National Weather Service
In yet another measure of the severity of this year’s winter, about one third of Illinois is covered in at least 10 inches of snow.
With temperatures plunging below zero again overnight, Chicagoans were starting another work week in frigid conditions, and the city was approaching the record for number of days of subzero cold.
In a pattern Chicagoans likely are growing very weary of repeating, bitter temperatures will return to the area after the latest snowfall, before another round of snow this weekend.
A snowstorm dumped up to 6 inches of snow in Chicago, more than 7 inches in some suburbs, and more than 8 inches in parts of northwest Indiana from Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning.
Heavy, blowing snow was making Chicago area roads very treacherous early Wednesday, and airlines were cancelling hundreds of flights at O’Hare and Midway airports due to the winter storm.
A furry rodent with giant front teeth saw its shadow in Pennsylvania on Sunday, damning us to six more weeks of winter — a prediction that seems plausible to weather experts in Chicago who went to school and studied such things.
By meteorological standards, the winter of 2014 has been nothing short of impressive.
Temperatures more suited for the North Pole are returning to the Chicago area, and will leave the region in a deep freeze for the next 2 ½ days, similar to the arctic blast we endured three weeks ago.
The Chicago area has seen the last of subzero temperatures for a few days, but more snow is on the way for the afternoon and evening, and high winds will keep wind chills feeling frigid the rest of the morning.
The return of subzero temperatures early Thursday could mean more problems for people who ride Metra, which was warning commuters to allow for extra travel time to get where they’re going.
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.:
A lake effect snow warning remains in effect for Lake County in northwest Indiana, until noon. Heavy snowfall in the area has led to a traffic standstill on I-80/94.
With temperatures expected to rise above freezing for the first time of 2014 on Friday, forecasters urged drivers to use caution as fog rolls into the area for the morning commute.
As Chicagoland braces for historically cold temperatures early next week, part of the area could potentially see another half-foot of snow before then.
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Here are snowfall totals, reported to the National Weather Service, from the New Year’s winter storm, as of midnight Wednesday night.
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.
After a mild weekend, temps have plunged below freezing, and will stay there through the end of the week, with lows in the single digits most nights. On top of that, the New Year likely could start with several inches of snow.
The Chicago area will get a mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow over the weekend, although exactly what type of precipitation various areas will get is still unclear.
Weekend holiday shopping and travel plans could be impacted by a potentially big storm, forecasters warned on Tuesday.