= ) 1-12-12 SNOW

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= ) 1-12-12 SNOW

Postby snowball » Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:04 pm

... ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL EXPECTED ON THURSDAY...

AFTER ANOTHER UNSEASONABLY MILD DAY ON WEDNESDAY... AN ARCTIC FRONT WILL PUSH THROUGH THE REGION WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND BRING AN ABRUPT END TO THE MILD AND DRY WEATHER.

PRECIPITATION WILL START WEDNESDAY NIGHT ACROSS NORTHWEST AND NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS AND SPREAD EAST OVERNIGHT... POSSIBLY STARTING AS A RAIN SNOW MIX BEFORE TRANSITIONING OVER TO ALL SNOW AS TEMPERATURES FALL BELOW FREEZING.

BY THURSDAY MORNING... TEMPERATURES WILL BE FALLING THROUGH THE 20S... ALONG WITH INCREASING NORTHWEST WINDS. THE COMBINATION OF FALLING SNOW AND WINDS GUSTING UP TO 30 MILES PER HOUR WILL LIKELY LEAD TO A HAZARDOUS MORNING COMMUTE. OCCASIONALLY MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW... IN TANDEM WITH THE GUSTY WINDS... MAY REDUCE VISIBILITIES TO A HALF MILE OR LESS AT TIMES. THE AREA OF SNOW WILL GRADUALLY SHIFT EAST THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING... BUT THE THURSDAY EVENING COMMUTE WILL LIKELY BE SIGNIFICANTLY IMPACTED AS WELL. CURRENT FORECAST SNOWFALL AMOUNTS ARE FOR A WIDESPREAD GREATER THAN 2 INCH SNOWFALL... WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS EXPECTED OVER FAR NORTHEAST ILLINOIS... WHERE UP TO 5 INCHES MAY ACCUMULATE.

OVERNIGHT LOWS PLUMMETING TO BETWEEN 10 AND 15 DEGREES ON THURSDAY NIGHT AND WESTERLY WINDS CONTINUING TO GUST TO 25 TO 30 MPH WILL RESULT IN MINIMUM WIND CHILL VALUES OF ROUGHLY 0 TO 5 BELOW ZERO.

FURTHER UPDATES AND REFINEMENTS TO THE FORECAST ARE LIKELY... SO PERSONS PLANNING TRAVEL ACROSS THE REGION THURSDAY SHOULD CLOSELY MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND STATEMENTS.
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Re: = ) 1-12-12 SNOW

Postby FSP » Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:05 pm

i dont even care if it happens cuz reading that forecast just makes me happy. nw winds means real good surfing and hopefully a wet snow that wont blow off for a southerly snowkite sesh on the back side. somethings goin down one way or the other so onward orwell.
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