Route 53 Down To One Lane Near I-90 as Winter Weather Advisory Continues And Lake Effect Snow Watch Looming

Route 53 near Interstate 90 is down to one lane at about 7:45 a.m. with deep snow. Snowfall accumulation for the current Alberta Clipper is 4.5 inches at 7:45 a.m. in Arlington Heights

Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect and the Lake Effect Snow Watch is in effect from late Wednesday night through Thursday afternoon. Another 4.3 inches is expected for Arlington Heights between 8:00 a.m. Wednesday morning and 5:00 p.m. Thursday because of additional Lake Effect snow.

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
423 AM CST WED JAN 1 2014

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

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS
EVENING…
…LAKE EFFECT SNOW WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT
THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON…

* TIMING…STEADIER SNOW WILL DEVELOP BY LATE MORNING AND CONTINUE
THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.

* ACCUMULATION…TOTAL SNOWFALL THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON…INCLUDING
LAST NIGHT…OF 4 TO 8 INCHES.

FOR THE LAKE EFFECT SNOW WATCH…

* TIMING…LAKE EFFECT SNOW SQUALLS ARE PROBABLE TO AFFECT AREAS
NEAR THE LAKE LATE TONIGHT AND CONTINUE 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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