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Fairly Pleasant Chi and Northern IL

By: juslivn, 5:11 PM GMT on February 28, 2011

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March 15: It should be relatively quiet around Chicagoland for the next couple of days. Enjoy the sunshine and warmth as we get up to about 50 and then some rain may head our way.
On vacation so please see the details in the Chicago wx forecast from WU. :)


March 7- The rain/snow line should set up farther north from us here in N. IL, with the line being about the Dells. But, that doesn't mean we'll get by with non-eventful weather. About an inch of rain or just a bit less here and there, will be in store for N. IL. Swollen rivers and streams will get their share, then the trickle down will begin from Wisconsin to our IL rivers, as another system sets us up for more precip this weekend. Hoping for easy does it, but after a few patterns of this, on and off...it's gonna be trouble. Check flooding plans, preparations, and take care all. It's going to be a looooong Spring.



March 4- Get your sump pumps crankin and hoist your schtuff if you've got issues in the basement or wherever...We get rain, then ice pellets late tonight, then light snow. Could be thunder south, and will have to watch if IL gets some heavy storms in central and southern IL, threatening already flooded rivers and grounds. Not a lot of snow expected here.
But, we do it all again late Tues./Weds with rain so definitely a wet pattern. TGIF!

Feb 28 - Well, this last day of meteorological winter has certainly ended the show with quite a finale in IL and many other states. And, it is still going on. I counted 41 storm reports from IL on the NWS from 2/27/11 and 2/28/11 for Illinois. One tornado is listed, but I believe there may have been 5 unconfirmed tornadoes from TWC sources combined w/WU and NWS. Will have to wait to see what they say to confirm that, but wouldn't doubt it.

We go into a quiet time in Northern IL, a bit chilly but thankfully quiet. Next system comes in Thurs/Fri. from the Pacific and at this point looks to be a rainmaker. TG!
Hope everyone stays safe. Have a good Monday. I will be re-evaluating my postings of the storms, alerts and and making changes for Spring storms to come.








Link to Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service IL:
Link

Updated: 2:48 AM GMT on March 16, 2011

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Meteorological Winter goes out with a boom

By: juslivn, 7:20 PM GMT on February 22, 2011

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Feb 28 - Well, this last day of meteorological winter has certainly ended the show with quite a finale in IL and many other states. And, it is still going on. I counted 41 storm reports from IL on the NWS from 2/27/11 and 2/28/11 for Illinois. One tornado is listed, but I believe there may have been 5 unconfirmed tornadoes from TWC sources combined w/WU and NWS. Will have to wait to see what they say to confirm that, but wouldn't doubt it.

We go into a quiet time in Northern IL, a bit chilly but thankfully quiet. Next system comes in Thurs/Fri. from the Pacific and at this point looks to be a rainmaker. TG!
Hope everyone stays safe. Have a good Monday. I will be re-evaluating my postings of the storms, alerts and and making changes for Spring storms to come. More in the body of the blog. New thread coming soon. This one is getting too long.

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Feb 27 - Winter Weather Advisory

Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
337 PM CST SUN FEB 27 2011

...A MIXED BAG OF WINTRY PRECIPITATION EXPECTED TONIGHT THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING...

.A STRONG WARM FRONT EXTENDING FROM DEEPENING LOW PRESSURE OVER
THE OKLAHOMA PANHANDLE THROUGH CENTRAL ILLINOIS AND INDIANA TO
NORTHERN OHIO. SOUTH OF THIS FRONT LIES AN UNSEASONABLY WARM AND
MOIST AIRMASS...WHILE MUCH COOLER AIR RESIDES TO THE NORTH.
INITIALLY...THIS WARM FRONT WILL BE THE FOCUS FOR SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS...BUT AS THE WARM AIR MOVES NORTH...OVERRUNNING THE
COLD AIR AND THE WEDGE OF SHALLOW COLD AIR MOVES SOUTH...A PERIOD
OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET WILL BEGIN. THE FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET
WILL DEVELOP TO THE SOUTH OVERNIGHT...EVENTUALLY REACHING THE FAR
SOUTHEASTERN COUNTIES BY MORNING. AS THE AIRMASS WILL REMAIN
UNSTABLE INTO THE NIGHT...BRIEF BURSTS OF HEAVY SLEET IS LIKELY.
EVENTUALLY...THE LAYER OF WARM AIR ABOVE THE SUB-FREEZING AIR AT
THE SURFACE WILL BE ERODED BY DEEP LAYER COLD AIR AND THE
PRECIPITATION WILL CHANGE OVER TO ALL SNOW.

