Thursday, April 11, 2013
Expect some unusual weather within the next few days, including the possibility of snow on Saturday.
Only in Illinois could you get the possibility of snow in April. According to several weather experts, including weather.com, the Chicagoland area is up for some rain and snow. Yes, snow. On Wednesday, many were hit with heavy showers, gusting winds and, in some areas, hail, according to ABC Chicago. Meanwhile, more than 370 flights were canceled at O’Hare International Airport. Heavy rain is expected Thursday followed by snow flurries on Saturday, according to weather.com. Temperatures will range from a low of 30 degrees on Friday to a high of 57 degrees on Sunday.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Winter Storm Saturn was expected to dump 6-10 inches of snow across northern Illinois.
Update, 11:20 p.m.: Here's a look at more snowfall totals. Editor's Note: I wanted to note that not all towns have totals on the National Weather Service website. The National Weather Service relies on snowfall reports (emailed, phoned in or via Facebook) from residents and observers. So, sadly, I can only provide totals for the Patch communities included in the reports they've received. I often include other non-Patch communities just to offer a look at other regional totals. Did you measure the snowfall at your house? Share your totals in the comment section! ---------------- Update, 7:04 p.m.: Check out the latest snowfall totals as reported to the National Weather Service in Chicago. I'll provide another update around 11 p.m…
Sunday, March 3, 2013
A winter storm warning has been issued for Tuesday in parts of northern Illinois.
UPDATE, 10:01 a.m. Monday: Much of northern Illinois is now under a winter storm warning from 3 a.m. to midnight Tuesday. The National Weather Service in Chicago says snowfall amounts of 6 to 9 inches can be expected, with locally higher amounts possible. Snowfall rates could reach 1 or 1.5 inches per hour. "This will impact both rush hours on Tuesday, with the higher potential for heavy snowfall during the late afternoon and early evening rush hour," National Weather Service officials said. The warning includes the following counties: Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake and McHenry. ------------------ UPDATE, 4:53 p.m. Sunday: A winter storm watch is now in effect for much of northern Illinois. The watch, which will be in effect from late Monday …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
How much snow has fallen in your neighborhood?
Update, 10:32 a.m., Wednesday: The highest snowfall amount from yesterday's winter storm was measuered in Beach Park, which received 11.7 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service in Chicago. Here's a look at other snowfall totals reported to the National Weather Service: ---------------------- Update, 11:25 p.m.: Preliminary storm totals from the National Weather Service show that Gurnee received the highest snowfall amount, with 10 inches as of 9:35 p.m. Tuesday. Beach Park in northern Lake County was close behind, with 9.5 inches of snow. Here's a look at other totals from around the region: --------------------- Update, 7:45 p.m.: As much as 8.2 inches of snow has fallen in northern Illinois, according to storm totals …
All temporary lane closures have been canceled from 9 a.m. today through 7 a.m. Thursday.
The Illinois Tollway is preparing to mobilize its full fleet of 182 snowplows in response to sleet and snow that has already started and is expected to continue overnight into Wednesday around the Chicagoland area, according to a press release. “Our Snow Operations team is monitoring this storm closely and is prepared to manage snowfall throughout the day,” Kristi Lafleur, executive director, Illinois Tollway, said in a statement. “We ask our customers to be patient, drive safely and give our snowplows the room they need to clear the roads, especially during this evening’s rush hour.” Northern Illinois is expected to get 3 to 6 inches of snow from noon until 9 p.m. Some areas could see totals greater than 6 inches should thundersnow …
Between 3 and 6 inches of snow is expected, with possibly higher amounts in some areas.
Get ready for a messy commute. A winter weather advisory will be in effect today from noon until 9 p.m., with 3 to 6 inches of snow expected to fall. Some areas could see totals greater than 6 inches should thundersnow occur. Thundersnow, which indicates that there is greater instability in the atmosphere, typically results in heavier snowfall, according to National Geographic, The following counties are included in the advisory: Boone, Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Will and Winnebago. The National Weather Service in Chicago says that "there remains a high degree of uncertainty with respect to snow accumulation," with the precipitation starting as rain or wet snow, possibly mixed with sleet, during the …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
The watch applies to much of northern Illinois.
Tuesday is shaping up to be a messy day in northern Illinois. A winter storm watch is in effect from Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening in Boone, Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, Lee and McHenry Counties. The National Weather Service in Chicago says the entire area could see more than 6 inches of snow. The snowfall could be heavy at times, according to the National Weather Service. "Heavy snow and strong east-northeast winds gusting to 40 miles per hour, especially on the lakefront, will reduce visibility and make travel hazardous," National Weather Service officials said their winter weather message Sunday night. The storm has been named Winter Storm Rocky by The Weather Channel, which started naming storms this …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
How much snow is expected?
Get ready for more snow! A winter weather advisory will be in effect from 9 p.m. Thursday until 6 p.m. Friday for all of northern Illinois, including the following counties: Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will. The National Weather Service in Chicago says the snow should develop by Thursday evening and continue into Friday, with snowfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches expected. "A period of heavy snow with snowfall rates of 1 inch per hour is possible late Thursday evening into the overnight hours," according to the National Weather Service.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Check out these Labradors who love sledding on their backs down the hill. How does your dog like the snow?
River and Trout, two active Labrador Retrievers, display their talents at body surfing in the snow in this week's YouTube video, as originally posted by Sugarbush Dog Groomers. With our recent snowfall in the Chicagoland area, how do your pets react? Do they love playing outside? Post your own videos here by clicking the Upload Photos and Videos button.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Parts of Illinois got up to 9 inches of snow on Thursday - show us your prettiest pictures of it here!
Calling all photographers! The snow may cause extra stress on your daily commute, the annoyance of shoveling out your driveway and wet shoes as you trudge through the sidewalks — but at least it's pretty! In fact, Patch would love to see your photos of the snow. To share yours, all you have to do is click the green "Upload Photos and Videos" button and choose your file!