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Wet Travel Conditions for the East; Snow and Wind for the Pacific Northwest and Rockies

A storm lifting northward toward the Great Lakes will bring periods of rain and gusty winds for the eastern third of the country today. For the Pacific Northwest and northern Rockies, accumulating snow and strong winds will make for hazardous traveling conditions through tonight. A stronger storm is forecast early in the week with the threat of severe thunderstorms for the Mississippi Valley. Read More >

On the afternoon and night of Monday, February 11, a mix of wintry precipitation produced two tenths to one half inch of ice accumulation in portions of northern Illinois, including the Chicago metro area, and far northwest Indiana. In addition, there were 2 to 4 inches of snow accumulation in far northern Illinois. After the icing event, strong winds picked up on the afternoon of Tuesday, February 12 and continued into that night. This resulted in scattered power outages as the winds blew ice-covered tree branches and wires. In addition, the combination of the wind and falling and blowing snow resulting in hazardous travel.   Ice Storm Map for February 11-12th, 2019


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