet will change to freezing rain and
snow Tuesday afternoon. Snowfall totals by sunset will range from 3
to 5 inches, with the heaviest amounts along and north of an
Effingham-to-Robinson line. The combination of freezing rain and
sleet along with the expected snowfall Tuesday will make for
hazardous driving conditions across southeastern Illinois.
In addition, as the storm system tracks into eastern Kentucky
late Tuesday, northeast to north winds will increase to between 20
and 30 mph, producing some blowing and drifting snow.
A winter weather advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or
freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for
slippery roads and limited visibility and use caution while driving.
(Text from announcement received from
the Emergency Email