Blizzard Warning Now Includes Northern IL

25 November 2018
Category: Weather Alert
25 November 2018, Comments: 0

Heavy Snow Imminent For Most Of Northern Illinois

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. The latest road conditions for
the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

The NWS has upgraded Cook County (which includes the Chicago metro area) along with Dupage, Grundy and Will counties all in Northeast Illinois. Rain is expected to transition to heavy, wet snow this evening. 

Additionally, and the main reason for the blizzard warning, will be strengthening winds that will gust to around 50mph. This will make for extremely dangerous white out conditions. Travel is strongly discouraged. 

Grundy-Will- Including the cities of Morris and Joliet 332 PM CST Sun Nov 25 2018 …BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST MONDAY…

* WHAT…Blizzard conditions expected. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph will cause whiteout conditions in blowing snow. Significant drifting of the snow is likely. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches, with localized amounts up to 10 inches, are expected. * WHERE…Grundy and Will Counties.

​ * WHEN…Until 9 AM CST Monday. Conditions will likely ramp up mid evening and overnight.

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…BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST MONDAY…

* WHAT…Blizzard conditions expected. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph will cause whiteout conditions in blowing snow. Significant drifting of the snow is likely. Total snow accumulations of 7 to 11 inches, with localized amounts up to 13 inches, are expected. * WHERE…DuPage and Cook Counties.

* WHEN…Until 9 AM CST Monday. Conditions ramping up between 6 PM and 9 PM this evening, first across northwest areas. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Travel could be very difficult. Snow covered roads and significantly reduced visibility are expected. Snowfall rates in excess of 2 inches per hour are possible. This snow is expected to be very heavy and will be difficult to shovel. The strong winds and heavy snow may cause falling tree limbs and possible power outages.

Blizzard Warning Now Includes Northern IL

Blizzard Warning Now Includes Northern IL