Monday, May 20, 2013
Large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes are all possible, according to the National Weather Service.
Serious storms may be headed our way, warns the National Weather Service. 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—including Cook County—in the "slight risk" category for severe weather on Monday and Tuesday. The main threats on both days consist of 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…
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…
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Rivers continue to rise across the area. Find out the latest details in your area by clicking on the map.
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Thursday, April 18
The map above, from Google, uses real-time data from the National Weather Service to forecast river floods.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning through Tuesday night.
Updated at 1 p.m. March 5: The winter storm has prompted the following closures or cancellelations on Tuesday: If you are aware of other closures or cancellations due to today's winter storm, tell us in the comments. Original story: A winter storm may bring 7 to 10 inches of snow to northern Illinois and and Northwest Indiana by Tuesday night, according to a Winter Storm Warning from the National Weather Service. The Winter Storm Warning will remain in effect until midnight Central Standard Time Tuesday. The Weather Service predicts the storm will bring light snow late Monday night and become more widespread through mid-morning. Heavy snow is possible from late Tuesday morning through early Tuesday evening. Heavy snow accumulations of 7 …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Thundersnow means higher snow accumulations when the storm hits our area.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The National Weather Service forecast predicts rain and thunderstorms for the Woodridge area this afternoon. "A chance of rain and thunderstorms, then rain and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm. Temperature falling to around 36 by 5pm," the forecast states. Locally, the NWS is based in Romeoville. A second forecast, from the Northern Illinois Storm Chaser Forecasting Facebook page predicts thundersnow. "Intense thundersnow will boost rates and totals over the area," the status states. "Chicago metro could get 3 inches south to 6 north all being blown around by 60 mph winds." The page says the event will be short in duration. By Thursday, the NWS forecast includes occassional rain before 3 p.m. then rain and snow. The NWS forecast also …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
A storm system could dump several inches of snow on the Midwest on Thursday, complicated by high winds. The Village of Lemont has issued guidelines for parking and snow removal.
The National Weather Service in Romeoville cautions area residents of “strong and potentially damaging winds along with a burst of heavy snow becoming likely Thursday afternoon and evening … which could lead to roads quickly becoming snow-covered and travel treacherous. At least a portion if not the entire late afternoon and early evening rush hour on Thursday will be impacted.” Thursday night, the weather service is predicting snow with areas of blowing snow before and after midnight - coupled with a low temperature of around 17 degrees. Move vehicles if possible so village can clear snow from streets During and after any snowfall, the Village of Lemont asks residents to remove vehicles, if possible, so village streets can be cleared of …
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 …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
This is Winter Storm Preparedness Month — takes steps now to be safe, and prepare your home to guard against weather damage such as ice dams.
Winter is nearly here, and in the Midwest, that can mean anything from mild conditions and little snow to Arctic blasts and accumulations of more than a foot. Regardless, experts say there is a good chance we will experience extreme winter weather sometime this season, and they are urging residents to prepare now. Weather Advance Storm Center is predicting a much colder than average winter and some snow in the Chicago area and the upper Midwest. Severe winter weather can cause power outages and create dangerous driving conditions, not to mention dangerous wind-chill conditions. So the city is urging residents to have winter emergency kits for their homes and vehicles so they are prepared for winter’s worst. The Illinois Emergency …
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Storms are expected to sweep through the Lemont area Saturday afternoon and evening, potentially producing strong winds, hail and heavy rainfall.
A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect in the Lemont area until 4:30 p.m. Saturday. The National Weather Service warns that storms could move into the area Saturday afternoon and evening. The storms could produce wind gusts up to 70 mph and quarter-size hail, along with heavy rainfall. Heat indices Saturday afternoon could reach or exceed 100 degrees, according to a hazardous weather outlook issued by the National Weather Service. The Environmental Protection Agency of Illinois is also forecasting unhealthy air quality across the Chicago metro area. An air quality alert is in affect until midnight. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - There are plenty of ways to keep up on Lemont news:
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Of the 102 counties in the state, only four—Will, Cook, DuPage and Kane—have not been declared disaster areas due to the drought.
Cook County is one of only four counties in Illinois not to be declared drought-disaster areas by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as of Wednesday. Jeff Squibb, a spokesman for the Illinois Department of Agriculture, said the classification by the U.S. Department of Agriculture is automatically awarded before the end of the growing season if a county has surpassed eight weeks in a state of severe or extreme drought as set by the U.S. Drought Monitor. Cook County—as well as DuPage, Kane and Will—remain in the moderate drought category. That said, it's likely the remaining counties will eventually be added to the list if conditions continue, Squibb said. Up until this week, only 40 counties qualified for disaster relief. On Wednesday, …