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aight

join:2001-12-18
Lafox, IL

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reply to jester121

Re: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot 2013

Damn! They said a coating to an inch ... Now, they are saying 4 inches and above ... WTF!!!!



insomniac
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Naperville, IL
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reply to adamtech78

Roads were pretty decent when I drove home around 5:00 yesterday. We didn't get a whole lot of snow in Naperville, but this morning, my boss (who lives in Rolling Meadows) was complaining about his two-hour drive home yesterday and all the wet snow he had to shovel.
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aight

join:2001-12-18
Lafox, IL

I believe anyone South of I-88 didn't get a whole lot of snow.
I work in Lake County and I though it would never stop snowing.
Commute was a bear as everyone was driving 10 miles/hr.
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Jon
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join:2001-01-20
Lisle, IL
reply to adamtech78

We got maybe an inch. It was mostly rain/sleet. Roads out here were in good shape this morning. Still "worked" from home today though.



StepR
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join:2000-11-06
Elgin, IL
reply to adamtech78

We had several inches of the wettest snow I can remember. It was piled-on slush. My neighbor gave up trying to use his snowblower. It was too heavy to propel and clogged. Shovelling was a bear since it was nearly too heavy to lift safely. Pushing worked better, but in a large part it was inches of slush that would not drain away.

This morning the melted snow had frozen in clumps and sheets.



Warzau
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join:2000-10-26
Naperville, IL
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reply to Jon

We got squat!



Chinabound
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join:2002-12-21
Antioch, IL
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And we got about 9" here.




VegasMan
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Schaumburg, IL
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said by Chinabound:

And we got about 9" here.
[Att=1]

Nobody asked how tall you are. They wanted to how much snow you got.
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aight

join:2001-12-18
Lafox, IL
reply to adamtech78

Looks like we suppose to get more snow according to
WGN. It is scheduled to hit Chicagoland next Thur - Fri forecast of 5.3" - 7.9" ... stay tuned.
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jester121
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join:2003-08-09
Lake Zurich, IL

Skilling sucks.



Jon
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join:2001-01-20
Lisle, IL

This weather sucks. All this 50,20,50,20,50,20. Just pick one!



insomniac
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Naperville, IL
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Sure does.

This is one area where I differ with Skilling's philosophy. I understand the desire to give the public advance notice, but a week out, giving an estimate of 6-8" based solely on numerical models is not exactly responsible. Half of the public will freak out, saying ZOMG SNOW MUST RAID STORES, while the other half will say "meh, overhyped, we'll get a dusting." As with most things, the truth lies somewhere in the middle, and the NWS is being much more moderate in the hazardous weather outlook they issued this morning.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY.

A SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM IS SHAPING UP TO AFFECT MUCH OF THE
MIDWEST THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY. AT THIS TIME...IT APPEARS THAT A
PERIOD OF ACCUMULATING SNOW IS LIKELY THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND
EVENING...BEFORE CHANGING TO A PERIOD OF FREEZING DRIZZLE...
OCCASIONALLY MIXING WITH SOME LIGHT SNOW...LATE THURSDAY NIGHT
INTO FRIDAY. THE FORECAST GUIDANCE IS CONVERGING ON TO A SOLUTION
THAT WOULD SUGGEST AS MUCH AS 4 TO 5 INCHES OF TOTAL SNOWFALL FOR
THE ROCKFORD AREA...TAPERING OFF TO AROUND 2 INCHES OVER
NORTHWESTERN INDIANA. A STRIPE OF 3 TO 4 INCHES OF SNOW IS
POSSIBLE FROM CHICAGO TO PONTIAC.

SINCE...THE STORM SYSTEM IS STILL MORE THAN 2 DAYS AWAY...EXACT
DETAILS OF THE FORECAST MAY CHANGE WITH RESPECT TO THE TIMING...
TRACK AND INTENSITY AS IT APPROACHES THE AREA. HOWEVER...PERSONS
ACROSS NORTHERN ILLINOIS AND NORTHWEST INDIANA SHOULD BE PREPARED
FOR WINTRY PRECIPITATION AND TRAVEL IMPACTS FROM THIS WINTER
STORM.


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Jon
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join:2001-01-20
Lisle, IL

Yeah. I don't really put much stock in forcasts more than 48 hours out. If they're still saying the same thing at 9pm tomorrow I'll take heed. Sure it will change a few times in the next 36-48 hours though.



jester121
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Lake Zurich, IL

Likewise. I think people around here just worship Skilling because he's a personable guy, and he's a public figure (who has somehow cajoled or coerced his news director into giving him an entire 7 minute segment to talk about the weather some nights... WTF is that?)



Warzau
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join:2000-10-26
Naperville, IL
kudos:1

Really just forecast the next 5 days, which I know will change tomorrow anyway.



Jon
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join:2001-01-20
Lisle, IL

I heard at one time, that they look at three different models and basically pick one of the three. Don't know if it's true but that's what some weather guy said on the radio one day. Don't remember who it was.



