Will Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Blizzard Warning
Statement as of 10:29 AM CST on February 01, 2015

...Blizzard Warning now in effect until midnight CST tonight... ...Winter Storm Warning is cancelled...

The Blizzard Warning replaces the Winter Storm Warning.

* Timing...snow...heavy at times...will continue through this evening. Blizzard conditions will also develop...especially near the lake and in more open areas.

* Winds/visibility...northeast winds will increase to 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph this afternoon...with even stronger winds near the lake. The combination of falling and blowing snow will frequently reduce visibilities to near zero in white out conditions late this afternoon and evening.

* Snow accumulations...12 to 16 inches...with isolated totals up to 18 inches possible.

* 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.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.

Local Storm Report

02/01/2015 1020 am

3 miles N of Plainfield, Will County.

Snow m8.8 inch, reported by NWS employee.

02/01/2015 0845 am

Mokena, Will County.

Snow m7.0 inch, reported by public.

02/01/2015 0823 am

Peotone, Will County.

Snow m8.3 inch, reported by co-op observer.

02/01/2015 0800 am

Plainfield, Will County.

Snow m8.0 inch, reported by public.

02/01/2015 0800 am

Bolingbrook, Will County.

Snow m6.7 inch, reported by public.

Storm total so far.

02/01/2015 0900 am

Romeoville, Will County.

Snow m7.9 inch, reported by official NWS obs.

2.5 since 6 am.

02/01/2015 0845 am

Mokena, Will County.

Snow m7.0 inch, reported by public.

02/01/2015 0900 am

Romeoville, Will County.

Snow m7.9 inch, reported by official NWS obs.

2.5 since 6 am.

02/01/2015 0823 am

Peotone, Will County.

Snow m8.3 inch, reported by co-op observer.

02/01/2015 0800 am

Bolingbrook, Will County.

Snow m6.7 inch, reported by public.

Storm total so far.

02/01/2015 0800 am

Plainfield, Will County.

Snow m8.0 inch, reported by public.

02/01/2015 0736 am

Plainfield, Will County.

Snow m6.0 inch, reported by trained spotter.

02/01/2015 0900 am

Romeoville, Will County.

Snow m7.9 inch, reported by official NWS obs.

2.5 since 6 am.

02/01/2015 0800 am

Plainfield, Will County.

Snow m8.0 inch, reported by public.

02/01/2015 0823 am

Peotone, Will County.

Snow m8.3 inch, reported by co-op observer.

02/01/2015 0736 am

Plainfield, Will County.

Snow m6.0 inch, reported by trained spotter.

02/01/2015 0800 am

Bolingbrook, Will County.

Snow m6.7 inch, reported by public.

Storm total so far.

02/01/2015 0800 am

Bolingbrook, Will County.

Snow m6.7 inch, reported by public.

Storm total so far.

02/01/2015 0823 am

Peotone, Will County.

Snow m8.3 inch, reported by co-op observer.

02/01/2015 0715 am

Lockport, Will County.

Snow m7.0 inch, reported by amateur radio.

02/01/2015 0736 am

Plainfield, Will County.

Snow m6.0 inch, reported by trained spotter.

02/01/2015 0700 am

Joliet, Will County.

Snow m6.2 inch, reported by trained spotter.

02/01/2015 0700 am

Elwood, Will County.

Snow m5.0 inch, reported by public.

02/01/2015 0619 am

Bolingbrook, Will County.

Snow m4.5 inch, reported by public.

02/01/2015 0600 am

Peotone, Will County.

Snow m5.3 inch, reported by co-op observer.

Storm total so far.

02/01/2015 0600 am

Romeoville, Will County.

Snow m5.4 inch, reported by official NWS obs.

02/01/2015 0600 am

Peotone, Will County.

Snow m5.3 inch, reported by co-op observer.

02/01/2015 0515 am

Plainfield, Will County.

Snow e4.0 inch, reported by public.

Snow so far relayed via facebook.

02/01/2015 0520 am

Shorewood, Will County.

Snow e5.0 inch, reported by public.

Snow so far relayed via facebook.

02/01/2015 0500 am

Romeoville, Will County.

Snow m4.7 inch, reported by official NWS obs.

02/01/2015 0421 am

Crest Hill, Will County.

Snow m4.0 inch, reported by trained spotter.

Storm total so far.

02/01/2015 0230 am

Romeoville, Will County.

Snow m3.0 inch, reported by official NWS obs.

1.6 inches since midnight

02/01/2015 0200 am

Joliet, Will County.

Snow m2.5 inch, reported by trained spotter.

Near I-80 and houbolt Rd.

02/01/2015 0111 am

Crest Hill, Will County.

Snow e2.1 inch, reported by trained spotter.

02/01/2015 1200 am

Romeoville, Will County.

Snow m1.4 inch, reported by official NWS obs.

1.4 inches in the past 6 hours at NWS office.

01/31/2015 1130 PM

Crest Hill, Will County.

Snow m1.0 inch, reported by trained spotter.

1.0 inch so far.

01/31/2015 1052 PM

Plainfield, Will County.

Snow m1.0 inch, reported by trained spotter.

Public Information Statement
Statement as of 09:02 am CST on February 01, 2015

...Morning snowfall Roundup...

the following are snow amounts for the previous 24-hours. Observations are usually between 6am and 8am. Thank you to all of the cooperative and cocorahs observers for their reports!

