WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY Extended Until Noon

Winter Weather Advisory extended until noon with trailing edge of precipitation indicated on radar between Rockford and Mississippi River …

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
335 AM CST FRI FEB 24 2012

LAKE IL-DUPAGE-COOK-WILL-LAKE IN-PORTER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WAUKEGAN…WHEATON…CHICAGO…JOLIET…
GARY…VALPARAISO
335 AM CST FRI FEB 24 2012

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY…


* TIMING…WET SNOW WILL CONTINUE THIS MORNING THEN TAPER OFF TO
LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS AND FLURRIES FOR THIS AFTERNOON.

* ACCUMULATIONS…AN ADDITIONAL 2 TO 4 INCHES ARE EXPECTED TO FALL
FROM THE PREDAWN HOURS INTO THE LATE MORNING BEFORE TAPERING OFF
TO SNOW SHOWERS AND FLURRIES FOR THIS AFTERNOON.

* MAIN IMPACT…HEAVY WET SNOW MAY FALL AT RATES GREATER THAN AN
INCH PER HOUR AT SOME LOCATIONS DURING THE PREDAWN AND MORNING
HOURS. THIS WILL LIKELY RESULT IN QUICK ACCUMULATION OF WET SNOW
ON ROADS…RESULTING IN SLIPPERY AND POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS
TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

* OTHER IMPACTS.. DUE TO THE HIGH LIQUID CONTENT OF THE
SNOW…THOSE WITH HEALTH CONCERNS SHOULD USE CAUTION WHEN
SHOVELING. THE HEAVY WET SNOW MAY ALSO LEAD TO WEIGHTED DOWN
BRANCHES AND POWER LINES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

CURRENT CONDITIONS
Chicago Executive Airport
Lat: 42.11 Lon: -87.9 Elev: 646
Last Update on Feb 24, 6:52 am CST

Light Snow Fog/Mist

33 °F
(1 °C)
Humidity: 89 %
Wind Speed: NW 12 G 24 MPH
Barometer: 29.48″ (999.0 mb)
Dewpoint: 30 °F (-1 °C)
Wind Chill: 24 °F (-4 °C)
Visibility: 0.75 mi.

FORECAST (as of FRI FEB 24 2012, 07:15 AM CST) …
Today: Snow showers, mainly before noon. High near 36. Breezy, with a northwest wind between 15 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Tonight: A slight chance of snow showers before midnight, then a chance for flurries. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. West northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 32. West northwest wind between 5 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 20. West wind 5 to 15 mph becoming south southeast. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.


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