Chicago-Arlington Heights Snowfall: New: 1.0 Inches, Snow Cover 1.0 Inches with Winter Weather Advisory

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY ISSUED 505 AM CST TUE JAN 11 2011 BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE … WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CST THIS EVENING…

* TIMING…SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE IN INTENSITY EARLY THIS MORNING. THE STEADIEST SNOWFALL…BECOMING MODERATE AT TIMES…IS EXPECTED TO OCCUR BETWEEN ABOUT 9 AM AND 3 PM TODAY.

* ACCUMULATIONS…3 TO 5 INCHES ACROSS THE ADVISORY AREA…WITH UP TO 6 INCHES POSSIBLE IN LOCALIZED COVERAGE NEAR LAKE MICHIGAN.

* HAZARDS…LIGHT TO OCCASIONALLY MODERATE SNOW. LOW VISIBILITY.

* IMPACTS…ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED. VISIBILITY REDUCED TO A MILE OR LESS AT TIMES. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE
TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING

A total of 1.0 inches of new snow fell from Tuesday just before 1:45 a.m. and is underway in Arlington Heights. Snow was dry and powdery — not good packing snow. Snow cover at 6:45 a.m. Tuesday was 1.0 inches in Arlington Heights. Accumulation on pavement was also 1.0 inches of snow. Radar shows the snow is in the area with circulation from southwest to northeast.


CURRENT CONDITIONS
Chicago Executive Airport
Lat: 42.11 Lon: -87.9 Elev: 646
Last Update on Jan 11, 5:52 am CST

Light Snow Fog/Mist

24 °F
(-4 °C)
Humidity: 84 %
Wind Speed: E 6 MPH
Barometer: 30.18″ (1022.7 mb)
Dewpoint: 20 °F (-7 °C)
Wind Chill: 17 °F (-8 °C)
Visibility: 1.00 mi.

FORECAST TODAY (as of TUE JAN 11, 7:00 AM CST) …
Today: Snow. High near 29. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Tonight: Snow showers likely, mainly before midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 18. North northwest wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 26. North northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10. Northwest wind between 5 and 15 mph

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Soldier Field could get about 5 inches of snow.

The Indiana-Michigan area could be in for signifiant Lake Effect Snow of 6 inches or more. Northeast Illinois could also get some Lake Effect Snow. The snow today will fall lightly, but will be prolonged — all day until about 8 PM to 10 PM.

There has been no snow cover on the ground since December 31, 2010.


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