Winter Weather Update
a.m. Friday announcement)
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[February 22, 2008]
The National Weather Service in
Lincoln has canceled the winter weather advisory for the counties of
Logan, DeWitt, Piatt, Champaign, Vermilion, Cass and Menard,
including the cities of Lincoln, Champaign, Urbana and Danville.
New snowfall Friday is forecast to remain below advisory criteria.
Expect additional accumulations around an inch late Friday morning
into the early afternoon. The risk of sleet or freezing rain is low.
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A winter weather advisory remains in effect until 6 p.m. Friday
for the counties of Scott, Morgan, Sangamon, Christian, Macon,
Moultrie, Douglas, Coles, Edgar and Shelby, including the cities of
Jacksonville, Springfield, Taylorville, Decatur, Charleston, Mattoon
Expect a lull in the precipitation early Friday morning, with
just a few light flurries from time to time. Snow will likely
increase again, with 2 or 3 inches of snowfall from midmorning into
midafternoon. Light sleet may mix with the snow from time to time.
A winter weather advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or
freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for
slippery roads and limited visibilities and use caution while
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A winter storm warning remains in effect until 6 p.m. Friday for
the counties of Cumberland, Clark, Effingham, Jasper, Crawford,
Clay, Richland and Lawrence, including the cities of Effingham,
Flora and Lawrenceville.
A lull in the precipitation is expected early Friday morning
before a wintry mix moves back into the area after dawn. Freezing
rain and sleet will be likely from midmorning into early afternoon,
with precipitation changing to snow before ending late Friday
afternoon. Total ice accumulations may reach one-quarter inch in
A winter storm warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet
and ice are expected or occurring. This will make travel very
hazardous through Friday.
[Text from announcement received from
the Emergency Email