Snow begins in Chicago – this could be the start of something big

Weather observations at 6pm indicate that light snow has begun across much of the Chicago area.  At the onset, the snow is light lowering visibilities to the 1-3 mile range, but the snow should quickly increase in intensity as visibilities drop to less than one mile.

A winter storm warning remains in effect for the Chicago area through 9pm Friday night. Final totals could be as high as 10-15 inches in many locations.

HICAGO AREA WEATHER ROUNDUP
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
600 PM CST THU FEB 08 2018

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.

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NORTHEAST ILLINOIS



CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
OHARE          LGT SNOW  20  12  71 SW8       30.35F WCI  10
6HR MIN TEMP:  17; 6HR MAX TEMP:  21; 6HR PCP: TRACE;

MIDWAY         CLOUDY    20  13  74 S7        30.37S WCI  11
6HR MIN TEMP:  17; 6HR MAX TEMP:  22;

AURORA         LGT SNOW  19  14  81 SE7       30.34F WCI  10
6HR MIN TEMP:  14; 6HR MAX TEMP:  19; 6HR PCP: TRACE;

LANSING*       CLOUDY    19  14  81 S7        30.38F WCI  10
JOLIET*        LGT SNOW  20  15  82 SE5       30.37F WCI  13
WAUKEGAN       CLOUDY    19  10  68 SW7       30.35R WCI  10
6HR MIN TEMP:  19; 6HR MAX TEMP:  21;

DUPAGE AIRPORT LGT SNOW  18  14  84 S6        30.34F FOG     WCI  10
6HR MIN TEMP:  15; 6HR MAX TEMP:  19; 6HR PCP: TRACE;

WHEELING       CLOUDY    21  12  68 SW5       30.37S WCI  15
6HR MIN TEMP:  19; 6HR MAX TEMP:  22;

KANKAKEE*      LGT RAIN  20  14  78 E7        30.37F WCI  11
MORRIS*        LGT SNOW  19  16  86 E8        30.34F WCI   9
LEWIS AIRPORT* LGT SNOW  19  14  82 S8        30.36F WCI   8
NORTHERLY ISL    N/A     20  12  71 S8          N/A  WCI  10
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