Winter Storm Warning Effective Tuesday 10 PM Until Wednesday 1 PM — 5.2″ Forecast for Arlington Heights

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About 5.2 inches of snow are forecast for Arlington Heights overnight Tuesday to Wednesday. A little more snow is expected south (Joliet, for example). The snow is expected to start between 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. and taper off between 7:00 am. and 1:00 p.m. Wednesday in Arlington Heights [LIVE PRECIPITATION TYPE RADAR].

Wind gusts with blowing snow are forecast to be significant. Gusts from the northeast are forecast to start about 2:00 p.m. Tuesday with an air temperature of 43 degrees also at 1:00 p.m. Wind gusts will increase gradually as temperatures will drop gradually.

Gusts up to 38 MPH are forecast for 4:00 a.m. through 7:00 a.m. Wednesday.

An air temperature low of 20 degrees is forecast for 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Wednesday in Arlington Heights.

Lake County and Kane County area under a Winter Weather Advisory. McHenry County has not been issued a Winter Storm Warning or Winter Weather Advisory.

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
351 AM CDT TUE MAR 11 2014

…PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW EXPECTED TONIGHT INTO
WEDNESDAY MORNING…

DUPAGE-COOK-LA SALLE-KENDALL-GRUNDY-WILL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WHEATON…CHICAGO…OTTAWA…OSWEGO…
MORRIS…JOLIET
351 AM CDT TUE MAR 11 2014

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 1 PM
CDT WEDNESDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS
EVENING TO 1 PM CDT WEDNESDAY.

* TIMING…RAIN IS EXPECTED TO CHANGE TO SNOW BY MID TO LATE THIS
EVENING FROM NORTH TO SOUTH. THE SNOW SHOULD END FROM WEST TO
EAST WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* SNOW RATES…1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR AT TIMES LATE THIS EVENING
AND OVERNIGHT.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…4 TO 8 INCHES BY WEDNESDAY MID
MORNING.

* MAIN IMPACTS…PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW…COMBINED WITH NORTHERLY
WINDS OF 20 TO 25 MPH AND GUSTS TO 40 MPH LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING WILL LEAD TO CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING
SNOW…WITH NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS AT TIMES. TRAVEL WILL
LIKELY BECOME TREACHEROUS DUE TO SNOW COVERED ROADS AND
SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED VISIBILITY LATE TONIGHT AND THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* OTHER IMPACTS…TRAVEL IN AND OUT OF OHARE AND MIDWAY AIRPORTS
WILL LIKELY BE ADVERSELY IMPACTED WEDNESDAY MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF
SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN
AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL…KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT…
FOOD…AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

&&

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Hazardous Weather Outlook
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
422 AM CDT TUE MAR 11 2014

ILZ003>006-008-010>014-019>023-032-033-039-INZ001-002-010-011-019-
120930-
WINNEBAGO-BOONE-MCHENRY-LAKE ILLINOIS-OGLE-LEE-DE KALB-KANE-
DUPAGE-COOK-LA SALLE-KENDALL-GRUNDY-WILL-KANKAKEE-LIVINGSTON-
IROQUOIS-FORD-LAKE INDIANA-PORTER-NEWTON-JASPER-BENTON-
422 AM CDT TUE MAR 11 2014 /522 AM EDT TUE MAR 11 2014/

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS…
NORTHEAST ILLINOIS AND NORTHWEST INDIANA.

.DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT.

RAIN WILL TRANSITION TO SNOW AND BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES ACROSS
MUCH OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS AND ALL OF NORTHWEST INDIANA LATER THIS
EVENING INTO OVERNIGHT. THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED
TO BE MAINLY SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 88. IN ADDITION…INCREASING WIND
SPEEDS WILL LEAD TO AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW OVERNIGHT.

THERE IS AN INCREASED RISK OF LOCALIZED FLOODING DUE TO ICE JAMS
AS RUNOFF FROM SNOW MELT INCREASES FLOWS ON AREA STREAMS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY.

SNOW WILL LINGER ACROSS NORTHEAST ILLINOIS AND NORTHWEST INDIANA
EARLY ON WEDNESDAY MORNING…WITH BLOWING SNOW POTENTIALLY
CONTINUING ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA ON WEDNESDAY MORNING.

THERE IS A CONTINUED RISK OF LOCALIZED FLOODING DUE TO ICE JAMS
ON AREA STREAMS.

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