Tuesday, 25 April, 2017

Lake effect snow warning issued

Chicago Weather Snow could make morning commute messy Monday WEATHERChicago Weather Snow could make morning commute messy Monday Email none
Craig Ferguson | 15 March, 2017, 01:15

As the wind pattern has become more northwesterly, snow showers have weakened over northeast IL with the target of heavier snow shifting into northwest IN where Lake-effect snow Warnings and Advisories have been continued overnight into Wednesday morning. The Lake Effect snow could continue through the night, into Porter County where a band is expected late Tuesday evening and will continue overnight.

The morning commute was a messy one with numerous accidents reported on area expressways and schools canceled throughout the region. A BLIZZARD WARNING has already been posted for NY city with strong winds and heavy snow likely. Instead of a northwest or westerly wind giving West Michigan lake effect snow, an opposite wind from the east and northeast will deliver heavy lake effect snow on the opposite side of the lake. The lake-effect warning is in effect until 4 p.m. Tuesday in Cook, DuPage and Lake counties. But because lake-effect bands are only about 10 to 15 miles wide, snow totals can greatly vary over short distances.

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Before Monday morning, Chicago had not seen more than an inch of snow since December 17, according to the Tribune; but we're catching up a bit now. The snow will be dry inland and possibly wetter closer to Lake Michigan. Thursday can bring a Limited Ice Accumulation Risk, with continued hazardous conditions for Small Craft through Sunday.

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