Lake Effect Snow Warning Extended to 6 PM; Chicago-Arlington Heights Snowfall: New Snowfall 12.5 Inches, Snow Cover 15 Inches

A total of 12.5 inches of snow fell in Arlington Heights from Tuesday December 31, 2013 through Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 8:35 a.m. Snow cover is 15.0 inches on January 2, 2014 at 8:35 a.m. The most recent snowfall was 0.5 inch on Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25, 2013.

Snowfall as of 8:35 a.m. Thursday, January 2, 2014.

[ALERT: Forecast low is -8 degrees with a Wind Chill of -12 at 6 a.m. Friday]

Radar shows snow bands moving south near the Lake Michigan shoreline and as far west as a line from Gurnee to Mundelein to Elgin to Aurora to Ottawa, Illinois. This is a prolonged snow event that is expected to end between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Thursday, January 2, 2014. Accumulations will be updated tonight. The forecasted snow accumulation for Arlington Heights for the rest of Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. is 1.3 inches.

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
546 AM CST THU JAN 2 2014

COOK-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF…CHICAGO
546 AM CST THU JAN 2 2014

…LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS
EVENING…

* TIMING…LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS…AT TIMES SQUALLS…THROUGH
TODAY. THESE SHOULD MOVE OUT OF COOK COUNTY FAIRLY QUICKLY
DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON INTO EARLY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…LAKE EFFECT SNOW SQUALLS RESULT IN HIGHLY
VARIABLE ACCUMULATIONS. AS A RESULT…SOME AREAS IN THE
WARNING MAY ONLY GET AN INCH OR TWO OF SNOW WHILE OTHER
LOCATIONS COULD SEE SIX OR MORE INCHES…POSSIBLY EVEN IN
EXCESS OF EIGHT.

* IMPACTS…SNOWFALL RATES AROUND TWO INCHES PER HOUR WITHIN SNOW
SQUALLS. THIS COULD RESULT IN NEAR ZERO VISIBILITIES AT
TIMES…MAKING TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS.

* OTHER IMPACTS…NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WILL
CREATE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF LAKE-
EFFECT SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR
IMPOSSIBLE. LAKE-EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS TYPICALLY ALIGN THEMSELVES
IN BANDS AND WILL LIKELY BE INTENSE ENOUGH TO DROP 1 TO SEVERAL
INCHES OF SNOW PER HOUR FOR SEVERAL HOURS. VISIBILITIES VARY
GREATLY AND CAN DROP TO ZERO WITHIN MINUTES. TRAVEL IS STRONGLY
DISCOURAGED. COMMERCE COULD BE SEVERELY IMPACTED. IF YOU MUST
TRAVEL…KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT…FOOD…AND WATER IN YOUR
VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

CURRENT CONDITIONS
Last Update on 2 Jan 7:52 am CST

Light Snow Fog/Mist
19°F
-7°C
Humidity 84%
Wind Speed N 12 G 23 mph
Barometer30.17 in (1022.8 mb)
Dewpoint 15°F (-9°C)
Visibility 0.50 mi
Wind Chill 6°F (-14°C)

Arlington Heights Weather Forecast at 9:00 a.m.

Today SUNRISE: 7:20 AM SUNSET: 4:31 PM
Snow showers, mainly before 3pm. The snow could be heavy at times. Temperature falling to around 11 by 5pm. Wind chill values as low as -5. North northeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around -8. Wind chill values as low as -20. North northwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 12. Wind chill values as low as -21. Breezy, with a west wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south southwest 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 12. Wind chill values as low as -7. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Saturday
A 40 percent chance of snow, mainly after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 20 to 25 mph becoming west northwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.

Saturday Night
A 50 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 13.

Sunday
A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 14.

Sunday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around -8.

Monday
Partly sunny and cold, with a high near -7.

Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -18.

Tuesday
Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near -3.

Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -11.

Wednesday
A slight chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 14.

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Snow cover as of 8:35 a.m. Thursday, January 2, 2014.


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