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.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
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Thursday, April 18, 2013
The Fox River is overflowing its banks, flooding area basements and streets near the basin. The sewer system is backed up, Tri-Com says.
Reports of the Fox River flowing over banks and retention walls, flooded basements and one fire, quickly put out, are deluging Tri-Com dispatch Thursday morning. 8 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Assuming no additional rainfall: 3:14 p.m Tri-Com reports vehicle collision at Fabyan and Mill Creek. Two or three vehicles, minor damage. 3 p.m. The city of West Chicago also announced road closures and restrictions related to flooding: 2 p.m. EVACUATE IF YOU LIVE NEAR LOW-LYING AREA From Kane County Sheriff's Department, Pat Gengler: Due to the heavy rains over the past 24 hours Kane County is experiencing flooding along the Fox River, local creeks and other low lying areas. Sandbagging efforts are underway along the Fox River in the Valley View area north…
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
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The National Weather Service-Chicago has issued a severe Thunderstorm Warning in effect for Kane County until 2:45 p.m. Wednesday. The line of severe storms was located 7 miles south of Clinton and is heading east at 50 mph. Quarter-size hail and 60 mph winds are expected, along with damage to vehices and crops, roofs, siding and trees. Keep Patch and your neighbors informed. Report breaking news in this comments field or to email@example.com.
About 4 inches of rain is expected April 17-19, so be aware of flooding in low-lying areas.
A Flash Flood Warning was added Wednesday afternoon to a Flood Watch in effect Wednesday, April 17, through Friday, April 19. The National Weather Service in Chicago issued the flash flood warning a little after noon and put it in place until 6 p.m. In some places, storms were expected to produce an inch and a half of rain per hour. Additional thunderstorms are expected all afternoon with 3 inches locally by early evening. Runoff will cause flash flooding. "DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS SAFELY," the NWS says. Several rounds of thunderstorms are expected to affect the region beginning Wednesday and carrying on for some time. The heaviest …
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, March 4, 2013
An urgent message from the National Weather Service Chicago warns of the what could be the biggest snowstorm of the year.
If you clicked on ths article from Tuesday's newsletter—and if the National Weather Service-Chicago prediction held—you're probably just in from or about to go shoveling your way out of the biggest snowstorm of the season. A Winter Storm Warning started at 3 a.m. and extends all the way to midnight Tuesday. The National Weather Service says we could get 7 to 10 inches before it's done. Light snow was expected to start things off, "become more intense toward daybreak" and continue through the evening. "Accumulation rates of 1 to 2 inches an hour are possible at times, making snow removal difficult and travel extremely dangerous," the NWS says. Heavy snow is expected to combine with wind gusts of 25 to 30 mph, which will cause blowing and …
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 …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
A freezing rain advisory is in effect until Sunday evening.
Saturday, January 26
A freezing rain advisory is in effect from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, Sunday, Jan. 27 for Kane County. The National Weather Service canceled a winter storm watch originally issued on Saturday. Ice amounts of up to a couple tenths of an inch are expected, according to the Weather Service. The Weather Service predicts freezing rain mixed with sleet will arrive early Sunday afternoon. The ice accumulations might cause tree limbs and power lines to be weighed down. If winds increase it could cause power outages, according to the weather service. “Pavement and soil temperatures are below freezing. So any liquid precipitation will likely freeze on contact and result in very icy and dangerous travel conditions on untreated roadways,” The National …