Chicagoans brace for blizzard

Heavy snow. Strong winds. Downed tree limbs and power lines. Power outages. Very hazardous, even life-threatening travel conditions. Two inches of snow per hour possible.

The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for the entire Chicago area, including Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kendall, Lake and Will counties through early Monday.

This will be a “major” early-season winter storm, the Weather Service warns.

Far northwest suburbs could see 9 to 12 inches of snow, said National Weather Service meteorologist Todd Kluber, with 6 to 10 inches possible at O’Hare, 3 to 5 at Midway and 2 to 4 inches in downtown Chicago.

The storm is expected to impact the morning commute in northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana.

Looks like there will be no global warming in Chicago today.

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6 thoughts on “Chicagoans brace for blizzard”

  1. I think we will be seeing a lot of its weather, not climate change and climate change will bring lots of cold as it gets hotter in a more extreme, destructive, major disruptions, sea level rising, life threatening way…

    • “As it gets hotter”? WTF.

      As what gets hotter? The oceans? Sorry, they stopped getting hotter about 5,000 years ago.

      The air? IT was hotter 5,000 years ago, and 3,500 years ago, and 2,000 years ago, and even 1,000 years ago…really

    • Rain followed by snow and freezing temperatures is probably the worst scenario that can happen with these storms. The water at the bottom of the snow freezes into ice. Then it becomes too cold for the salt to work effectively or refreezing keeps occurring. Salt works a lot better at 30F than 20F. This can really be miserable to deal with.

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