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Lake Effect Affecting NW Ind, Chicago Today

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Some lake effect snow is falling over far northwest Northwest Indiana, in Whiting, East Chicago, and in general over far northwest Lake County (Indiana). Chicago is seeing some lake effect snow during the midday hours, too.  Here are some updates from the National Weather Service Chicago:

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
1126 AM CST THU DEC 27 2012

ILZ014-INZ001-272030-
COOK-LAKE IN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CHICAGO...GARY
1126 AM CST THU DEC 27 2012

...LAKE EFFECT SNOW AFFECTING CITY OF CHICAGO...

LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS WERE AFFECTING PORTIONS OF THE CHICAGO
AREA AT MIDDAY...PARTICULARLY FROM THE NEAR NORTH SIDE...SOUTH
THROUGH DOWNTOWN AND ALONG THE SOUTH SHORE INTO FAR NORTHWEST
LAKE COUNTY INDIANA. MINOR ACCUMULATIONS OF UP TO A HALF INCH AND
VISIBILITY REDUCTIONS TO LESS THAN A MILE HAVE BEEN REPORTED WITH
THE HEAVIER SNOW SHOWERS.

SNOW SHOWERS WILL LIKELY CONTINUE TO MOVE INLAND ACROSS MUCH OF
THE CITY OF CHICAGO INTO THE AFTERNOON HOURS...WHILE DIMINISHING
ACROSS NORTHWEST INDIANA. THE LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS WILL ALSO
LIKELY MOVE INTO THE NEAR NORTH SUBURBS ALONG THE LAKE. SNOW
SHOWERS SHOULD WEAKEN SOMEWHAT DURING THE AFTERNOON...WITH AREAS
GENERALLY EAST OF THE TRI STATE TOLLWAY EXPECTED TO SEE SNOWFALL
AMOUNTS RANGING FROM A DUSTING TO PERHAPS AS MUCH AS AN INCH IN A
FEW SPOTS CLOSER TO THE LAKE. MORE LIGHTLY TRAVELED SIDE
STREETS...PARKING LOTS AND SIDEWALKS WILL LIKELY BECOME SLIPPERY
IN SOME LOCATIONS...THOUGH MOST MAJOR ROADWAYS SHOULD REMAIN WET
WITH TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 20S TO AROUND 30.

$$

RATZER

SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
1019 AM CST THU DEC 27 2012

ILZ006-014-INZ001-002-271815-
LAKE IL-COOK-LAKE IN-PORTER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WAUKEGAN...CHICAGO...GARY...VALPARAISO
1019 AM CST THU DEC 27 2012

.NOW...
AT 1015 AM CST...RADAR INDICATED LIGHT LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS
OVER PORTIONS OF EASTERN COOK COUNTY AND NORTHERN LAKE COUNTY IN
INDIANA. THERE WERE TWO BANDS OF SLIGHTLY HEAVIER SNOW SHOWERS...
ONE SPREADING INLAND OVER DOWNTOWN CHICAGO...AND ANOTHER FARTHER
SOUTHEAST OVER THE WHITING...EAST CHICAGO AND GARY AREAS. THESE
LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS WILL LIKELY SPREAD INLAND ACROSS THE CITY AND
THE SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST SUBURBS THOUGH NOON...AND MAY REDUCE
VISIBILITY TO AROUND A MILE WITH A FEW TENTHS OF AN INCH OF
ACCUMULATION POSSIBLE. MORE LIGHTLY TRAVELED SIDE STREETS...
PARKING LOTS AND SIDEWALKS COULD BECOME A LITTLE SLIPPERY WITH THE
LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATION...WITH TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 20S TO
AROUND 30 DEGREES.

$$

RATZER

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