Friday, March 8, 2013
Do you know someone who took the time to help out a neighbor after the snow this week? Someone who braved the cold to make someone's life easier? I sure do.
I noticed it when I went to walk the dog one last time Tuesday night. After our first significant snowfall of the season, my little Honda Civic suffered a fate not for those with front-wheel drive. She was plowed in. A mound of snow reached mid-way up the rear bumper. In front? No better. As a renter with no shovel (hey! storage space is limited!), I quickly realized I'd most likely be stuck in my apartment the next day. But hey, there are worse things that could happen. Just an hour later, though, I was chatting with my significant other and casually mentioned my predicament during our conversation recounting our days. We exchanged goodnight wishes and then my pit bull Huck and I hopped into bed. The next day on our morning walk, I …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Up to eight inches may fall in some areas Monday night and Tuesday throughout the day.
Light snow Monday may develop into heavier snowfall throughout the night and all day Tuesday, according to a warning from the National Weather Service. Accumulation rates of up to 1.5 inches an hour may lead to an estimated 4 to 8 inches of snow. Check out this post on how to prevent a heart attack while you're shoveling snow tomorrow. You can track the storm as it approaches the Chicago area using our live weather map. Just type in your zipcode or town to get a view of your neighborhood. Have to drive? Check out list of 10 things to keep in your car during the winter.
Monday, December 17, 2012
A storm system could dump 6 to 12 inches of snow on the Midwest this Thursday.
It's time to get those shovels ready. Chicago's snow-less streak is expected to end Thursday with a storm that could drop six to 12 inches of snow on the Midwest, according to the Chicago Tribune. It's unclear at this point which areas will see the most snow but "current models suggest the heaviest snowfall will land to the west of Chicago, from northern Missouri through eastern Iowa, up into Wisconsin," according to the Tribune. The snow has been a long-time coming this winter season. On Sunday, Chicago surpassed the record for latest first measurable snowfall, according to the National Weather Service. The old record was set on Dec. 16, 1965. —by Amie Schaenzer
Thursday, February 23, 2012
The Illinois Tollway is bracing for a big snowfall Thursday night into Friday morning.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
In preparation for incoming snow, the Illinois Tollway is putting its full fleet of 183 snowplows into action, a press release stated. All temporary lane closures have been canceled from 5 p.m. Thursday until noon Friday to help with snow removal efforts, the release added. Before you travel, check the roads with our Traffic and Gas Guide, which provides up-to-the-minute gas and travel information, complete with current construction projects and street closures. Commuters also can call the Tollway's customer line for road updates at 800-865-5394. Call *999 on your cell phone if you need roadway assistance. For updates of any possible delays, closings or cancellations, keep visiting the Oak Forest Patch home page throughout the day. Have …
Get ready for "thunder snow."
The National Weather Service has issued a winter-weather advisory in effect from 6 p.m. Thursday to 9 a.m. Friday. A “potent” winter storm will move across much of much of the Chicago metro area, then finally across eastern Illinois and northwest Indiana after midnight. Heavy snow is predicted along Interstate 80 occurring during the evening and early morning hours, possibly including “thunder snow.” Only a few inches of accumulation is expected south of I80, including northwest Indiana. Visibility may decrease to one-quarter mile of less during the heaviest snow. WGN’s chief meteorologist Tom Skilling has dubbed the fast-moving Canadian system a “Saskatchewan screamer” and says snow accumulation in some areas of the Chicago region the …
The National Weather Service is predicting snowfall overnight at a rate of one inch per hour, making Friday's morning commute a slippery, slow one.
Winter isn't over yet. While the area has enjoyed mild temperatures following a January snowstorm, forecasts predict more snow is on the way Thursday evening into Friday morning. Thursday's rain is expected to clump into a wet snow by the evening commute, increasing to a snowfall rate of up to an inch per hour around 8 p.m. Four to seven inches could could fall across the area, with greater accumulation expected in northern Cook County, according to the National Weather Service. The snow is expected to sweep from west to east across the area through Friday morning. Heaviest snowfall will occur in the late evening and early overnight hours. High winds could also blow snow and reduce visibility. Drivers are advised to expect snow-covered …
Friday, January 20, 2012
Patch has the latest on emergency closings and cancellations due to the snowstorm. Check back frequently for updates as more information becomes available.
Oak Forest schools and facilities are playing it safe in the snowstorm. Some have canceled activities or will close early Friday, Jan. 20. Patch brings you the latest information on what's closing, when. If you know of any additional closings or adjustments due to the weather, please email editor Lauren Traut at email@example.com, or comment below this story. Or there's always our Facebook page, where we update fans live throughout the day. Please stay safe and warm in snowy conditions, and if you must drive, keep in mind these tips. CANCELLATIONS (UPDATED, as of 4:45 p.m.) Arbor Park District 145 — all after-school activities. Forest Ridge District 142 — all after-school activities. Oak Forest Park District — Co-ed volleyball is …
The Illinois Tollway offers helpful tips on how to travel in the coming snow.
Friday, January 20, 2012
In preparation for incoming snow, the Illinois Tollway is putting its full fleet of 183 snowplows into action, a press release stated. All temporary lane closures have been canceled from 7 a.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday to help with snow removal efforts, the release added. Before you travel, check Oak Forest Patch's Traffic and Gas Guide, which provides up-to-the-minute gas and travel information, complete with current construction projects and street closures. Commuters also can call the Tollway's customer line for road updates at 800-865-5394. Call *999 on your cell phone if you need roadway assistance. For updates of any possible delays, closings or cancellations, keep visiting the Oak Forest Patch home page throughout the day. Have …