TODAY SUNRISE: 7:05 AM SUNSET: 5:06 PM
NWS Point Forecast: Arlington Heights IL
WINTER STORM WARNING …
Winter Storm Warning upgrades to a Blizzard Warning at 2:00 p.m.
Chicagoland weather radar shows snow over the northern two-thirds of Illinois, all of Iowa, the southern half of Wisconsin and the northern half of Indiana at 5:00 am.
Chicagoland weather radar shows snow over the northern two-thirds of Illinois, all of Iowa, the southern half of Wisconsin and northern half of Indiana at 5:00 am.
An additional 8 inches of snow is forecast for Arlington Heights from 7:00 a.m. to midnight Sunday/Monday. Another inch is forecast from midnight to 5:00 a.m. Monday.
Satellite images show clouds consistent with a large winter storm and low pressure system currently over eastern Kansas — approaching from the southwest.
Winds are forecast to gust to 37 MPH from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, and gradually taper to 13 mph at 3:00 p.m. Monday.
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
408 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015
MCHENRY-LAKE IL-DE KALB-KANE-DUPAGE-COOK-KENDALL-WILL-LAKE IN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WOODSTOCK…WAUKEGAN…DEKALB…
408 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015
…WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM CST THIS
…BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD
WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO MIDNIGHT
CST TONIGHT. A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM
* TIMING…SNOW…HEAVY AT TIMES…WILL CONTINUE UNTIL EARLY
EVENING. BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP LATE THIS AFTERNOON
AND CONTINUE THIS EVENING…ESPECIALLY NEAR THE LAKE AND IN
MORE OPEN AREAS.
* WINDS/VISIBILITY…NORTHEAST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 20 TO 30 MPH
WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH THIS AFTERNOON…WITH EVEN STRONGER WINDS
NEAR THE LAKE. THE COMBINATION OF FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WILL
FREQUENTLY REDUCE VISIBILITIES TO NEAR ZERO IN WHITE OUT
CONDITIONS LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…10 TO 15 INCHES…WITH ISOLATED TOTALS UP
TO 18 INCHES POSSIBLE.
* MAIN IMPACT…SNOW COVERED ROADS WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT. BY
AFTERNOON…THE COMBINATION OF THE SNOW AND VERY STRONG WINDS
WILL MAKE TRAVEL EXTRAORDINARILY DANGEROUS.
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.
A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS
AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT
CONDITIONS…MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT TRAVEL. IF
YOU MUST TRAVEL…HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET
STRANDED…STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE.
Blizzard warning 2pm-midnight Chicago metro, Winter storm warning elsewhere. Near white out conditions coming! pic.twitter.com/O3T7ZqrpvJ
— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) February 1, 2015
— NBC's Storm Team 5 (@NBCStormTeam5) February 1, 2015
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