Tuesday, February 26, 2013
A winter storm walloped the Tri-Cities on Tuesday. Here's a recap and what to expect for the rest of the week.
It wasn't exactly a blizzard, but Tuesday's snowstorm shut down events and plans all over Kane County. Various news outlets reported a snowfall of 4.5 inches for the area. The storm climaxed in the afternoon, forcing the cancellation of many after-school activities and the early closure of public libraries in Batavia, Geneva and St. Charles. The storm also forced 500 flight cancellations at Chicago’s O’Hare and Midway airports, where flights that were not canceled were delayed by as much as an hour. The snow continues today with a one-inch accumulation possible, according to the National Weather Service. The high will be 36 degrees during the day with a low of 30 in the evening and a windchill of 21. The chance of snow drops to 30 percent …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The National Weather Services advises drivers to be cautious and shovelers to expect added strain from the wet, heavy snowfall.
Thursday, February 7
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for snow that is supposed to last until midnight, snarling the evening rush and dropping 2 to 4 inches in the process. The advisory, which was posted by Accuweather, predicts the snow will be heavy at times, reducing visibility, before tapering off later in the evening. The National Weather Service predicts accumulations of 2 to 4 inches with some isolated higher amounts. The greatest accumulations will be north of Interstate 88. The greatest threat from the snow is reduced visibility, the weather service said, which could be cut to less than a mile at times, as well as rapid accumulations on roadways during the evening commute. The weather service advises caution while …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Not to fear — the National Weather Service is predicting 1 to 3 inches. But it's likely to be falling for the morning commute.
It’s not supposed to be a whopper — no “snowpocalypse” this — but between the time the snow starts late Thursday to the time it ends Friday morning, it could pose a challenge to drivers. The National Weather Service issued a special weather statement Thursday evening advising of the approaching snow, which was expected to begin dropping snow after midnight Thursday, leaving 1 to 3 inches in its wake by the time the rapidly moving system moves past the area early Friday. “There could be a three hour or so period where the fluffy snow comes down at a moderate clip,” the National Weather Service statement states. The snowfall is expected to taper off by early to midmorning. The snow likely will stick, too, the agency reports, because of the …
Friday, December 21, 2012
The National Weather Service plays Santa Claus with a forecast that looks good for snow on Dec. 25.
If you love a white Christmas and you live in Geneva, you just might be in luck in 2012. The National Weather Service-Chicago forecast for our neck of the woods calls for a slight chance of snow showers on Christmas eve (Monday, Dec. 24) and Christmas day (Tuesday, Dec. 25.) That, coupled with the small amount of snow that fell on Geneva Thursday and Friday, might translate to at least a little of the white stuff covering the ground and making the season a little more bright. The forecast indicates the snow could melt off, however, over the weekend. The high temperature for Saturday is 40 degrees, and it's supposed to get up to 38 degreees on Sunday. But after that: Merry Christmas to all in Geneva, IL.
Friday, March 2, 2012
The National Weather Service-Chicago has issues a Winter Weather Advisory and Hazardous Weather Outlook for our neck of the woods.
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Friday, March 2, 2012
Good, grief. More winter, and in a pretty big way. The Chicago arm of the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory and Hazardous Weather Outlook for good old 41.88°N 88.32°W, aka Geneva. The Geneva Police Department sent e-blast to that effect around 12:17 p.m. According to the NWS-C, a period of heavy snowfall is expected late this afternoon and this evening. The storm system is rapidly developing and will rapidly deepn as colder air is drawn into the system. Rain will turn into snow mix by early afternoon and become outright snow by late this afternoon or early evening. It might be as fast and hard as an inch an hour—and we might get as much as 3 to 6 inches. The Winter Weather Advisory is in place from 3 p.m. to 9 p…
Friday, February 24, 2012
The National Weather Service predicted 2 to 4 inches. A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 9 a.m. today.
The National Weather Service said that 2 to 4 inches of overnight snow was predicted for the area by this Friday morning—and we got it. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 9 a.m. Snow will continue during the early hours until taperiing by mid morning. An additional 1 to 3 inches are expected. Schools are open in Geneva. The main impact is wet snow, which will make travel difficult. The NWS also warns people to be careful shoveling, because the snow is wet and heavy. Friday Forecast Snow showers likely, mainly before noon. Cloudy, with a high near 35. Breezy, with a west northwest wind between 15 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches …
Friday, February 10, 2012
OK, now that we've seen the fourth-warmest January in all of history, we're getting snow and subzero temperatures, starting Feb. 10.
It's going to be a crummy commute when you come home today, Friday, Feb. 10. Expect about 1 to 2 inches in Kane County through this afternoon. Snowfall is likely this afternoon into the early evening in Kane County. There could be as much as 6 inches near the lake. The NWS-Chicago has issued a Hazardous Weather Warning to go along with the snow. There will be cool temps tonight, as well as Saturday night into Sunday morning. Looking ahead, more light snow Monday and Tuesday. All of this follows the news that we saw the fourth-warmest January of all time. Still, you have to worry a little about the plants that began to bud recently and the birds, which are already singing their spring love songs. It's been a whacky—and out of whack—winter, …
Friday, January 20, 2012
The snow is coming in waves, but kids are getting home in Geneva.
The school bus just arrived in our neighborhood, thank goodness. The collector streets are clear and getting a lot of traffic. Mail is still getting delivered. Residents with snowblowers and shovels are already digging out. We don't know if this snowfall will qualify as the blizzard of 2012, but it does have a little of the same feeling as last winter's big dump. I'm guessing that we have about 4 inches so far, and it's still coming down like crazy. School District 304 has caneceled all after-school activities. I'm listening to the scanner as I type this at 3:30 p.m., and there are reports, one after the other, of accidents or people needing a push or a tow or some other police assistance. Check the Traffic & Gas tab above to see which …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
OK, it's getting worse. A Winter Storm Warning is now in effect for Kane County and the surrounding area.
This post was updated late Thursday morning with the latest forecast info for the Geneva area. The updates are below in bold. The snowfall started this morning, and is still expected to be several inches in Geneva and the larger Chicago area. Up to 8 inches could fall in town tonight. The National Weather Service this morning issued a Winter Storm Warning in effect until 9 a.m. Friday. Snow will continue to fall at the rate of about an inch an hour. The heaviest amounts will fall this afternoon and early this evening. Visibilities are expected to vary from a few miles to less than one mile in the heaviest of snowfall. Strong winds will cause blowing snow this afternoon and possibly whiteout conditions. Travel conditions, especially in open…
Monday, December 19, 2011
The National Weather Service says it might be, it could be ...
The chances of us having a white Christmas here in the Tri-Cities appears to be about 50-50 if you look at the National Weather Service reports, and if you have an optimistic spirit. Yes, we've got a Hazardous Weather Outlook now, but the forecast varies between snow and no snow, below freezing and above freezing for the coming week. Here's the NWS seven-day forecast for good old 41.88°N, 88.32°W, along with Patch play-by-play commentary in bold italics: Today: Increasing clouds, with a temperature falling to around 38 by 5pm. North northwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Wonderful weather for walking the dog, but not looking good for a white Christmas at this point. Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. …