Wind Chill Advisory: Low -6°F with Wind Chill Low -24°F Friday Morning; Second Brutal Cold Blast Possible Next Week in Chicago

NEXT WEEK, CHICAGO COULD BE NEAR A RECORD LOW HIGH TEMPERATURE ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2019

Very cold temperatures are forecast to reach -6°F from 7 AM to 8 AM Friday, January 25, 2019 with a Wind Chill of -21 to -24 from 3AM to 7 AM Friday morning. Falling temperatures passed zero about midnight Thursday/Friday. Chicago hasn’t been below zero since February 5, 2018. About a half-inch to an inch or less of snow is forecast for 3PM to 10PM Friday in Arlington Heights and the northwest suburbs. Gusty winds will diminish about 5 PM Friday after having peaked to 30-35 MPH around 11 PM Thursday night.

Outlook for Significant Snow and Dangerous Cold
In the long range forecast, a significant snow event is possible Sunday night through Monday night, followed by temperatures of -14°F to -15°F early morning Wednesday and early morning Thursday with a high of only -3°F on Wednesday and a high of only 1°F on Thursday. If this forecast comes true for Wednesday and Thursday next week, we’ll be in a cold zone for the lowest high temperatures. Cold high temperatures in this zone haven’t been observed since January 4, 1994 (-4°F), January 18, 1994 (-11°F) and February 3, 1996 (-5°F). January 18, 1994’s temperature of -11°F also occurred on December 24, 1983 — the two dates tying the all-time record low high temperature. Therefore we would also be near the all-time record low high temperature if the forecast for Wednesday comes true next week. The all-time record low temperature for Chicago is -27°F on January 20, 1985.

Weather Radar (also nexrad.chgowx.com) in northeast Illinois is clear.

Last night’s Wind Chill at 8:02 PM (Thursday) …








 O’HARE FORECAST … 

Overnight: Clear, with a low around -6. Wind chill values as low as -23. West wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Friday: Snow likely, mainly after 5pm. Increasing clouds and cold, with a high near 5. Wind chill values as low as -24. West southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Friday Night: Snow likely, mainly before 10pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around -3. Wind chill values as low as -15. West southwest wind around 5 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Saturday: A 20 percent chance of snow after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 12. Wind chill values as low as -10. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.

Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 5. West wind around 5 mph, with gusts as high as 10 mph.

Sunday: A 20 percent chance of snow before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 14.

Sunday Night: Snow likely after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 5. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Monday: Snow. Cloudy, with a high near 21.

Monday Night: Snow likely, mainly before midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 3.

Tuesday: Partly sunny and cold, with a high near 7.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -15.

Wednesday: Partly sunny and cold, with a high near -3.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -14.

Thursday: Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 1.

 WIND CHILL ADVISORY … 

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Chicago IL
208 AM CST Fri Jan 25 2019

…Dangerous Wind Chills This Morning…

Winnebago-Boone-McHenry-Lake IL-Ogle-Lee-DeKalb-Kane-DuPage-Cook-La Salle-Kendall-Grundy-Will-Kankakee-Livingston-Iroquois-Ford-Lake IN-Porter-Newton-Jasper-Benton-Including the cities of Rockford, Belvidere, Woodstock, Waukegan, Oregon, Dixon, DeKalb, Aurora, Elgin, Wheaton, Chicago, Ottawa, Oswego, Morris, Joliet, Kankakee, Pontiac, Watseka, Paxton, Gary, Valparaiso, Morocco, Rensselaer, and Fowler

208 AM CST Fri Jan 25 2019 /308 AM EST Fri Jan 25 2019/

…WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST /1 PM
EST/ TODAY…

* WHAT…Very cold wind chills of 20 to 30 below zero.

* WHERE…Northern Illinois and northwest Indiana.

* WHEN…Until noon CST Friday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…The cold wind chills could cause
frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills. Frostbite and hypothermia can occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and gloves.


 LAKE TEMPS … 

SOUTHERN LAKE MICHIGAN WATER TEMPERATURES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
851 AM CST Thu Jan 24 2019

LAKE MICHIGAN WATER TEMPERATURES…

CHICAGO SHORE……….33.

CHICAGO CRIB……….30.

MICHIGAN CITY……….33.

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M IS FOR MISSING DATA THAT IS NORMALLY AVAILABLE.

THE MICHIGAN CITY WATER TEMPERATURE SENSOR IS LOCATED AT A WATER INTAKE ONE MILE OFFSHORE AND 60 FEET BELOW WATER SURFACE. IT IS READ EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR.

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