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…
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 …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Get ready for another scorcher! The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory starting at 11 a.m. and ending at 10 p.m Wednesday. Temps could top out near 100 degrees, and heat indices could peak out around 105 degrees. Call your local village h
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Arctic weekend blast follows snowfall.
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Thursday, January 12, 2012
Update, 9:14 a.m. River Forest winter parking rules remain in effect. (Need a reminder?) The village is asking folks to call the Public Works Department at (708) 366-8500, Ext. 350 to find out when the rules expire. Update, 7:33 a.m. The winter storm warning expired overnight around 2:45 a.m., several hours ahead of schedule. Most of the overnight snowfall appears to be over, but extremely cold temperatures will arrive today and continue to plummet, according to forecasts. On Friday morning, temperatures are hovering around 16 degrees. They're expected to drop, with wind chills expected to drop to 5 to 10 below zero tonight and into Saturday morning. Across town, Oak Park is reporting clear roadways, thanks to a prepared public works …
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.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
You didn't really think we were done with the white stuff, did you?
More snow is coming to the Oak Park area overnight. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter weather advisory for Cook County in effect through 9 a.m. Friday morning. Between 3 and 5 inches of snow is expected to begin falling this evening, according to the NWS. The weather may begin as a mix of rain, snow and sleet before transitioning completely to snow. Because the snow is predicted to fall at a rate of up to 1 inch per hour, the NWS cautions drivers that roads may quickly become treacherous if plows cannot keep up. The heaviest amounts of snow are expected close to midnight. The NWS also cautions drivers that winds of 25 to 30 miles per hour may limit visibility. Snow is predicted to wind up tomorrow morning but may still…
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Snowfall blankets Oak Park and River Forest, prompting emergency parking plans.
A winter storm dumped several inches of snow across Chicagoland on Tuesday, prompting officials in Oak Park and River Forest to enact parking bans on many residential streets. By Wednesday morning, the ban was lifted in Oak Park and River Forest. In Oak Park, "snow emergencies" are declared by the public works department after 2 inches of snowfall are recorded, triggering a ban on parking on all main streets that are designated snow routes. Violators face a $100 fine, officials said. Officials enacted the ban at 10 p.m. Tuesday. For more on Oak Park's parking rules, click here. Police Cmdr. LaDon Reynolds said there were "several minor traffic collisions" on Tuesday morning as the snow began blanketing the village, but the incidents were…