Sunday, February 3, 2013
Alberta clipper-type system moving into the Chicago area tonight, with snow expected into the morning.
If you like snow, smile, if now, frown. Regardless, it looks like we’re going to need our shovels come Monday morning. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for snow beginning at 10 p.m. Sunday through midday Monday, with 3 to 5 inches of snow expected along a line north of Rockford to Chicago, which puts Glen Ellyn close to the line of greatest snowfall. Light snow showers may continue through the afternoon. The weather service says the storm system is well-organized and reminiscent of an Alberta clipper, a rapidly moving low-pressure system out of Canada that sometimes affect the upper Midwest and the Great Lakes region. This one will bring snow to north-central and northeastern Illinois, as well as far …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Rain is predicted to turn to snow and quickly freeze-up causing icy conditions making travel difficult Wednesday night into Thursday.
A winter storm is expected to blow its way into Glen Ellyn late Wednesday bringing with it the winter weather we have avoided so far this winter. The storm is expected to start with rain, which will intensify as it makes its way into the area, turning into snow late Wednesady night, according to the National Weather Service. Snow accumulation is also expected Thursday in the Chicago area. While it’s still uncertain how much snow will blanket the area, the National Weather Service is predicting winds will become strong Thursday afternoon into the evening, with gusts of about 45-50 mph expected. The strong winds may lead to blowing and drifting snow. Accuweather.com is predicting a quick freeze-up in the Chicago area leading to icy …
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Photos thus far from the blizzard of 2011.
You can add your own photos too! Share with us, and let's get pictures from all over Glen Ellyn documenting the storm. For the moment, I think I'm still stuck inside.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Patch spoke with Paul Sirvatka, a professor of meteorology at College of DuPage to find out what's really going on up there.
Paul Sirvatka, a professor of meteorology at College of DuPage says you need to be home by 6 p.m. tonight, no joking! He even reccommends taking the day off tomorrow. According to Sirvatka, if we get over 17 inches of snow tonight, that puts us in the top five largest snowfalls on record! If we get over 20, we get pushed to the top three! "It really is that bad out there," Sirvatka said. "Have you looked outside recently? It's really starting to come down and this is just the start. This is a storm to rival the '67 blizzard." But when meteorologists say blizzard, what exactly are they talking about? A blizzard occurs when you get a very high level of snowfall (Sirvatka says overnight to expect some four inches an hour) and high winds. This…
Blizzards conditions, thunder snow and what else to expect.
Alright, so by this point, I'm guessing everyone has heard that the Chicagoland area—actually the entire Midwest really—is about to get hit by some pretty intense weather conditions. Meteorologists are predicting a massive winter storm will hit the area starting around 3 p.m. today. To get an idea of what we're headed for, check out this cool little video by a Patch editor in New Canaan, CT of a guy shoveling his rooftop! The National Weather Service is predicting 10-16 inches of snow from Tuesday night into Wednesday evening. Overall, the storm is expected to last about 12 hours, with winds reaching 40 mph overnight. High winds coupled with heavy snowfall (it could be as much as 2-3 inches an hour) make for whiteout conditions which …