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Blizzard Warning

Statement as of 1:50 PM CST on February 01, 2015

Expires 1:00 AM EST on February 02, 2015


... Blizzard Warning remains in effect until midnight CST
tonight...

* 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 late 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. 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 0423 PM

Morris, Grundy County.

Heavy snow m11.5 inch, reported by Emergency Mngr.





02/01/2015 0423 PM

Morris, Grundy County.

Heavy snow m11.5 inch, reported by Emergency Mngr.





02/01/2015 0423 PM

Morris, Grundy County.

Heavy snow m11.5 inch, reported by Emergency Mngr.





02/01/2015 0800 am

Morris, Grundy County.

Snow m6.0 inch, reported by public.





02/01/2015 0800 am

Morris, Grundy County.

Snow m6.0 inch, reported by public.





02/01/2015 0800 am

Morris, Grundy County.

Snow m6.0 inch, reported by public.





02/01/2015 0800 am

Morris, Grundy County.

Snow m6.0 inch, reported by public.




Public Information Statement

Statement as of 7:11 PM CST on February 01, 2015


... Historic snowstorm facts as of 6pm...

Chicago
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As of 6pm... Chicago-ohare observed a calendar day snowfall total
of 12.9 inches for today... February 1st. This is just 0.7 inches
less than the current calendar day record snowfall for the month
of February... which is 13.6 inches set on February 1 2011 during
the groundhog day blizzard. The current storm is likely to set a
new record for snowiest February day on record... since moderate to
heavy snow was falling at o'hare as of 6pm.

The event storm total at o'hare of 14.2 inches as of 6pm brought
this storm to within one tenth of an inch of becoming one of the
top 10 largest snowstorms on record in Chicago. 10th place on the
list is the snowstorm of March 25-26 1970... in which 14.3 inches
were observed in Chicago.

The next update to the daily snowfall amount and event storm total
snowfall amount for Chicago will be at midnight tonight.

Rockford
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As of 6pm... Rockford Airport observed 10.3 inches of snow for
today... February 1st. This is now the third snowiest calendar day
on record in the month of February in Rockford. The current
largest February calendar day snowfall occurred on February 6 1911
when 11.5 inches fell. The current 2nd largest calendar day
snowfall in February in Rockford occurred on February 1 2011
during the groundhog day blizzard when 10.9 inches fell. This is
also the daily record snowfall amount for February 1st in
Rockford. It is possible that today may set a new daily record
snowfall for February 1st... as light to moderate snow was still
falling as of 6pm at Rockford Airport.

The event storm total at Rockford of 11.7 inches as of 6pm made
this storm the 10th largest snowstorm on record in Rockford.

The next update to the daily snowfall amount and event storm total
snowfall amount for Rockford will be at midnight tonight.


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