Snowless Streak Slated to End This Week

A storm system may dump 6 to 12 inches of snow on the Midwest this Thursday, reports indicate.

It's time to get those shovels ready.

Our snow-less streak is expected to end Thursday with a storm that could drop six to 12 inches of snow on the Midwest, according to the Chicago Tribune.

It's unclear at this point which areas will see the most snow but the story indicates that "current models suggest the heaviest snowfall will land to the west of Chicago, from northern Missouri through eastern Iowa and up into Wisconsin."

Experts are predicting anywhere from one to "several" inches.

Chicago has an 80 percent chance of flurries—especially after 3 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. Snow could continue into the night and temperatures may dip as low as 24 degrees. 

The Tribune reports:

Depending on the storm's path, Chicago could get several inches or less than an inch, but it appears the city will get at least the tenth of an inch needed to record the season's first measurable snowfall.

On Sunday, the city surpassed the record for latest first measurable snowfall, according to the NWS. The old record was set on Dec. 16, 1965. 

Joemama December 17, 2012 at 06:07 PM
I for one won't be sad if it missed us all winter.
Stephanie Price (Editor) December 17, 2012 at 06:36 PM
Snow makes winter more exciting!
Korrina Grom (Editor) December 17, 2012 at 07:03 PM
From a reader on the Libertyville Patch Facebook page: "My snow blower is tuned up and ready to roll, got fresh gas, new boots, hats, gloves and snow mobile pants. Bring it on!!!"
Brad Faxton December 17, 2012 at 08:25 PM
It's not going to rain on Thursday, it will snow about a foot.
Me December 17, 2012 at 08:32 PM
I like reading Bree's comments. He is a very good troll.
Al Gore December 17, 2012 at 09:01 PM
Trolling trolling trolling...... get those comments trolling....... rawhide!
stevie j December 17, 2012 at 11:02 PM
I predict rain. I want to see where Amie Schaenzer got her weather degree from, because I forecast she is wrong!
stevie j December 17, 2012 at 11:03 PM
Dan, Stevie Janowski is on a mandated week long vacation from patch, thanks to the PTA lady. In the mean time Stevie J is here!
stevie j December 17, 2012 at 11:04 PM
We got idiots like Al Gore commenting
lucas December 17, 2012 at 11:47 PM
Well it is December and Winter starts on Friday and it's almost Christmas. So I guess its time for cold and snow.
Moe @ the Buck December 18, 2012 at 02:32 AM
Wait, what happened to Bree? I guess he probably saw the forecast and pulled his comment. I think Lake Michigan is too warm to have a major storm in this area. Weather and bartending go hand in hand.
Guinevere Tiffin December 18, 2012 at 03:26 PM
I know my fellow Chicagoans will ask me to move to Canada, but I want some snow! I miss ice skating, and skiing at the little hills in Wisconsin, and making snow angels. :( Hopefully soon we'll have some snow!
lucas December 18, 2012 at 03:31 PM
then had plenty of snow in Wisconsin. just head North
Stephanie Price (Editor) December 18, 2012 at 04:35 PM
Well, it's snowing up in Crystal Lake. To all you folks calling for rain please remember that some Patch towns are further north and closer to the Wisconsin border. When you get rain, we often get snow.
Moe @ the Buck December 18, 2012 at 05:45 PM
Crystal lake? Shouldn't you be monitoring Rockford patch? Believe me, your in a better, happier place. If you want to argue about snow, Im in! Lake Michigan water temps only effect within a 3-5 mile off shore in my experience. Note: Moe is not a meteorologist, he is merely a man who had lived on the north shore for 32 years and has been in "Snowbiz" for 22 years. His views on snowfalls and/or other winter weather conditions shouldn't be taken seriously. Never be afraid to form your own opinion, and never let your babies grow up to be Cowboys!
Stephanie Price (Editor) December 18, 2012 at 05:55 PM
? Moe, you lost me. We had several comments the other day that said it will never snow - only rain. So I was letting everyone know we have snowflakes falling today in the far northwest suburbs.....and we don't have a Rockford Patch - yet :)
Moe @ the Buck December 18, 2012 at 06:28 PM
Steph, if i can call you that, as mentioned in an earlier comment, that Bree guy ranted that it was going to rain, no snow, and then proceeded to insult others. Then probably saw the weather forcast and deleted his comments so he didn't look stupid. Oops, I didnt mean to refer to Bree as looking stupid. I think I liked Bree's comments better when I thought he was a women. Anywho, I Also live in the NW suburbs and they don't understand about the "snow belt" that we live in. In fact, if you live west of waukegan rd, your from Gurnee, as far as North Shore is concerned. I just tell people I'm from Gurnee. Saves time.
brian December 18, 2012 at 08:36 PM
funny when someone casts "comments", then writes "oops", but still posts. come on be a man take a stand say it like you mean "it" ;-)
Jim Moss December 18, 2012 at 09:11 PM
Yesterday, I mistakenly yelled 'squirrel' and Bree and Stevie J both took off running....Not sure if it is a coincidence or not, but my Patch experience seems to have improved since the scampering.


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