NWS WIND CHILL ADVISORY in Effect from 6 PM Wednesday Until 5 AM Thursday

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
346 AM CST WED DEC 11 2013

[Wind chill for Arlington Heights: -6 at 1:00 p.m., -11 at 4:00 p.m., -15 at 7:00 p.m.,
-19 at 1:00 a.m., -17 at 4:00 a.m., -12 at 7:00 a.m., -5 at 10:00 a.m.]

LAKE IL-DUPAGE-COOK-LA SALLE-KENDALL-GRUNDY-WILL-LAKE IN-PORTER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WAUKEGAN…WHEATON…CHICAGO…OTTAWA…
OSWEGO…MORRIS…JOLIET…GARY…VALPARAISO
346 AM CST WED DEC 11 2013

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CST THIS
MORNING…
…WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 5 AM
CST THURSDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL
ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 5 AM CST
THURSDAY.

* TIMING…SNOW WILL END BY MID MORNING OVER THE CHICAGO METRO
AREA.

* ACCUMULATION…STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL GENERALLY END
UP IN THE 1 TO 3 INCH RANGE…THOUGH IT IS STILL POSSIBLE THAT
THERE COULD BE ISOLATED TOTALS OF 3 TO 4 INCHES.

* MAIN IMPACT…UNTREATED ROADS WILL BE SNOW COVERED AND TRAVEL
DIFFICULT FOR THE MORNING RUSH HOUR. IN ADDITION…REDUCED
VISIBILITY IN SNOW IS LIKELY THROUGH THE HEART OF THE RUSH HOUR
IN THE CHICAGO AREA…PARTICULARLY FROM THE CITY SOUTHWARD.

* WIND CHILLS…TEMPERATURES WILL FALL INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS THIS
AFTERNOON AND BELOW ZERO THIS EVENING. MODERATE NORTHWEST WINDS
WILL RESULT IN WIND CHILLS OF 10 TO 20 BELOW ZERO THIS AFTERNOON
FALLING TO 15 TO 25 BELOW ZERO TONIGHT

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT SNOW WILL CAUSE TRAVEL
DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS…LIMITED
VISIBILITIES…AND VERY DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS
WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN
FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.
IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS…MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND
GLOVES.


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