Sunday, May 19, 2013
A Tornado Watch is in effect for Kane County and others in Northern Illinois. There's also a Hazardous Weather Outlooke going on.
The National Weather Service-Chicago has issued a Tornado Watch for Kane County and the surrounding area until 3 a.m. Monday, May 20. That goes hand in hand with a Hazardous Weather Outlook for out neck of the woods. Scattered thunderstorms are in the forecast, with wind gusts up to 65 mph, locally heavy rain and lightning. It's supposed to arrive "mid to late evening and early overnight." "Wind will be the primary threat," the NWS-C says, but isolated tornadoes and large hail are possible. Looking ahead, scattered thunderstorms are possible Monday through Wednesday night with the potential for severe weather. Heavy rains will be possible with any of the scattered storms—which could cause some local flooding.
Monday, May 13, 2013
We could see a 36-degree temperature jump from Monday night to Tuesday afternoon.
Monday night low around 50 degrees. Tuesday's high: 86. On Monday morning, many of us were scraping frost from the windshield when we set out for work or the commuter train station. On Tuesday, we'll be reaching for the sunscreen. As usual in the Tri-Cities, we just seem to advance from winter to summer without passing "Go." If you're heading for school tomorrow, dress in layers so you can peel off and stay as cool as possible. If you're going to be outside, we weren't joking about the sunscreen. The National Weather Service Chicago isn't issuing any special warning for unseasonably warm weather—no hazardous weather alerts or danger signals—but the 80s are expected to continue into Wednesday, so be aware and be prepared.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
A flood warning is still in place for parts of the Fox River, and more rain is expected—with the potential for some heavy storms—later this week.
It is a beautiful day Tuesday, and all the area riverside parks—including the beleaguered Island Park in Geneva—are open. Meanwhile, a Flood Warning that has been in place for the Algonquin Tailwater since the April 18 deluge has a chance to be lifted by Tuesday night. But that doesn't mean we're out of the woods as far as Fox River flooding is concerned. The National Weather Service-Chicago says more rain is on the way, and some of it has the potential to be severe. The NWS-C still has a Flood Warning for the tailwater that affects Kane and McHenry counties and still is warning about flooded roadways north or the Tri-Cities. "If you encounter a flooded roadway, turn around and find an alternate route," the NWS-C warns. A Hazardous Weather…
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The National Weather Service-Chicago still has a flood warning in place for parts of the Fox River, but the river level is receding.
A Flood Warning remains in effect for parts of the Fox River, but the National Weather Service-Chicago says it probably will be lifted by Sunday. Geneva, Batavia, St. Charles and communities along the Fox are still recovering from the April 18 rains that flooded basements, back yards, roads and property along the river. The Flood Warning continues for the Fox River at Montgomery affecting Kane and Kendall counties. The Fox River at the Algonquin Tailwater is also still at flood levels as of Tuesday, April 30. "The river will continue to fall to below flood stage by early Sunday morning," according to the Flood Warning. At the Algonquin Tailwater, the flood stage was 11.4 feet as of 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. Flood stage is 9.5 feet. There will be …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The National Weather Service Chicago says to be on the lookout for thunderstorms, winds up to 60 mph and some flooding of the Fox River—not as much here as north and south of here, in Montgomery and Algonquin.
There's a storm a-comin'. A rolling thunder type of storm. "Hail the size of quarters." And maybe wind gusts of up to 60 mph. Oh, and flooding. It's not the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, it's just spring in Batavia, Geneva and St. Charles. But it's worth your notice, especially if you're out and about after 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2013. The National Weather Service-Chicago has posted a Hazardous Weather Outlook for our neck of the woods. The scattered, embedded thunderstorms are expected to hit between 9 p.m. Wednesday and 4 a.m. Thursday. The heaviest rain is expected south of I-80. "With ground somewhat wet from multiple rounds of rain during the first half of the week, localized flooding and significant rises on smaller streams …
Monday, February 25, 2013
You can still expect a blustery, snowy Tuesday.
The National Weather Service-Chicago has issued a Winter Storm Watch for potentially heavy snow and strong winds starting Tuesday morning and continuing through Tuesday afternoon. The watch was issued at around 10:25 a.m. Monday for most of Northern Illinois. For Kane County, wet snow could be mixed with sleet. The precipitation is supposed to taper off into light snow Tuesday evening, the NWS-C says. Accumulation could be as much as 6 inches, and the wind is supposed to gust to 40 mph, especially near the lake. One of the big concerns is travel visibility, which could make for "hazardous" driving conditions, the NWS-C says. It's also that kind of "heart-attack snow" that's tough on shovelers, so just be careful if you're the one wielding …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The National Weather Service-Chicago has a winter weather advisory in place. Here's the latest, plus the full weekend forecast.
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Thursday, January 31
It's getting darned cold, so be careful out there. Yes, just days after record-high temperatures and a Flood Watch in the Tri-Cities, we've got a wind-chill advisory in place from midnight Thursday until 10 a.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service-Chicago. The wind chill values will get down and get funky—to about 15 to 25 degrees below zero overnight. The dangers, of course, are frostbite and hypothermia. "IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS ... MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND GLOVES," the NWS-C says in its usual all-caps. Kane County Weekend Forecast Temperatures in Kane County will only reach the teens during Friday daytime — 14 is the high with a windchill as low as 18 below. In the evening, it's supposed to be 16 degrees with a …
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Up to 2.6 inches of rainfall were recorded on Sunday in areas of Kane County. Batavia and Geneva were mentioned specifically in the National Weather Service alert.
The National Weather Service Chicago issued a Flash Flood Warning for southeastern Kane County that mentions Geneva and Batavia specifically as areas in the most danger. According to the NWS-Chicago alert, the warning was aimed at central Cook County, DuPage County, northeastern Kendall County and southeastern Kane until 2 a.m. Monday. A dense fog advisory is also in effect until 8 a.m. Monday. Trained weather spotters at 7:05 p.m. Sunday reported 2.6 inches of rainfall three miles southwest of North Aurora. Two inches of rain fell in the area between 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. At 7:49 p.m. Sunday, Doppler radar indicated slow-moving thunderstorms with very heavy rainfall on the way. Several inches of …
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The Tuesday Freeze Warning is over, but we're asked to watch for freezing temperatures overnight.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Freezing temperatures are expected in Kane County early Wednesday morning. The National Weather Service-Chicago canceled its Freeze Warning as of 7:55 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, but kept the Freeze Watch in effect from late tonight (Tuesday, April 10) through Wednesday morning. Temperatures were at or just below 32 degrees early this morning. They are expected to dive back to that range in the wee hours of Wednesday, the NWS-Chicago says. A Freeze Watch means sub-freezing temperatures are possible. This is especially important to note, the NWS says, because of the record warm March, which spurred vegetation growth much earlier than normal. Obviously, sensitive vegetation can be killed by freezing temperatures. Check out this story for links …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
The National Weather Service predicts temperatures in the 70s Wednesday and Thursday.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
You might soon need to bust out the short-sleeve shirts. The National Weather Service forecast for Geneva, IL (41.88°N 88.32°W) predicts a ridiculously nice warming trend, with temperatures climbing into the 70s on Wednesday and Thursday. Predicted for this week: Today: Sunny, with a high near 67. West northwest wind around 5 mph. Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 49. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming southeast. Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 78. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to between 15 and 20 mph. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Wednesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. South southwest wind between 5 and 10 mph, with gusts as …