Tuesday, December 23, 2014

WINTER STORM WATCH: O'Hare Airport and Nearby Airport Weather Observations and Conditions • TUE DEC 23, 2014 10:53 PM CDT

LocationTime
(cdt)
Sky/WeatherTemp.
(ºF)
Dewpt.
(ºF)
Humidity
(%)
Wind
(mph)
Pressure
(in)
Chicago/O'Hare23:51Overcast393689NW 629.74
Chicago Midway Airport23:53Overcast433986SW 529.74
Chicago Executive Airport23:52Mostly Cloudy393586NW 329.76
Chicago / West Chicago, Dupage Airport23:52Partly Cloudy363493Calm29.75
Aurora Municipal Airport23:52Fog/Mist333089W 329.75
Gary Chicago International23:55Overcast423781Calm29.74
Kenosha Regional Airport23:53A Few Clouds383486Calm29.74
Chicago / Waukegan, Waukegan Regional Airport23:55Mostly Cloudy353393Calm29.74
Lansing Municipal Airport23:55Overcast413993Calm29.74
Click on location name for the weather during the past two days at that site.



URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
935 PM CST TUE DEC 23 2014

KANE-DUPAGE-COOK-KENDALL-GRUNDY-WILL-KANKAKEE-LAKE IN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...AURORA...WHEATON...CHICAGO...OSWEGO...
MORRIS...JOLIET...KANKAKEE...GARY
935 PM CST TUE DEC 23 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM CST WEDNESDAY
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING...

* TIMING...RAIN TRANSITIONS TO WET SNOW IN THE MID MORNING HOURS.
  A NARROW BAND OF HEAVY WET SNOW WILL FORM SOMEWHERE OVER THE
  WATCH AREA AROUND NOON THROUGH THE EARLY AFTERNOON. LIGHT TO
  MODERATE SNOW WILL THEN CONTINUE INTO THE EARLY EVENING. AREAS
  NEAR THE LAKE AND THE ILLINOIS AND INDIANA BORDER INTO NORTHWEST
  INDIANA MAY HAVE THE BEST POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY SNOW.

* SNOW RATES... 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR WITH OVER 2 INCHES PER
  HOUR EXPECTED WITHIN THE HEAVY SNOW BAND.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 7 INCHES...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
  AMOUNTS POSSIBLE UNDER THE NARROW BAND.

* WINDS...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 30 MPH.

* MAIN IMPACT...TRAVEL WILL BE DIFFICULT WITH TRAVEL NEARLY
  IMPOSSIBLE WITHIN THE NARROW BAND OF HEAVY WET SNOW.
  VISIBILITIES WILL VARY FROM AROUND ONE MILE OUTSIDE OF THE
  BAND TO LESS THAN ONE QUARTER OF A MILE WITHIN THE SNOW BAND.

* OTHER IMPACTS...THE HEAVY WET NATURE OF THE SNOW WILL MAKE IT
  DIFFICULT TO SHOVEL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
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