Weather Update for Thursday, February 8, 2018 – Winter Storm Warning Until Friday 12:00. Additional snow expected this weekend.
Winter Storm Warning – This morning to noon
Heavy snow is expected to spread across northern Illinois early this evening, then continue into Friday. The heaviest snow is forecast to fall within a narrow band north of I-80 tonight, then shift southward to areas along and near I-80 Friday morning. Within this heavy snow band, snowfall rates of 1-2” per hour are expected. Travel tonight into Friday will likely be very difficult to impossible at times. Avoid any unnecessary travel during this time. If travel is required, use extreme caution and ensure that you are carrying emergency supplies in case you become stranded.
As expected, the hoarders have wreaked havoc with the local grocery stores. Checkout lines a mile long have been reported. We sense some exaggeration here, but we are rolling with it.
Due to the impending snow, we are seeing increased CLC (Checkout Line Congestion) throughout the Chicago Area and Region. There have been increased numbers of HHHH (Hostess Ho Ho Hoarders) seen converging on grocery stores.
CLC and HHHH Safety Tips Remember the safety rules, no eye contact and keep all sweets and potato chips in a hard to reach place in your shopping basket. If they strike up a conversation while in line, just agree with everything by smiling and nodding your head occasionally . At all cost avoid politics! Be safe!
Saturday into Sunday snow looks to start in the very early hours Saturday and end around noon Sunday. Highest snowfall total at this time will be 3 to 4” from Chicago southwest to Mendota.