A total of 2.5 inches of light, dry snow fell from about 10:30 p.m. Sunday. Snowfall is currently tapering off already this morning. Snow cover at 6:45 a.m. in Arlington Heights was 5.25 inches on grassy areas and unplowed pavement areas. Snow plows are on the streets. The snow is light, dry and not good packing for snowballs.
At 7:05 a.m. Monday radar shows the major snow precipitation moving toward the east away from the area with no development in western Chicagoland. A show band is still affecting Will County. Infrared satellite at 7:00 a.m. CST Monday shows the trailing edge of clouds at northwestern Illinois and southeast Iowa. All of Illinois is currently under cloud cover. Winter Weather Advisory continues until noon.
Several crashes reported on northbound Route 53 near Biesterfield Road and near Higgins Road.
Chicago Executive Airport
Lat: 42.11 Lon: -87.9 Elev: 646
Last Update on 4 Feb 6:52 am CST
Light Snow Fog/Mist
Wind Speed NE 6 mph
Barometer 29.91 in (1013.8 mb)
Dewpoint 21°F (-6°C)
Visibility 1.75 mi
Wind Chill 16°F (-9°C)
FORECAST TODAY (as of SAT FEB 02 2011, 8:10 AM CST) — INCLUDES A HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK …
Today: Snow showers, mainly before noon. High near 26. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 9. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest after midnight.
Snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30. Wind chill values as low as -3. South southwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday Partly sunny, with a high near 33. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
A 50 percent chance of snow after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.
Thursday A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 33.
Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 22.
Winter Weather Advisory
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
440 AM CST MON FEB 4 2013
…ACCUMULATING SNOW TO CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY MORNING…
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ROCKFORD…BELVIDERE…WOODSTOCK…
440 AM CST MON FEB 4 2013
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST
* TIMING…SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS BEFORE
ENDING FROM WEST TO EAST BY MIDDAY TODAY. SOME LIGHT SNOW
SHOWERS OR FLURRIES MAY LINGER INTO THE AFTERNOON.
* ACCUMULATION…2 TO 4 INCHES…WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS
EXPECTED ALONG AND NORTH OF A DIXON…TO JOLIET…TO VALPARAISO
LINE. ISOLATED HIGHER AMOUNTS TO AROUND 5 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE.
* MAIN IMPACT…TRAVEL WILL BE DIFFICULT ON UNTREATED OR UN-PLOWED
ROADS. REDUCED VISIBILITY MAY MAKE FOR HAZARDOUS TRAVEL EVEN ON
THE WELL MAINTAINED ROADS AND HIGHWAYS. MOTORISTS SHOULD ALLOW
FOR ADDITIONAL TRAVEL TIME TO REACH DESTINATIONS.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES…INCLUDING DURING THE
MONDAY MORNING RUSH HOUR. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND
LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.
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