Freezing Rain Advisory, Ice Storm Warning and Winter Storm Watch

Freezing Rain Advisory, Ice Storm Warning and Winter Storm Watch

The National Weather Service out of Lincoln sent out another message this morning informing the public of new advisories and watches that will go into effect this weekend. A lot of the listening area will be in a Freezing Rain Advisory that will go into effect at 3 p.m. today through Sunday at 12 p.m. Listeners South of of Taylorville will be under an Ice Storm Warning from 3 p.m. today until 3 p.m. Sunday. There is a Winter Storm Watch that is now in effect for this evening through Sunday morning for listeners North of Macon County. For a full map and radar visit weather.gov and for up to date information on this storm visit decaturradio.com.

Freezing Rain Advisory

...SEVERAL ROUNDS OF FREEZING RAIN POSSIBLE FROM THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...


SCOTT-MORGAN-SANGAMON-CHRISTIAN-MACON-MOULTRIE-DOUGLAS-COLES-
EDGAR-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WINCHESTER...JACKSONVILLE...
SPRINGFIELD...TAYLORVILLE...DECATUR...SULLIVAN...TUSCOLA...
CHARLESTON...MATTOON...PARIS
417 AM CST FRI JAN 13 2017

...FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
NOON CST SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LINCOLN HAS ISSUED A FREEZING
RAIN ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
NOON CST SUNDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING...FREEZING RAIN...POSSIBLY MIXED WITH SLEET...WILL SPREAD
  NORTHWARD THIS AFTERNOON, WITH PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN POSSIBLE
  THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING. IF ANY PRECIPITATION IS OCCURRING
  SATURDAY AFTERNOON, IT COULD FALL AS RAIN DUE TO TEMPERATURES
  RISING JUST ABOVE FREEZING.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...ONE TENTH TO TWO TENTHS OF AN INCH.

* MAIN IMPACT...HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS...ESPECIALLY ON
  BRIDGES... OVERPASSES...AND UNTREATED ROADS. SIDEWALKS AND
  PARKING LOTS WILL BECOME SLIPPERY.

* OTHER IMPACTS...TREES AND POWER LINES WILL GET COATED WITH
  ICE...WITH SOME DAMAGE POSSIBLE. HOWEVER...WIDESPREAD DAMAGE IS
  NOT EXPECTED DUE TO WIND SPEEDS NOT BECOMING STRONG.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN OR
FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS. SLOW DOWN AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

Ice Storm Warning 

ILZ058>060-097>099-MOZ034>036-042-052-140000-
/O.CON.KLSX.IS.W.0001.170113T2100Z-170115T2100Z/
AUDRAIN MO-CALHOUN IL-GREENE IL-JERSEY IL-LINCOLN MO-MACOUPIN IL-
MONROE MO-MONTGOMERY IL-PIKE IL-PIKE MO-RALLS MO-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BOWLING GREEN...LITCHFIELD...MEXICO...
PITTSFIELD
413 AM CST FRI JAN 13 2017

...ICE STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON
TO 3 PM CST SUNDAY...

* TIMING...FREEZING RAIN WILL OVERSPREAD THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON
  AND EVENING. SIGNIFICANT ICE ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED FROM THIS
  AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* ACCUMULATIONS...ONE QUARTER TO ONE HALF OF AN INCH OF ICE.

* TEMPERATURES...UPPER 20S TO LOWER 30S.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.

* IMPACTS...THE WINTRY PRECIPITATION WILL LIKELY RESULT IN
  HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS...ESPECIALLY ON BRIDGES...
  OVERPASSES...AND UNTREATED ROADS. PARKING LOTS AND SIDEWALKS
  WILL BECOME SLIPPERY AS WELL. DAMAGE TO TREES AND POWER LINES
  IS ALSO POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

AN ICE STORM WARNING MEANS THAT A SEVERE AND DANGEROUS AMOUNT OF
ICE ACCUMULATION IS OCCURRING OR EXPECTED TO ACCUMULATE...
ESPECIALLY ON UNTREATED SURFACES...SUCH AS SIDEWALKS...
DRIVEWAYS...ROADS... AND PARKING LOTS. THE HEAVY ICE
ACCUMULATIONS WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS OR IMPOSSIBLE. IF YOU
MUST TRAVEL...EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION...AND BEGIN YOUR TRAVEL
WITH A FULL TANK OF GAS...AND CARRY A WINTER STORM KIT WHICH
INCLUDES A SHOVEL...FLASHLIGHT...CELLPHONE...FOOD AND WATER...AND
BLANKETS OF EXTRA WARM CLOTHING. ICE ACCUMULATIONS AND WINDS WILL
LIKELY LEAD TO SNAPPED POWER LINES AND FALLING TREE BRANCHES THAT
ADD TO THE DANGER.

Winter Storm Watch 

...SEVERAL ROUNDS OF FREEZING RAIN POSSIBLE FROM THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...

ILZ040>048-132200-
/O.EXT.KILX.WS.A.0001.170114T0000Z-170115T1800Z/
SCHUYLER-MASON-LOGAN-DE WITT-PIATT-CHAMPAIGN-VERMILION-CASS-
MENARD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...RUSHVILLE...HAVANA...LINCOLN...
CLINTON...MONTICELLO...CHAMPAIGN...URBANA...DANVILLE...
BEARDSTOWN...PETERSBURG
417 AM CST FRI JAN 13 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
SUNDAY MORNING...

* TIMING...FREEZING RAIN WILL SPREAD NORTHWARD LATER THIS
  AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT, WITH PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN POSSIBLE
  THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING. THE FREEZING RAIN COULD MIX WITH RAIN
  SATURDAY AFTERNOON AS TEMPERATURES RISE INTO THE MID TO UPPER
  30S.

* MAIN IMPACT...ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF A TENTH TO A QUARTER INCH
  COULD CREATE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS...ESPECIALLY ON
  BRIDGES... OVERPASSES...AND UNTREATED ROADS.

* OTHER IMPACTS...SIDEWALKS WILL BECOME SLIPPERY AND DAMAGE TO
  TREES AND POWER LINES IS POSSIBLE...ALTHOUGH WIND SPEEDS ARE
  NOT EXPECTED TO BE MUCH OF A FACTOR WITH THIS STORM SYSTEM.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO
MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

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