Tuesday, February 26, 2013
A list of known closures due to weather.
The following organizations are either closing early, closing completely, or will have limited hours due to the Feb. 26 snow storm. If you know of any other closures, please let us know by adding them to the comments section.
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 …
A winter storm watch has been issued for Tuesday.
Update, 10:18 p.m. Sunday: Much of northern Illinois is now under a winter storm watch from Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening. The watch is in effect for Boone, Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, Lee and McHenry Counties. The National Weather Service says the area included in the watch could receive more than 6 inches of snow. --------------- Original story, 7:12 p.m. Sunday: After a Sunday that brought us sunshine and temperatures around 40 degrees, we're in for yet another reminder this week that, yes, it is still winter. Though Monday is forecast to be mostly sunny with a high near 38, snow will move in on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service in Chicago. Accuweather.com says a blizzard will move …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The Snow & Ice Management Association offers tips to avoid a fall during slick conditions.
The Lake Zurich area is expected to get another blast of wintry weather today. Accuweather.com reports the village will get three to six inches of snow Thursday evening through Friday afternoon. High temperatures will reach 29 degrees Fahrenheit, with a low of 23. While most people prepare for driving safely in the snow, rarely to people think about keeping safe while walking in icy conditions. "Every winter the hazards of driving in snow and icy conditions are noted, but rarely is walking on snow and ice addressed," said Martin B. Tirado, CAE, Executive Director of the Snow & Ice Management Association. "Slipping and falling while walking accounts for a large number of winter-related injuries and can have an impact on the quality of life…
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 17, 2013
What's the weather forecast for Feb. 18-24?
Northern Illinois residents, get ready to ride the weather roller coaster yet again this week. Temperatures in the mid-40s, rain and possibly even shovel-worthy snow are all in the forecast for Feb. 18-24. The week will start out with mild temperatures for Presidents' Day, with a high of around 46. There's a 90 percent chance of rain on Monday, then a chance of snow showers after 9 p.m., according to the National Weather Service in Chicago. Monday night will also be sharply colder, with a forecast low around 16 and a wind chill as low as 1. Brrr! There's a chance for flurries on Tuesday with a high near 20. The wind chill could be as low as -7 on Tuesday, with winds gusting as high as 35 miles per hour. Wednesday is expected to be sunny …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
There's a wind advisory in effect for Monday Feb. 11.
Have you had enough snow after last week's storm? Well, it looks like our workweek could begin and end with snow showers. There's a 30 percent chance of snow showers on Monday, according to The Weather Channel. It's also supposed to be quite windy, with a west wind of 25 to 30 miles per hour and gusts up to 45 miles per hour. There's a wind advisory in effect until 4 p.m. Monday, according to the National Weather Service. Sunny skies are forecast for Tuesday, with a high of 33. Wednesday and Thursday will be the warmest days of the week, with a forecast high of 39 both days, according to the National Weather Service. After mostly sunny skies on Wednesday, there will be a chance for snow showers Thursday night and a low of 22. The workweek …
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.