Monday, February 17, 2014
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Hazardous winter weather today: snow, sleet, wind

From National Weather Service, 4:22 a.m. Monday

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[February 17, 2014]  According to the National Weather Service in Lincoln, a winter weather advisory remains in effect until 6 p.m. Monday for the counties of Fulton, Schuyler, Mason, Logan, DeWitt, Piatt, Champaign, Vermilion, Cass and Menard, including the cities of Havana, Lincoln, Champaign, Urbana and Danville.

Timing: Snow and sleet will begin moving into areas west of Interstate 55 early Monday morning and spread eastward to the Indiana border through late morning. The precipitation will taper off from west to east Monday afternoon and early evening. The snow and sleet could mix with freezing rain at times along and south of a line from Quincy to Danville.

Accumulations: Snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are likely, along with light sleet and ice accumulation. Locally higher snow accumulation is possible.

Impacts: The snow will cause significantly reduced visibilities in the heavier snow bands, and roads will rapidly become snow-covered or ice-covered and slippery.

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Precautionary/preparedness actions: A winter weather advisory for snow and sleet means that periods of snow and sleet will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow-covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.


Graphical depiction:

All central Illinois under winter advisories and warnings:

[Text from National Weather Service, Lincoln office]

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