Chicago-Arlington Heights Snowfall: New: 1.5 Inches, Snow Cover 5.0 Inches

A total of 1.5 inches of new snow fell from Friday just before 1:00 p.m. through about 2:30 a.m. Saturday in Arlington Heights. Snow was wet and caking on the ground surfaces for the start and became dry snow late. Very little lake effect snow fell in Arlington Heights. Snow cover at 12:05 p.m. Saturday was 5.0 inches in Arlington Heights — showing settling and melting since the previous snow system. At the 12:05 p.m. observation there was dry, powdery snow at the top of the fallen snow. Accumulation on pavement was also 1.5 inches of snow. Radar shows very light, sparse bands off Lake Michigan from northeast to southwest 12:10 p.m. and no precipitation observed.

A Lake Snow Advisory remains in effect until noon Sunday with 3″ to 6″ accumulation possible. The Cardinal is forecasting minimal snowfall for Arlington Heights the next 24 hours, with updates possible if conditions change.


CURRENT CONDITIONS
Chicago Executive Airport
Lat: 42.11 Lon: -87.9 Elev: 646
Last Update on Dec 25, 11:52 am CST

Overcast

30 °F
(-1 °C)
Humidity: 79 %
Wind Speed: N 9 MPH
Barometer: 30.23″ (1024.5 mb)
Dewpoint: 24 °F (-4 °C)
Wind Chill: 22 °F (-6 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

FORECAST TODAY (as of SAT DEC 25, 12:15 PM CST) …
Christmas Day: Snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 31. North wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Tonight: Occasional snow showers. Low around 25. North wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

Sunday: Occasional snow showers, mainly before noon. High near 29. North wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 9. Wind chill values as low as -4. North northwest wind between 10 and 15 mph.


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