Chicago-Arlington Heights Snowfall: New: 6-7 Inches, Snow Cover 6-7 Inches


A total of 6 to 7 inches inches of snow fell from 9:20 a.m. Thursday until 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. until 6:45 a.m. Snow cover at 7:30 a.m. Friday, January 13, 2012 was 6 inches and 7 inches in various locations in Arlington Heights. The snow cover amount shows some settling and melting since the blizzard. Accumulation on pavement was .25 inches of snow. The snow is dry and fluffy — not good packing for snowmen and snowballs. Forecast discussion at 9:25 p.m. Thursday favored snow ratios between 15-to-1 and 20-to-1.

At 7:30 a.m. Friday radar shows no precipitation.

Chicago Executive Airport
Lat: 42.11 Lon: -87.9 Elev: 646
Last Update on Jan 13, 6:52 am CST


19 °F
(-7 °C)
Humidity: 71 %
Wind Speed: NW 14 MPH
Barometer: 29.74″ (1007.8 mb)
Dewpoint: 11 °F (-12 °C)
Wind Chill: 6 °F (-14 °C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.

FORECAST TODAY (as of FRI JAN 13 2011, 7:30 AM CST) …
Today: Areas of blowing snow and a chance of snow showers before noon, then a chance for flurries. Cloudy, with a high near 20. West northwest wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10. Wind chill values as low as -2. West wind between 5 and 10 mph.

Saturday: A 40 percent chance of snow. Increasing clouds, with a high near 21. Wind chill values as low as -1. West southwest wind around 5 mph.

Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14. West southwest wind between 5 and 10 mph.

Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 29. South southwest wind between 10 and 15 mph.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 27.

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