Sunday, February 3, 2013
Will northern Illinois reach 40 degrees by Sunday?
Snow, rain, highs around 40 degrees. Not surprisingly, that's all in this week's forecast. The forecasted snow Monday (with totals of 3 to 7 inches possible by storm's end) will give way to possibly even more snow on Tuesday, with the National Weather Service in Chicago predicting another 1 or 2 inches. But, as the old adage says, "If you don't like the weather in Chicago, wait a minute. It'll change." According to the National Weather Service forecast, temperatures should warm to 33 degrees with sunny skies on Wednesday. There's a slight chance of rain after midnight, and then a chance of rain and snow—with a high near 36—on Thursday. Mostly sunny skies on Friday and Saturday—with highs of 32 and 36, respectively—are expected. We'll round…
The National Weather Service in Chicago says the region could see 3 to 5 inches of snow by midday Monday.
After getting through most of the winter season thus far with barely a dusting of snow, northern Illinois is forecast to see its second moderate accumulation within the span of a week. A winter weather advisory is in effect from 10 p.m. today until noon Monday due to an Alberta Clipper system that is expected to bring snow across northeast Illinois. The National Weather Service in Chicago says between 3 and 5 inches of snow could fall "along and north of a line from just north of Rockford to Chicago to Valparaiso." Snowfall rates could reach an inch per hour at times, according to the National Weather Service. The most intense snowfall is expected to fall between 3 and 8 a.m. There could also be some lake-effect snowfall on Monday.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Woodstock saw the most, with 3.2 inches, according to National Weather Service reports.
Northern Illinois saw a range of snowfall totals from late Friday into Saturday morning, in what was decidedly the biggest single-event snowfall we've had so far this season. Woodstock in McHenry County saw the most with 3.2 inches of snow as of 7 a.m. Saturday, according to the National Weather Service in Chicago. Here's a look at more totals from around the region: How much snow fell in your neighborhood? Tell us in the comments. And share your snow photos with us!
Thursday, January 31, 2013
A wind chill advisory is in effect for western counties.
Get ready for some bitterly cold temperatures tonight. The forecast low tonight is 0 degrees in much of northern Illinois, with wind chills as low as -17, according to the National Weather Service Office in Chicago. Winds are forecast to be between 15 and 20 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 30 miles per hour. Western counties, including McHenry and DeKalb, are under a wind chill advisory, with wind chills of -15 to -25 expected. "A wind chill advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chills," according to the National Weather Service. "This will result in frostbite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken. If you must venture outdoors, make sure you wear a hat and gloves."
Winter Storm Magnus dumped nearly a foot of snow in some parts of Wisconsin and Iowa, while places like Georgia and Tennessee saw tornadoes.
A massive storm system resulted in snow and tornadoes across the country Wednesday, leaving small amounts of snow here in northern Illinois and nearly a foot of snow in portions of Wisconsin. According to the National Weather Service Office in Chicago, the 12-hour snowfall ending at 6 p.m. Wednesday saw .6 inches of snow fall in Grayslake, while Oak Lawn saw just a tenth of an inch. That same storm system, Winter Storm Magnus (as named by The Weather Channel), dumped a lot of snow elsewhere in the country. Reedsburg, WI, for example, received 10 inches of snow, and 9 inches of snow fell in Watson, IA. The Weather Channel reported that snow fell in parts of Kansas, southeast Nebraska, northern Missouri, Wisconsin, southeast Minnesota and …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
How much rain fell around northern Illinois between Jan. 29 and 6 a.m. Jan. 30?
Record-breaking rainfall fell in northern Illinois between 6 a.m. Jan. 29 and 6 a.m. Jan. 30. According to the National Weather Service, 1.33 inches of rain fell in Chicago, which broke the previous record of .92 inches in 1947. Here's a look at some local rainfall totals from the National Weather Service Office in Chicago: Wheaton - 1.62 Huntley - 1.59 Crystal Lake - 1.57 Algonquin - 1.53 Buffalo Grove - 1.31 Palatine - 1.30 Lake Zurich - 1.16 Lake Bluff - 1.13 Hawthorn Woods - 1.08 Arlington Heights - 1.08 Barrington - .92
Monday, December 17, 2012
A storm system may dump 6 to 12 inches of snow on the Midwest this Thursday, reports indicate.
It's time to get those shovels ready. Our 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's unclear at this point which areas will see the most snow but the story indicates that "current models suggest the heaviest snowfall will land to the west of Chicago, from northern Missouri through eastern Iowa and up into Wisconsin." Experts are predicting anywhere from one to "several" inches. Chicago has an 80 percent chance of flurries—especially after 3 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. Snow could continue into the night and temperatures may dip as low as 24 degrees. The Tribune reports: Depending on the storm's path, Chicago …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Midwest is in a snow drought; check out stats that show probability of snow on Christmas.
It’s a little too early to look at weather models to predict whether or not the Chicago area will see a white Christmas this year, said Ed Fenelon, meteorologist for the National Weather Service, Chicago region. However, historically, the Chicago region has only a 45 percent chance of seeing a postcard snowy Christmas, according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA). What makes a Christmas white? The National Climatic Data Center defines a White Christmas as one with an inch or more of snow on the ground at 6 a.m. The last white Christmas in our region was in 2010, when 2-4 inches fell on Christmas Eve into Christmas day. Last Christmas saw a high temperature of 45 degrees, a low of 29 degrees and no …
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
The National Weather Service has issued the alert through 1 a.m. Wednesday.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been put into effect for Cook and Lake Counties, according to the National Weather Service. The Watch will last until 1 a.m. Wednesday and has been prompted by Thunderstorm Warnings that were issued for 6:28 p.m. until 7:15 p.m by the NWS. (Earlier: Check out Patch's Summer 2011 storm coverage.) "Doppler radar indicated a line of severe thunderstorms capable of producing destructive winds in excess of 70 MPH. These storms were located along a line extending from Winthrop Harbor to North Chicago to Oakwood Hills to Morengo. . moving southeast at 50 MPH." according to the NWS.
Monday, August 1, 2011
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Monday, August 1, 2011
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has issued an Air Pollution Action Day throughout Cook County for Monday, according to the National Weather Service. This is the fourth air pollution awareness day in 2011, according to Cleantheair.org. The day has been declared becuase "weather conditions are such that widespread ozone and or particulate levels are expected to be at or above the unhealthy for sensitive groups category of the air quality index," according to the NWS. In conjunction with the announcement, the NWS has issued an Air Quality Alert. (Check out other, recent weather alerts issued for Cook County) Residents with any respiratory or pulmonary issues, like asthma, are asked to "limit outdoor activity." Meanwhile …