Winter Storm Warning Canceled; Winter Weather Advisory

The Winter Storm Watch that was issued to continue until midnight Sunday/Monday has been canceled for Chicagoland, apparently due to diminishing snow forecast. A Winter Weather Advisory was issued at 2:48 p.m. CST Sunday. Wind chill is still forecast to reach 20-25 below zero. Winds of 45 mph this afternoon are forecast to diminish to 30 mph by midnight.

FULL TEXT WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY …

…BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW NORTHERN ILLINOIS THIS EVENING…
…DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILLS NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS OVERNIGHT…
…HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW NORTHWEST INDIANA…


.SNOW WILL DIMINISH OVER MUCH OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS BY LATE
AFTERNOON…HOWEVER STRONG NORTH WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO CAUSE
BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW THROUGH THE EVENING. WINDS WILL
GRADUALLY DIMINISH OVERNIGHT…BUT FALLING TEMPERATURES WILL
RESULT IN DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILLS OF 20 TO 25 BELOW ZERO OVER
NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.

IN NORTHWEST INDIANA HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW AND STRONG NORTH WINDS
WILL CONTINUE TO CAUSE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL THROUGH THE NIGHT. THE
LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL GRADUALLY SHIFT EAST…AFFECTING MAINLY PORTER
AND NORTHEAST JASPER COUNTY BY MONDAY MORNING.

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LAKE IL-DUPAGE-COOK-WILL-KANKAKEE-NEWTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WAUKEGAN…WHEATON…CHICAGO…JOLIET…
KANKAKEE…MOROCCO
248 PM CST SUN DEC 12 2010

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT…
…WINTER STORM WARNING IS CANCELLED…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT
UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT. THE WINTER STORM WARNING HAS BEEN
CANCELLED.

* TIMING…SNOW WILL DIMINISH OVER THE WEST CHICAGO SUBURBS BY
EARLY EVENING…BUT CONTINUE THROUGH THE EVENING IN COOK…EASTERN
WILL…AND EASTERN KANKAKEE COUNTIES.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…THE WEST SUBURBS WILL HAVE LESS THAN AN
INCH OF ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATION THROUGH EARLY EVENING. AREAS IN
SOUTHEAST COOK AND FAR EAST WILL COUNTIES COULD RECEIVE AN
ADDITIONAL 1 TO 3 INCHES THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* HAZARDS…WIND GUSTS TO 45 MPH LATE THIS AFTERNOON DIMINISHING
TO GUSTS TO 30 MPH BY MIDNIGHT…BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

* IMPACTS…SNOW COVERED ROADS…REDUCED VISIBILITY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT
VISIBILITIES WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO STRONG WINDS BLOWING SNOW
AROUND. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING…ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.