What is a blizzard warning and could one be issued during Friday & Saturday snowstorm?

With the potential for “blizzard like” conditions in Chicago area Friday some may be surprising if a blizzard threat will be issued. First what is required for a bilzzard warning to be issued? The requirement of blizzard warnings are

  • considerable falling or blowing snow
  • wind speed of 35 mph or greater
  • visibility frequently below a quarter mile are expected to happen for three hours or more

Heavy snow is possible for evening commute. The mega snowfall totals are expected to fall after 5 pm and into the overnight hours as temperature continue to fall. At the same duration various continues will be under a winter storm warning which notes wind gusts upto 45 mph are expected in various locations.

The alert threat of snow rates could rise 1 inch per hour at time coupled with wind gusts up to 45 mph friday evening which mean blowing snow and very low visibility.


  • Ice accumulations of a quarter inch or more are expected
  • Windchill -30 degree or colder
  • Freeze widespread temperature below freezing when during the growing season are expected.
  • Widespread wind chill values around -30 degree or colder possible
  • severe winter storm conditions occur heavy snow, heavy ice
  • Snow storm of 6 inches or more in 12 hours or 8 inches or more in 24 hours.

Minneapolis weather

On saturday minneapolis weather is expected to -11 Centigrade. There is cloudy. Precipitation 10%. Wind 19Km/h.Humidity 83 percent.

Boise Weather

On saturday boise weather is expected to be -9 centigrade.Snow is falling.Wind 11km/h.Precipitation 45% and humidity 72%.

Reno Weather

reno weather is expected to be rainy on saturday.Temperature remains at 6 Centigrade.Wind 18km/h.

Chicago Weather Forecast

Winter storm moving through area with foot of snow forecast in chicago.

Winter Storm Gerri

Blizzard warnings have been issued in various across the Great Lakes and Midwest. The combination of strong winds and heavy snow decrease the visibility and make for dangerous scenario for travelling.

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