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 …
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Some long-range projections are coming in and the news isn't good.
Are you ready for another crummy winter weather season? Long-range predictions are coming in that say the Chicago area could be in for another harsh winter. AccuWeather.com forecasters are predicting the Chicago area will see colder than normal temps and nearly twice the normal amount of snow, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Additionally, AccuWeather is predicting 50 to 58 inches of snow for the season, and temps slightly below normal. Snowfall during a “normal winter” is usually around 30.2 inches. However, snowfalls are expected to be more frequent and less heavy, according to AccuWeather, the Sun-Times is reporting. The Chicago Tribune, for its efforts, tapped additional weather prognosticators for their thoughts. The National …
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Inclement weather doesn't keep us down.
I was going to attend a class Tuesday morning for this column. When I arrived I discovered there was low attendance because of the inclement weather so I decided it would be best to wait for a better turn out. While driving home I noticed village workers, residents, postal employees, delivery men and mounds of snow. I took out my camera and started snapping away. A little snow doesn't keep us down! La Grange and its residents were dealing with the snow head on. We need to keep up with it since more is expected on Christmas day. Take a look at the picture gallery of La Grange and its residents in action. If you have pictures you would like to share, please send them to me at LKpatch@aol.com.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
It’s Dec. 1 and we saw the first glimpse of snow last night. Are you prepared for the big snowfalls to come?
It happens every year in our area, the first snowfall. It usually occurs in November, but this year we had a mild fall season and a brief snow fall yesterday, the last day of the month. The weather forecast predicts scattered flurries this week and then a snow shower on Saturday—are you prepared for it or will you be scrambling when it happens? The weather has been so nice that every time I see snow scrapers and ice melt for the driveway, I just walk by them without thinking of purchasing them. It hit me this week that it's December and I need to get ready for the snow. Just a friendly reminder to pull out the snow shovels, buy some ice melt, make sure there are ice scrapers and snow brushes in your cars, and start up the snow blower to …