Winter Weather Advisory and Lake Effect Snow Watch for Northeast Illinois; 8.2 Inches for Arlington Heights by 5 PM Thursday

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URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
1026 AM CST TUE DEC 31 2013

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Snowfall Forecast for Arlington Heights
Continuous snow starts this afternoon between 1 PM and 4 PM and ends about 5 PM Thursday.

2.7 inches by midnight Tuesday/Wednesday

4.2 inches by 6 AM Wednesday

5.0 inches by noon Wednesday

5.7 inches by 6 p.m. Wednesday

6.3 inches by midnight Wednesday/Thursday

6.8 inches by 6 a.m. Thursday

7.7 inches by noon Thursday

8.2 inches by 5 p.m. Thursday

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LAKE IL-COOK-LAKE IN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WAUKEGAN…CHICAGO…GARY

1026 AM CST TUE DEC 31 2013

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 10 AM CST WEDNESDAY…
…LAKE EFFECT SNOW WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT
THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A LAKE EFFECT
SNOW WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

FOR THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY…

* TIMING…SNOW WILL DEVELOP LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE AT
TIMES TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING. THERE IS A CHANCE
ACCUMULATING SNOW COULD LINGER INTO WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AS WELL.

* ACCUMULATION…SNOWFALL OF 3 TO 6 INCHES THROUGH WEDNESDAY
MORNING WITH A CHANCE OF ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATION WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON.

FOR THE LAKE EFFECT SNOW WATCH…

* TIMING…LAKE EFFECT SNOW SQUALLS COULD AFFECT AREAS NEAR THE
LAKE LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…LOCALIZED ACCUMULATIONS IN EXCESS OF 6
INCHES ARE POSSIBLE.

* OTHER IMPACTS…THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR INTENSE SNOW SQUALLS TO
DEVELOP AND AFFECT AREAS NEAR THE LAKE WITH SNOWFALL RATES WELL
IN EXCESS OF AN INCH PER HOUR POSSIBLE.

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.

A LAKE EFFECT SNOW WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR A LARGE
AMOUNT OF SNOW IN ONLY A FEW HOURS. VISIBILITIES AND DEPTH OF
SNOW CAN VARY GREATLY…IMPACTING TRAVEL SIGNIFICANTLY. CONTINUE
TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.


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