Conditions are deteriorating fast in our northern locations. The combination of heavy snowfall and high winds is resulting in blizzard conditions. This has resulted in a blizzard warning and it will be in effect until 7 AM.
You can see the warned area in the map at the top of this post. The counties under a blizzard warning are represented by the color white. This includes Cass, Grant, Miami, Wabash & White County.
Blizzard conditions will last for several hours and this will have a large impact on this area. This will:
- Make roads impassable in many area. Snow emergencies are being declared in many of these counties by the local offices.
- Whiteout conditions are expected. Visibility will be reduced to 1/4 of a mile or less due to blowing snow.
- The dangerously cold temperatures could lead to frost bite or hypothermia and it can occur in a matter of minutes. The NWS specifically warns, “death will occur if precautions are not taken.”