Matt Piechota

Winter Storm Update #2 (updated snowfall totals map)

Just a quick update…everything for the most part looks to be on track with our winter storm that is now beginning across parts of central and northern Illinois. Light snow is already being reported at locations across the area including Sterling, Rochelle and Rockford. The atmosphere continues to slow saturate […]

Winter Storm Update #1 (new snowfall totals map)

Yesterday, I mentioned we would be watching trends on new model guidance last night and into this morning and possibly upping snowfall amounts based on any new trends that were favorable for higher totals. Those trends have continued on model guidance this morning with great agreement among all models. The […]

Sunday Night/Monday Accumulating Snow System Forecast   Recently updated !

Quiet and cold weather along with sunny skies has been the norm so far this weekend but attention still looks to be on the system that is going to bring accumulating snow across a large portion of Illinois beginning tomorrow night and into Monday morning. This will not be a […]

January 14th-15th Accumulating Snow Potential   Recently updated !

After a fairly quiet and cold weekend across Illinois, attention will turn to a strong wave that will be diving southeast across Canada and eventually into the northern US by Sunday morning with its sights set on the Midwest to end the weekend. This is the system that is going […]

January 10th-12th Storm System/Forecast Discussion   Recently updated !

Currently across the area, we in Illinois sit between high pressure off to our east across the Mid Atlantic region and developing low pressure to our west across the central plains. This is leading to a tight pressure gradient and strong southerly winds across our state this afternoon and will […]