Lake-effect snow hitting the downtown area

In Chicago's non-winter to date, even a little bit of snow becomes newsworthy.
Lake-effect snow is hitting the Loop area with accumulations up to 1/2 inch
reported so far.Areas along the lakefront can expected periods of lake-effect
snow through the afternoon.

 

 

alert map
Radar Time: Dec 27 2012 11:40 AM CST
alert legend
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COOK-LAKE IN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CHICAGO...GARY
1126 AM CST THU DEC 27 2012

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW AFFECTING CITY OF CHICAGO...

LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS WERE AFFECTING PORTIONS OF THE CHICAGO
AREA AT MIDDAY...PARTICULARLY FROM THE NEAR NORTH SIDE...SOUTH
THROUGH DOWNTOWN AND ALONG THE SOUTH SHORE INTO FAR NORTHWEST
LAKE COUNTY INDIANA. MINOR ACCUMULATIONS OF UP TO A HALF INCH AND
VISIBILITY REDUCTIONS TO LESS THAN A MILE HAVE BEEN REPORTED WITH
THE HEAVIER SNOW SHOWERS.

SNOW SHOWERS WILL LIKELY CONTINUE TO MOVE INLAND ACROSS MUCH OF
THE CITY OF CHICAGO INTO THE AFTERNOON HOURS...WHILE DIMINISHING
ACROSS NORTHWEST INDIANA. THE LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS WILL ALSO
LIKELY MOVE INTO THE NEAR NORTH SUBURBS ALONG THE LAKE. SNOW
SHOWERS SHOULD WEAKEN SOMEWHAT DURING THE AFTERNOON...WITH AREAS
GENERALLY EAST OF THE TRI STATE TOLLWAY EXPECTED TO SEE SNOWFALL
AMOUNTS RANGING FROM A DUSTING TO PERHAPS AS MUCH AS AN INCH IN A
FEW SPOTS CLOSER TO THE LAKE. MORE LIGHTLY TRAVELED SIDE
STREETS...PARKING LOTS AND SIDEWALKS WILL LIKELY BECOME SLIPPERY
IN SOME LOCATIONS...THOUGH MOST MAJOR ROADWAYS SHOULD REMAIN WET
WITH TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 20S TO AROUND 30.


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