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 The winter storm watch is no longer in effect, according to the National Weather Service in Chicago.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 …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Many highways and roads in northern Illinois were ice- or snow-covered Monday morning following snow overnight, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation website.
Snow blanketed the area overnight making for a tough commute for many Monday morning. A winter weather advisory is in effect for McHenry County — and much of the area — through noon today with more snow expected through the morning. In the area, 2.9 inches of snow was recorded in Huntley and 2.3 inches of snow in Woodstock, according to the WGN Weather Center Blog. The Chicago Tribune reports several accidents before 7 a.m. this morning along the Dan Ryan, Kennedy and Eisenhower expressways and I-294. Locally, Route 31 northbound at Edward Street in Algonquin was closed due to road conditions, according to the Northwest Herald. Most of the roads in the area — and in northern parts of the county — were marked as snow- or ice-covered …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Will northern Illinois reach 40 degrees by Sunday?
Snow, rain, highs around 40 degrees. Not surprisingly, that's all in this week's forecast. The forecasted snow Monday (with totals of 3 to 7 inches possible by storm's end) will give way to possibly even more snow on Tuesday, with the National Weather Service in Chicago predicting another 1 or 2 inches. But, as the old adage says, "If you don't like the weather in Chicago, wait a minute. It'll change." According to the National Weather Service forecast, temperatures should warm to 33 degrees with sunny skies on Wednesday. There's a slight chance of rain after midnight, and then a chance of rain and snow—with a high near 36—on Thursday. Mostly sunny skies on Friday and Saturday—with highs of 32 and 36, respectively—are expected. We'll round…
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Woodstock saw the most, with 3.2 inches, according to National Weather Service reports.
Northern Illinois saw a range of snowfall totals from late Friday into Saturday morning, in what was decidedly the biggest single-event snowfall we've had so far this season. Woodstock in McHenry County saw the most with 3.2 inches of snow as of 7 a.m. Saturday, according to the National Weather Service in Chicago. Here's a look at more totals from around the region: How much snow fell in your neighborhood? Tell us in the comments. And share your snow photos with us!
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Winter Storm Magnus dumped nearly a foot of snow in some parts of Wisconsin and Iowa, while places like Georgia and Tennessee saw tornadoes.
A massive storm system resulted in snow and tornadoes across the country Wednesday, leaving small amounts of snow here in northern Illinois and nearly a foot of snow in portions of Wisconsin. According to the National Weather Service Office in Chicago, the 12-hour snowfall ending at 6 p.m. Wednesday saw .6 inches of snow fall in Grayslake, while Oak Lawn saw just a tenth of an inch. That same storm system, Winter Storm Magnus (as named by The Weather Channel), dumped a lot of snow elsewhere in the country. Reedsburg, WI, for example, received 10 inches of snow, and 9 inches of snow fell in Watson, IA. The Weather Channel reported that snow fell in parts of Kansas, southeast Nebraska, northern Missouri, Wisconsin, southeast Minnesota and …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Are the roads covered with ice or snow? Check out the road conditions - and stay safe out there!
The Illinois Department of Transportation offers the latest road conditions on its website. Be sure to take a look before you venture out!
Learn where to find the best area snow sledding hills.
Sledding hill enthusiasts have had a long wait this winter. Finally, the hills are covered in snow and there are plenty of area snow hills, with beautiful scenery and many other amenities. Sledders should exercise caution. According to the National Safety Council Tips for Safer Sledding and Tobogganing, the correct position for sledding is to lie on your back, or sit on the sled, with your feet facing down the hill. Sledding head first increases the risk of injury. Many area hills prohibit metal runners on sleds, and some prohibit snowboarding. Check out these area sledding hills: Wauconda Lakewood Forest Preserve Winter Sports Area, at Fairfield and Ivanhoe roads, offers a large, lighted hill. Lake Zurich Sledding is available until …
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 …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Several area residents spotted some of that white stuff Monday afternoon while out and about in Algonquin.
"Like" Algonquin-LITH Patch on Facebook | Get "Patched" in with our newsletter | Start a blog Whether shopping along Randall Road, leaving the main branch of the Algonquin Public Library or out and about in Lake in the Hills, Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Patch Facebook users reported spotting the same thing Monday. Snow. The brief flurries were reported in the area around 5 p.m. and some woke to a trace of snow on the ground. Meanwhile, popular Chicago meteorologist Tom Skilling's Facebook page was abuzz Monday after Skilling posted "we're getting radar returns from snow—especially in the northern suburbs" and asked followers what they were seeing. From Cary to Huntley to Crystal Lake, Tom Sklling followers reported snow flurries in their …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Heavy, wet snow is expected for much of the area.
A winter weather advisory is now in effect until 6 a.m. Friday for McHenry County and much of the Chicago suburbs. A winter weather advisory means periods of snow will cause travel difficulties. Motorists should be prepared for snow-covered roads and limited visibilities and use caution when driving, according to the National Weather Service. A heavy wet snow is expected to cause accumulations of four to seven inches, according to the NWS. The heaviest accumulations are predicted for southern McHenry County and DeKalb, Kane, Ogle and Lee counties. The heaviest snow is expected after 7 p.m. when snowfall rates could be over an inch an hour. Strong winds are also expected later this evening and overnight and could lead to reduced …