Monday, January 21, 2013
Wind chills expected to be well below zero today.
It will be a cold and windy Martin Luther King Jr,. Holiday today across the Chicagoland region. The National Weather Service issued a a wind chill advisory from 6 p.m. tonight through 9 a.m. Tuesday. Wind chill temperatures could drop as low as -25 degrees, according to the weather service report. Today's forecast calls for scattered flurries before 10 a.m. and highs around 12 degrees. Wind gusts could reach up to 30 mph. Cold temperatures will continue through Tuesday with a high of 5 to 12 degrees and wind chills of up to -15 below, according to the report.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
The National Weather Service issued the advisory from 7 p.m. Saturday to 3 a.m. Sunday as cold weather moves into the area.
If you’ve been wondering where the winter weather has been in the greater Chicago area, brace yourself: The answer tonight is blowing in the wind. Strong winds will sweep through the Chicago area, bringing colder temperatures and the possibility of snow flurries Sunday and Monday. The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a wind advisory from 7 p.m. Saturday through 3 a.m. Sunday, according to Accuweather, as colder weather and possible snow flurries move into the area. The wind advisory forecasts west to northwest winds of 25 to 35 mph gusting to about 50 mph, although a few gusts up to 55 mph are possible. The advisory is accompanied by a gale warning fro Lake Michigan. Accuweather senior meteorologist Alex Sosnowski writes that…
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Two to six inches likely across Chicagoland area.
Update 1:40 p.m. Thursday Although no snow has fallen yet, Public Works Director Jerry Weaver said public works staff is monitoring the area and has trucks "ready to roll" should they be needed. He said the biggest concerns in the area is the threat of icing due to the dropping temperatures and the wind gusts, which may get up to 50 mph here. Original story Snow boots? Check. Snow shovel? Check. Snow? On its way. The National Weather Service has released a Winter Storm Warning that goes into effect for Oswego and Montgomery at 3 p.m. today until 3 a.m. on Friday. The NWS estimates that rain will turn to snow from west to east late this afternoon or early evening. The heaviest snowfall should occur in the Chicagoland area between 5 p.m. and…
Monday, December 10, 2012
The Chicago Tribune reports that if there is no more than 0.1 of an inch Monday, a new record will be set for days between snows.
The Chicago area could set a new winter record Monday. According to a story from the Chicago Tribune, if the area does not receive more than 0.1 of an inch of snow Monday, we’ll set a record for the number of days between measurable snowfalls—280. A measurable snowfall is more than 0.1 of an inch, the Trib reports. The National Weather Service is predicting a 30 percent chance of snow showers and a chance for flurries with a high of 35 degrees for Monday. Temperatures will remain unseasonably warm later in the week with predicted highs in the mid-40s, according to the NWS. This season’s lack of snow coupled with last winter’s below average snow total is not helping with the drought conditions the area has experienced this year, the Trib …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
National Weather Service issues special weather statement about cold front coming through.
Grab your jackets and scarves, the cold front is coming in. According to the National Weather Service temperatures across Kendall County and the rest of the Chicagoland region will dramatically fall late this afternoon. The weather service predicts temperatures to drop by as much as 20 degrees before 6 p.m. and bring cold rains with it, as well as possible wind gusts of up to 20 miles per hour. Temperatures will drop to the mid-30s tonight and the high Friday is expected to only hit 50.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Heavy downpours and chance of hail throughout the day today.
The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook for Kendall County today. According to the report showers and thunderstorms are expected throughout the day. The storms will include heavy rains, small hail and wind gusts of up to 30 miles-per-hour. Patchy fog is expected this afternoon and into the evening.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Here's a list of cooling centers in Kendall County, and some tips to keep cool.
If you think today is hot, just wait. The National Weather Service is predicting temperatures between 101 and 105 degrees tomorrow, and has issued a special weather statement urging people to stay cool. And even after Thursday has come and gone, high temperatures in the mid-90s are predicted to stay with us through the weekend. So we’re joining in the chorus: do your best to keep cool over the next few days. Attached to this article you’ll find a list of Kendall County cooling centers. Make use of them. Here are some keep-cool tips from the NWS: Take frequent breaks during any strenuous outdoor activity, preferably in an air-conditioned location. If possible, reschedule these activities during the cooler early morning or evening hours. …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for our neck of the woods.
The National Weather Service-Chicago has issued a Special Weather Statement and a Hazardous Weather Outlook for the western suburbs. The Special Weather Statement is for today (Tuesday, March 6) and warns of "wind gusts up to 40 mph this afternoon." The winds are south to southwest, and will come up quickly this morning across Northern Illinois. Sustained winds will reach 20 to 30 mph this afternoon. The 40 mph wind gusts "could make traveling in high-profile vehicles difficult, especially on east-west oriented roads." The gusts are supposed to subside a bit this evening but be back again Wednesday. The good news Wednesday is the high temperature is slated to get up to 62 degrees. The Hazardous Weather Outlook says gusts of 45 to 50 mph …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
The National Weather Service is predicting between four and seven inches of heavy snow, beginning this afternoon and continuing until tomorrow morning.
Hope you’ve enjoyed the mild weather, because snow is on its way. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory that runs through 6 a.m. Friday. The rain we’re seeing now will change to a wet snow this evening, according to the NWS, and that snow could be very heavy and impact driving conditions. We’re looking at four to seven inches of accumulation, according to the advisory. And since the snow is predicted to start in the early evening, those commuting home might be in for a rough ride. The snow is likely to make the roads slippery, and impact visibility, the NWS says. We’ll also see strong winds this evening and overnight. Due to the heaviness of the snow, the National Weather Service suggests that those with health …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Three to five inches of snow, dangerous wind chills predicted for Friday.
More cold, snowy weather is headed this way, according to the National Weather Service, which is predicting light snow beginning Thursday morning, with more of the white stuff accumulating tonight and tomorrow. Thursday night, temperatures could drop to 3 degrees, with a wind chill of -7 degrees. A winter storm watch will be in effect from Friday morning through Friday eveing, with an additional 3- to 5-inches of snow possible. The temperature is likely to drop to 16 degrees by evening. Subzero wind chill values as cold as -3 are possible, according to the National Weather Service. Before you start your Thursday evening commute, check Patch’s live traffic map for delays, and visit the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Getting Around…