Chicago-Arlington Heights Snowfall: New Snowfall 9.5 Inches, Snow Cover 14.5 Inches

A total of 9.5 inches of snow fell as the storm total in Arlington Heights from Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 6:50 a.m. until Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 5:00 a.m. The day’s total on Tuesday March 5, 2013 was 9.0 inches.

Snow cover at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday in Arlington Heights was 14.5 inches on grassy areas and unplowed pavement areas. The snow is dry and fluffy with a crunchy layer at the old snow cover depth.

The season to date snowfall total is officially 20.5 inches at O’Hare International Airport, which is 1.2 inches short of the average (21.7 inches). Almost 90 percent of the season’s snowfall has occurred since February 1, 2013.

Yesterday’s snow also broke the record snowfall for the date of March 5, which was 3.8 inches (2002).

At 6:45 a.m. Wednesday radar shows no snow in the northwest suburbs. Yesterday’s storm is already centered over Virginia.

CURRENT CONDITIONS
Chicago Executive Airport
Lat: 42.11 Lon: -87.9 Elev: 646 ft
Last Update on 6 Mar 5:52 am CST

27°F ( -3°C)
Overcast
Humidity 85%
Wind Speed N 12 mph
Barometer 30.15 in (1021.9 mb)
Dewpoint2 3°F (-5°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill 16°F (-9°C)

Arlington Heights Weather Forecast at 6:45 a.m. March 6, 2013 …

Today
Occasional light snow before noon. Cloudy, with a high near 32. North northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10%.

Tonight
Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 20. North northwest wind around 5 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 31. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Thursday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 21. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Friday
Sunny, with a high near 39. South southeast wind around 5 mph, with gusts as high as 10 mph.

Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 27.

Saturday
A 20 percent chance of showers after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 43.


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