Chicago-Arlington Heights Snowfall: New Snowfall 3.75 Inches, Snow Cover 8.5 Inches

A total of 3.75 inches of sleet and snow fell from about 1:00 p.m. Thursday until Friday at 1:00 a.m. Snow cover at 6:30 a.m. Friday in Arlington Heights was 8.75 inches on grassy areas and unplowed pavement areas. The snow was wet and good packing, but is now brittle and crunchy.

At 6:45 a.m. Friday radar shows no snow in the northwest suburbs. Lake effect light snow bands are headed due south toward northwest Indiana.

As of 8:15 a.m. streets are fairly quiet.


Area snowfall measurements (inches):
Zion, 9.5”
Kenosha, 9”
Beach Park, 8.5”
Vernon Hills, 7.8”
Wadsworth and Gurnee, 7”
Bull Valley and Winthrop Harbor, 6.5”
Grayslake, 6”
Lake Bluff, 5.5”
Lake Zurich, 5.3”
Mundelein, 5.1”
DeKalb, 4.9”
Northbrook, 4.6″
Schaumburg, 3.0
Downers Grove, 1.2
Melrose Park, 1.0
O’Hare International Airport, 1.0
Willowbrook, 0.6
Yorkville, 0.6
Midway International Airport, 0.5
La Grange, 0.2
Peotone, TRACE

CURRENT CONDITIONS
Chicago Executive Airport
Lat: 42.11 Lon: -87.9 Elev: 646 ft
Last Update on 8 Feb 7:52 am CST

Overcast
25°F
-4°C
Humidity88%
Wind SpeedN 14 mph
Barometer30.21 in (1023.8 mb)
Dewpoint22°F (-6°C)
Visibility10.00 mi
Wind Chill13°F (-11°C)

FORECAST TODAY (as of FRI FEB 08 2013, 8:10 AM CST) — INCLUDES A HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK …

Today
A chance of flurries before 1pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 29. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 13. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.

Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 34. Light east southeast wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.

Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 24. South southeast wind around 10 mph.

Sunday
A chance of rain or freezing rain before 10am, then rain. High near 42. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Sunday Night
Rain before 1am, then a slight chance of snow. Low around 33. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Monday
A 20 percent chance of snow before 7am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. Breezy.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
419 AM CST FRI FEB 8 2013

WINNEBAGO-BOONE-MCHENRY-LAKE ILLINOIS-OGLE-LEE-DE KALB-KANE-
DUPAGE-COOK-LA SALLE-KENDALL-GRUNDY-WILL-KANKAKEE-LIVINGSTON-
IROQUOIS-FORD-LAKE INDIANA-PORTER-NEWTON-JASPER-BENTON-
419 AM CST FRI FEB 8 2013 /519 AM EST FRI FEB 8 2013/

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS…
NORTHEAST ILLINOIS AND NORTHWEST INDIANA.

.DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT.

THE THREAT FOR ICE JAMS WILL CONTINUE FOR AREA STREAMS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY.

THERE IS A CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN SUNDAY MORNING…MAINLY NORTH
OF INTERSTATE 80.

THERE IS A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS SUNDAY AFTERNOON…
MAINLY SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 80.

THE THREAT FOR ICE JAMS WILL CONTINUE FOR AREA STREAMS.


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