NWS WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY: Two Inches of Snow Expected Tue-Wed Midnight To 10 AM Wednesday

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
346 AM CST TUE DEC 10 2013

[Accumulating snow in Arlington Heights is expected to begin about midnight with peak intensity in Chicago area from 5 AM to 10 AM Wednesday]

…ACCUMULATING SNOW LIKELY LATE TONIGHT THROUGH RUSH HOUR
WEDNESDAY…

OGLE-LEE-DE KALB-KANE-DUPAGE-COOK-LA SALLE-KENDALL-GRUNDY-WILL-
LAKE IN-PORTER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…OREGON…DIXON…DEKALB…AURORA…
WHEATON…CHICAGO…OTTAWA…OSWEGO…MORRIS…JOLIET…GARY…
VALPARAISO
346 AM CST TUE DEC 10 2013

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
10 AM CST WEDNESDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT
TONIGHT TO 10 AM CST WEDNESDAY.

* TIMING…SNOW WILL SPREAD EAST ACROSS THE ADVISORY AREA BETWEEN
MIDNIGHT AND 4 AM…PEAKING IN INTENSITY OVER NORTH CENTRAL
ILLINOIS BETWEEN 3 AND 6 AM CST…AND OVER THE CHICAGO AREA
BETWEEN 5 AND 8 AM CST.

* ACCUMULATION…TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION OF AROUND 2 TO LOCALLY 4
INCHES CAN BE EXPECTED IN THE ADVISORY AREA.

* MAIN IMPACT…SNOW WILL RESULT IN TREACHEROUS TRAVELING
CONDITIONS FOR THE WEDNESDAY MORNING RUSH HOUR…WITH SNOWFALL
RATES OF UP TO A HALF INCH PER HOUR POSSIBLE WITH THE MOST
INTENSE SNOW.

* OTHER IMPACTS…VERY COLD TEMPERATURES WILL MAKE REGULAR NON-
TREATED ROAD SALT LESS EFFECTIVE…WITH THE CURRENT BITTER COLD
RESULTING IN SNOW IMMEDIATELY ACCUMULATING ON ROADWAYS.

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.


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