Monday, May 20, 2013
Large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes are all possible, according to the National Weather Service.
Serious storms may be headed our way, warns the National Weather Service. The storm system that dropped large hail and tornadoes on parts of Iowa, Kansas and Oklahoma is now headed toward Illinois. The National Weather Service has placed most of Illinois—including Cook County—in the "slight risk" category for severe weather on Monday and Tuesday. The main threats on both days consist of damaging winds and large hail. The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center noted in its technical discussions that isolated tornadoes are also possible on Monday and Tuesday. "The most violent storms will ignite during the afternoon and evening hours as daytime heating causes instability," Accuweather.com Meteorologist Meghan Evans wrote in her…
Monday, February 25, 2013
The National Weather Service issued an advisory for what might be the biggest snowstorm this winter season.
An approaching winter storm may bring up to six inches of heavy, wet snow to the Homewood-Flossmoor area throughout Tuesday, according to an alert from the National Weather Service. The wet mix is expected to begin Tuesday morning, continuing throughout the day and possibly into Wednesday morning. Freezing rain and sleet are also possible. 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. Up to 40 mph wind gusts and heavy precipitation are likely to make for difficult driving circumstances. Check out this post on how to prevent a heart attack while you're shoveling snow tomorrow.
Monday, July 11, 2011
Storm of the decade knocks out power to over 578,000 customers in Illinois.
One of the worst storms in the past decade blew into the Chicago region early Monday morning knocking out power to over 578,000 customers in the city and suburbs. More than 71,000 in ComEd’s South Region – encompassing southern Cook County and the Joliet region – are in the dark after 80mph wind gusts and lightning strikes knocked down power lines and trees. In the Crestwood region, including Oak Forest, Oak Lawn, Evergreen Park, Palos and Orland Park, between 3,000 and 10,000 customers remain without power according to the ComEd's outage map. In the Joliet region, including Tinley Park, over 10,000 customers were in the dark on Monday afternoon. Alicia Zatkowski, a spokeswoman for ComEd, said it may be several days before power is …