Just to prove it is still February...
As I have recently moved the blog to a new host, this is a typical winter weather post. (That is for those of you that are not familiar with these)
It appears that our storm forecast is holding steady. The timing of certain elements are shifting a bit, or becoming more clear. The storm will begin later tonight and continue overnight into the morning hours. It appears the majority of the snow will occur before during and immediately after the morning commute. At this time I expect to place all residential routes in service between 9 & 11 AM if ground conditions warrant. It does appear the snow accumulation could be proceeded by sleet and/or freezing rain. Please allow yourself extra time in the morning and be prepared for slow going if you are out between 3-4 AM and 10-11 AM. Based on the last update, the morning commute could prove to be quite treacherous. Please do not hesitate to call with questions or service requests. I can be best reached on my mobile at 630.824.7918. I will be monitoring the ground conditions and forecasts overnight and will update you with adjustments as they are received or observed. I will send out another update in the morning with a concrete operational plan. Thank you in advance for your patience and confidence in Rudey Landscape. Have a great evening!
WeatherGuidance continues a Significant Weather Advisory for Snow for Rudey Landscape
Valid: 12:00 AM Tomorrow until 03:00 PM Tomorrow
Periods of snow developing tonight and continuing into the pre-dawn and morning hours on Tuesday
Precipitation may initially be mixed with rain and/or sleet early tonight
Snow accumulation of 1-2 inches appears probable across most of the local service area
Snow accumulation of 2-3 inches is possible in spots mainly in Northern parts of the local area
Snow accumulation of 3-4 inches is possible to the immediate North of the local area
Probability of the specified snowfall amount (total) at a given location:
Probability of ≤0.5 inch of snow: 100%
Probability of 0.5-1.0 inch of snow: 90%
Probability of 1.0-1.5 inches of snow: 80%
Probability of 1.5-2.0 inches of snow: 70%
Probability of 2.0-3.0 inches of snow: 50%
Probability of 3-4 inches of snow: 30%
Probability of 4+ inches of snow: 20%
Discussion: A mixture of light rain, sleet and/or snow is expected to develop across the area later this evening and will change mostly to light snow early in the pre-dawn hours of Tuesday morning. The snow will then likely continue into much of Tuesday morning before diminishing around the midday or very early afternoon hours. Present information continues to suggest that snow accumulation of 1-2 inches is likely across the majority of the local service area later tonight into Tuesday morning, with Northern parts of the local service area possibly receiving 2-3 inches of snow. Just to the immediate North of the local service area, as many as 3-4 inches of snow are possible. The most likely time period for the majority of the snow accumulation to occur locally will be from near 3am through about 10-11am on Tuesday with activity then trending off significantly by midday and ending early in the afternoon, based on present indications. East to Northeast winds will increase into the 20-25 mph range on Tuesday afternoon and evening, which could produce areas of blowing snow across some parts of the local area. This will especially be a concern in areas that have any 2-3 or 3-4 inch snow accumulations, again mainly in Northern sections or just to the North of the immediate local area.
We will continue monitoring the situation and issue updates as conditions warrant.
Forecaster Confidence (Low/Moderate/High): Moderate to High