A Winter Cyclone Strikes Chicago, USA.
Chicago: A winter storm system swept through Chicago on Saturday. According to the National Weather Service, snow accumulations could reach up to four to seven inches, and wind gusts of up to 30 mph were possible.
A winter storm warning was issued at 11:00 Saturday for portions of Northeast Illinois and Northwest Indiana. It remains in effect until Sunday at 6:00 AM.
The Chicago Tribune reported Saturday that a hazardous weather outlook was issued for North Central Illinois, Northeast Illinois, and Northwest Indiana.
It cautioned of ice-covered roads and urged residents to be cautious.
Chicago and the surrounding area saw the storm begin as rain in the south, but it quickly changed to heavy snow that was to fall by midnight Sunday.
The Chicago Department of Street and Sanitation used more than 200 salt trucks to sweep the streets Saturday.
Weather officials stated that heavy snow could hit large areas of the country, possibly in the Central Plains and Mid-Mississippi Valley, and the Lower Great Lakes.
Weather officials stated that Arctic air would be moving into the region following the storm. As a result, temperatures could plunge to subzero and wind chills may drop below zero.
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