Arlington Heights Snowfall: Pavement 7.5″ and Grass 7.5″ Sunday December 11, 2016


A total of 7.5 inches of snow fell in Arlington Heights from about 3:30 PM Saturday December 10, 2016 until about 9:00 PM Sunday December 11, 2016. The recent snow period lasted about 29:30 (hours:minutes) with a 2 1/2-hour break Sunday morning. Snow cover before this recent snow storm was significant in some patches on the ground before the recent snowfall. The current snow cover is 7.5 to 9 inches.

There was a break in snowfall from about 8:00 AM until 10:30 AM.

A total of 2.5 inches of snow fell in Arlington Heights from about 3:30 PM Saturday December 10, 2016 until about 8:00 AM Sunday December 11, 2016.

Some grassy areas had significant patches of snow cover from last Sunday’s (Dec. 4) snow storm, but significant grassy areas also had zero snow depth. The deepest snow depth where significant snow patches remained from last week were about 8 to 9 inches deep.

The new snowfall had medium wetness with wetter snow occurring later on Sunday, forming a slushy base on pavement under the news snow. Yesterday’s high was 33°F about 9:00 pm. to 11:00 p.m.

The underlying slush had not frozen hard as of 5:00 a.m. Monday, but temperatures are dropping and snow will be more difficult to shovel as Monday progresses. The air temperature was about 32°F at midnight and was 26°F at 5:00 a.m. Monday. Air temperatures are expected to fall to about 20°F by 8:00 a.m. and hold in the lower 20s until about 10:00 p.m. Monday/Tuesday overnight will be in the teens and the forecasted high for Tuesday is 17°F with no additional snow forecast until Friday.

IDOT had 300 plows out over the weekend and kept up with the medium-heavy snowstorm. Arlington Heights Public Works plows also kept up with the snowfall. They had the “beet juice” tracks down early had most streets cleared by sunrise Monday.

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