Snowfall 4.5″ at 6AM, NOT the 7″ That Was Forecast for 6 AM; Winter Storm Warning Continues

SNOW TOTALS MAY BE SHY OF FORECAST; WINTER STORM WARNING UNTIL NOON TODAY

A total of 4.5 inches of snow fell in Arlington Heights from about 5:30 PM Thursday February 8, 2018 until 6:00 AM Friday February 9, 2018. The recent snow period, which is ongoing, lasted about 12:30 (hours:minutes). The current snow cover is 11.0 inches (including the past week’s accumulation with settling).

The snow quality was very fluffy, dry and light — not good packing snow, but easy for shoveling. Snow accumulated significantly on grassy and paved areas.

An unexpected break in persistent moderate snowfall occurred overnight, so snowfall accumulation totals may be lower than forecast. Regarding last night’s forecast, at least 7″ of new snow was forecast for the period from 6 PM to 6 AM for Arlington Heights.

Another 3″ of snow is forecast from 6 AM to 10 AM Friday. Then two more rounds of light snow are forecast for Saturday and Sunday.






NWS Forecast
Today: Snow, mainly before noon. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 27. North northeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

Tonight: Snow, mainly after 3am. Low around 14. North wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

Saturday: Snow likely, mainly before noon. Cloudy, with a high near 22. North wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Saturday Night: Snow likely, mainly after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 14. North wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

Sunday: A 50 percent chance of snow before noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 25. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 4.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 27.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 13.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 32.

Winter Storm Warning
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Chicago IL
227 AM CST Fri Feb 9 2018

…Snow During the Morning Commute…

DuPage-Cook-Kendall-Will-Lake IN-Porter-
Including the cities of Wheaton, Chicago, Oswego, Joliet, Gary,
and Valparaiso
227 AM CST Fri Feb 9 2018

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY…

* WHAT…Snow, heavy at times occurring. Plan on difficult travel
conditions, including during the morning commute. Additional
snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches are expected, with the
highest amounts north of Interstate 80.

* WHERE…Portions of northwest Indiana and northeast Illinois.

* WHEN…Until noon CST today.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Be prepared for significant reductions in
visibility at times.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather
conditions are occurring. If you must travel, keep an extra
flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an
emergency.

february.chicagoweatherstation.com

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