Good evening everyone!
I thought I would make a quick blog on the weather real quick.
National Weather Service is now forecasting up to 12 inches of snow in the area now. (7-12 inches) This will be the biggest snowfall of the season 😎
I am doing a time lapse video of the snow event, hopefully the video turns out good. My luck, probably not lol. But going to give it a try. It be a cool video if it does work right.
Speaking of, if you have photos or videos of the snow, email them to me at RockfordScanner@Gmail.com
Pretty much every jurisdiction has enforced the snow parking ordinance. That means you can not park on the street, without having consequences. So get your vehicle off the roads. Or if you have too, they are doing the odd/even parking. CLICK HERE
As I type this (just after 6 pm) the snow is starting to fall. The heaviest will be after midnight. 1-2 inches per hour is in the forecast. That is a lot of snow! Friday morning commute is going to be very dangerous. Officials have already made it clear to not drive, unless you absolutely have too. At those amounts, the snowplows probably won’t come out until 3 am (like usual) and start their rounds then. Even at that, it will be hard for them to keep up.
Be prepared for possible power outages, being snowed in a day or two, etc… This can be a life threatening event, if you do not prepare and use commonsense. Stock up on water, food, wood, charge your cell phones, battery backups, etc… The usual stuff. Also if you need to travel, make sure you have a fully charged cell phone, extra clothing and blankets, flares, roadside emergency kits, etc… If you have a winch, that would be a good addition to add as well.
We have had worse storms in the past. So it is nothing new to our area. But this is the first “big” snowfall of this season. And you know how some people can act and also forget things. So I wanted to remind everyone, to please use commonsense and be safe out there!
Hopefully the schools that do have school tomm. will cancel for a snow day. And the kids can go out and enjoy the snowday and go sledding and stuff like that. I know some workplaces said come hell or high water they were staying open. My opinion, I feel that is the wrong thing to do. Safety first.
Check on your neighbors and elderly.
Here is the forecast from the National Weather Service below
WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING
TO 6 PM CST FRIDAY…
* WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Travel will be very difficult to
impossible at times, including during the morning commute on
Friday. Total snow accumulations of 7 to 12 inches, with
localized higher amounts are expected.
* WHERE…Portions of north central and northeast Illinois.
* WHEN…From 6 PM this evening to 6 PM CST Friday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…While heavy snow is likely across much of
northern Illinois tonight, there is likely to be a sharp cutoff
in snowfall amounts to the south of Interstate 80.
A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected. If you must travel, keep an extra
flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an