Depending on the Surface, 0.75″ to 2.75″ Snowfall in Arlington Heights Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018

A total of 2.75 inches of snow fell in Arlington Heights from about 2:30 PM until 5:30 PM Saturday February 17, 2018. The recent snow period lasted about 3:00 (hours:minutes). The previous snow cover was 3.75 inches. The new snow cover is 6.5 inches on untouched areas over grass.

The snow quality was wet and heavy — good for packing, but difficult for shoveling (although the depth wasn’t difficult). Snow accumulated significantly on previously snow-covered areas, but less on concrete-paved areas, and even less on black asphalt-covered areas.

Fluffy wet snow collected on some concrete surfaces, accumulating to about 0.5″ by 4:00 p.m. CST. At the end of today’s snow event, the total snowfall on concrete surfaces was only 1.5″ at 5:30 p.m. CST.

Black asphalt collected very little snow accumulation (some areas zero) at 4:00 p.m. CST. At the end of today’s snow event, the total snowfall accumulation on black asphalt was only 0.75″ at 5:30 p.m. CST.

The sun is likely to melt all snow on unshoveled private driveways by noon Sunday, especially on black asphalt driveways without shade. Partly cloudy skies are forecast for Sunday morning with a temperature of 38°F at noon, and a high of 42°F from about 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

A high of 59°F is forecast for Monday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. following temperatures in the 50s starting at noon. Most of the snow cover should be melted by midnight Monday/Tuesday.

Significant rainfall may be measured, especially from 7:00 a.m. Monday through 5:00 p.m. Tuesday. A NWS forecast indicates 1.71″ of rain might be measured from midnight Sunday/Monday until 6:00 p.m. Tuesday.


NWS Chicago Forecast

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 23. West wind 5 to 15 mph.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 42. South wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers after midnight. Increasing clouds, with a low around 37. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Monday/Washington’s Birthday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 59. South wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Monday Night: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 51. South southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Tuesday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 60. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Tuesday Night: Rain likely before 1am, then a chance of freezing rain between 1am and 4am, then a chance of freezing rain and sleet after 4am. Cloudy, with a low around 27. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34.

Wednesday Night: A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.

february.chicagoweatherstation.com

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High 33, Arlington Heights, Chicago Weather Forecast Northwest




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