Snowfall Report for Arlington Heights and Chicagoland: 7″ on Grass, 2.5″ on Pavement (Preliminary)

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Early snowfall report for Arlington Heights at a central location is 7 inches on a grass surface and 2.5 inches on unplowed pavement.

Light snow began to fall just before 7:52 p.m. Friday at Chicago Executive Airport. Snow has fallen continuously until the time of this report at 10:15 a.m., and is expected to taper off by 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

The snow is heavy, wet snow with high amounts accumulating on tree branches, and causing some downed trees and downed branches.

Temperatures will be dropping this morning and afternoon and temperatures are expected to hit freezing (32°F) by about 11:00 a.m. The overnight low is expected to fall to 12°F from 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. The wind chill is expected to hit zero.

A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 3:00 p.m.

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Winter Storm Warning
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
819 AM CST SAT NOV 21 2015

…MODERATE TO OCCASIONALLY HEAVY SNOW TODAY…

ILZ014-022-212100-
/O.CON.KLOT.WS.W.0005.000000T0000Z-151121T2100Z/
COOK-WILL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…CHICAGO…JOLIET
819 AM CST SAT NOV 21 2015

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS
AFTERNOON…

* TIMING…SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MID TO LATE THIS AFTERNOON.
THE SNOW WILL BE LOCALLY HEAVY AT TIMES THROUGH EARLY
AFTERNOON.

* SNOWFALL RATES…UP TO AN INCH PER HOUR.

* ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATION…3 TO 7 INCHES. HIGHEST AMOUNTS
INLAND FROM LAKE MICHIGAN.

* IMPACTS…DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS AND SHARPLY REDUCED
VISIBILITY.

* THE FIRST ACCUMULATING SNOW OF THE YEAR CAN CATCH MOTORISTS
OFF GUARD. ENSURE TO PLAN ACCORDINGLY AND USE EXTRA CAUTION IF
TRAVELING.

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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Snowfall on grass measures 7 inches.



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