Noon 11/25 update *** Portions of the area upgraded to a Blizzard Warning ***
A significant early season winter storm is expected will move across the area through tonight. A rain or rain/snow mix will transition to snow this afternoon through this evening from northwest to southeast. When this occurs, conditions will rapidly deteriorate, with blizzard conditions expected for portions of the area. Strong northerly winds are expected to produce blowing and drifting snow, especially during the evening, causing dangerous to life-threatening travel conditions. Power outages are possible from downed tree limbs falling onto powerlines.
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Chicago IL 1137 AM CST Sun Nov 25 2018
Boone-McHenry-Ogle-Lee-DeKalb-Kane- Including the cities of Belvidere, Woodstock, Oregon, Dixon, DeKalb, Aurora, and Elgin
1137 AM CST Sun Nov 25 2018
…BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM CST MONDAY…
* WHAT…Blizzard conditions expected. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph will cause whiteout conditions in blowing snow. Significant drifting of the snow is likely. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches are expected.
* WHERE…Portions of north central and northeast Illinois.
* WHEN…From 6 PM this evening to 6 AM CST Monday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Travel will be very dangerous to impossible. Snowfall rates in excess of 2 inches per hour are possible. This snow is expected to be very heavy and will be difficult to shovel. The strong winds and heavy snow may cause falling tree limbs and possible 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. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.