Chicagoans woke up to snow Tuesday morning and the first winter weather advisory of the season, in case anyone needed a reminder that last week's balmy 70-degree temperatures were a fluke.
Accumulation of a half-inch was expected throughout much of the region, though lake effect snow could add up to a couple of inches in Northwest Indiana. The normal date for first measurable snow is Nov. 18, according to the National Weather Service. Just a year ago, Chicago didn't notch so much as a tenth of an inch until Dec. 28, setting a record.
Snow continues this morning with some areas seeing slick and slushy road conditions, especially on bridges and overpasses. Check road conditions before driving and slow down and increase following distance when driving! #ILwx #INwx pic.twitter.com/4KInsNcm0w
— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) November 15, 2022
Snow remains in the forecast through Thursday and the weekend could see sub-zero wind chills.
The wild weather swing in just a matter of days led to wide range of reactions.
Winter weather advisory in Chicago.
I’m officially only leaving the house now for coffee, cat food and toilet paper.
— Wendy Pink (@wendypink224) November 15, 2022
... to grudging acceptance...
— Marble (@LostMarbles913) November 15, 2022
... to eye-roll.
This is the day where people from Chicago treat the inclement weather we will see for the next six months like infectious zombies are falling from the sky.
— Ross Read (@RossRead) November 15, 2022