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January 21-24 Winter Storm Potential

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49 minutes ago, Chicago WX said:

You better believe it. Worst conditions I've worked in yet. Sidewalks, porches, side streets...just a total sh*t show. And it got worse when it got dark. There is no accrual on cars or trees, but with the ground being cold...it's just adding to ground conditions being an ice rink. And all this crap is gonna freeze hard tomorrow. FML.  

Freezing rain or shine.  :arrowhead:

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7 minutes ago, michsnowfreak said:

 I'm wondering if that is the same thing that will happen here. They actually closed DTW airport due to icing right now

I am also curious what ground cover will look like 24 hours from now. I really really do not want to go into the deep freeze without snow on the ground.

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It's funny how even our good snows, it's always slow and steady; it seems our peak so far has been half an inch an hour rates, hoping it picks up later.  We've seen a couple inches or so to this point.

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7 minutes ago, Hoosier said:

33 and rain

I can’t check outside right now, but if we’re not already there, we will be soon

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REA FORECAST DISCUSSION  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE, IL  
856 PM CST TUE JAN 22 2019  
   
UPDATE  
  
856 PM CST  
  
NO BIG CHANGES TO GOING FORECAST PLANNED THIS EVENING, JUST A BIT  
OF FINE TUNING TO TEMPS AND PRECIP TYPE. CURRENTLY, THE RAIN-SNOW  
LINE IS FAIRLY CLOSELY ALIGNED WITH I-80 WITH LITTLE IN THE WAY   
OF FREEZING RAIN REMAINING. CONTINUED WARM AIR ADVECTION FOR THE   
NEXT FEW HOURS WILL PROBABLY RESULT IN THE RAIN-SNOW LINE LIFTING   
A BIT FARTHER NORTH, ESPECIALLY ACROSS NE IL. DESPITE THE BRIEF   
RESPITE IN PRECIP, THE WINTER STORM WARNING AREA STILL LOOKS ON   
TRACK TO GET ANOTHER 3-6" OF SNOW OVERNIGHT WITH TEMPS EXPECTED TO  
REMAIN PLENTY COLD ENOUGH TO ACCUMULATE.   
  
REGARDING HEADLINES...  
  
GROUP OF COUNTIES SET TO EXPIRE IN A FEW MINUTES LOOKS REASONABLE.  
KENDALL, NORTHERN LASALLE, AND NORTHWESTERN WILL SHOULD CONTINUE  
TO SEE SNOW FOR A BIT LONGER, BUT WITH TEMPS NOW INCHING UP JUST  
ABOVE FREEZING, ACCUMULATIONS SHOULDN'T GET OUT OF HAND DESPITE  
THE BRIEFLY HEAVIER BURSTS OF SNOW OCCURRING. SHOULD BE ABLE TO  
ALLOW COOK AND DUPAGE TO EXPIRE AS SCHEDULED AT MIDNIGHT AS WELL  
AS RAIN/SNOW LINE INCHES NORTH AND TEMPS CLIMB A COUPLE DEGREES  
ABOVE FREEZING ENDING THE MEANINGFUL ACCUMULATION RISK.   

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From LOT sounds aggressive to me

 

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Chicago IL
859 PM CST Tue Jan 22 2019

...Impacting Wintry Precipitation Through Wednesday Morning...

ILZ006-231100-
/O.CON.KLOT.WW.Y.0005.000000T0000Z-190123T1800Z/
Lake IL-
Including the city of Waukegan
859 PM CST Tue Jan 22 2019

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST
WEDNESDAY...

* WHAT...Snow, possibly mixing with rain overnight. Additional
  snow accumulations of 2 to 6 inches.

* WHERE...Lake IL County.

* WHEN...Until noon CST Wednesday.

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About 1.5" so far.  This snow is very opposite of the last one which was dry, powdery, and blew around.  This one is very wet and there's almost no wind.  Trees and powerlines are really caking up.  Rain/snow line not too far south/southeast.

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KDTW (Detroit Metro) is officially closed until at least 0100 tomorrow due to freezing rain. Nearly 20 diversions and counting.

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40dbz snow here...Huge golf ball sized flakes, with some around 2" in diameter.

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Beautiful fat flakes here (border of Lake and Cook counties) as well. It is so calm and peaceful outside. Doesn't get any better than this! Still think will transition to rain overnight for a bit, but this band made the whole event worth it. 

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She's a beaut! The south edge of that band marks the rain/snow delineation right now. Pretty much where the HRRR has shown it.

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14 minutes ago, Chicago Storm said:

40dbz snow here...Huge golf ball sized flakes, with some around 2" in diameter.

Make that 50dbz snow here now. 

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Had a few minutes of the huge flakes ChiStorm posted about and from the radar I look to be about 5 miles north of the rain/snow line.

Off to bed, excited to see what I’ll wake up to. 

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16 minutes ago, UMB WX said:

Minus the optimism.

I think there are quite a few optimists on the board (myself included) so it is nice to have someone to ground us which most often than not aligns with the ultimate outcome. 

*This message was paid for by Chicago Storm :D

 

Jokes aside, thank you all for your contributions and knowledge shared! :thumbsup:

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