Saturday, February 20, 2010

Here It Comes.....Again!!

Didn't I say something yesterday about spring getting here one of these days???? Well, it sure isn't going to be today or Monday. Here is our latest weather report!

Issued by The National Weather Service

Chicago, IL
3:39 am CST, Sun., Feb. 21, 2010

A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.

* TIMING... SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ACROSS NORTHERN ILLINOIS BY THIS EVENING. AREAS NORTH OF THE INTERSTATE 80 CORRIDOR WILL RECEIVE MAINLY SNOW FROM THIS SYSTEM. THE SNOW MAY BECOME HEAVY SUNDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY MONDAY MORNING... WITH ACCUMULATION RATES OF AN INCH PER HOUR EXPECTED.

* ACCUMULATIONS... TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 8 TO 12 INCHES ARE LIKELY... GENERALLY ALONG AND NORTH OF INTERSTATE 88... TAPERING TO AROUND 6 INCHES TO THE SOUTH WHERE PRECIPITATION MAY MIX WITH SLEET AT TIMES. THE SNOW SHOULD BEGIN TO DIMINISH FROM THE WEST AROUND MID DAY MONDAY.

* HAZARDS... SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS OF HEAVY WET SNOW AND GREATLY REDUCED VISIBILITIES.

* IMPACTS... TRAVEL IS EXPECTED TO BECOME DIFFICULT AND HAZARDOUS SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH MID DAY MONDAY... WHICH WILL INCLUDE THE MONDAY MORNING RUSH HOUR. AIR TRAVEL THROUGH CHICAGO OHARE AND MIDWAY AIRPORTS WILL BE AFFECTED. THE HEAVY WET NATURE OF THE SNOW MAY RESULT IN FALLING TREE BRANCHES AND POSSIBLE POWER OUTAGES AND THE HEAVY WET SNOW WILL BE DIFFICULT TO SHOVEL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW... SLEET... OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

Have I also mentioned lately how utterly tired I am of the snow this year and how I can't wait for spring? Mother Nature's hearing must be going!

Make it a fantastic day and do something really, really nice for yourself today!!

14 comments:

Lori said...

Ugh! You poor thing. I know everyone is sick to death of the seemingly never ending snow this year. Hopefully they're WAY off. Hey, it can happen - it HAS happened. In any case, curl up and enjoy your Sunday. :)

Nancy said...

Hey, I forgot where you lived. I'm in eastern Iowa...and we're getting the same storm. I went to the city for a few crafting supplies yesterday so I'd have something to do while snowed in!

Nancy

Joan said...

It seems we are all weary of winter. It is gloomy and rainy here. But I am going to take your advice and do something really nice for myself today.

Mary said...

yuck! we are supposed to see it later in the week but mostly as rain, i think. stay safe and warm!

The Muse said...

We are feeling your pain.

I am doing everything I can here at the cottage to try and THINK spring!

Bright fabrics...lighter accessories...we are even going to eat lighter :)

My hopes are high!

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Cathryn said...

I'm going to be cooking up a storm today--just in case our predicted storm turns worse. I see black bean chile on our horizon and possibly another soup.

Meanwhile, stay warm and toasty. Above all--stay safe!

Lanyardlady said...

Sunny and gorgeous here today with a high in the 60s. Mother Nature loves to tease us like this. By Thursday it will be cold and dreary again. Have a wonderful day; cocoa will help!

Matty said...

We're all in the same boat. I can't wait for spring and summer. And retirement when I move to a warmer climate.

Angela said...

So sorry! It is raining cats and dogs here. Making me so sleepy.

Meekiyu said...

o wow o_O... it does seem like winter is just not letting up on us =( be safe out there

Beth Anderson said...

nuts - that stinks. We are going to get the same weather, however this time it will be rain - still not a great thing with all the snow we still have we could have flooding. Oh well....like you said, spring will come eventually.
Hang in there!

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

Wow. Just wow.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Spring is a cruel tease of a season.

gayle said...

Oh no!! It is suppose to rain here most of the week. I want some sun!!

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