Thursday, February 21, 2013
A storm is headed towards Glen Ellyn. Check out its progress towards us with our interactive weather map.
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Thursday, February 21
As you likely know by now, what could be the heaviest snow of the year to date is on the way to Glen Ellyn and the Chicago area, set to arrive Thursday night. Patch has The Weather Channel's app for following the storm, including radar animations of the progress. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for DuPage County. The advisory is in effect from 9 p.m. Thursday until 6 p.m. Friday. Accumulations of three to six inches of snow are possible. Ice and wind gusts are possible. Keep checking back, and be safe!
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 …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Weather.com offers a number of helpful tips to keep you safe on the road this winter.
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Saturday, January 26
We have all thought it. When the first snow falls or the temperatures dip below freezing and the roads get slick, we wonder if everyone around us has forgotten how to drive. There are some tips to make your driving safer in winter weather and we have gathered some up for you here. We have listed the top five tips under each category. You can read the full list of tips by clicking here. Driving safely on icy roads If your rear wheels skid: If your front wheels skid: If you get stuck: Compiled by Local Editor Dawn Aulet Stay up to date on Glen Ellyn News. Sign up and begin receiving our daily newsletter in your inbox or on your smart phone. Like us on Facebook.
Freezing rain mixed with sleet is expected to arrive in the area Sunday morning. A freezing rain advisory is in effect from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday night.
UPDATED: Jan. 27, 9:50 a.m. The deep freeze is on its way and we aren’t talking about temperatures. A freezing rain advisory is in effect from 9 a.m. Sunday morning until 4 p.m. Sunday evening for DuPage County. Ice in excess of a quarter of an inch is possible, according to the National Weather Service. A winter storm watch was initially in effect, but the weather service updated its weather outlook Saturday afternoon. The National Weather Service is predicting freezing rain mixed with sleet will arrive Sunday morning and continue throughout the day until the evening when temperatures begin to rise and the sleet turns to rain. The ice accumulations may cause tree limbs and power lines to be weighed down, if winds increase it could cause …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
As temperatures drop, Glen Ellyn Patch shares some tips for dressing to stay warm and safe for people and their pets.
When the temperatures begin to drop and your nose and toes feel cold, remember Mom's advice: Wear your hat and mittens. For those who plan to spend time outdoors in the cold, wearing the right clothing is key, according to the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County. To ensure time spent outside in winter is safe and fun, here are some tips for people and pets. “Bundling up against extreme cold might seem like simple common sense, but it’s important to protect yourself in mild winter weather, too,” John Roschay, an assistant manager and longtime District ranger said in a news release. “Hypothermia can develop even with air temperatures above freezing, especially if you are chilled by wet clothing or sweat.” “Ice is building up on local …
Sunday, December 23, 2012
A look back at some of the top stories and other stories of local interest from the past week.
Local Interest Wind, Cold and First Snowflakes Mark Winter's Arrival Thursday's weather rollercoaster gives way to chilly Friday. Blackberry Market Expected to Open Thursday After months of construction and planning, the owners of the new restaurant and market closed in on planned opening. Vote: 2012 Glen Ellyn Person of the Year The nominations were made and now we want to know who you think should be our Glen Ellyn Person of the Year. Vote in our poll. Voting ends Dec. 27. Glen Ellyn: November Home Sales In November, the median home price in Glen Ellyn went up and the number of homes sold increased significantly compared with November 2011, according to the Mainstreet Organization of Realtors. Glen Ellyn Food Pantry to Benefit from Nicor…