ILZ003>006-008-280545-
/O.NEW.KLOT.WW.Y.0007.110228T0300Z-110228T1200Z/
WINNEBAGO-BOONE-MCHENRY-LAKE IL-OGLE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCKFORD...BELVIDERE...WOODSTOCK...
WAUKEGAN...OREGON
337 PM CST SUN FEB 27 2011

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO
6 AM CST MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET CHANGING OVER TO
SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM CST
MONDAY.

* TIMING...FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET FROM 8 PM THROUGH
MIDNIGHT...THEN SNOW UNTIL EARLY MONDAY MORNING.

* ACCUMULATIONS...ONE TO TWO TENTHS OF AN INCH OF SLEET AND
FREEZING RAIN. TOTAL SNOWFALL OF 2 TO 4 INCHES.

* HAZARDS...ACCUMULATING SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN CHANGING OVER TO
ACCUMULATING SNOW.

* IMPACTS...FREEZING PRECIPITATION WILL CAUSE DANGEROUS DRIVING
CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW...SLEET...OR
FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

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Feb. 27 - Looks like tonight and tomorrow will be quite interesting. Be safe.

Severe Weather Alert for Northern IL:

Flash freeze and icy travel possible Monday morning...

Moderate to heavy rainfall is likely this evening into the first
part of the overnight hours across northern and central Illinois
as well as Northwest Indiana. Colder air is likely to move into the
region late this evening into the overnight hours... which could
result in the rain changing to freezing rain or snow before ending
over far northern Illinois... mainly from the northern suburbs west
into Rockford and Dixon areas. While significant ice and or snow
accumulations do not appear likely... even minor accumulation would
likely result in travel becoming hazardous.

While rain is expected to end before the cold air arrives over
most of the area. The rain will wash away any left over salt and
the pavement will likely remain wet as temperatures drop below
freezing increasing the chances of a flash freeze with areas of
black ice forming. Persons with travel plans late tonight into
Monday morning should monitor later forecasts and plan accordingly.


Izzi


Feb 22 - Thought I'd change the blog while we are in between storms. I am a bit busy with work and will maybe not have much time to post much??? We'll see if that continues...It goes from dead quiet to busy with no rhyme or reason.
So feel free to let me know if I'm going to get slammed by a foot of snow or something, lol.

Bringing over the candle for New Zealand. Prayers for all the victims and their families.

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Link to Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service IL:
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Updated: 5:00 PM GMT on February 28, 2011

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And Next Up: Snow for N. IL

By: juslivn, 2:25 PM GMT on February 06, 2011

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Feb. 21 - The National Weather Service has issued an Advisory for 3-5 inches of snow through Tues. Morning. Ice should be out of the area by now. We did get about 1/10 of an inch. Winds have picked up. Snow to come in next. Watching Thurs./Fri. as another storm threatens someone in the Mid-West, Central States. Ugh (highly overused word, this year) Flood status for IL in post #188 at the bottom. I'm going to clear out this blog soon and start a new thread. It's getting too long. Redundant is just a given this winter.

Added this update to replace this morning's advisory:


Statement as of 11:51 AM CST on February 21, 2011

... Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 6 am CST Tuesday...

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Winter
Weather Advisory for freezing rain and snow... which is in effect
until 6 am CST Tuesday.

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Winter
Weather Advisory for freezing rain and snow... which is in effect
until 6 am CST Tuesday.

* Timing... occasional freezing rain will change to light snow this
afternoon. The snow is expected to become steadier late this
evening and into the overnight hours tonight.

* Accumulations... trace amounts of ice may accumulate early this
afternoon before precipitation changes to snow. Snow
accumulations of around 4 inches can be expected by early
Tuesday morning... especially near the Wisconsin state line.

* Hazards... minor ice accumulation from freezing drizzle and
snow accumulation.

* Impacts... slippery conditions on lightly traveled or untreated
roads and sidewalks... especially on exposed bridge decks and
overpasses. Snow accumulation later this afternoon and tonight
will lead to untreated roads becoming snow covered and slippery.
This evenings rush hour... and Tuesday mornings commute will
likely be impacted.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow... sleet... or
freezing rain or drizzle will cause travel difficulties. Be
prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities... and use
caution while driving.



