Thursday, January 31, 2013
Wind chill values expected to be between 15 to 25 below tonight.
It's going to be a cold one tonight. The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for Kendall County that begins on Thursday at midnight until 10:00 a.m. Friday morning. A wind chill advisory means there will be very cold air and strong winds that combine to make a wind chill. Frostbite and hypothermia are possible if precautions are not taken, warns the NWF. If you must go outside, the NWF recommends being sure to wear a hat and gloves. Stay warm!
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Waters will continue to rise through Thursday.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for the Fox River at Montgomery. As of 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, the river was at 12.2 feet. According to the NWS, action stage is 12.5 feet and flood stage is 13.0 feet. Waters will continue to rise to nearly 12.5 feet by Thursday morning, the advisory said. Homes in Montgomery that would be at most risk of flooding are located along River Street north of Ashland, but those houses don’t usually take on water until the river rises to 14 feet, village officials have said.
Class will train individuals on how to spot severe storms and tornadoes and how to report to local emergency management agencies.
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Wednesday, January 30
The following was provided by the Kendall County Emergency Management Agency: The Kendall County Emergency Management Agency (KCEMA) is hosting a Severe Weather-Basic spotter training class on Tuesday, March 12 at 6pm. The National Weather Service will provide this training in the auditorium of the Yorkville Middle School, located at 920 Prairie Crossing Drive, Yorkville, IL 60560. The National Weather Service’s (NWS) primary mission is to save lives and protect property through the issuance of warning for hazardous weather. The NWS trains people to identify severe storms and tornadoes and report to local and county emergency management agencies. The NWS depends on real-time reports from trained spotters to know exactly what is …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Rain will likely turn to snow tomorrow. But, flooding from runoff is possible in the interim.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for Cook, DuPage and Kane counties, and virtually the entire Chicago area, from 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, until 4 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30. Showers and thunderstorms will continue to spread across Northern Illinois and Northwest Indiana this afternoon, with rain persisting through the night. Precipitation of 1.5 to 2 inches is likely, with some areas receiving more. "Much of the area continues to have frozen ground, with only the top few inches of soil having thawed," according to the weather service. "(This) could lead to a majority of the rainfall becoming runoff and resulting in a rapid rise to area streams and rivers." Temperatures will begin dropping in the early morning hours …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Up to a quarter-of-an-inch of ice could accumulate, the weather service said.
Update, Sunday 2:51 p.m. Freezing rain advisory has been updated to 9:00 p.m. Sunday evening for Kendall County, according to the National Weather Service. Update, Saturday 5:35 p.m. The National Weather Service has issued a freezing rain advisory that will be in effect from 9:00 a.m. Sunday morning to 6:00 p.m. Sunday evening. Due to the fact that the soil will be frozen, significant ice accumlations are possible, warns the NWS. Sidewalks and roadways may turn into sheets of ice, making travel dangerous. The NWS advises to prepare for slippery roads and use caution while driving. Original story The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch for Sunday where significant amounts of ice accumulation is possible. The watch area …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The National Weather Service says up to three inches of snow could fall Thursday night.
The National Weather Service in Romeoville is predicting accumulating snow Thursday night into Friday morning for the Montgomery area. The forecast estimates up to three inches of snow. "A fast-moving weather system will bring a period of snow to the area from later tonight into Friday morning," The National Weather Service said in a written release. "Snow will develop from west to east after midnight and taper off from the west early to mid-Friday morning." The areas cold temperatures, lows tonight are predicted to hover around 17 degrees, will mean the snow that falls will likely remain on the ground. Those conditions mean that roads will be slippery. Because snow will be falling into Friday morning, NWS cautions that the morning commute…
Monday, January 21, 2013
Wind chills expected to be well below zero today.
It will be a cold and windy Martin Luther King Jr,. Holiday today across the Chicagoland region. The National Weather Service issued a a wind chill advisory from 6 p.m. tonight through 9 a.m. Tuesday. Wind chill temperatures could drop as low as -25 degrees, according to the weather service report. Today's forecast calls for scattered flurries before 10 a.m. and highs around 12 degrees. Wind gusts could reach up to 30 mph. Cold temperatures will continue through Tuesday with a high of 5 to 12 degrees and wind chills of up to -15 below, according to the report.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
The National Weather Service issued the advisory from 7 p.m. Saturday to 3 a.m. Sunday as cold weather moves into the area.
If you’ve been wondering where the winter weather has been in the greater Chicago area, brace yourself: The answer tonight is blowing in the wind. Strong winds will sweep through the Chicago area, bringing colder temperatures and the possibility of snow flurries Sunday and Monday. The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a wind advisory from 7 p.m. Saturday through 3 a.m. Sunday, according to Accuweather, as colder weather and possible snow flurries move into the area. The wind advisory forecasts west to northwest winds of 25 to 35 mph gusting to about 50 mph, although a few gusts up to 55 mph are possible. The advisory is accompanied by a gale warning fro Lake Michigan. Accuweather senior meteorologist Alex Sosnowski writes that…
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Two to six inches likely across Chicagoland area.
Update 1:40 p.m. Thursday Although no snow has fallen yet, Public Works Director Jerry Weaver said public works staff is monitoring the area and has trucks "ready to roll" should they be needed. He said the biggest concerns in the area is the threat of icing due to the dropping temperatures and the wind gusts, which may get up to 50 mph here. Original story Snow boots? Check. Snow shovel? Check. Snow? On its way. The National Weather Service has released a Winter Storm Warning that goes into effect for Oswego and Montgomery at 3 p.m. today until 3 a.m. on Friday. The NWS estimates that rain will turn to snow from west to east late this afternoon or early evening. The heaviest snowfall should occur in the Chicagoland area between 5 p.m. and…
National Weather Service forecasters say snow accumulation could reach two to six inches, with wind causing occasional white-out conditions.
Karen Sorensen contributed to this report Hang on to your hat! It's going to be one crazy weather day Thursday. Get news in your inbox. Sign up for the Patch newsletter. Like Montgomery Patch on Facebook. It will start with occasional rain and temperatures reaching 45 by 11 a.m., according to the forecast for this area by the National Weather Service, based in Romeoville. By late afternoon, though, temps will be plummeting to 35 and a stong wind from the northwest -- with gusts ranging from 25 to 60 mph -- will kick in, forecasters say. Snow accumulation could reach two to six inches, with heavier snow occurring overnight. Temps will fall even further, down to about 23 by Friday morning, the forecast says. A winter storm watch will be in …