Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The National Weather Service is predicting two to four inches of new snow accumulation Thursday night in Lake Forest and Lake Bluff.
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 two and four inches of snow is predicted for Lake Forest and Lake Bluff 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 winter…
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Check out these Labradors who love sledding on their backs down the hill. How does your dog like the snow?
River and Trout, two active Labrador Retrievers, display their talents at body surfing in the snow in this week's YouTube video, as originally posted by Sugarbush Dog Groomers. With our recent snowfall in the Chicagoland area, how do your pets react? Do they love playing outside? Post your own videos here by clicking the Upload Photos and Videos button.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
How much snow fell in your neighborhood?
Update, 1:25 p.m. Feb. 7: The National Weather Service released its final list of snowfall totals today. As of 10:30 a.m., the highest total was in Beach Park, which saw 9.6 inches. Many other communities, like Bourbonnais and Bridgeview, saw just a trace of snow. Here's a look at a sampling of other snowfall totals: -------------- Update, 10:19 p.m.: The highest storm total seen in northern Illinois as of 10 p.m. Thursday was Zion, which saw 9.5 inches of snow. ------------ Update, 9:42 p.m.: The National Weather Service in Chicago has just updated its storm totals. Here are some of the latest numbers: --------------- Original story, 8:19 p.m.: Winter Storm Nemo, as it was named by The Weather Channel, has left some impressive snow totals…
The National Weather Service in Chicago says we could see 4-8 inches of snow this afternoon and tonight.
What was initially looking like a non-event as of late last night, with just 1-3 inches of snow expected, has turned into a major snowfall that is already resulting in after-school activities being canceled in many districts. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning until midnight for Lake and McHenry Counties, with 4 to 8 inches of snow expected. Snow is expected to fall at rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour at times this afternoon. Snowfall totals are already being reported by trained spotters and local officials. As of 2 p.m., Lake Bluff had already received 1 inch of snow, .7 of which fell within an hour. "Moderate snow falling. Roads are snow-covered," a trained spotter in Lake Bluff reported. How much snow has …
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
How much snow fell in your neighborhood?
Curious about how much snow fell over northern Illinois last night? The National Weather Service in Chicago released its list of snowfall totals from Sunday night through Monday morning. A the high end of the reported observations—largely from emergency management personnel, trained spotters and local residents—was Rockford with 4 inches of snow. Conversely, Rochelle in Ogle County saw just a half-inch. Here's a look at a sampling of snowfall totals from around the region: How much snow fell in your neighborhood? Tell us in the comments.
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…
The National Weather Service in Chicago says the region could see 3 to 5 inches of snow by midday Monday.
After getting through most of the winter season thus far with barely a dusting of snow, northern Illinois is forecast to see its second moderate accumulation within the span of a week. A winter weather advisory is in effect from 10 p.m. today until noon Monday due to an Alberta Clipper system that is expected to bring snow across northeast Illinois. The National Weather Service in Chicago says between 3 and 5 inches of snow could fall "along and north of a line from just north of Rockford to Chicago to Valparaiso." Snowfall rates could reach an inch per hour at times, according to the National Weather Service. The most intense snowfall is expected to fall between 3 and 8 a.m. There could also be some lake-effect snowfall on Monday.
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 …