Jon
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join:2001-01-20
Lisle, IL
reply to jester121

Well I hope they're all wrong again. Calling for 3"-5" starting tomorrow night.


Parneli

join:2004-12-28
Naperville, IL

Finally getting a couple flakes in Naperville at 10p.... guess we wait and see what's here in the morning.



Jon
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join:2001-01-20
Lisle, IL

Looks like we got about 3 so far. Still snowing though. And I've been up over an hour and have yet to see a plow.



aight

join:2001-12-18
Lafox, IL
reply to adamtech78

We got just little over 2 inches, but there was at least 5 on my
driveway because of the blowing and drifting. This stuff was easy to
shovel not like the heavy wet snow the last time around.
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You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, 'My God, you're right! I never would've thought of that!'



Warzau
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Naperville, IL
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reply to Jon

I just finished up clearing up. Snowblower finally got some usage. But I also noticed no plows as well till 630 am, WTF my wife had to go in early to work not a single plow overnight. When there isn't many on the road.


alana

join:2009-10-20
Crystal Lake, IL
reply to aight

We have four or five inches in Crystal Lake and it looks about the same at work in McHenry.



SuperNet9
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Harwood Heights, IL
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reply to adamtech78

I was very happy to use my snow blower... The plows were cleaning the streets all night
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insomniac
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Naperville, IL
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reply to adamtech78


...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING
THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING...

* TIMING...SNOW...POSSIBLY MIXED WITH SLEET INITIALLY...BEGINS
TUESDAY MORNING AND CONTINUES HEAVY AT TIMES THROUGH TUESDAY
AFTERNOON BEFORE TAPERING TO LIGHTER SNOW TUESDAY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...LOCAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS OVER 6 INCHES
ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE WATCH AREA.

* MAIN IMPACT...HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG EAST NORTHEAST WINDS GUSTING
TO 40 MPH...ESPECIALLY NEAR THE LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE...WILL
REDUCE VISIBILITY AND MAKE TRAVEL HAZARDOUS.


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aight

join:2001-12-18
Lafox, IL

Hopefully, they are wrong again.



Warzau
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Naperville, IL
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reply to adamtech78

I was telling my wife, "remember when we were young the forecast was "snow appox 3-6 inches" , now it's OMG STORM WATCH, hide you children!"



Jon
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join:2001-01-20
Lisle, IL

On the news this morning they said 2"-7". WTF kind of forcast is that? May as well just say you don't know at that point



Warzau
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join:2000-10-26
Naperville, IL
kudos:1

Heh, I should be a forecaster, "it's going to snow somewhat".



VegasMan
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join:2002-11-17
Schaumburg, IL
reply to adamtech78

I call it flurries to a foot.



insomniac
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Naperville, IL
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reply to Jon

The NWS just put out a really good area forecast discussion that tempers things quite a bit. It's clearly a "better safe than sorry" sort of situation. Nevertheless, I expect the media to stick with calls for 6" that will probably bust.

»forecast.weather.gov/product.php···ossary=1

Here's the highlight:

GIVEN THE PRECIP WILL BE LARGELY OCCURRING DURING
THE DAYTIME BATTLING ABOVE FREEZING TEMPS AND THE INCREASINGLY HIGH
LATE FEB SUN ANGLE...THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF
MELTING TO OCCUR GREATLY LIMITING SNOW ACCUMULATION POTENTIAL. IN
ORDER FOR SNOW ACCUMULATIONS TO REACH THE GOING FORECAST FOR THE
WATCH AREA (3-6") IT WOULD ALMOST CERTAINLY REQUIRE CONVECTIVE IF
NOT THUNDERSNOW. GIVEN THAT THERE IS SOME POTENTIAL FOR THIS TO
OCCUR FELT THE COURSE OF LEAST REGRET WAS TO LET THE WATCH AND GOING
SNOWFALL FORECAST RIDE...HOWEVER THE MOST LIKELY SCENARIO IS
INCREASINGLY LOOKING LIKE A BORDERLINE ADVISORY SNOWFALL AT WORST.
IN CONVECTIVE SNOWFALL DOESN`T OCCUR THEN IT WOULD NOT BE DIFFICULT
TO ENVISION A SCENARIO WITH SNOW ACCUMULATIONS LESS THAN 3" OVER
MOST OF THE WATCH AREA WITH VERY LOW SNOW:LIQUID RATIOS AND A LOT OF
MELTING.

CLEARLY THIS IS AN EXCEEDINGLY LOW CONFIDENCE FORECAST...WHICH IS
ALMOST ALWAYS THE CASE WITH SPRING SNOW STORMS AND IN ALL LIKELIHOOD
THIS IS GOING TO TURN INTO A SCENARIO WHERE WE WONT HAVE A TRULY
GOOD HANDLE ON THE FORECAST UNTIL WE GET INTO THE "NOWCAST" TIME
RANGE TOMORROW MORNING.


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