WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY (3-5″ Snow) for Buffalo Grove and North; Not Arlington Heights

Winter Weather Advisory includes communities such as Buffalo Grove, Long Grove, Cary, Crystal Lake, Lake Zurich, Linconshire, Riverwoods, Deerfield, Mundelein, Highland Park; but, does NOT include Arlington Heights, Barrington, Palatine, Rolling Meadows, Northbrook and Glencoe.

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
411 AM CST TUE JAN 17 2012

WINNEBAGO-BOONE-MCHENRY-LAKE IL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ROCKFORD…BELVIDERE…WOODSTOCK…
WAUKEGAN
411 AM CST TUE JAN 17 2012

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CST THIS
EVENING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT
UNTIL 9 PM CST THIS EVENING.

* TIMING…SNOW WILL OVERSPREAD THE AREA EARLY THIS MORNING AND
CONTINUE THROUGH MUCH OF TODAY BEFORE ENDING LATER THIS
AFTERNOON AND EARLY THIS EVENING.

* ACCUMULATIONS…SNOWFALL TOTALS BETWEEN 3 AND 5 INCHES ARE
POSSIBLE.

* HAZARDS…IN ADDITION TO THE FALLING SNOW…WINDS WILL INCREASE
TO 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH BY LATE MORNING. THE
STRONG WINDS WILL CAUSE CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

* IMPACTS…ACCUMULATING SNOW COULD BEGIN EARLY ENOUGH TO RESULT
IN HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS FOR THE MORNING COMMUTE
TODAY…WITH TRAVEL BECOMING MORE HAZARDOUS BY MID DAY.

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.