Winter Weather Advisory: 2.4 Inches of Lake Snow Expected by 4 AM in Arlington Heights and Nearby Suburbs; Low 8°F by 7 AM

Light snow bands intensified over northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana Saturday night January 19, 2019 as expected. The National Weather Service expects that the multiple snow bands visible on radar 7:00 p.m. to 8:25 p.m. will merge into a stronger single plume later tonight or overnight when heavy snowfall is expected to develop with the plume. The plume is expected to develop over Lake County after 9-10 PM, move south over Cook County overnight, and finally move over northwest Indiana Sunday morning closer to sunrise. The greatest potential for snowfall is in Lake County, Illinois; Cook County and Lake County, Indiana. The greatest snowfall rates in Arlington Heights will occur after midnight.

Up to an additional 6″ inches could accumulate closer to the Lake Michigan shoreline.

Northerly 30 MPH gusts will gradually diminish to 20 MPH about 6:00 a.m. and persist until 1:00 p.m. Sunday. The snow will significantly diminish in Arlington Heights when the wind gusts diminish to 20 MPH.

Weather Radar (also nexrad.chgowx.com) shows snow bands off Lake Michigan expanding southwestward as they move north to south. Snow bands are expanding as far west as Kane County and Kendall County. The most intense band appears to be over Chicago’s south side and southwest side. Initially some bands were as far west as Cary in McHenry County.







 O’HARE FORECAST … 

Tonight: Snow showers, mainly before 3am. The snow could be heavy at times. Patchy blowing snow before 1am. Low around 8. Wind chill values as low as -6. Blustery, with a north wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

Sunday: A 20 percent chance of snow showers before 8am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 14. Wind chill values as low as -8. North northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 4. Wind chill values as low as -8. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

M.L.King Day: Partly sunny, with a high near 17. Wind chill values as low as -2. South southeast wind 5 to 15 mph.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14. South southeast wind 10 to 15 mph.

Tuesday: Snow before 3pm, then rain and snow, possibly mixed with sleet between 3pm and 5pm, then rain and snow after 5pm. High near 36. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Tuesday Night: Rain and snow before 2am, then a chance of snow. Low around 26. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Wednesday: A slight chance of snow before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15.

Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 24.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10.

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 13.

Friday Night: A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 2.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Chicago IL
823 PM CST Sat Jan 19 2019

…Heavy Lake Effect Snow Showers Developing Tonight…
Cook- Including the city of Chicago
823 PM CST Sat Jan 19 2019

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST SUNDAY…

* WHAT…Lake effect snow, heavy at times. Total snow
accumulations of 2 to 5 inches expected. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph, with blowing and drifting snow near the lake.

* WHERE…Cook County.

* WHEN…From 8 PM this evening to 9 AM CST Sunday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on slippery road conditions and temporary significantly reduce visibility.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

Lakeshore Flood Advisory
Lakeshore Hazard Message
National Weather Service Chicago IL
823 PM CST Sat Jan 19 2019

ILZ006-014-INZ001-201030-
/O.CON.KLOT.LS.Y.0001.000000T0000Z-190120T1500Z/
Lake IL-Cook-Lake IN-
823 PM CST Sat Jan 19 2019

…LAKESHORE FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST SUNDAY…

* LAKE SHORE FLOODING…Onshore winds of 30 to 35 mph will produce waves of 7 to 10 ft. The large waves and strong winds will drive up lake levels, which are already above average.

* TIMING…Through mid morning Sunday

* IMPACTS…Minor flooding is likely along the Illinois and Lake County Indiana shoreline, including along the Chicago lakefront bike path in the typical flood prone areas.

* SAFETY…Avoid flood prone areas along the lakeshore and stay off of structures such as piers, jetties and breakwalls.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Lakeshore Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds will generate flooding of low areas along the lakeshore.

 LAKE TEMPS … 

SOUTHERN LAKE MICHIGAN WATER TEMPERATURES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
903 AM CST Sat Jan 19 2019

LAKE MICHIGAN WATER TEMPERATURES…

CHICAGO SHORE……….33.

CHICAGO CRIB……….32.

MICHIGAN CITY……….35.

&&

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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