Sunday, May 19, 2013
Large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes are all possible.
Get ready for some storms. The storm system that dropped large hail and tornadoes on parts of Iowa, Kansas and Oklahoma is now headed toward Illinois. The National Weather Service has placed most of Illinois in the "slight risk" category for severe weather on Monday and Tuesday. The main threats on both days will be damaging winds and large hail. The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center noted in its technical discussions that isolated tornadoes are also possible on Monday and Tuesday. "The most violent storms will ignite during the afternoon and evening hours as daytime heating causes instability," Accuweather.com Meteorologist Meghan Evans wrote in her forecast. "Plenty of humid air will be in place to fuel the severe storms…
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
More rain is expected Thursday afternoon.
12:28 p.m. The sheriff's office has published a map of all road closures in Kendall. Check it out here: Kendall County Road Closures. 12:02 p.m. This is the latest information from District 308: Due to the impending weather conditions and conversations with local law enforcement and emergency personnel, School District 308 will close schools at the following times: Any parent who desires to pick up their child between now and the end of the school day, please do so. All after school activities, meetings and professional development sessions are cancelled. Updated 11:59 WATCH: District 308 Superintendent Defends Decision to Open Schools Updated 11:08 a.m. Thursday Due to the inclement weather, all after-school activities in East Aurora …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
After 24 hours of snowfall, the National Weather Service said Yorkville had the most snow.
How much snow did Yorkville get? A lot. How does that compare to the rest of the area? Well, according to the National Weather Service, Yorkville claims the prize of having the most snowfall in a 24 hour period from 6 a.m. on Tuesday morning to 6 a.m. Wednesday morning. Yorkville got a total of 11.7 inches, according to the NWS, which beat out Ottawa (11 inches) and De Kalb (10.2 inches). And what did some of our neighbors get? As of 8:31 p.m. Tuesday night, the NWS reported that Oswego had 8.1 inches of snow. Plano at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday was reported with 8.3 inches.
Monday, March 4, 2013
A winter storm watch is in effect late Monday night through Tuesday evening.
Updated 10:45 p.m. March 4 Oswego School District 308 has cancelled school and all after-school activities for Tuesday, March 5. Updated 8 p.m. March 4 Oswego School District 308 officials said Monday night that school is still in session for Tuesday, and that a decision on closing will be made by 6 a.m. Tuesday. Updated at 11 a.m. March 4: The winter storm watch is now a warning, according to the NWS. The warning is in effect from 3 a.m. Tuesday until midnight March 5. The warning calls for heavy snow starting very early Tuesday, persisting until Tuesday evening with periods of heavy snow and accumulations of 5 to 8 inches, "with locally higher amounts possible," the NWS said. With snowfall rates of 1 to 1.5 inches per hour at times, the…
Monday, February 25, 2013
A winter storm watch is in effect from Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for areas of Kendall and Will counties, including Oswego, effective Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening. Snow — possibly mixed with sleet — is expected to begin Tuesday morning, continuing into the afternoon and tapering to lighter snow Tuesday evening. Snowfall may be heavy at times throughout the day Tuesday, according to the NWS. Snow accumulation over six inches is possible across the area, according to the winter storm watch. In the Village of Oswego, residents are prohibited from parking on Oswego streets any time snow reaches a depth of two or more inches until streets have been plowed, according to ordinance No. 02-72. For winter weather warnings on traffic, check …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Anywhere from 3-5 inches of snow is expected to fall Thursday evening into Friday.
Could this finally be the "big snow" that we've all been waiting for? The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory in Kendall County from 9 p.m. Thursday to 6 p.m. Friday. Snow is expected to develop Thursday evening and continue into Friday, the NWS said Thursday morning. The snow may mix with light freezing drizzle or rain Friday morning, making for slick travel. Storm total snowfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches are expected, with ice accumulation of less than one-tenth of an inch. The Chicago area could see its "biggest snow of the year" Thursday into Friday morning, according to Accuweather.com. So far, we've received little more than a dusting, so is the "biggest snow of the year" going to be something on which we …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Winds are 25-35 mph with gusts of 45-50 mph
Hold on to your hats, it’s going to be a windy day! The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory in effect for Kendall County from now until 4:00 p.m. Winds are expected to be 25-35 mph with some gusts going up to 45-50 mph. The NWS says the high winds can cause minor property damage and can make travel hazardous, especially for high-profile vehicles.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Wind chill values expected to be between 15 to 25 below tonight.
It's going to be a cold one tonight. The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for Kendall County that begins on Thursday at midnight until 10:00 a.m. Friday morning. A wind chill advisory means there will be very cold air and strong winds that combine to make a wind chill. Frostbite and hypothermia are possible if precautions are not taken, warns the NWF. If you must go outside, the NWF recommends being sure to wear a hat and gloves. Stay warm!
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Class will train individuals on how to spot severe storms and tornadoes and how to report to local emergency management agencies.
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Wednesday, January 30
The following was provided by the Kendall County Emergency Management Agency: The Kendall County Emergency Management Agency (KCEMA) is hosting a Severe Weather-Basic spotter training class on Tuesday, March 12 at 6pm. The National Weather Service will provide this training in the auditorium of the Yorkville Middle School, located at 920 Prairie Crossing Drive, Yorkville, IL 60560. The National Weather Service’s (NWS) primary mission is to save lives and protect property through the issuance of warning for hazardous weather. The NWS trains people to identify severe storms and tornadoes and report to local and county emergency management agencies. The NWS depends on real-time reports from trained spotters to know exactly what is …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Up to a quarter-of-an-inch of ice could accumulate, the weather service said.
Update, Sunday 2:51 p.m. Freezing rain advisory has been updated to 9:00 p.m. Sunday evening for Kendall County, according to the National Weather Service. Update, Saturday 5:35 p.m. The National Weather Service has issued a freezing rain advisory that will be in effect from 9:00 a.m. Sunday morning to 6:00 p.m. Sunday evening. Due to the fact that the soil will be frozen, significant ice accumlations are possible, warns the NWS. Sidewalks and roadways may turn into sheets of ice, making travel dangerous. The NWS advises to prepare for slippery roads and use caution while driving. Original story The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch for Sunday where significant amounts of ice accumulation is possible. The watch area …