Lake Effect Snow

The National Weather Service office in Romeoville. (Credit: Twitter/@NWSChicago)

More Snow Friday Morning, But Spring Weather Returns Next Week

Spring just keeps hitting the snooze button on us.


CBS 2 Weather Watcher Eugene Wood said 4 inches of snow had fallen in Alsip by 6 a.m. Thursday. (Supplied Photo)

Fresh Snow Keeps Plows Busy All Night, Stalls Morning Commute

Snow-covered roads made for a very slick commute across the Chicago area Thursday morning, after 2 to 8 inches of snow fell in Chicagoland overnight. Lake-effect snow was still falling in some neighborhoods late Thursday morning.


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Winter Storm Warning For Parts Of Northwest Indiana

Roads have been tough to negotiate, as wind has blown hard at times, and lake effect snow has been piling up.


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Snow Totals – Jan. 21, 2014

Lake effect snow dropped more than 8 inches of snow on parts of the Chicago area overnight. With snow still falling in northwest Indiana, here are snowfall totals reported to the National Weather Service as of 10 a.m.:


Libertyville got nearly 14 inches of snow from New Year's Eve through late on New Year's Day, and could get even more from lake effect snow on Jan. 2, 2014. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Lake Effect Snow Could Dump Up To 10 More Inches

The winter storm is the biggest to hit Chicago on New Year’s Day since 1999. Some areas have seen more than a foot of snow since the storm began New Year’s Eve.


Blowing and drifting lake effect snow was making for messy conditions on roads in northwest Indiana on Wednesday. (Credit: CBS)

Parts Of NW Indiana Could Get A Foot Of Lake Effect Snow

Roads could be a mess much of the day in parts of northwest Indiana on the eve of Thanksgiving, as lake effect snow could bring up to a foot of snow to some of the region.


Travelers line up at a security checkpoint at O'Hare International Airport early Wednesday, which is expected to be the busiest travel day of the holiday week. (Credit: CBS)

Holiday Travelers Encounter Fewer Delays Than Expected

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakely reports holiday passengers expecting turkey day travel troubles received a pleasant surprise as few O’Hare flights delayed or cancelled due to the northeast storm.


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Foot Of Lake-Effect Snow Possible In NW Indiana

Driving across northern Indiana could become difficult for Thanksgiving Day travelers with up to a foot of lake-effect snow possible in areas near Lake Michigan.


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Lake Effect Snow Brings Several Inches To Parts Of NW Indiana

The snow might be long over in Chicago, but parts of northwest Indiana have seen six or more inches of it on Tuesday, and could get a few more, thanks to lake effect snow.


A car is stranded in the center median along Interstate 57, about 30 miles south of Kankakee, after a winter storm dumped more than a foot of snow in some parts of central Illinois on March 24 and 25, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Winter Storm Buries Central Illinois, Largely Misses Chicago Area

A winter storm that buried much of central Illinois in heavy snow largely missed the Chicago area Sunday and early Monday. The storm prompted many schools and universities downstate to cancel classes, and police advised people not to drive in that part of the state unless it’s an emergency.


Pedestrians in Chicago walk through wet snow and winds on Friday. (CBS)

Lake-Effect Snow Blows In; Indiana Could Get 18 Inches

A powerful lake-effect snow system is blasting the Chicago area, and it could dump as much as 18 inches of accumulation in some areas.

CBS Chicago–02/10/2012

Motorists travel in a snowstorm in Chicago. (CBS)

Up To 6 Inches Of Lake-Effect Snow Coming Friday

In case you’ve forgotten, it’s February, and Mother Nature will be reminding you by dropping up to 6 inches of snow on the Chicago area on Friday.

CBS Chicago–02/09/2012

A pair of joggers out for a run amid snow flurries on Jan. 2, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Latest Chicago Weather Forecast

Light flurries have tapered off for most of the Chicago area, but lake effect snow in northwest Indiana could bring a lot of snow to that region by Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–01/02/2012

A plow removes snow after a lake effect blast hit Michigan City, Indiana. (CBS)

Northwest Indiana Digs Out From Massive Lake Effect Snow

Most of Chicago saw only a few inches of snow on the ground today, but a short drive into Northwest Indiana provided a totally different picture.


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18 Inches Of Snow For Parts Of Indiana?

The snow may be winding down for the immediate Chicago area, but if you live in parts of Northwest Indiana, you might end up with a foot and a half of snow piled up in your front yard.

CBS Chicago–01/12/2011

Waves Pound The Icy Chicago Lakefront. (AP Photo)

Weather Woes Not Over For NW Indiana

The driving situation in northwest Indiana and southwest Michigan is improving. But there’s still lots of snow to deal with and even more snow coming today in some areas.

CBS Chicago–12/14/2010

Photo Of A Highway In Winter Whiteout Snow Conditions. (Michael Williams/Getty Images)

Lake Effect Snow Creates Indiana Whiteouts

Snow was racing down Lake Michigan causing some whiteout conditions in Porter County, Ind.

WBBM Newsradio–12/07/2010

Snow Shoveling

Bitter Cold Moves Into City

The heavy snow showers that hit Chicago Saturday have left the area, but portions of northwest Indiana could see an additional eight inches of lake effect snow before the system completely passes Sunday afternoon.