Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The National Weather Service gives us a gold medal when it comes to this winter storm.
Eleven inches of snow buried La Grange Park by 7:20 p.m. Tuesday—the highest 12-hour storm total in the Chicago area, according to the National Weather Service. Elburn came in second at 10 inches, while Yorkville placed third with 9.3 inches. We decided to see for ourselves how the snowfall stacked up in La Grange with our trusty Barbie barometer, and sure enough, it's nose deep. Editor's note: This story originally said La Grange Park had the third highest snow total in the area, but that was accounting for the total snow depth—not just what fell today. We totally won when it comes to this storm. ----- There are plenty of ways to keep up with local news through Patch.
Monday, February 25, 2013
A storm is headed towards La Grange and Western Springs, the second in a week. As before, check out its progress towards us with our interactive weather map.
Another storm is heading our way, promising to dump at least another three inches of snow on the La Grange and Western Springs area, along with a whole crazy load of wind. As we did last week, we have a radar map from The Weather Channel embedded above so you can follow the storm's progress as it hits us on Tuesday. Keep checking back to find out how close it is and how heavy it's going to be! Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these Patch sites:
Thursday, February 21, 2013
A storm is headed towards La Grange and Western Springs. Check out its progress towards us with our interactive weather map.
As you likely know by now, the heaviest snow of the year so far is on the way for the La Grange and Western Springs area, starting on Thursday night. Patch has The Weather Channel's app for following the storm, including radar animations of the progress. As of writing, shortly before 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, there is no estimated time when the white stuff will hit the Lyons Township area, but we think it looks like about 9:00 p.m. Keep checking back, and be safe! Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these Patch sites:
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Considering we haven't had much snow at all, any amount could seem "big."
UPDATED Wednesday, 3:15 p.m.: The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory in Cook Count from 9 p.m. Thursday to 6 p.m. Friday. Snow is expected to develop Thursday evening and continue into Friday, the NWS said Wednesday afternoon. The snow may mix with light freezing drizzle or rain Friday morning, making for slick travel. Storm total snowfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches are expected, with ice accumulation of less than one-tenth of an inch. ORIGINAL STORY: The Chicago area could see its "biggest snow of the year" Thursday into Friday morning, according to Accuweather.com. So far, we've received little more than a dusting, so is the "biggest snow of the year" going to be something on which we can sled? The storm has the…
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Thundersnow means higher snow accumulations when the storm hits our area; winds are expected to be up to 30-40 miles per hour, gusting as high as 55, by Thursday night.
Those of us following the weather predicting our first significant snowfall on Thursday knew the area would first be hit with rain. In fact, the National Weather Service forecast mentions rain first for the La Grange area. "Rain (is) likely, then rain and possibly a thunderstorm after midnight," the forecast states. Locally, the NWS is based in Romeoville. A second forecast, from the Northern Illinois Storm Chaser Forecasting Facebook page predicts thundersnow. "Intense thundersnow will boost rates and totals over the area," the status states. "Chicago metro could get 3 inches south to 6 north all being blown around by 60 mph winds." The page says the event will be short in duration. By Thursday, the NWS forecast includes occassional rain …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Cook County could receive four to seven inches of snow Thursday evening.
The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for Thursday evening throughout Cook County. According to the Service, rain is expected throughout the day Thursday followed by snow around 9 p.m. Snowfall is expected to be "heavy" at times and Cook County could accumulate as much as four to seven inches. In the evening winds could reach 10 to 15 mph with the low around 30 degrees. The Service also forecasts a 100 percent chance of snow early Friday morning dwindling to 20 percent by the evening. Another inch of accumulation is expected. According to the weather service, Saturday will be mostly sunny with a high of 31.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
On the one-year anniversary of the crushing snowstorm that dumped two feet of snow on Western Springs, knocked out power and cleared out schools, we revisit a photo gallery from the day after.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Darren McRoy
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Exactly one year ago today, Feb. 2, Western Springs (and all of Chicagoland) saw one of the worst (or best, depending on your scale) blizzards in history. Two feet of snow and 50 mph winds gave kids not one but two snow days, and we were out there to capture in. The above photos and following article first ran (as "Photo Gallery: Snow Fun (or No Fun?) on Feb. 3, 2011: Wednesday was a great day to be a Western Springs kid. School was out, and the village was packed with natural, sculpt-able jungle gyms of piled snow. Unfortunately, it was up to the adults to keep those piles of snow off of driveways and out of the streets! Still, it looks to us like everyone managed to enjoy themselves at least a little bit, even while clearing out the snow…
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
The National Weather Service says 6 inches of snow and strong winds are on the way.
Are you outside enjoying this wonderful, unseasonably warm weather we've been experiencing lately? No? Well, you might want to make some time. Even though the temperature is in the 50s right now, the National Weather Service is reporting that it will all be over tonight. In contrast to earlier forecasts, a Winter Storm Watch has been issued for the Chicagoland area, including Cook, DuPage and Kane counties. The storm is on schedule to set in by Thursday morning and could continue through Friday morning. Weather.com is predicting temperatures will drop into the low 30s tonight with a 100 percent chance of snow tomorrow! I can't remember the last time I trusted a weatherman 100 percent, but they seem pretty sure about this one. The National …