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The NWS has re-issued a new advisory. Kind of figured this was coming with round 2 (and the Southern most counties of Wisconsin had re-issued theirs a little while ago also)

Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 9 am CST Monday...

.A wintery mix of precipitation is expected across northern
Illinois tonight as rain is may become freezing rain before
transitioning to all snow by the morning. Surface temperatures
across the northern counties continues to hover near
freezing... and colder air at the surface is slowly filtering in
from the northeast. Warmer air at mid levels will continue to
promote freezing rain if and when the surface temperatures fall to
or below freezing. Significant ice accumulation is not
anticipated... and the freezing rain threat will diminish by
morning as precipitation will become all snow.

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Winter
Weather Advisory for freezing rain and sleet... which is in effect
until 9 am CST Monday.

* Timing... rain showers will change to freezing rain and or sleet
before changing to all snow by the morning.

* Accumulations... less than one tenth of an inch of ice
accumulation from freezing rain... especially away from Lake
Michigan.

* Hazards... freezing rain.

* Impacts... light ice accumulation may lead to slippery roads and
sidewalks and make travel dangerous.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow... sleet... or
freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for
slippery roads and limited visibilities... and use caution while
driving.

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Feb. 20 - Winter Storm Warning For N. IL Has Been Allowed to Expire. Will post discussion in the blog, and update here if needed later.
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Feb. 19 - NWS Winter Storm Watch has changed now to a Warning:

Winter Storm Warning in effect from 3 am to 3 PM CST Sunday...

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Winter Storm
Warning for snow... sleet... and freezing rain... which is in effect
from 3 am to 3 PM CST Sunday.
The Winter Storm Watch is no longer
in effect.

* Timing... a period of snow will develop late tonight... before
changing over to sleet then freezing rain by early Sunday
morning. Periods of freezing rain will continue on Sunday
morning.
By Sunday afternoon temperatures are expected to warm
above freezing ending the threat for freezing rain.

* Accumulations... snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are possible
before the change over to freezing rain. The heaviest
accumulations are expected across the northwest portions of the
outlook area. Additional ice accumulations of a quarter inch or
more are possible Sunday morning through mid afternoon.

* Hazards... snow and freezing rain can lead to dangerous travel
conditions and lead to power outages.


* Impacts... significant ice accumulations can lead to falling tree
limbs and can bring down power lines.


Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow...
sleet... and ice are expected or occurring. This will make travel
very hazardous.




Feb 19 - The NWS has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the Northern tier counties on the border of Wisconsin. Ice is expected. Use today, Saturday to be prepared for this storm. I believe even down to the city needs to be prepared.

ILZ003>006-192015-
/O.CON.KLOT.WS.A.0002.110220T0900Z-110221T0000Z/
WINNEBAGO-BOONE-MCHENRY-LAKE IL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCKFORD...BELVIDERE...WOODSTOCK...
WAUKEGAN
609 AM CST SAT FEB 19 2011

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
SUNDAY AFTERNOON...


* TIMING...A PERIOD OF SNOW WILL DEVELOP LATE TONIGHT...BEFORE
CHANGING OVER TO FREEZING RAIN BY EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.
PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN WILL CONTINUE ON SUNDAY MORNING. BY
SUNDAY AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES MAY WARM ABOVE FREEZING ENDING
THE THREAT FOR FREEZING RAIN.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES ARE
POSSIBLE BEFORE THE CHANGE OVER TO FREEZING RAIN. ADDITIONAL
ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF A QUARTER INCH OR MORE ARE POSSIBLE ON
SUNDAY MORNING.


* HAZARDS...SNOW AND FREEZING RAIN CAN LEAD TO DANGEROUS TRAVEL
CONDITIONS AND LEAD TO POWER OUTAGES.

* IMPACTS...SIGNIFICANT ICE ACCUMULATIONS CAN LEAD TO FALLING
TREE LIMBS AND CAN BRING DOWN POWER LINES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

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Feb. 18 - The models just won't give it up. Some have us in the snow (and 1.3" of precip. would be a lot of snow) with the low going to our south. Some have the low going directly over Northern IL and SE WI, keeping us in rain. However Northern IL and NE IL counties will have temps low enough for it to be freezing rain...that could be trouble. In any case Sat. night it appears the fun begins with what could also be freezing rain, then our main storm system Sun/Mon. And yet another for the end of next week.

