Benton Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Winter Weather Advisory
Statement as of 4:42 PM EST on March 02, 2015

... Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from 3 am CST /4 am
EST/ to noon CST /1 PM EST/ Tuesday...

* timing... late tonight through Tuesday morning.

* Snow/ice accumulations... snow accumulations up to 2 inches in
the far north... around an inch in the Metro area... and much
lighter south. Sleet and or freezing rain accumulating to around
one tenth of an inch.

* Main impact... a period of heavy... wet snow and then a wintry
mix will create hazardous travel conditions during the Tuesday
morning commute.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow... sleet... or
freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for
slippery roads and limited visibilities... and use caution while
driving.



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Public Information Statement
Statement as of 3:00 PM CST on March 2, 2015

... March 1 through March 7 is severe weather preparedness week
in Illinois... statewide tornado drill will be conducted Tuesday
March 3...

On Tuesday March 3 at 1000 am CST a test Tornado Warning will be
issued for all Illinois counties. Many locations in Illinois will
also test outdoor warning sirens on Tuesday morning.

Most commercial radio and TV stations will participate by passing
along the test Tornado Warning. The test warning will be
disseminated through NOAA Weather Radio with the tone alarm and
same codes.

This is an ideal time to review your severe weather procedures
or conduct a tornado drill at your home... school... or place of
business.


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