Sorry About the Snow

February 23, 2012

It’s coming, and I feel partially responsible.

Just a few days ago, I actually lamented out loud that I have missed snow this winter. Mother Nature must have been listening, because the area is getting some overnight.

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued from 9 p.m. Thursday to 9 a.m. Friday for the Chicago area, but as I write this, well before 9 p.m. on Thursday, the snow is already coming down.

And, once our Chicago Real Estate Forum RSS Feed subscribers read this, the damage may be already done.

The area is expected to get rain that turns into snow, and there may even be thundersnow, which can bring on heavier accumulations. Officials say the snow could fall in some areas at rates greater than an inch an hour overnight, and it is expected to be wet, heavy snow.

So, get your shovels ready and prepare for longer commuting times on Friday.

The National Weather Service advisory is calling for between 2 and 5 inches of snow across the area. The counties expected to get the highest totals include northern Cook, Kane, DuPage and DeKalb, while southern suburbs could just see a few inches.

Chicago-area residents with health concerns should use extra caution when shoveling this snow, since the high moisture content could make it heavier and more difficult to move.

Guess our mild winter is taking a break. Is it me, or does it seem like any time we have had a snow storm in Chicago this season, it has been on a Friday?

By the way, while I was missing that snow out loud, I also made sure to state my appreciation for our mild temperatures this season. Freezing conditions I do not miss.

Stay safe, Chicagoans!

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