Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Days after the Flood of 2013, the National Weather Service has a Flood Warning in place as the Fox River flows over its banks.
Relentless spring rains have returned, the Fox River again is overflowing its banks, basements are refilling with water and a Flood Warning is back in place as the Flood of 2013 threw its second wave at Geneva, Batavia and St. Charles residents Tuesday, April 23. Additional rainfall of between 0.5 and 0.75 inches is expected across Northeast Illinois this afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service-Chicago. The NWS-C warns of flooding of the DesPlaines River as well as the Fox River at the Algonquin Tailwater, in Montgomery and in Dayton—although flooding continues at many points along the Fox River. "Rainfall amounts in excess of 0.75 of an inch or intense rain in a short amount of time could result in renewed rises…
Monday, February 4, 2013
Trained volunteers help keep communities safe with reports of severe weather.
Severe weather affects many Americans, and part of the government’s effort to keep residents informed of such conditions is through the use of trained weather spotters who observe and report severe weather to the proper authorities. The National Weather Service established SKYWARN to help provide an early warning system in advance of severe weather. The volunteer SKYWARN program has nearly 290,000 trained severe weather spotters who help keep their local communities safe. When bad weather hits, they provide timely and accurate reports of severe weather to local officials. In a release, the Kane County Office of Emergency Management said it sponsors an annual countywide severe weather spotters training class put on by the National Weather …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
An Alberta clipper-type system moved into the St. Charles, Geneva and Batavia region Sunday night, with snow expected this morning.
If you like snow, smile, if not, frown. Regardless, it looks like we’re going to need our shovels this Monday morning. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for snow beginning at 10 p.m. Sunday until noon Monday, with 2 to 5 inches of snow expected along a line north of Rockford to Chicago, which puts the Tri-Cities close to the line of greatest snowfall. Light snow showers may continue through Monday afternoon. The weather service says the storm system is well-organized and reminiscent of an Alberta clipper, a rapidly moving low-pressure system out of Canada that sometimes affects the upper Midwest and the Great Lakes region. This one will bring snow to north-central and northeastern Illinois, as well as far …
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 …
Monday, January 21, 2013
It is bitter cold out there, so be careful. A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect from 6 p.m. Monday to 10 a.m. Tuesday.
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Monday, January 21
The National Weather Service Chicago has put out a Wind Chill Advisory, which is in effect starting at 6 p.m. Monday through 10 a.m. Tuesday. Wind chill values could get down to 25 below zero this evening through Tuesday morning. When it gets this cold, frostbite to exposed skin can occur in 30 minutes. A Wind Chill Advisory means that very cold air and strong winds combine. Frostbite and hypothermia are the dangers. If you go outside, wear a hat and gloves, the National Weather Service Chicago advises. SOURCE: National Weather Service Chicago
Saturday, January 19, 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 Tri-Cities and 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 …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
The National Weather Service has canceled a Winter Weather Advisory, but freezing drizzle could still be out there. Be careful.
At 11 p.m. on Saturday, it was pretty nasty, with icy road conditions. By Sunday morning, it might be more of the same. Light snow or freezing drizzle is possible this morning, but little to no additional accumulation is expected, the National Weather Service announced early Sunday. The Weather Service canceled a Winter Weather Advisory originally issued Saturday night. "Slick road conditions are still possible, especially this morning, due to the wintry mix of precipitation the region received overnight," the Weather Service said in an alert. Please remember to leave extra distance between yourself and other vehicles when driving this morning. Kane County's high temps will only reach the mid-20s during Sunday daytime, according to the …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Waubonsee campuses close at 4:30 p.m., and hundreds of flights have been canceled. The snow is still on its way.
The looming snowstorm is taking its toll on activities this evening at Batavia Public Schools. Rotolo Middle School canceled the following activities for Dec. 20: All other activities previously scheduled at Rotolo will be held. J.B. Nelson School has canceled its Winter Concert, called "Our Gift to You." The school will reschedule this performance for a future date. "We know this will disappoint many as they have worked so hard to prepare for this event, however we felt that the safety of our families and staff is what is most important," JBN Principal Nicole Prentiss said in an online message. All Waubonsee Community College campuses will close at 4:30 p.m. The upcoming storm also caused many flights to be canceled. As of early …
The rain will change to wet snow this afternoon, and it gets worse from there. Here's what else to expect.
Expect a wet day and a dangerous, snow-filled evening in Batavia, according to the latest weather forecast. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Kane County and the larger Chicago area starting at 3 p.m. this Thursday afternoon until 3 a.m. Friday. The warning replaces the lesser Winter Storm Watch issued earlier. Rain will change to snow this afternoon, and the snowfall will be heavy at times. The heaviest snowfall and lowest visibility looks to occur in the immediate Chicago metro area between 6 and 10 p.m. today, Dec. 20, the weather service says. In the Batavia area, snow accumulation is expected to be about 4 inches. This number can fluctuate between 2 and 6 inches. Locally higher snowfall can occur if …
Monday, December 10, 2012
The Chicago Tribune reports that if there is no more than 0.1 of an inch Monday, a new record will be set for days between snows.
The Chicago area could set a new winter record Monday. According to a story from the Chicago Tribune, if the area does not receive more than 0.1 of an inch of snow Monday, we’ll set a record for the number of days between measurable snowfalls—280. A measurable snowfall is more than 0.1 of an inch, the Trib reports. The National Weather Service is predicting a 30 percent chance of snow showers and a chance for flurries with a high of 35 degrees for Monday. Temperatures will remain unseasonably warm later in the week with predicted highs in the mid-40s, according to the NWS. This season’s lack of snow coupled with last winter’s below average snow total is not helping with the drought conditions the area has experienced this year, the Trib …