Tuesday, February 26, 2013
How much snow has fallen in your neighborhood?
Update, 10:32 a.m., Wednesday: The highest snowfall amount from yesterday's winter storm was measuered in Beach Park, which received 11.7 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service in Chicago. Here's a look at other snowfall totals reported to the National Weather Service: ---------------------- Update, 11:25 p.m.: Preliminary storm totals from the National Weather Service show that Gurnee received the highest snowfall amount, with 10 inches as of 9:35 p.m. Tuesday. Beach Park in northern Lake County was close behind, with 9.5 inches of snow. Here's a look at other totals from around the region: --------------------- Update, 7:45 p.m.: As much as 8.2 inches of snow has fallen in northern Illinois, according to storm totals …
Residents should beware of what is called heart attack snow. Starting at noon today until 9 p.m., the National Weather Service has issued an advisory for blowing snow, rain and sleet which could cause hazardous driving conditions.
Tuesday, February 26
A previous Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect for Palatine and Arlington Heights, but the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from noon until 9 p.m. tonight. Area residents should beware of heavy snow and blowing snow, with a mix of rain and sleet causing difficult travel and low visibility. Wind gusts are expected to reach up to 40 mph, and heavy snow is expected to affect the afternoon commute, according to the National Weather Service. This type of snow is referred to as heart attack snow, due to its weight and the National Weather Service advises people to use caution when shoveling. Caution is also encouraged while driving today. Accumulations of snow are expected to be between three and six inches and…
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect starting at 9 p.m. Thursday until 6 p.m. Friday, prepare for slippery roads and limited visibility.
Here we go Palatine with another round of snow, wind gusts and slippery roads, as a Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect beginning at 9 p.m. tonight. Snow tonight is expected to be followed by heavy snow into late evening, with a snowfall rate of 1-inch per hour or more, according to the National Weather Service. Waking up Friday, commuters can expect freezing drizzle and treacherous, slippery conditions on the roads. Total accumulations are projected to be up to 6 inches of snow and a tenth of an inch of ice. Wind gusts will be between 30 and 35 miles per hour. Visibility is expected to be diminished to less than a half of a mile on the roadways, due to wind gusts and blowing snow. Drivers are advised to use extreme caution if they …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
How much snow is expected?
Get ready for more snow! A winter weather advisory will be in effect from 9 p.m. Thursday until 6 p.m. Friday for all of northern Illinois, including the following counties: Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will. The National Weather Service in Chicago says the snow should develop by Thursday evening and continue into Friday, with snowfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches expected. "A period of heavy snow with snowfall rates of 1 inch per hour is possible late Thursday evening into the overnight hours," according to the National Weather Service.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
The National Weather Service in Chicago says the region could see 3 to 5 inches of snow by midday Monday.
After getting through most of the winter season thus far with barely a dusting of snow, northern Illinois is forecast to see its second moderate accumulation within the span of a week. A winter weather advisory is in effect from 10 p.m. today until noon Monday due to an Alberta Clipper system that is expected to bring snow across northeast Illinois. The National Weather Service in Chicago says between 3 and 5 inches of snow could fall "along and north of a line from just north of Rockford to Chicago to Valparaiso." Snowfall rates could reach an inch per hour at times, according to the National Weather Service. The most intense snowfall is expected to fall between 3 and 8 a.m. There could also be some lake-effect snowfall on Monday.