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NWS Chicago, IL Experimental Winter Weather Liaison Webpage

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Note: Webcams are provided through third parties and may not always be up to date. Please check the time stamp on each image (where available) to ensure the image is current. Not all webcams have time stamp labels.

Northwest and North Central Illinois

     Rockford:

I-90 @ Riverside Drive. Image courtesy of Illinois Tollway. I-39/90 @ State Line Road. Image courtesy of Wisconsin DOT.

 

     I-39 & North-Central Illinois

I-57 north of Rantoul. Image courtesy of IDOT. I-80 eastbound near the La Salle/Grundy County Line. Image courtesy of IDOT.
I-39 near Tonica, IL. Image courtesy of IDOT. I-57 near Gilman, IL. Image courtesy of IDOT.

 

Northeast Illinois

I-94 near Waukegan. Image courtesy of Lake County Passage. I-94 at Lake/Cook County border looking North. Image courtesy of Lake County Passage. I-355 near Lockport. Image courtesy of Illinois Tollway.

      Chicago:

O'Hare Airport. Image courtesy of Illinois Tollway. Harrison-Dever Crib (~2.75 miles offshore). Image courtesy of GLERL. Dan Ryan at 63rd Street. Image courtesy of Illinois Tollway.

 

Northwest Indiana

I-65 at US-20 near Gary. Image courtesy of INDOT. I-94 south of Town of Pines. Image courtesy of INDOT.
I-65 near the Lake/Newton County line. Image courtesy of INDOT. Michigan City GLERL Webcam. Image courtesy of GLERL.

 

Snowfall Observations

Observed Snowfall Analysis

Based on reports over the past 12 hours

Forecast Points Information

Color-Coded Local and National Snow Report Map

Text Summary  Issued: 07/02/2022 10:12:55 AM CDT

6-hour Snowfall and Snow Depth Reports (O'Hare, Rockford, and NWS Chicago)
 

0-36 Hours

Interactive Radar Display

What is this?

Interactive National Radar Display

 


Hourly Precipitation Graphs

Click on a location for hourly precipitation plot. Click the plot to clear the display.

These images will update around: 3:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 3:30 PM, 6:00 PM, and 9:30 PM.

NOTE: Currently, snow amounts <0.10"/hour will not display, even though light snow may be forecast. Use these plots together with the Detailed Hourly Forecast (below).

RockfordWoodstockWaukeganChicagoO'HareMidwayDuPageAuroraDeKalbRochelleYorkvilleJolietDeKalbGaryValparaisoRensselaerKankakeePontiacPaxtonWatsekaFowlerLa Salle/Peru

 


Detailed Hourly Forecasts

 

Interactive Detailed Forecast Webpage

 

Forecast Points Information


Graphical Messaging Information

 

Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook

Click an individual hazard block below for more information

Threat
Level
Key
None
Limited
Elevated
Significant
Extreme
 
 
 
 
 

   

Graphical NOWCast
 

 

 

 



 

DSS Packet
 
 

 

Additional graphics (if active) will display below:

Weather Story
 
 
 

Snow and Ice Forecasts

Snow Accumulation
Please be sure to check the "Valid" time range at the top of each image, as well as the last update time at the bottom.

Expected Snowfall Forecast

This image will update around 3:35 AM/PM, and additionally as needed.

Total Snowfall

 

Snow Exceedance Probabilities
These images will update around 3:45 AM/PM
>= 2" >= 4" >= 6"
Ice Accumulation
Please be sure to check the "Valid" time range at the top of each image, as well as the last update time at the bottom.

Expected Ice Accumulation Forecast

This image will update around 3:35 AM/PM, and additionally as needed.

Ice Exceedance Probabilities
These images will update around 3:45 AM/PM
>= 0.1" >= 0.25" >= 0.5"


Detailed Forecasts (Legacy Point and Click Page)

Current Conditions and
Seven Day Forecast

 

 

 

-- OR -- Hourly Weather Graph
(click on your location on the map)

NWS Chicago Watch/Warning/Advisory Criteria

 


Link to NWSChat

 

Days 1.5 - 4

 

 

Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook


Click an individual hazard block below for more information.

Threat
Level
Key
None
Limited
Elevated
Significant
Extreme
 
 
 
 
 

   
Weather Story

Weather Story
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DSS Packet
 
 

 

Weather Prediction Center Outlook Products
 
Graphics will update at approximately: 4 AM | 8 AM | 2 PM | 4 PM | 8 PM CST
 

WSSI Outlook (USA)
WSSI CONUS

WSSI Outlook (Local Area)
WSSI

 

What is this?

WSSI Information

 

 


Detailed Hourly Forecasts

 
Interactive Detailed Forecast Webpage
 


Detailed Forecasts (Legacy Point and Click Page)

Current Conditions and
Seven Day Forecast

 

 

 

-- OR -- Hourly Weather Graph
(click on your location on the map)

NWS Chicago Watch/Warning/Advisory Criteria



Link to NWSChat
 

Days 4 - 7+

 

 

Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook


Click an individual hazard block below for more information.

Threat
Level
Key
None
Limited
Elevated
Significant
Extreme
 
 
 
 
 

   
Weather Story

Weather Story
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CPC and WPC Outlooks
 
3-10 Day Outlooks
6-10 Day Temperature Outlook
6-10 Day Temperature Outlook
6-10 Day Precipitation Outlook
6-10 Day Precipitation Outlook
Day 3-7 Hazards Outlook
Day 3-7 Hazards Outlook
 
Extended Outlooks
8-14 Day Temperature Outlook
8-14 Day Temperature Outlook
8-14 Day Precipitation Outlook
8-14 Day Precipitation Outlook
Day 8-14 Hazards Outlook
Day 8-14 Hazards Outlook

 



Detailed Forecasts (Legacy Point and Click Page)

Current Conditions and
Seven Day Forecast

 

 

 

-- OR -- Hourly Weather Graph
(click on your location on the map)

NWS Chicago Watch/Warning/Advisory Criteria



Link to NWSChat