Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The National Weather Service reported a snow depth of 11 inches in Downers Grove by the end of Tuesday's storm, which forced the cancellation of after-school activities and a village council meeting.
More than 9 inches of snow buried Downers Grove by late Tuesday night—one of the highest totals in the Chicago area, according to the National Weather Service. A trained spotter reported a storm total of 9.1 inches by 8:30 p.m., with a total snow depth of 11 inches. By 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, another spotter had reported a storm total of 9.5 inches. Nearby towns saw the following accumulations, according to the NWS: Among the heavier totals reported Tuesday was 11 inches in La Grange Park and 11.1 inches in La Salle. It's been 59 years since a March snowstorm generated as much snow in a single day as Tuesday's storm, according to WGN meteorologist Tom Skilling. In Downers Grove, the storm forced the village of Downers Grove and the Downers …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
A winter storm warning is now in effect for DuPage County from 9 a.m. Tuesday to midnight Wednesday.
UPDATE, 5 P.M. The Downers Grove Public Library will close at 6 p.m. Tuesday due to the snow. The building will re-open at 9 a.m. Wednesday. UPDATE, 2:15 P.M. Due to the weather, all after-school activities have been canceled Tuesday for Community High School District 99. There will be no after-school activity buses running. Students are advised to go home immediately after school. The evening concerts at both North and South high schools scheduled for Tuesday night will be rescheduled. Visit www.csd99.org for updates. UPDATE, 2:15 P.M. Downers Grove Grade School District 58 has canceled all after-school activities Tuesday. District officials posted the following message to its website: As we anticipated last night, all afternoon …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The National Weather Service says we should expect a combination of rain/sleet/snow in the afternoon switching over to all snow Tuesday night.
For the second time in less than a week, we're being told to brace for a winter storm. The National Weather Service's winter storm watch for this area begins Tuesday afternoon, when a combination of rain, snow and sleet switches over to all snow by Tuesday night. Although there is a "higher than usual amount of uncertainty with respect to snow accumulations," several inches are "probable," according to the latest forecast. More problematic than the snow is the wind, forecasters said. "Heavy, wind-whipped, wet snow could result in very low visibilities and difficult travel," the Romeoville-based weather service said. "Heavy snow could impact the late afternoon commute so persons planning travel should anticipate potentially significantly …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Snow has been falling in the Downers Grove area since about 10 p.m. Thursday. Check out the storm's progress with our interactive weather map.
As you likely know by now, the heaviest snow of the year so far moved into Downers Grove and the rest of the Chicago area Thursday night. Patch has The Weather Channel's app for following the storm, including radar animations of the progress. A winter weather advisory remains in effect through 6 p.m. Friday. Forecasters predict snowfall accumulations of 3 to 5 inches by the end of the day. Keep checking back, and be safe! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - There are plenty of ways to keep up on Downers Grove news:
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Considering we haven't had much snow at all, any amount could seem "big."
As you head off to work Thursday, make a note, the weather is set to change, if predictions are accurate. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory in DuPage County 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. 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…
Thursday, December 20, 2012
A winter storm warning is in effect for DuPage County from 3 p.m. Thursday to 3 a.m. Friday. Wind gusts up to 60 mph are expected, along with 2 to 6 inches of snow.
The first snowstorm of the 2012-13 season is on its way. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning early Thursday for much of the Chicago area, including DuPage County. The watch is in effect from 3 p.m. Thursday until 3 a.m. Friday. Rain is expected to change to wet snow late Thursday afternoon through the evening, with strong winds developing and heavy snow likely, according to the National Weather Service. The heaviest snowfall willl occur in the immediate Chicago metro area between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., according to the alert. Forecasters are predicting 2 to 6 inches of snow, with the higher amounts favorred in the north and northwest suburbs. Locally higher amounts are possible if heavy snow bands with thundersnow, the …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
High winds and snow will develop late Thursday afternoon and carry into the evening hours, according to the National Weather Service.
The first snowstorm of the 2012-13 season is on its way. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch on Wednesday for much of the Chicago area, including DuPage County. The watch is in effect from Thursday evening through late Thursday night. Rain is expected to change to wet snow late Thursday afternoon through the evening, with strong winds developing and continuing through the night, according to the National Weather Service. Forecasters are predicting 2 to 6 inches of snow, with the higher amounts in the north and northwest suburbs. Winds will increase to 30 to 40 mph by late Thursday afternoon, and continue Thursday night with gusts up to 50 or 60 mph possible. The combination of snow and strong winds will result in …
Monday, December 17, 2012
A storm system could dump 6 to 12 inches of snow on the Midwest this Thursday.
Updated at 1 p.m. Dec. 18: The National Weather Service in Romeoville has announced a winter storm warning, cautioning Illinois residents that a "powerful winter storm will move from the southern plains Wednesday to near Chicago Thursday morning and then across the eastern Great Lakes Friday morning." Several inches of snow could accumulate, and strong winds are likely to develop by Thursday afternoon, continuing into Thursday night with the potential for wind gusts of up to 45 mph. "These strong winds combined with the falling snow may produce near white-out conditions," according to the National Weather Service. Original story: Snow might finally arrive in Downers Grove on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service forecast. …