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SEPSA Fire Authority
Sunday January 1st, 2012 :: 11:22 a.m. EST
Alert

**Winter storm warning** in effect for **Cass County**

**( WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM SUNDAY TO 8 PM EST MONDAY ...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND RAPIDS HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW ...HIGH WINDS AND BLOWING SNOW ...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM SUNDAY TO 8 PM EST MONDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER ...

* RAIN AND SNOW WILL TRANSITION TO ALL SNOW BY NOON SUNDAY. THE SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY.

* POTENTIAL FOR SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF AT LEAST 8 INCHES ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE WARNING AREA BY MONDAY EVENING. LOCALIZED HEAVIER SNOW BANDS NEAR LITTLE AND BIG SABLE POINTS ALONG WITH MUCH OF VAN BUREN AND ALLEGAN COUNTIES COULD LEAD TO AMOUNTS OVER A FOOT.

* IT WILL BECOME VERY WINDY LATE SUNDAY MORNING WITH WIND GUSTS EXPECTED TO REACH 50 TO 60 MPH THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT. THIS WILL CAUSE CONSIDERABLE BLOWING SNOW.

IMPACTS ...

* NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS POSSIBLE.

* SNOW COVERED TO ICY ROAD CONDITIONS DEVELOPING BY MID AFTERNOON SUNDAY AND LAST THROUGH MONDAY DUE TO SNOW ... BLOWING SNOW AND FALLING TEMPERATURES.

* POWER OUTAGES AND DOWNED TREE LIMBS LIKELY SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT DUE TO VERY STRONG WINDS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS ...

* A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ... SLEET ...AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

* THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION REMINDS MOTORISTS TO ADJUST SPEEDS BASED ON THE CONDITIONS ... AND TO TAKE IT SLOW IN ICE AND SNOW.

* WEATHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON LINE AT WWW.READY.GOV/WINTER AND HTTP://GO.USA.GOV/5OG.

A weather warning indicates a confirmed, current and present danger to this area.

Take necessary safety precautions.

Address/Location
SEPSA Fire Authority
Baldwin Prairie Rd
Porter, MI 49130

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 269-641-7100

Michael W. Holdeman
chief@sepsafire.org
269-641-7100

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