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Snow event: December 23/24, 2008

Event Summary: As of 7:15 a.m. today, 12/24, the rain/snow line is from just north of the city of Chicago to just south of Sugar Grove. Light snow is falling in Palatine, West Chicago and in Sugar Grove. The rain/snow line will be moving southeastward through the morning hours. Air temperatures range from 34-35 degrees along the I-80 corridor to 32-33 degrees in the far north and northwest suburbs. Pavement temperatures are 28-30 degrees but snow is falling light enough that a quick build-up of snow on treated surfaces should not occur in the next 1-1.5 hours. Some periods of moderate snow expected and amounts of 1-2” are still forecast for northern Cook, Lake (IL), northern Kane and McHenry counties. Amounts may approach 2-3” in the Rockford area. 1” or less for the city and areas along and south of the I-88 corridor.

Cold front moves through late morning with falling temperatures and increasing winds for the afternoon. Freezeback, blowing and drifting will become the biggest concerns with snowfall ending by 1pm in the afternoon.

Village Snow Operations Update

For information about the Village’s Snow and Ice Removal policy and Street and Roadway Priority System, visit the Snow Removal page.

12-24-08 7:15 a.m. Snow team members are plowing cul-de-sacs and deadends. Also, local street flooding is being addressed.

12-23-08 2:40 p.m. Road Conditions: Priority 1, 2’ and 3 roads are snow covered. Winter driving conditions need to be exercised on all roadways.

10 route drivers are currently plowing priority 1 streets and salting priority 1 streets, hills, curves and intersections. 4 crew members are plowing and salting in the downtown area.

Year-to Date Totals

  • Average snowfall for this time of year: 6.6”
  • Amount of snowfall this year: 14.2”
  • Amount of snowfall at this time last year: 11.1"