Snow breaking out across the Chicago Metro area

 

Update:11:45 pm

New snow in the Rockford area has totaled 0.7 inches as measured this evening at WREX-TV

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Light snow was falling across the Chicago Metro area shortly before midnight as the city’s latest snow event gets underway. The snow will be quite light at first, but gradually get heavier during the night. Visibilities will be dropping below 1 mile in most area and down to 1/2 mile or less as the snow intensifies.  With temperature well below freezing, untreated road surfaces will quickly become snow covered and slippery.

At 11pm most visibilities in the Chicago area were between 1 and 2 miles, except at Midway Airport where it had dropped to 3/4 mile.   An early snowfall report from Belvidere indicates that 0.4 inches of snow has accumulated there and roads are becoming snow covered.

 

Here is the latest area roundup from the National Weather Service

 

CHICAGO AREA WEATHER ROUNDUP
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
1100 PM CST SUN FEB 03 2013

NOTE: "FAIR" INDICATES FEW OR NO CLOUDS BELOW 12,000 FEET WITH NO
SIGNIFICANT WEATHER AND/OR OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISIBILITY.

* THESE STATIONS ARE NOT UNDER NWS QUALITY CONTROL. THEY ALSO MAY NOT
  REPORT WEATHER SUCH AS PRECIPITATION OR FOG.

ILZ005-006-012>014-019>023-040600-
NORTHEAST ILLINOIS

CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
OHARE          LGT SNOW  20  17  88 W8        30.03S FOG
MIDWAY         LGT SNOW  21  16  81 W8        30.05S VSB 3/4
AURORA         LGT SNOW  21  19  92 W6        30.05S FOG
LANSING*       LGT SNOW  22  18  84 W8        30.05F
JOLIET*        LGT SNOW  22  20  92 NW3       30.06S
WAUKEGAN       LGT SNOW  18  13  80 VRB5      30.02F
DUPAGE AIRPORT LGT SNOW  20  17  88 W7        30.03F FOG
WHEELING       LGT SNOW  20  15  81 W6        30.05F
KANKAKEE*      LGT SNOW  24  20  86 W9        30.07F
MORRIS*        CLOUDY    24  20  86 NW3       30.05F
LEWIS AIRPORT* LGT SNOW  21  19  93 W7        30.05F
NORTHERLY IS     N/A     21  17  84 W8          N/A
$$

WIZ051-052-058>065-066-070>072-040600-
SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN

CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
MILWAUKEE      CLOUDY    17   8  67 W7        30.02S
KENOSHA*       LGT SNOW  18  12  77 W8        30.02S
RACINE*        CLOUDY    17  10  74 W10       30.04S
BURLINGTON     LGT SNOW  16  14  93 W5        30.02S
WAUKESHA       LGT SNOW  14  10  85 SW6       30.01S
WEST BEND      CLOUDY    16   9  73 CALM      30.00S
$$

INZ001>003-010>013-019-020-040600-
NORTHWEST INDIANA

CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
GARY           NOT AVBL
VALPARAISO     LGT SNOW  20  16  84 W7        30.05S FOG
$$

LMZ740>746-040600-
SOUTHERN LAKE MICHIGAN

STATION/POSITION TIME  SKY/WX   TEMP WIND     PRES    VSBY
                                AIR  DIR/SPD
                 (UTC)          (F)  (DEG/KT) (MB)    (MI)
HARRISON CRIB    0500            20   270/ 15   N/A
BURNHAM HARBOR   0500            21   280/  7   N/A
CALUMET HARBOR   0500            21   250/  8 1018.3F
BURNS HARBOR     0500            23   270/ 16 1017.9S
MICHIGAN CITY    0500            22   250/ 21   N/A
$$

 

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