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, April 8, 2013
The National Weather Service-Chicago says there's a good chance for thunder-to-ground lightning and heavy rainfall in addition to wind gusts.
9:45 a.m. UPDATE — Tree down on East Wilson in Batavia, Tri-Com reports 9:25 a.m. UPDATE — A brittle tree cracks near the base and falls across Elm Avenue in Geneva, blocking the road and taking out a neighbor's mailbox. Fortunately, no one is hurt. 9 a.m. post: If April showers bring May flowers, we should be getting plenty of flowers soon. The National Weather Service-Chicago has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for our neck of the woods, starting this morning (Monday, April 8, 2013) with more showers expected through Wednesday. The NWS-C says there's a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. The chance of precipitation is 90 percent The thunderstorms could produce …
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 …
Monday, October 29, 2012
The National Weather Service has a Hazardous Weather Outlook in place for our neck of the woods, but the real high winds will be along the lakefront in Chicago.
Monday, October 29, 2012
The National Weather Service—Chicago has a Hazardous Weather Outlook in place for Kane County and all of Northern Illinois that started Monday night and extends into this Tuesday morning. But while Sandy batters New York and the East Coast and bruises Chicago, she won't offer much more than a love pat to Geneva, Batavia and St. Charles. The NWS said "wind gusts will increase to as high as 55 mph along the Illinois shore after midnight" Tuesday. Waves of up to 25 feet high are possible on Lake Michigan. Expect more strong winds Tuesday—again with gusts of up to 60 mph—along the Lake Michigan shore. But here in the Tri-Cities, it's not supposed to be nearly as bad. The NWS forecast for good old latitude 41.88°N, longitude 88.32°W is for …
Friday, September 2, 2011
When there are Friday Night Lights, we worry about Friday night lightning.
Geneva, Batavia and St. Charles football teams play tonight (Friday, Sept. 2) in a lot of important Week 2 games. Geneva takes on Wheaton North at home. Batavia travels to Plainfield East. St. Charles East plays West Aurora in Aurora. St. Charles North is at home against Plainfield Central. And one big question is whether the games will finish. Football is played in most any weather—except when there's lighting. That's part of the Friday Night Forecast. Along with a heat index of as high as 105 degrees. The National Weather Service Chicago has issued a Hazarous Weather Advisory that expects: "THUNDERSTORMS ... SOME OF WHICH MAY PRODUCE: HAIL AND WIND GUSTS APPROACHING SEVERE LIMITS. LOCALLY HEAVY DOWNPOURS." The areas affected and timing…
Thursday, September 1, 2011
There's a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Thursday, Sept. 1, with temps as high as 95 degrees.
The thing of it is, already we're not used to it. The heat, that is. The temperature is supposed to get up to 95 degrees today, Thursday, Sept. 1, and the National Weather Service Chicago has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook. Heat Indices will be around 100 degrees. And it's supposed to be worse on Friday, with heat indices of 100 to 105. Which will make for an interesting football game night. Especially when you consider ... "A PERIOD OR TWO OF THUNDERSTORMS WILL LIKELY OCCUR FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING." Cooling stations are available. Read more about weather for our neck of the woods at the National Weather Service site.