Monday, March 4, 2013
All classes and after school activities are cancelled due to the weather on Tuesday, March 5.
The following announcement was posted on the District 308 School website at 10:30 p.m. Monday: District 308 is joining with other local school districts in the decision to close school on Tuesday, March 5. This includes the cancellation of all after-school activities. Any further updates will be posted on this website. Stay safe and warm and we will look forward to seeing students back at school on Wednesday. Have a safe and happy snow day!
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Share photos of your own Oswego winter wonderland.
The snow just keeps on falling and falling. What does it look like by you? Is it a soft blanket (until you step in it and leave a slushy footprint)? Are there snowmen dotting the yards or a snow fort in progress? Is it a half-shoveled drive-way that is already being covered again? Take a break from shoveling and share your photos with fellow Patch readers and your own snow stories. Upload by clicking the "upload photos and video" button above. Happy shoveling!
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Storm could cause issues with morning commute.
Watch those roads in the morning. The National Weather Service said a winter storm is expected to bring a mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow to the area late tonight and into the morning. By late morning all precipitation north of I-88 should be snow, the NWS said. The storm could bring up to three inches of snow to the area. UPDATE: The NWS has amended its forecast to lessen the prediction of snow accumulation. At 6:15 p.m. the service said the morning commute may be hazardous due to precipitation, but heavier snowfall would be closer to the Wisconsin border. Drivers are urged to use caution during the morning commute. Patch will update this story as the forecast warrants.
Several cul-de-sac residents have complained about the recent snowfall not being removed from their street.
Oswego saw its first real snowfall over the weekend. Not everyone, notably cul-de-sac residents, were all too happy about it. Or rather they weren’t happy with the removal of it. Earlier in the year the Village approved a contract with Forest View Landscaping to specifically plow all of the Oswego cul-de-sacs during occasions determined by Public Works. Previously the contract only extended to some cul-de-sacs. Public Works director Jerry Weaver said the main purpose of the contract was to provide plowing services to cul-de-sac residents in a timely fashion when the need arose. Village president Brian LeClercq clarified for the board that in the case of a major snowfall the Village first takes care of all main roads. “But in order to …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Upload photos of the snow scenes around you in Oswego.
From a humid 60 plus degree day to a snow covered winter wonderland, Oswego has been hitting every season this last week. Now though, the yards are covered in a blanket of snow, snowman are being granted life, pine trees look almost soft with snow hanging on their branches and plenty of children are giving peals of delight as they get pelted with snowballs. Do you have some photos of the snowscape around Oswego? Upload them and share with all your fellow Oswego Patch-ers and get into the winter spirit. To upload photos, select the "upload photos and videos" button at the top left of the picture above.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The snowless streak has broken a 1940 record of 319 days. No snow is expected in the immediate future.
With no snow in sight, Wednesday is expected to be the 320th consecutive day without at least an inch of snowfall in the Chicago area. That breaks the record of 319 days previously set in 1940. Chicago is expected to continue to set new records with no snow in the forecast. Only 1.3 inches have fallen so far this winter, according to the Chicago Tribune. That ties with 1889-1890 as Chicago's "most snow-deprived start.
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 17, 2012
A storm system could dump 6 to 12 inches of snow on the Midwest this Thursday.
Update 12:15 p.m. Tuesday: The National Weather Service has issued a "hazardous weather outlook" for north central Illinois beginning today. A period of late snow may be expected late this morning into the afternoon. Some minor slushy snow accumulation is possible. Starting Wednesday evening to Thursday evening a strong storm system is forecasted to be in the area. It will begin with rain from Wednesday evening through sunrise Thursday, but is then expected to turn to snow with strong winds. Blizzard conditions may be possible. Original story: It's time to get those shovels ready. Chicago's snow-less streak is expected to end Thursday with a storm that could drop six to 12 inches of snow on the Midwest, according to the Chicago Tribune. It…
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 12, 2012
Cul-de-sac plowing program to begin late Thursday afternoon.
The village of Oswego Public Works Department plows are out in full force as the snow continues to pile up Thursday afternoon. Jerry Weaver, director of public works, said crews have been out since about 10 a.m. working to keep the roads clear. He said there are no real trouble spots in town as of 2 p.m., but that strong winds overnight could change that. “Right now our biggest concern is what happens after midnight,” he said. "We'll work through the night to keep the roads clear." As for the village’s new cul-de-sac plowing plan, Weaver said he anticipates the private firm the village hired to plow some 147 of the village’s cul-de-sacs will start their work late Thursday afternoon. Meanwhile, all District 308 after-school activities for …