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Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Monday, March 4, 2013
Snowfall of up to 10 inches possible, according to the National Weather Service.
Updated 1:44 p.m. Schools across the Palos area have closed ahead of what could be the year's largest snowfall. District 117, 118, 128, as well as Stagg High School, have announced closings for Tuesday, according to emergencyclosingcenter.com. Shepard High School dismissed students at 1 p.m. and will open at 9 a.m. on Wednesday. Mother McAuley, Brother Rice and St. Ignatius will be closed on Tuesday March 5, according to school officials. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning that is in effect through midnight Tuesday. Light snow is expected tonight and will become heavier Tuesday morning and throughout the day. Daytime accumulation could be 3-5 inches. We can expect as much as seven to ten inches total through …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Up to eight inches may fall in some areas Monday night and Tuesday throughout the day.
Light snow Monday may develop into heavier fall throughout the night and all day Tuesday, according to a warning from the National Weather Service. Accumulation rates of up to 1.5 inches an hour may lead to an estimated 4 to 8 inches of snow. Check out this post on how to prevent a heart attack while you're shoveling snow tomorrow. You can track the storm as it approaches the Chicago area using our live weather map. Just type in your zipcode or town to get a view of your neighborhood. Have to drive? Check out list of 10 things to keep in your car during the winter. Join the conversation. Friend Palos Patch on Facebook and sign up for the daily email newsletter!
Monday, February 25, 2013
The National Weather Service issued an advisory for what might be the biggest snowstorm this winter season.
An approaching winter storm may bring up to six inches of heavy, wet snow to the south suburbs throughout Tuesday, according to an alert from the National Weather Service. The wet mix is expected to begin Tuesday morning, continuing throughout the day and possibly into Wednesday morning. Freezing rain and sleet are also possible. Up to 40 mph wind gusts and heavy precipitation are likely to make for difficult driving circumstances. Check out this post on how to prevent a heart attack while you're shoveling snow tomorrow. Join the conversation. Friend Palos Patch on Facebook and sign up for the daily email newsletter!
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Looks like a messy Friday if the hazardous weather outlook from the National Weather Service proves accurate.
The National Weather Service in Chicago issued a hazardous weather warning for through Friday morning. Three to six inches of snow is expected to fall throughout the late Thursday evening and into Friday morning, as well as potential lightening. The precipitation may turn into freezing rain by dawn Friday for areas along and south of I-80. Increased wind speeds may cause blowing snow and decreased visibility, so drivers are urged to use caution on the road, especially during the Friday morning commute. Get in on the action. Join Patch today.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The National Weather Service’s early morning freezing rain alert has evolved into warnings of a potential snowstorm this evening.
What began as freezing rain this morning may develop into snow showers later tonight. The National Weather Service issued a weather alert, warning of 1 to 4 inches of snow between 2 p.m. and 9 p.m., with northern Cook County seeing the heaviest accumulation. The advisory will last until midnight. The rain is expected to turn to snow beginning around 5 or 6 p.m.—"in time for the evening rush," the weather service said in the advisory. The heavy snowfall could reduce visibility to under a mile, the service warns. Drivers are also urged to use caution while driving in snowy weather, as road conditions are likely to become hazardous.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
The National Weather Service issued a winter advisory for the South Suburban area beginning tonight and extending into Monday afternoon.
A “well organized clipper system” is likely to deliver anywhere from two to five inches of snow atop the South Suburbs between the hours of 10 p.m. tonight and noon on Monday, according to the National Weather Service. While northern areas like Rockford and Marengo are expected to be the heaviest hit, the South Suburban region may see increased snowfall if lake effects kick into gear. Residents are warned to take caution while driving as snowfall may accumulate as fast as one inch per hour. The heaviest snowfall is expected to occur overnight, from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. Do you plan on being on the road tonight? Check out Patch’s 10 things to keep in your car during winter for safety tips!
Friday, February 10, 2012
If you're heading to northwest Indiana Friday night, expect heavy lake effect snow in excess of 6 inches. Illinois Tollway's snow response expected to focus on I-294/I-80.
The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook through Friday evening. Snow will continue through Friday afternoon across northeast Illinois, including Chicago and northwest Indiana, with 1 to 3 inches of snow accumulation. If you’re heading to northwest Indiana, heavy lake effect snow will occur Friday night with accumulations in excess of 6 inches near the lake. Wind chills are also expected to drop below zero tonight over northern Illinois—the first time this winter. Our friends at the Illinois Tollway have also sent an email blast to news media informing us that tollway's full feet of 183 snowplow trucks will be out in force, throughout the Friday afternoon rush hour. The tollway's Snow Operations Center will …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Today's warm temps stand in contrast to the piles of snow we were faced with last year.
What a difference a year makes. It was one year ago today that the Chicago area was blanketed in almost two feet of snow. Cars were snowed in, streets were impassable and kids looking to build snowmen had to wade through the waste-deep white stuff. Today, not a speck of snow or ice is on the ground. The unseasonably warm temperatures makes a major snowfall a distant thought. What better way to celebrate this warm weather than a look back a what last Feb. 1 had to offer. Re-live our coverage of last year's snowfall:
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
We asked readers to tell us about their terrible drives home during last Friday's snowstorm for a chance to win Patch gear. Now, it's time to find out what the winner had to put up with to get home.
For a lot of commuters, the Friday night drive home is a glorious time. It means "Goodbye work, hello weekend." But last week, it was more like, "Goodbye work, hello treacherous snow-bound roads." That's why we asked readers to tell us about their commuting horror stories, and we would reward one reader with a prize package of Patch gear. Sifting through the harrowing tales of travel, we picked a winner. Congratulations, Metro, your winter traffic woes make you the lucky (or possibly unlucky) winner. Here's what the reader wrote: Must have been an accident on the Lockport bridge because it was closed for quite a while. When we finally started moving my car starting sliding so I honked my horn to alert the driver ahead of me. Luckily, my …