Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The evening commute could be a messy one as a winter storm is expected to slam the area into tonight.
Tell us in the comments' section: How are the roadways? Which roadways should readers avoid? Road crews are out in full force as nearly six inches of snow has fallen in areas hardest hit by today's winter storm. The Illinois Tollway has its full fleet out clearing major highways and will continue to use all of its manpower and equipment to try and keep the roads safe as the snow continues to fall, according to an Illinois Tollway press release. The Northwest Herald reports McHenry County will have its full fleet of trucks out until 8:30 p.m. Tuesday with the hopes of having the roads in "good shape" by the evening rush hour. Between seven to 10 inches of snow is possible with as much as 12 inches possible in some areas currently under a…
District 155, 158, 300 and 47 have all cancelled school today.
Area children will have a snow day today. Area school districts decided Tuesday morning to cancel school as a winter storm is expected to slam northern Illinois today. The following districts or schools have cancelled school for Tuesday, March 5: The Emergency Closing Center website has more information on area closings. Check back to Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Patch for more weather-related news and closings throughout the day. Like Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Patch on Facebook - Sign up for Breaking News Alerts and our Newsletter
Monday, March 4, 2013
Another winter storm is headed our way.
A winter storm expected to hit the area today should not be as bad as originally predicted for McHenry County. Between four to six inches of snow is expected today and around an inch of snow tonight for the area. On Monday, the National Weather Service was predicting as much as four inches more of snow. A winter storm warning was pushed back to 9 a.m. this morning and will continue until 12 p.m. today. Several area schools have closed Tuesday. The above information was updated at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, March 5. --------- A winter storm warning has been issued for all of McHenry County Tuesday and is expected to affect morning and evening rush hour traffic. The winter storm warning will take effect at 3 a.m. Tuesday and continue through …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The National Weather Service is predicting three to five inches of new snow accumulation Thursday night in Algonquin and Lake in the Hills.
Snow along with freezing drizzle could make for dicey driving conditions Thursday night and Friday morning. The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for much of the Chicago suburbs with snow expected to start late Thursday afternoon and continue into the night before switching to freezing drizzle and light snow by early Friday. Between three to five inches of snow is predicted for Algonquin and Lake in the Hills late Thursday. Snow and freezing drizzle is expected before noon on Friday. Temperatures will reach a high of 35 degrees later in the day on Friday. "Anyone planning travel across Northern Illinois or Northwest Indiana should be prepared for wintry precipitation and associated travel impacts from this …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
District 47 Superintendent Donn Mendoza issued a statement saying all evening activities have been cancelled due to the expected storm. District 155 has cancelled all events after 5 p.m.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Community School District 47 has cancelled all evening school-related activities for Thursday due to the approaching winter storm. Superintendent Donn Mendoza on Thursday morning issued a statement through the district's automated alert system saying all after-school events, sports, and activities will proceed as planned. However, any events such as holiday concerts, games or parent-teacher meetings scheduled for Thursday evening are cancelled due to the anticipated bad weather, the statement said. Community High School District 155 All high school activities scheduled after 5 p.m. Thursday are cancelled due to the weather, according to District 155 Communications Director Jeff Puma.
Monday, January 31, 2011
Biggest snowstorm to date brought 23 inches of snow to the Chicago area in January 1967.
A huge snowstorm that is expected to hit the area tomorrow could go down in the record books. Over 18 inches of snow could fall in the area over the course of two days, according to the National Weather Service. NWS statistics gathered since 1886 shows 43 storms that have resulted in over 10 inches of snow. Ten inches of snow in one storm occurs about once ever three years and a 15-inch snow happens about once every twenty years, according to the statistics. Here is the break down of Chicago's biggest snowstorms to date: The NWS reported additional snow storm statistic for the Chicago area: For more winter storm statistics for the Chicago area, visit the National Weather Service's website.