Sunday, March 3, 2013
A winter storm warning has been issued for Tuesday in parts of northern Illinois.
UPDATE, 10:01 a.m. Monday: Much of northern Illinois is now under a winter storm warning from 3 a.m. to midnight Tuesday. The National Weather Service in Chicago says snowfall amounts of 6 to 9 inches can be expected, with locally higher amounts possible. Snowfall rates could reach 1 or 1.5 inches per hour. "This will impact both rush hours on Tuesday, with the higher potential for heavy snowfall during the late afternoon and early evening rush hour," National Weather Service officials said. The warning includes the following counties: Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake and McHenry. ------------------ UPDATE, 4:53 p.m. Sunday: A winter storm watch is now in effect for much of northern Illinois. The watch, which will be in effect from late Monday …
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 …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
How much snow can we expect on Thursday?
Update, 10:30 p.m.: A winter weather advisory is in effect for Lake and McHenry Counties from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday. The winter storm watch is no longer in effect, according to the National Weather Service in Chicago. The forecast calls for precipitation, including sleet, snow and freezing rain, to fall Wednesday night into Thursday morning. The precipitation is expected to change to all rain once the temperatures reach above freezing, the National Weather Service says. Snow is possible Thursday evening, with accumulations of 1 to 3 inches likely. ------------- Original story: Thursday is shaping up to be yet another messy weather day as winter continues to make its presence known. A winter storm watch is in effect from Thursday morning …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
All of northern Illinois is under a freezing rain advisory.
Update, 9:59 a.m. Jan. 27: A freezing rain advisory is now in effect for all of northern Illinois. The advisory, in effect from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. today, replaces the winter storm watch that had previously been issued by the National Weather Service in Chicago. The freezing rain is expected to start midday, with ice accumulations up to a couple tenths of an inch expected. "Pavement and soil temperatures are below freezing, so any liquid precipitation will likely freeze on contact and result in icy and dangerous travel conditions on untreated roadways," National Weather Service officials said in their advisory statement. "Walkways could also turn to sheets of ice, making walking difficult and potentially dangerous." Original story, …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The first significant snowfall of the season is upon us. Stay safe!
With 3 to 5 inches of snow expected to fall in Lake County today thanks to Winter Storm Draco, the Vernon Hills Police Department has offered some winter weather driving tips. Stay safe out there! ----------- We knew it would happen evenutally... the snow is on its way. With a lot of winter remaining, there's usually plenty more snow on the way. Be prepared! Keep these things in mind: Good luck and safe driving!
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Check out the latest forecast from the National Weather Service.
Update, 12:09 p.m. Thursday: The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning that will be in effect from 3 p.m. today until 3 a.m. Friday. According to the National Weather Service office in Chicago, the heaviest snow in the Chicago area is expected to fall between 5 and 9 p.m. Between 2 and 6 inches of snow could fall. Update, 10:54 a.m. Wednesday: The National Weather Service just issued a winter storm watch for Lake County. Watches are also in effect for Cook and McHenry Counties, while there are winter storm and blizzard warnings further west in northern Illinois. According to the National Weather Service office in Chicago, "current indications are that totals of 2 to 6 inches are likely, with the higher amounts favored …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Could dump 6 inches or more of snow between Thursday and Friday.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for northern Illinios, including Lake, Cook and McHenry counties, which is in effect until 9 a.m., Friday morning. The rain is expected to change to snow this evening. Snow may fall at rates of as much as one inch per hour, according to the National Weather Service. The wet snow could result in slippery and potentially hazardous roads. Strong winds can result in whipped, heavy snow and reduced visibilities. The National Weather Service warns that the heavy snow could be a health concern when shoveling.