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Shelby County Emergency Management Agency
Friday January 11th, 2019 :: 03:37 a.m. CST

Alert

Winter Storm Warning until 06:00AM Sunday

A winter storm system will track across the southern plains today. As the system moves east toward the southeastern US snow will spread into central Illinois tonight and continue through the day Saturday. Some of the snow will become mixed with rain on Saturday, mainly in areas along and south of I-70. Total snowfall of 7-9 inches is expected to occur along and south of a Rushville to Lincoln to Danville line, with 5 to 7 inches of snowfall expected north of this line. Most of the snow will occur between 6 pm this evening and 6 pm Saturday evening, when 5 to 8 inches is expected. The highest amounts of snow will occur over southwest Illinois where totals could reach 8 to 9 inches.

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 7 to 9 inches expected.

* WHERE...Portions of central, east central, southeast and west central Illinois.

* WHEN...From 6 PM this evening to 6 AM CST Sunday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult.

* AFFECTED AREAS: DOUGLAS ... MACON ... MOULTRIE ... CUMBERLAND ... COLES ... LAWRENCE ... SANGAMON ... CHRISTIAN ... SCHUYLER ... CLARK ... RICHLAND ... CRAWFORD ... SHELBY ... SCOTT ... EFFINGHAM ... CLAY ... MENARD ... CASS ... JASPER ... EDGAR ... MORGAN

Instructions:

A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions for Illinois can be obtained by calling 1-800-452-4368.

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Address/Location
Shelby County Emergency Management Agency
315 East Main Street
Shelbyville, IL 62565

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 217-774-1499

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Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Expected - Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Certainty:
Likely (p > ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Winter Storm Warning

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