...Blizzard Warning in effect until midnight CST tonight... ...Winter Storm Warning is cancelled...
The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Blizzard Warning...which is in effect until midnight CST tonight. This replaces the Winter Storm Warning.
* Timing...snow...heavy at times...will continue into this evening. Blizzard conditions will also develop and continue this evening.
* Snow accumulations...10 to 16 inches...with isolated higher amounts possible.
* Winds/visibility...northeast winds will increase to 20 to 30 mph with occasional gusts to 45 mph this afternoon. The combination of falling and blowing snow will occasionally reduce visibilities to near zero late this afternoon and evening in near white out conditions.
* Main impact...snow covered roads will make travel difficult. By afternoon...the combination of the snow and very strong winds will make travel extraordinarily dangerous.
* Secondary impact...the combination of strong northeast winds and snow covered power lines may lead to isolated power outages.
A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout conditions...making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel...have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded...stay with your vehicle.