Chicago-Arlington Heights Snowfall: New: 1.0 Inch, Snow Cover 3.0 Inch

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A total of .75 inches of new snow fell from Saturday about 9:30 p.m. through about 10:30 p.m. in Arlington Heights. Snow was crunchy and fine. Another .25 inches of snow fell between about 6:00 a.m. Sunday to just before 8:00 a.m. The wind kicked up to about 20 mph and switched to the North at about 6:45 a.m. Snow cover at 8:15 a.m. Sunday was 3.0 inches in Arlington Heights — showing settling and melting since the last snow system. Accumulation on pavement was also 1.0 inches of new snow.

High winds have apparently already caused a power outage. Numerous traffic lights were reported out at Arlington Heights Road and White Oak, Golf Road and Arlington Heights Road, Central Road and Kirchhoff Road, Central and Fernandez Avenue. Police also reported power out along Golf Road. Com Ed reports 785 customers without power on the south side of Arlington Heights. The power was not expected to be repaired before 10:30 a.m. Sunday.


CURRENT CONDITIONS
Chicago Executive Airport
Lat: 42.11 Lon: -87.9 Elev: 646
Last Update on Dec 12, 7:52 am CST

Light Snow Fog/Mist and Breezy

30 °F
(-1 °C)
Humidity: 85 %
Wind Speed: N 22 G 37 MPH
Barometer: 29.56″ (1001.5 mb)
Dewpoint: 26 °F (-3 °C)
Wind Chill: 17 °F (-8 °C)
Visibility: 0.75 mi.

WINTER STORM WARNING STILL IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT SUNDAY/MONDAY
Snow forecast is down from yesterday, at 3-5 inches north of Interstate 80 and 1-3 inches south of I-80. The Winter Storm Warning snowfall forecast is higher than the local Arlington Heights forecast (1-3 inches).

High winds 30-35 mph with gusts 55 mph still in the forecast. The highest winds are expected between 9 a.m. CST and 3 p.m., with winds subsiding slightly after 3 p.m. (Still steady over 20 mph and higher with gusts).

FORECAST TODAY (as of FRI DEC 12, 8:30 AM CST) …
Today: Snow and areas of blowing snow. Temperature falling to around 20 by 5pm. Wind chill values as low as zero. Very windy, with a north northwest wind between 30 and 35 mph, with gusts as high as 55 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Tonight: Snow likely and areas of blowing snow before midnight, then areas of blowing snow after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 5. Wind chill values as low as -16. Very windy, with a north northwest wind between 25 and 35 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Monday: Areas of blowing snow before noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 11. Wind chill values as low as -17. Blustery, with a north northwest wind between 15 and 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 1. Wind chill values as low as -16. Northwest wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 14. Northwest wind around 10 mph.


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