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Biggest Snow Storm Ever!

By Margaret Lyons in News on Feb 6, 2008 6:15PM

2008_2_6.snowman.jpgThis time it's for real. Probably. The snow we were supposed to see yesterday is actually coming today and local weathermen (and weatherwomen) are predicting even more snow than initially reported. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning until 6pm today with up to 12 inches of snow in the forecast. With temperatures at or below freezing, the snow will be wet, heavy and mixed with ice. Bleh. Strong winds are also in the forecast creating heavy drifting and as meteorologist Ryan Brumer puts it, "a mess coming home for the rush hour." Over 500 flights at O'Hare were canceled this morning as the storm threatens to produce one of the city's biggest snows of the last nine years. And while the worst of it is expected to be over by this evening, brace yourselves for light snow the rest of the week.

We suggest leaving work immediately, picking up a hot chocolate and hot toddy ingredients, and getting home in time to help your elderly neighbors shovel the sidewalk before it gets really crazy out there. --Jacy Wojcik [WGN, S-T, Trib, National Weather Service]

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