National Weather Service Issues Winter Weather Advisory from 10 p.m. Tonight until 7 p.m. Monday

Marshall County EMA announced that a Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for portions of northern Indiana beginning at 10 p.m. tonight until 7 p.m. on Monday. Conditions will impact the counties of Marshall, Starke and Pulaski.

Approximately 2 to 4 inches of snow are expected. Plan on slippery road conditions, especially during the Monday morning commute. They report that additional lake
effect accumulations are expected Monday night into early Tuesday, near Lake Michigan.

During an advisory, motorists are advised to practice caution while driving and be prepared for icy, snow-covered roads and reduced visibility at times.

Tri-County Winter Weather Advisory in Effect Until This Afternoon

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the counties of Marshall, Pulaski and Starke. It will be in effect until 1 p.m. ET/ noon CT.

Officials are anticipating mixed precipitation of sleet, freezing rain and snow to transition to all snow this morning. Snow and sleet accumulations of 1 to 3 inches and ice accumulations up to one tenth of an inch are expected.

Local spots such as  Plymouth, Bremen, Culver, Knox, North Judson, Bass Lake, Winamac, Francesville and Medaryville are listed as areas that will be impacted by these conditions. Continue reading

National Weather Service Issues Urgent Winter Weather Advisory for Marshall County

The National Weather Service has issued an urgent winter weather advisory for Marshall County, including the cities of Plymouth, Bremen and Culver. The advisory will be in effect on Thursday, January 4 from 1 a.m. until 7 p.m. ET.

Lake effect snow will be impacting the area so residents should prepare for reduced visibility at times and difficult travel conditions during morning and evening commutes. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 7 inches, with localized amounts of up to 10 inches are expected. Continue reading

National Weather Service Issues Local Flood Warning

flood warningA flood warning is in effect for much of the area until mid-afternoon. Areas covered by the warning from the National Weather Service include Starke, Northwestern Marshall, Northwestern Pulaski, Southeastern LaPorte and St. Joseph Counties. Since yesterday, between 4 and 8 inches of rain have fallen over the warning area, with additional showers expected to bring between one-fourth and one-half inch of additional rainfall. Continue reading

Cooling Centers Available as Temperatures Heat Up

Heat thermometerCooling centers are available throughout the area to help residents beat the heat. A heat advisory remains in effect through tomorrow night. The National Weather Service cautions heat index values will top 100 degrees today and hover near that mark tomorrow. Dangerous heat and humidity may continue through Sunday. Drink plenty of water, stay in an air conditioned room, avoid the sun and check on neighbors and relatives. Continue reading

Cold Snap Could Put Plants in Peril

National-Weather-ServiceThe calendar says spring, but the forecast says otherwise. Low temperatures over the next week are so are expected to dip into the middle and upper 20s at times, according to the National Weather Service. They advise temperatures could even drop into the low 20s. High temperatures may not get beyond the lower 40s. Continue reading

Marshall County EMA to Distribute Weather Radios

news-3A potentially life-saving piece of technology will be available for free to some Marshall County residents. Tomorrow morning, the Marshall County Emergency Management Agency will be distributing all-hazard weather radios to those most at risk from the threat of severe weather. These include people who live in mobile homes or homes without a basement, the elderly, and those with special needs. Continue reading

National Weather Service Issues Dense Fog Advisory

National-Weather-ServiceA dense fog advisory is in effect through mid-morning. Visibility will be reduced to a quarter of a mile or less in places. The fog is expected to lift by 9 a.m. Eastern, 8 a.m. Central. Until then, motorists should slow down, use low-beam headlights for visibility and leave plenty of distance between vehicles.

Wind Advisory in Effect Today

National-Weather-ServiceBatten down the hatches, we’re in for a blustery day. A wind advisory is in effect until this evening for the entire MAX 98.3 FM listening area. Southwest winds to 30 miles per hour with gusts of between 45 and 50 are expected. Gusts may be higher in some areas. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially in high-profile vehicles like vans and box trucks. Scattered tree and power line damage is also possible.