Chicago-Arlington Heights Snowfall: New Snowfall 3.0 Inches, Snow Cover 3.0 Inches

A total of 3.0 inches of wet snow fell from about 11:00 p.m. Thursday until about 6:00 a.m. Friday. Snow cover at noon Friday in Arlington Heights was 3.0 inches on grassy areas and unplowed pavement areas. The snow was wet and good packing. The snowfall ties the one-day snowfall for the season, but is short of another total storm snowfall when 3.75 inches fell from about 1:00 p.m. Thursday February 7, 2013 until 1:00 a.m. Friday February 8, 2013.

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Photo of snowfall accumulation with the angle of the camera and parallax making the snow depth appear to be less than the actual 3.0 inches.

At noon Friday, radar showed a very light band of precipitation passing from southwest to northeast over Cook County, DuPage County, and Lake County (Illinois). Very light snow flurries were associated with the radar image. A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 6:00 p.m. Friday. Only 0.1 inch of snow is forecast for the remainder of Friday in Arlington Heights.

By 11:00 a.m. Friday most streets and highways were fairly quiet and cleaned up well.


Area snowfall measurements for 12 hr period ending Friday at 6 AM (inches):
BEACH PARK 3.2
BEECHER 1.8
DOWNERS GROVE 3.8
GRAYSLAKE 3.2
LA GRANGE 3.0
MELROSE PARK 3.0
PEOTONE 2.5
SCHAUMBURG 3.2
WILLOWBROOK 3.0
YORKVILLE 2.8

CURRENT CONDITIONS
Chicago Executive Airport
Lat: 42.11 Lon: -87.9 Elev: 646 ft
Last Update on 22 Feb 11:52 am CST

Air Temperature 30°F
Fog/Mist
Humidity 92%
Wind SpeedS 7 mph
Barometer 29.84 in (1011.3 mb)
Dewpoint 28°F (-2°C)
Visibility 1.25 mi
Wind Chill 23°F (-5°C)

FORECAST TODAY (as of FRI FEB 22 2013, 1:00 PM CST) — INCLUDES A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY …

This Afternoon
Snow likely, possibly mixed with freezing drizzle. Patchy fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 33. Southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Little or no ice accumulation expected. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Tonight
A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 21. West southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Saturday A chance of flurries. Cloudy, with a high near 29. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday
Night Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 17. West wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Sunday Mostly sunny, with a high near 33. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the afternoon.

Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23.

Monday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35.

Winter Weather Advisory
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
1141 AM CST FRI FEB 22 2013

WINNEBAGO-BOONE-MCHENRY-LAKE IL-OGLE-LEE-DE KALB-KANE-DUPAGE-COOK-
KENDALL-WILL-LAKE IN-PORTER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ROCKFORD…BELVIDERE…WOODSTOCK…
WAUKEGAN…OREGON…DIXON…DEKALB…AURORA…WHEATON…CHICAGO…
OSWEGO…JOLIET…GARY…VALPARAISO
1141 AM CST FRI FEB 22 2013

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS
EVENING…

* TIMING…LIGHT SNOW…DRIZZLE AND FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL CONTINUE
INTO THIS AFTERNOON. ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE LESS
THAN ONE INCH WITH LITTLE OR NO ICE ACCUMULATION EXPECTED.

* IMPACTS…UNTREATED SURFACES MAY BE SLICK OR SLIPPERY.

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.


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