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Advisory: Hazardous Weather Outlook: Thursday – Friday, Moderate to heavy snow 2-5 in. Strong Winds could cause power outages.

December 19, 2012

National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook which includes Marshall County. Beginning Thursday afternoon and continuing through Friday, a potent winter storm is expected to develop and move through Northern Indiana. A band of moderate to heavy snow is expect with snowfall accumulations of 2-5 in. possible. The winds associated with this system will be a major concern. Sustained winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph are possible. Winds will whip snow around resulting in poor visibility and difficult travel conditions. Allow your self extra time to reach your destination. Remember to S-L-O-W down and increase the following distance between yourself and the car in front of you.
In addition, minor wind damage and power outages may occur.
If you haven’t already done so, now would be a good time to check and restock your preparedness kits for both your home and vehicle. If you would like more information about putting together an emergency kit for home or your vehicle, contact the Marshall County Emergency Management Agency at 574-936-3740.

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