Wednesday's stormy weather is expected to continue into Thursday.
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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, January 19, 2012
The La Grange area is expected to get hit with 5-8 inches of snow on Friday.
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…
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for our area tonight.
It's already getting dark and stormy out here in La Grange and La Grange Park. The National Weather Service has issued a warning about severe thunderstorms tonight that will likely hit our area before midnight. High winds that could be damaging are expected. However, the wind speed is expected to be lower than other recent storms which caused power outages in June and July. Wind speeds tonight could gust to 30 mph. Rain is expected to be between a quarter and half an inch. So, here's hoping we don't have another week of power outage and storm debris reporting on Patch! Stay safe La Grange.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
With power out and the temperature up, village officials are asking residents to check on neighbors.
With temperatures in the high 80s today and with many residents of La Grange and La Grange Park still without power, officials from both villages are asking for resident's help. In separate newsletters, village officials asked that residents lend a hand by checking up on neighbors without power—especially older residents for whom the high temperatures can be especially dangerous. In addition, both La Grange and La Grange Park have set up special cooling centers. Residents can go to the Village Hall in La Grange Park 24 hours a day to get out of the heat. La Grange officials are telling residents to go to La Grange Memorial Hospital for a cooling center set up there. As of 4 p.m. yesterday, over 2,500 La Grange Park residents were still …
Monday, July 11, 2011
Patch posts photos from today storm. Share you own storm photos.
Patch posts photos of today's storm and the damage it has caused. Send in our upload your own photos of no power, downed trees or whatever you got on film. Uploading your own photos is easy, just click the Add Your Own Photos tab underneath the pictures.
Another brief but powerful storm that hit the Chicago area early this morning has left many without power.
Once again, many residents of La Grange and La Grange Park have reported power outages in their homes today, following an early morning storm that broke branches and knocked out power. In response, the villages of La Grange and La Grange Park will be doing special brush pick up this week. Residents are encouraged to take debris to the front curb of their homes for public works crews to pick up. Approximately 156,000 are without power in Chicago's west region, accord to ComEd. 378 crews are out taking care of outage problems in the Chicago area, but due to how widespread the storm was, Patch in Hinsdale is reporting it make take several days to get everyones power back on. ComEd is also calling in crews from out of state to help restore …
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
La Grange, La Grange Park and everywhere else it seems, took quite a beating last night. Patch was out on the road documenting it all.
All through the night, public works crews in La Grange and La Grange Park were working tirelessly to clear the streets of branches and tree limbs. According to Ryan Gillingham, director of public works for La Grange, crews were focused on clearing the streets and making sure no dangerous limbs were hanging from trees last night. Today, crews will begin collecting the debris from resident's front yards. Julius Hansen, director of public works for La Grange Park, told me that the damage was not as bad as they expected when I saw him on the street surveying a felled tree limb. Still, he said he was expecting a long night ahead of him. Patch went around last night snapping pics and documenting the clean up. But, the best part is you can share…
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Patch is receiving reports of power outages in La Grange due to high winds.
12 a.m. A power line is down at Ogden Avenue and Brainard Avenue. An officer there has closed the intersection. Public Works crews in La Grange and La Grange Park are currently focused on clearing roads and driveways. Fallen tree limbs are being pushed into front yards so crews can come by for pick up beginning tomorrow morning. Looks like a large part of La Grange Park from La Grange Road to Brainard Avenue between 31st Street and Woodlawn Avenue is without power. 9:45 p.m. Calls to the La Grange Fire Department are not being answered. The police department is saying it is getting swamped by phone calls. According to police, they have recieved many calls for fire alarms, downed trees. "Lot's of everything," according to dispatch. 9:30 p.m…
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
National Weather Service issues thunderstorm warning for Cook County.
The National Weather Service is warning residents of Cook County (and really most of Illinois) that more severe weather is on the way. A thunderstorm watch is in effect. The storm is capable of producing quarter-sized pieces of hail, deadly lightning, winds in excess of 60 mph and "very heavy rain," according to a warning released by NWS. With a flood warning in effect as well, drivers are reminded to not drive through flooded streets. Even low levels of water can prevent a vehicle from crossing and could trap drivers. Stay safe La Grange.