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 The winter storm watch is no longer in effect, according to the National Weather Service in Chicago.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
Between 2 and 7 inches of snow and high wind gusts are predicted in McHenry County for Thursday.
Tonight's commute could be problematic for many as Winter Storm Draco bears down on the area. The Chicago Tribune reports the heaviest snow will fall between 3 and 9 p.m. Thursday with wind gusts reaching as high as 50 to 60 mph. McHenry County could see between 3 and 7 inches of with one to two inches expected to fall per hour at the height of the storm, according to the National Weather Service. "The combination of the heavy snowfall rates and very strong winds will result in greatly reduced visibilities and possible blizzard conditions," according to the NWS. "Travel wil become very dangerous if not impossible as it may become difficult to keep up with snow removal." With the hopes of keeping roads as clear as possible, the Illinois …
Friday, March 2, 2012
How much snow could fall today?
Another blast of winter weather could be headed our way. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch for this afternoon and evening for part of northern Illinois, including Lake and McHenry Counties. Overall, the National Weather Service has forecast snow totals of 6 inches or more. The precipitation is expected to start as rain and then transition to snow sometime during the afternoon. Check back with Patch for more updates.