Midway Airport did set a record high yesterday of 58. On a trivial note: It was 65 degrees 2 days before the Great Snow Storm of 1967! (play spooky music)

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Feb. 16 (2nd post today) - Can I fit anything else in the headline? Hmmmm...Record warmth tomorrow :)
Watching what is setting up for early next week though, and--what follows. Getting a tad nervous. Will it be rain or snow? Either way, predicted precip. looks to be in the 1 inch range Mon./Tues (one model is saying .39, whew...) but let's see how this comes together. The models this year have been extremely hard to zone in on these storms, sometimes until less then 24 hours before.
But will be soaking in the warmth until then! And with the warmth, comes the fog. Our snow pack is still around, alive and affecting our 'atmosphere' just to make things interesting ;)


Dense fog advisory in effect from midnight tonight to noon CST
Thursday...

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a dense fog
advisory... which is in effect from midnight tonight to noon CST
Thursday. The wind may reduce the fog late afternoon.

* Timing... from midnight to noon Thursday.

* Visibility... could be as low as one quarter of a mile or less.

* Impacts... driving could be dangerous with the visibility
dropping rapidly on roads and highways.


Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A dense fog advisory means visibilities will frequently be
reduced to less than one quarter mile. If driving... slow down...
use your headlights... and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.



Feb 16 - (1st Post) Hi - sorry about my Valentine graphic going poof. I did some re-organizing and apparently moved the link to my pic. It was a rose if anyone missed it. Apologies.

Chicagoland hope you are all enjoying your weather. We may see record highs tomorrow.
For those scheduling appts. for this coming Mon & Tues, guess we need to monitor the weather carefully. We have a large storm setting up which could be over an inch of rain, or could be snow, ice, slush??? If it is snow...blammo that's a lot o snow. Let's hope not. If it is rain, could be a problem for our rivers and such. Will be keeping an eye on this and other systems coming into the area for a busy end of February.

Take care all ships in port or at sea! Prayers up for all the strife going on in repressed countries, and for anyone struggling.

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Feb 14. - Hope the weather will warm all of your Hearts this week. Gets a bit colder tonight and tomorrow, but rounds out the week pushing 50-maybe 52! Some fog mist, clouds are headed in with the warm air. I hear tell of systems which may bring us some precip as we round the bend into next week, but that could be ok so the flowers don't think it is April and pop out too early. Enjoy it while it lasts!

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Feb. 11 - Finally the mercury is heading in the right direction. No watches or warnings, wow!
Officials are suggesting making preparations for the warm up by checking sump pumps and drains, removing large icicles safely before they fall, and salting areas of melt for night time temps. They will be watching the Des Plaines and many other rivers and areas for flooding and have begun filling extra sandbags and taking precautions. But, it's looking good Chicagoland! Have a great weekend!
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Feb. 9 - Wind Chill Advisory in effect from midnight CST /1 am EST/
tonight to 10 am CST /11 am EST/ Thursday...


The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Wind Chill
Advisory... which is in effect from midnight CST /1 am EST/
tonight to 10 am CST /11 am EST/ Thursday.

* Wind chill values... 20 to 25 below zero.

* Impacts... wind chill values at this level will cause frostbite
to exposed skin within 30 minutes.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Chill Advisory means that very cold air and strong winds
will combine to generate low wind chills. This will result in
frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken.
If you must venture outdoors... make sure you wear a hat and
gloves.

Bring pets indoors. Pets can suffer from frostbite and hypothermia
similar to their human caregivers.

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Feb. 8 - The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Wind Chill
Advisory... which is in effect from 9 PM this evening to noon CST
Wednesday.


* Timing... 9pm CST this evening through noon CST Wednesday.

* Wind chill values... 20 to 25 below zero.

* Impacts... wind chill values at this level will cause frostbite
to exposed skin within 30 minutes.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Chill Advisory means that very cold air and strong winds
will combine to generate low wind chills. This will result in
frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken.
If you must venture outdoors... make sure you wear a hat and
gloves.

Bring pets indoors. Pets can suffer from frostbite and hypothermia
similar to their human caregivers.

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Feb. 5 - The snow roared this past week and caused all kinds of noise. But now it is falling silent and soft onto the woods. Much, much prettier this way. Have a nice Sunday and enjoy the Superbowl! Let's see where February takes us next.






Updated: 6:51 PM GMT on February 21, 2011

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Located by the Fox River and Chain of Lakes in Northern Il. We boat, fish, love the outdoors, pets, and enjoy life.