Moderate to heavy snowfall with rates of one to two inches per hour. Northeast winds gusting up to 40 to as much as 60 mph...especially along the Lakefront. Near zero visibility in snow and blowing snow. Thundersnow. In thundersnow...snowfall rates can exceed 4 inches per hour. Some small hail has been reported with thundersnow...as well as many cloud to ground lightning strikes. Snow drifts 3 feet and higher. Wind chills in the single digits above and below zero. Travel nearly impossible. It is highly recommended to ride out this storm from the Comfort of your home...as venturing outside is outright dangerous. All but emergency or absolutely necessary travel should be postponed. Many area roadways have become impassable. Some major roadways have been closed around the region. Many motorists have been stranded in their cars or abandoned their cars.
*replace the zipcode with yours