Monday, 2/15 – Weather Update

Image reads: Coldest wind chills through Monday A.M. Frostbite possible in fewer than 10-15 minutes. A cartoon of a girl shows recommendations on how to bundle up if you have to go outdoors: 3+ layers for insulating, warm hat, face mask, outer layer to keep out wind, water proof boots, 2+ bottom layers (pants)

Expect snowfall in the Chicago area by this afternoon’s commute. Stay warm – travel may be impacted. Use caution.

Heavy snow expected (1″-2″ per hour) beginning at noon today for the UIC campus and surrounding areas, with light lake effect snow continuing into tomorrow.

Highest snow amounts expected near the lake, with 8″-14″ possible due to lake effect.

The snow event will be accompanied by dangerously cold wind chills. Limit time outside to reduce the risk of frostbite.

  • Complex Winter System
    • Lake effect snow today into northeast IL including Chicago; heavy at times
    • Widespread snow mid-afternoon through tonight; continued lake enhancement
    • Continued cold; some shallow blowing snow in the country
  • Main Impacts
    • Snow rates in/near Chicago today
    • This evening’s commute across much of the area due to snowfall; at times heavy
    • Tuesday morning’s commute due to lingering impacts and likely continued snow in Chicago

Thank you to NWSChicago for the updates on the Winter Storm Warning (in place through noon Tuesday).

A snowfall Timeline shows how the heaviest fall would be between 6 am 02/15 through 6pm