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Winter storms have the capability to completely immobilize large areas of a state, and possibly several states simultaneously. Thus, winter weather warnings, watches, and advisories are issued for relatively large geographic areas of Kentucky and Indiana, rather than for one specific county or a small group of counties.

By nature, different types of winter weather occur within a winter storm, and at varying intensities. Strong winds, extreme cold, accumulations of ice and heavy snow, and dangerous wind chills are typically what most affect our region. 

Winter Weather products are issued as needed.  The first section may contain an optional headline and synoptic forecast discussion of the weather event.  Thereafter, the product is segmented, with each section having a headline and specific hazards that can be expected.  The order of segments will be:  cancellations, warnings, advisories, and watches.

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WWUS43 KLMK 052119
WSWSDF

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
400 PM EST SAT JAN 5 2002

....A WINTER STORM WILL MOVE ACROSS GULF COAST STATES TO CAROLINAS 
TONIGHT AND SUNDAY...

.A WINTER STORM SYSTEM SYSTEM SOUTH OF LOUISIANA LATE SATURDAY 
AFTERNOON WILL MOVE NORTHEAST ACROSS THE GULF COAST STATES TONIGHT 
AND INTO THE CAROLINAS ON SUNDAY.  A MIXTURE OF RAIN AND SNOW 
CHANGING TO SNOW WILL SPREAD ACROSS CENTRAL KENTUCKY AND SOUTH 
CENTRAL INDIANA LATE TONIGHT AND DURING THE DAY SUNDAY.  THE 
GREATEST SNOW FALL WILL BE ACROSS THE EASTERN PARTS OF CENTRAL 
KENTUCKY. 

KYZ035>037-039>043-046>049-054>057-064>067-075>078-081-082-062100-
ADAIR KY-ANDERSON KY-BOURBON KY-BOYLE KY-CASEY KY-CLARK KY-CLINTON
KY-CUMBERLAND KY-FAYETTE KY-FRANKLIN KY-GARRARD KY-GREEN KY-HARRISON
KY-JESSAMINE KY-LINCOLN KY-MADISON KY-MARION KY-MERCER KY-METCALF
KY-MONROE KY-NICHOLAS KY-RUSSELL KY-SCOTT KY-TAYLOR KY-WASHINGTON
KY-WOODFORD KY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LEXINGTON...WINCHESTER...VERSAILLES...
STANFORD...RICHMOND...HARRODSBURG...FRANKFORT...DANVILLE...CYNTHIANA
AND COLUMBIA

...WINTER STORM WARNING FOR LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

A MIXTURE OF RAIN AND SNOW WILL BEGIN LATE TONIGHT THEN CHANGE TO 
SNOW TOWARD MORNING. SNOW WILL BECOME HEAVY DURING THE DAY 
SUNDAY WITH AMOUNTS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES LIKELY BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON. THE 
GREATEST SNOW AMOUNTS WILL BE FROM ALBANY AND LIBERTY THROUGH 
WINCHESTER AND CARLISLE. 

TRAVEL WILL BECOME HAZARDOUS AS ROADS BECOME SNOW COVERED. SLOW DOWN 
AND ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION IF TRAVELING LATE 
TONIGHT AND SUNDAY.

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INZ076>079-083-084-089>092-KYZ023>034-038-045-053-061>063-070>074-
062101-
ALLEN KY-BARREN KY-BRECKINRIDGE KY-BULLITT KY-BUTLER KY-CLARK
IN-CRAWFORD IN-DUBOIS IN-EDMONSON KY-FLOYD IN-GRAYSON KY-HANCOCK
KY-HARDIN KY-HARRISON IN-HART KY-HENRY KY-JEFFERSON KY-JEFFERSON
IN-LARUE KY-LOGAN KY-MEADE KY-NELSON KY-OHIO KY-OLDHAM KY-ORANGE
IN-PERRY IN-SCOTT IN-SHELBY KY-SIMPSON KY-SPENCER KY-TRIMBLE
KY-WARREN KY-WASHINGTON IN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LOUISVILLE...BOWLING GREEN...SHELBYVILLE...
RUSSELLVILLE...HARDINSBURG...GLASGOW...FRANKLIN...ELIZABETHTOWN...
BARDSTOWN...NEW ALBANY...JASPER AND CORYDON

...SNOW ADVISORY FOR LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

RAIN OR A MIXTURE OF RAIN AND SNOW WILL BEGIN AFTER MIDNIGHT THEN 
CHANGE TO SNOW LATE TONIGHT AND CONTINUE INTO SUNDAY.  SNOW 
ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES WILL BE LIKELY BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON. 
THE HIGHER ACCUMULATIONS WILL STRETCH FROM NEAR GLASGOW THROUGH 
BARDSTOWN AND SHELBYVILLE. THE LIGHTER ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE WEST OF 
SALEM TO TELL CITY IN INDIANA. 

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