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March 11, 2014

National Weather Service expecting heavy snow starting tonight

1 to 2 inches of snow per hour could fall locally.

The National Weather Service of Northern Indiana is calling for heavy snow starting late tonight and continuing through Wednesday.
Moderate to heavy snow will overspread the area Tuesday night and continue into Wednesday as a strengthening low pressure system tracks east through far southern Indiana and Ohio.
Precipitation will begin as a period of rain before transitioning to snow from northwest to southeast during the early morning hours Wednesday.
A period of sleet is also expected, especially during the transition.
Snow accumulations are forecast to range between 5 to 9 inches along and north of U.S. 6, with lesser amounts to the south.
Sustained winds of 15 to 30 mph with gusts to 35 mph will create areas of blowing snow and hazardous travel to the region on Wednesday, weather officials said.
Noble & Kosciusko counties:
Timing: Rain will change to snow during the early morning hours on Wednesday, then continue through midday. The snow is forecast to taper off by Wednesday afternoon.
Snow accumulation: 4 to 8 inches possible.
Impacts: Heavy snowfall rates in excess of an inch per hour and gusty winds of 25 to 35 mph will likely make for difficult travel conditions on Wednesday.
For Elkhart, LaGrange and St. Joseph counties
A winter storm watch remains in effect from late tonight through Wednesday afternoon
Timing: Rain will change to snow around midnight and continue through Wednesday morning. The snow is forecast to taper off by Wednesday afternoon.
Snow accumulation: 5 to 9 inches possible.
Impacts: Heavy snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour and gusty winds of 25 to 35 mph will likely make for difficult travel conditions Wednesday.

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