24-hour snowfall amounts for sunday(02/01/15)...

Northern Illinois snow location (county): fall(inches)

Paw Paw (lee).................................8.8 Mendota 2se (la salle)........................8.5 Aurora (kane).................................8.0 Monee (will)..................................8.0 De Kalb (de kalb).............................7.9 Malta (de kalb)...............................7.5 Dixon 2sw (lee)...............................7.5 Manhattan (will)..............................7.5 De Kalb (de kalb).............................7.2 New Lenox 2se (will)..........................7.2 Morris (grundy)...............................7.2 Montgomery 1sse (kendall).....................7.0 Ashton (lee)..................................7.0 Ottawa 1nw (la salle).........................7.0 Plainfield 1sw (will).........................7.0 Mendota (la salle)............................7.0 Steward (lee).................................6.5 Plainfield 2sse (will)........................6.2 Joliet 2n (will)..............................6.2 Spring Grove 2n (mchenry).....................6.2 Bourbonnais 2nne (kankakee)...................6.0 New Lenox 3e (will)...........................6.0 Marseilles (la salle).........................6.0 North Aurora 2ne (kane).......................5.8 St. Charles 6nw (kane)........................5.8 Genoa (de kalb)...............................5.7 Orland Hills 1se (cook).......................5.6 Coal City 4nnw (grundy).......................5.5 Elburn (kane).................................5.5 Carbon Hill 3.1n (grundy).....................5.5 Mazon 0.5ene (grundy).........................5.5 Geneva 4wsw (kane)............................5.5 Highwood 1s (lake)............................5.5 Lockport 1se (will)...........................5.5 St Anne (kankakee)............................5.5 Westmont (du page)............................5.5 Romeoville (will).............................5.4 Batavia 1wnw (kane)...........................5.3 Peotone (will)................................5.3 Peotone (will)................................5.2 Pontiac (livingston)..........................5.2 Winfield (du page)............................5.2 Barrington (lake).............................5.1 Downers Grove 0.4nne (du page)................5.1 Batavia 2wnw (kane)...........................5.1 Bourbonnais (kankakee)........................5.0 Palos Park 1sw (cook).........................5.0 Bolingbrook 3ne (du page).....................5.0 Batavia 1wsw (kane)...........................5.0 Marseilles 6wnw (la salle)....................5.0 Elk Grove Village 1ese (cook).................4.7 Schaumburg 3wsw (cook)........................4.5 Lincolnwood 2e (cook).........................4.5 Glen Ellyn 2sse (du page).....................4.5 Elgin 2w (kane)...............................4.5 Lake Zurich (lake)............................4.5 Rockford (winnebago)..........................4.4 Batavia (kane)................................4.3 Elgin (kane)..................................4.3 Palatine 1e (cook)............................4.3 Elk Grove Village 2wsw (cook).................4.3 Harvard 3sse (mchenry)........................4.3 Crete 3e (will)...............................4.3 Park Ridge (cook).............................4.2 Burnham-Hegewisch 2nnw (cook).................4.2 Lombard 1nnw (du page)........................4.2 Park Forest (cook)............................4.2 Elmhurst 1ese (du page).......................4.1 Streator 4ene (la salle)......................4.1 Chicago 6ese (cook)...........................4.0 Chicago Ridge (cook)..........................4.0 La Grange Park 1ssw (cook)....................4.0 Bonfield 4wsw (kankakee)......................4.0 Mundelein 2wnw (lake).........................4.0 Lake Villa 2wsw (lake)........................4.0 Elmhurst 2se (du page)........................3.9 Worth (cook)..................................3.8 Elmhurst (du page)............................3.8 Buffalo Grove 2n (lake).......................3.7 Mundelein (lake)..............................3.7 Dwight (livingston)...........................3.5 Hebron (mchenry)..............................3.5 midway coop (cook)............................3.5 ohare (cook)..................................3.5 Rockford 3ne (winnebago)......................3.4 Ashkum 5.6e (iroquois)........................3.3 Oak Park 2s (cook)............................3.0 Oak Lawn 2wnw (cook)..........................3.0 Countryside 1ene (cook).......................3.0 Watseka 6.9wnw (iroquois).....................3.0 Emington 2sse (livingston)....................3.0 Streator (livingston).........................3.0 Capron (boone)................................2.7 Roscoe 2ese (winnebago).......................2.6 Roscoe 2se (winnebago)........................2.6 Milford (iroquois)............................2.5 Fairbury (livingston).........................2.4 Paxton (ford).................................2.0 Chatsworth (livingston).......................1.5

Northwest Indiana snow location (county): fall(inches)

Crown Point 2wsw (lake).......................6.0 Dyer 1wnw (lake)..............................5.9 Hobart 1nnw (lake)............................5.0 Valparaiso 6ssw (porter)......................5.0 Valparaiso 1se (porter).......................4.5 Valparaiso 6wsw (porter)......................4.5 Porter 1s (porter)............................4.1 de motte 1ssw (jasper)........................4.0 (w9opr)wheatfield 1ene (jasper)...............4.0 Gary 5ene (lake)..............................4.0 Valparaiso 4sw (porter).......................4.0 Morocco (newton)..............................4.0 Rensselaer (jasper)...........................3.5 Remington (jasper)............................2.2 Remington (jasper)............................2.0