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…
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 …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Evanston city crews began preparing early Wednesday for up to ½ inch of snow predicted to fall between 12 and 7 p.m.
Evanston drivers can expect light flurries through evening rush hour, city officials say. Up to ½ inch of snow is predicted to fall before 7 p.m. tonight, according to James Maiworm, superintendent of streets and sanitation. City officials began salting streets and sidewalks early in the day in preparation for the snow, which began as rain around lunchtime. Maiworm said temperatures are predicted to drop all day, to about 28 degrees during rush hour and continuing into the teens overnight. The National Weather Service predicts that there could be more flurries in Evanston on Thursday, when temperatures will likely be in the teens. More snow is possible on Friday and Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
City plow crews are preparing for up to one inch of snow that is predicted to fall early Thursday morning.
After a dusting of snow fell on Evanston Thursday morning, city officials are preparing for more snowfall overnight and into Friday morning. Forecasters predicted up to one inch of snow, most likely falling between 3 and 10 a.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service. Overnight temperatures are expected to dip to the teens, with a wind chill values as low as 4 degrees. The city's overnight plow crew is ready to spring into action and will work until 7 a.m., when the day crew will take over, according to city spokesperson Eric Palmer. A sidewalk crew will begin clearing pathways downtown and for commuters by 6 a.m., he said.
Friday, December 28, 2012
Lake effect snow takes aim at city's north side. South side relatively unscathed.
The following information was provided by the City of Evanston: The snow last night, December 27, dumped five inches on the north side of Evanston and a half inch on the south side of Evanston. This is one of the freak things about lake effect snow*. There were no snow parking bans issued. All main roads are clear and work has begun in side streets and will continue all day. The City of Evanston's Public Works Department will have crews working overnight to do additional clean up if necessary. Extra crews will be added to the North side areas impacted the most. There are several streets that were too narrow for the large city trucks to get down last night that will be plowed this morning. Residents, landlords and business owners are …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
'Thundersnow' is possible as rain changes to snow and strong winds develop, the National Weather Service says. The warning includes Cook and Lake counties.
It's taken a while for the season's snow to show itself, but it looks like it's coming back with a vengeance. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Thursday evening through late Thursday night. A total of two to six inches of snow is likely, with more accumulation in the north and northwest suburbs than in the city. Rain will likely change to wet snow from west to east in the afternoon and evening, growing heavy at times, the weather service says. Strong winds are also likely to develop. "Thundersnow" is possible, the weather service says, and winds may reach 30-40 mph by late Thursday afternoon, and up to 60 mph at night. "The combination of the snow and very strong winds will result in greatly reduced …