Monday, December 17, 2012
A storm system may dump 6 to 12 inches of snow on the Midwest this Thursday, reports indicate.
It's time to get those shovels ready. Our snow-less streak is expected to end Thursday with a storm that could drop six to 12 inches of snow on the Midwest, according to the Chicago Tribune. It's unclear at this point which areas will see the most snow but the story indicates that "current models suggest the heaviest snowfall will land to the west of Chicago, from northern Missouri through eastern Iowa and up into Wisconsin." Experts are predicting anywhere from one to "several" inches. Chicago has an 80 percent chance of flurries—especially after 3 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. Snow could continue into the night and temperatures may dip as low as 24 degrees. The Tribune reports: Depending on the storm's path, Chicago …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
If the three to eight inches of snow falls tonight, depending upon where you live, snowplows from the Illinois Tollway will be ready to battle the elements both this evening and during the morning rush.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
The Illinois Tollway can mobilize its fleet of 183 snowplows, if needed, in response to the snowfall expected to begin early this evening and continue into Friday morning. The Tollway's Snow Operations Center will be open this afternoon to manage the agency's systemwide response, according to a release. "The Illinois Tollway is ready to handle the snow expected to begin early this evening throughout our system," said Illinois Tollway Executive Director Kristi Lafleur. "It is possible that this storm could impact drivers this evening as well as tomorrow's morning rush hour, so we ask our customers to drive safely and allow enough time to arrive at their destinations." To respond to this weather event, the Illinois Tollway will have a full …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Did you go to work? Stuck in your car? Got stranded? Hibernated? Tell us.
If you were living here a year ago, you woke up on Feb. 2 to find 20 inches of snow outside. Schools were closed, roads were impassable and basically it was a good day to stay inside. In fact, Lake County Board Chairman David Stolman proclaimed a State of Disaster in Lake County, and officials asked residents to stay off the roads for most of the day. I ventured outside once to take some photos, and enlisted my roommate to take a shot of me outside the apartment door in waist-deep snow. Memories of The Blizzard of 1967 flooded back. If you were alive and living in the Chicago area, you know what snowstorm I'm talking about. For the 2011 Blizzard, snow reports from across Lake County averaged between 19 and 20 inches of snow, and wind …
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Remember, it was just five months ago when we were hit by 20-plus inches of snow.
On Feb. 1, the area was hit by more than 20 inches of snow. Seems a far cry from this week's heat indexes of 100 degrees or more. So if you're still having trouble staying cool, maybe these images of that February storm will help. Winter is only five months away.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
School District 67 and 115 will be closed Thursday.
The snowstorm which dumped as much as 18 inches of snow in the Lake Forest and Lake Bluff area within the last 24 hours has caused school districts to close schools for Thursday, Feb. 3. Check back for updates. Here is the latest listing: Others of Note