Chicago-Arlington Heights Snowfall: 6 Inches from 8:30 a.m. through 6:15 p.m. Saturday

A total of 6.0 inches of new snow fell since 8:30 a.m. Saturday in Arlington Heights, resulting in snow cover of 11.0 inches on grassy areas — recorded at 6:15 p.m. The snow that fell during the day was a light and fluffy, powdery snow. A total of 7.75 inches of snow has fallen from the period Friday, December 25 at 5:00 p.m. through December 26 at 6:15 p.m.

Only 1-2 inches was forecast about 8:30 a.m. this morning, but a Winter Storm Warning was issued later in the day with totals of 6-12 inches predicted — heaviest totals predicted over northwest portions of Cook County.

CURRENT CONDITIONS …
Chicago Executive Airport
Lat: 42.11 Lon: -87.9 Elev: 646
Last Update on Dec 26, 5:52 pm CST

Light Snow Fog/Mist

23 °F
(-5 °C)
Humidity: 85 %
Wind Speed: SW 8 MPH
Barometer: 29.77″ (1008.9 mb)
Dewpoint: 19 °F (-7 °C)
Wind Chill: 14 °F (-10 °C)
Visibility: 2.50 mi

WINTER STORM WARNING

FORECAST TONIGHT (as of December 26, 2009 6:20 PM CT) …
Tonight: Snow, mainly before midnight. Low around 19. Southwest wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Sunday: A 40 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a steady temperature around 21. West wind between 10 and 15 mph.


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