WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Chicagoland; Lake Effect Snow Forecast Has Shifted and Intensified to Northwest Indiana

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Most snow expected to fall just before evening rush hour. Lake Effect Snow could still clip areas near Lake Michigan and the Illinois-Indiana state line. Lake Effect Snow warnings have been issued for Northwest Indiana tonight.

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
254 AM CST FRI FEB 10 2012

…DANGEROUS LAKE EFFECT SNOW STORM LIKELY TONIGHT OVER NORTHWEST
INDIANA…

COOK-WILL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…CHICAGO…JOLIET
254 AM CST FRI FEB 10 2012

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM CST
THIS EVENING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO
9 PM CST THIS EVENING. THE LAKE EFFECT SNOW WATCH IS NO LONGER IN
EFFECT.

* TIMING…SNOW WILL DEVELOP EARLY THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE
INTO EARLY THIS EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…TOTAL SNOWFALL OF GENERALLY 1 TO 3 INCHES
IS EXPECTED BY EARLY EVENING…WITH LOCALLY HEAVIER AMOUNTS
POSSIBLE NEAR THE LAKE AND INTO SOUTHEASTERN COOK AND FAR
EASTERN WILL COUNTIES WHERE SOME LAKE ENHANCEMENT TO THE
SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED LATE THIS AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS…GREATLY REDUCED VISIBILITIES AND ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL
WILL LIKELY RESULT IN HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON
INTO EARLY THIS EVENING. PERSONS SHOULD PLAN TO ALLOW EXTRA TIME
FOR THE AFTERNOON COMMUTE OR CONSIDER TAKING PUBLIC
TRANSPORTATION TO AVOID LONG DELAYS.

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.


SNOW FORECAST FOR AREAS AROUND CHICAGO …
Forecast amount east, north and south of Arlington Heights as of 9:15 a.m. Thursday, February 10, 2012 …

Arlington Heights … 1-3 inches
Buffalo Grove … 1-3 inches
Bedford Park … 1-3 inches
Calumet City … 2-4 inches

CHICAGO …
THE CIRCLE I-90/94-I290 … 1-4 inches
THE SPLIT I-90-I94 … 1-3 inches
SOLDIER FIELD … 1-4 inches
O’HARE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT … 1-3 inches
MIDWAY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT … 1-3 inches

Cicero … 1-3 inches
Deerfield … 1-3 inches
Des Plaines … 1-3 inches
Evanston … 1-3 inches
Evergreen Park … 1-3 inches

GARY, IN … 7-12 inches

Glenview … 1-3 inches
Golf … 1-3 inches
Highland Park … 1-3 inches
Highwood … 1-3 inches
Joliet … 1-2 inches
Lake Forest … 1-3 inches
Lincolnwood … 1-3 inches
Naperville … 1-2 inches
Northbrook … 1-3 inches
Orland Park … 1-2 inches
Park Ridge … 1-3 inches
Skokie … 1-3 inches
Summit … 1-3 inches
Vernon Hills … 1-3 inches


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