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 The winter storm watch is no longer in effect, according to the National Weather Service in Chicago.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, 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.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Snowfall could exceed 6 inches; evening commute may be hazardous.
Update: 9:38 p.m. The National Weather Service has upgraded the winter weather advisory to a winter storm warning. The snow is expected to arrive in mid to late morning and total accumulations of 5 to 8 inches are expected. A watch is upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning when 4 or more inches of snow or sleet is expected in the next 12 hours, or 6 or more inches in 24 hours, or 1/4 inch or more of ice accretion is expected, according to the NWS. Update: 3:28 p.m. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Friday. Winter Weather Advisories inform you that winter weather conditions are expected to cause significant inconveniences that may be hazardous, according to the NWS. The snow could be hazardous with …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
The National Weather Service says to expect snow accumulations of four to eight inches.
Update, 2:20 p.m.: A winter weather advisory was just issued for northern Illinois. The National Weather Service issued the winter weather advisory at 2:05 p.m. The winter storm watch that had been in effect for Thursday is no longer active. The winter weather advisory will be in effect from 9 a.m. Thursday until 9 a.m. Friday, with snowfall totals of four to eight inches possible. 10:30 a.m. The first major snowfall of the season is expected to hit northern Illinois Thursday. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for all of northern Illinois and most of Wisconsin from Thursday morning through Friday morning. The snow is expected to start by midday Thursday and continue through Friday morning, with forecast …