Lake Effect Snow Warning in Effect Until 3:00 Thursday; 8.0 Inches New Snowfall in Arlington Heights Since Yesterday

A total of 8.0 inches of snow has fallen in Arlington Heights since snow began at about 3:00 p.m. Tuesday. About 4.5 inches of snow had fallen yesterday from 3:00 p.m. until midnight. Another 3.5 inches of snow fell today.

Another 2.6 inches is forecast from 6:00 p.m. today until 5:00 p.m. Thursday. Deeper amounts of an additional 4-10 inches could fall closer to Lake Michigan.

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
433 PM CST WED JAN 1 2014

LAKE IL-COOK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WAUKEGAN…CHICAGO
433 PM CST WED JAN 1 2014

…LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THURSDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A LAKE EFFECT
SNOW WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THURSDAY. THE
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. THE LAKE EFFECT
SNOW WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING…LAKE EFFECT SNOW SQUALLS ARE EXPECTED TO AFFECT
PORTIONS OF THE WARNING AREA TONIGHT. THE LAKE EFFECT SNOW
SHOWERS ARE THEN EXPECTED TO BECOME BETTER ORGANIZED AND
INCREASE IN INTENSITY BY THURSDAY MORNING FOR AREAS NEAR THE
LAKE. THESE LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE INTO THURSDAY
AFTERNOON BEFORE THE BAND SHIFTS EASTWARD ACROSS NORTHWEST
INDIANA BY THURSDAY 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…PARTICULARLY ACROSS THE
FAR WESTERN SECTIONS OF OF LAKE AND COOK COUNTIES.
HOWEVER…ISOLATED AREAS NEAR LAKE MICHIGAN COULD RECEIVE AROUND
10 INCHES OF SNOW BEFORE THE SNOW ABATES THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS…THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR INTENSE SNOW SQUALLS TO
DEVELOP AND AFFECT AREAS NEAR THE LAKE WITH SNOWFALL RATES IN
EXCESS OF TWO INCHES PER HOUR. THIS COULD RESULT IN NEAR ZERO
VISIBILITIES AT TIMES…MAKING TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS.

* OTHER IMPACTS…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 [LIVE RADAR]
Last Update on 1 Jan 4:52 pm CST

Light Snow Fog/Mist
21°F
-6°C
Humidity 85%
Wind Speed NE 10 mph
Barometer 30.22 in (1024.6 mb)
Dewpoint 17°F (-8°C)
Visibility 1.25 mi
Wind Chill 10°F (-12°C)

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