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.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Nearly 200 plows will be on hand to tackle Friday's snow.
In anticipation of Friday's five to eight inches of predicted snow, the Illinois Tollway is readying its full fleet of 183 snowplows to clear the roads. The National Weather service in Chicago has issued a winter weather advisory in effect from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday. It predicts that the heaviest snow will come between late morning and early afternoon. The Tollway said in a press release that it will open its Snow Operations Center early on Friday and have 200 staff on hand for all shifts. It is also canceling all temporary lane closures for 24 hours starting at 7 a.m. on Friday. The Tollway's press release included the following driver tips for staying safe during a heavy snowfall: * Clear snow and ice from all windows, mirrors and …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
The La Grange area is expected to get hit with 5-8 inches of snow on Friday.
- PATCH'S HOUSE & HOME
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Winter weather heading our way could dump some serious snow throughout the area, based on predictions at the National Weather Service. Friday a winter storm warning goes into effect at 9 a.m. and continues until midnight. Accumulations of five to eight inches are expected, but more snow is possible. The snow is expected to start in the mid-to-late morning, with the heaviest snows expected to fall Friday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. A winter storm warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected with significant amounts of snow forecasted, according to the weather service. The National Weather Service is predicting a “treacherous” afternoon commute Friday, with temperatures in the teens expected to make…
Thursday, January 12, 2012
A quick link to information from the Village of La Grange on parking information and street clearing.
A quick link to the Village of La Grange Park website for all your snow and ice information.