Monday, May 20, 2013
Large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes are all possible, according to the National Weather Service.
Serious storms may be headed our way, warns the National Weather Service. The storm system that dropped large hail and tornadoes on parts of Iowa, Kansas and Oklahoma is now headed toward Illinois. The National Weather Service has placed most of Illinois—including Cook County—in the "slight risk" category for severe weather on Monday and Tuesday. The main threats on both days consist of damaging winds and large hail. The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center noted in its technical discussions that isolated tornadoes are also possible on Monday and Tuesday. "The most violent storms will ignite during the afternoon and evening hours as daytime heating causes instability," Accuweather.com Meteorologist Meghan Evans wrote in her…
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.
Monday, July 11, 2011
Storm of the decade knocks out power to over 578,000 customers in Illinois.
One of the worst storms in the past decade blew into the Chicago region early Monday morning knocking out power to over 578,000 customers in the city and suburbs. More than 71,000 in ComEd’s South Region – encompassing southern Cook County and the Joliet region – are in the dark after 80mph wind gusts and lightning strikes knocked down power lines and trees. In the Crestwood region, including Oak Forest, Oak Lawn, Evergreen Park, Palos and Orland Park, between 3,000 and 10,000 customers remain without power according to the ComEd's outage map. In the Joliet region, including Tinley Park, over 10,000 customers were in the dark on Monday afternoon. Alicia Zatkowski, a spokeswoman for ComEd, said it may be several days before power is …
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
The effects of the storm ripping through the Chicago-area are being felt across Palos as power outages and downed wires are reported
Power outages and downed power lines are being reported across the Palos area as Cook County remains under a wind advisory until 8 p.m. Shepard High School in Palos Heights dismissed students at 1 p.m. today due to a loss of power, said a District 218 spokesperson. Power outages are also causing traffic delays as school buses are trying to transport students home. The traffic lights at Ridgeland Avenue and 131st 135th Street in Palos Heights are not working and causing traffic congestion, said Palos Park police. Downed wires on 131st Street have forced the Cook County Sherrif's Department to reroute traffic. The street is closed from 9700 West to 10400 West, said Palos Park police. According to ComEd, there are between 3,001 and 10,000 …