Lake effect snow through Wed. AM to add to our early week totals

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A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for the 95.3 MNC listening area starting at 7 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Jan. 16 until 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17. Snowfall measurements of 3 to 6 inches are possible with the heavier amounts expected to fall in LaPorte County, as the latest weather models show that is where the most intense snow bands will set up, according to ABC 57.


From the National Weather Service of Northern Indiana:

* WHAT...Light snow is occurring now, and will impact the evening
  commute. Expect snow to gradually taper off this evening for
  areas further inland. Moderate to heavy lake effect snow is
  possible Tuesday morning into Wednesday morning, impacting both
  commutes on Tuesday. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches,
  with localized amounts up to 8 inches are possible, especially
  in LaPorte County. Plan on slippery road conditions.

* WHERE...LaPorte, St. Joseph IN, Starke and Marshall Counties.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...There is still uncertainty with regards to
  where an intense lake effect snow band will develop and come
  onshore Tuesday and Tuesday night. This band will have the
  potential to produce snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour
  and create near whiteout conditions. This band would have
  significant impacts for interstates 80, 90 and 94 in northwest
  Indiana, especially during the Tuesday morning and evening
  commutes. Blowing and drifting snow will also be possible.
  Listen later today for additional updates and a possible warning
  or advisory on this situation.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Watch for heavy lake effect snow means there is a
potential for a large amount of snow in only a few hours.
Visibilities and depth of snow can vary greatly, impacting travel
significantly. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

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