Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Patch reached out to our readers to see what they thought about the decision to close public schools in Wheaton on Tuesday due to the storm.
Public schools in Wheaton were closed on Tuesday due to the snow, although many neighboring towns like Winfield and Glen Ellyn kept public schools open or had early dismissals. Some private schools in the area—who often bring students from further away—were also closed, like St. Francis High School and St. Irene. Patch reached out to our readers on Facebook to find out whether or not they thought closing the public schools in Wheaton was a good idea: “I think it's easier to cancel the entire day than it is to send kids home after arriving at school. For working parents, getting a call after arriving at work stating your child's school is closing early is frustrating. Many parents in that situation would then be pissed that the entire day…
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The Wheaton Park District will cancel classes and programs at most of its facilities Tuesday due to the snow storm.
From the Wheaton Park District: Due to the extreme and hazadarous weather conditions that are expected to arrive throughout the day, all Wheaton Park District programs and classes will be canceled today, Tuesday March 5. This includes classes and programs scheduled to take place at the following locations: These measures are being taken to ensure the safety of our customers and staff. Park District buildings will open as scheduled this morning. Please check the Wheaton Park District website and facebook pages for updates on possible mid-day closures. Related:
Monday, March 4, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning that will be in effect from 3 a.m. to midnight Tuesday.
By Joe O'Donnell, Hinsdale Patch The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Chicagoland counties from 3 a.m. to midnight Tuesday and is predicting as much as 10 inches of snow could fall in some areas. "Light snow is expected to spread across northeast Illinois tonight and become more intense toward daybreak Tuesday and persist through Tuesday evening," the warning for five counties including DuPage reads. Read the winter storm warning here. Seven to 10 inches of snow are possible Tuesday, and wind gusts will reach 25 to 30 mph. "Snow will fall heavily at times from late Tuesday morning through early Tuesday evening. Snowfall rates of one to two inches per hour are possible," according to NWS. Heavy snowfall is …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Where to find help with shoveling, digging, blowing or plowing the snow off your property.
Tuesday, February 26
By Noel Aliseo Whether you use a shovel, snow blower, a plow or some other form of heavy machinery, you've got to clear your driveway and sidewalks somehow. But how do you clear a path if you are not up to the challenge? Here is a list of snow removal services and resources here in Wheaton: Know another snow removal business, or have services to offer? Please post in the comments. Snow Shoveling Safety The Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA) offers these tips for those who choose to take on the cold, sweat and tears associated with digging yourself out: Here is a list of places in Wheaton where you can buy snow removal supplies like shovels, snow blowers, salt, etc: TELL US: Finished your driveway and still have some energy? Maybe you…
District 200 after-school activities, sports and meetings are all canceled due to the snow storm.
All District 200 after-school activities are canceled Tuesday due to weather conditions. The District 200 Board of Education candidate forum is also canceled. The new date for the forum is not yet determined. The National Weather Service's winter storm watch for this area started 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. Like Wheaton Patch on Facebok. 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…
The National Weather Service says we should expect a combination of rain/sleet/snow in the afternoon switching over to all snow Tuesday night.
Tuesday, February 26
Originally posted on Joliet Patch 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 …
Friday, February 22, 2013
A storm is headed towards Wheaton. Check out its progress towards us with our interactive weather map.
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Friday, February 22
Updated 8 a.m. Friday The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory in DuPage County from 9 p.m. Thursday to 6 p.m. Friday. "Light snow will likely mix with, or change to, freezing drizzle or light freezing rain, especially through the morning hours," according to NWS. To check for real-time traffic updates in Wheaton, go to Patch's Commute page. Original: By Darren McRoy, Western Springs Patch As you likely know by now, the heaviest snow of the year so far is on the way for the Wheaton area, starting on Thursday night. Patch has The Weather Channel's app for following the storm, including radar animations of the progress. As of writing, shortly before 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, there is no estimated time when the white stuff …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Considering we haven't had much snow at all, any amount could seem "big."
Thursday, February 21
By Karen Chadra, Elmhurst Patch The Chicago area could see its "biggest snow of the year" Thursday into Friday morning, according to Accuweather.com. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory in DuPage County from 9 p.m. Thursday to 6 p.m. Friday. So far, we've received little more than a dusting, so is the "biggest snow of the year" going to be something on which we can sled? 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 storm has the "potential…
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
DuPage County could receive six to 10 inches of snow Thursday evening.
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch for Thursday evening. According to the weather service, rain is expected throughout the day Thursday followed by snow around 9 p.m. Snowfall is expected to be heavy at times and DuPage County could accumulate as much as six to 10 inches. In the evening winds could reach 10 to 15 mph with the low around 30. Snow is likely Friday and there's a 60 percent chance of precipitation. According to the weather service, Saturday will be mostly sunny with a high of 34.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Nearly 200 plows will be on hand to tackle Friday's snow.
In anticipation of Friday's five to eight inches of predicted snow, the Illinois Tollway is readying its full fleet of 183 snowplows to clear the roads. The National Weather service in Chicago has issued a winter weather advisory in effect from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday. It predicts that the heaviest snow will come between late morning and early afternoon. The Tollway said in a press release that it will open its Snow Operations Center early on Friday and have 200 staff on hand for all shifts. It is also canceling all temporary lane closures for 24 hours starting at 7 a.m. on Friday. The Tollway's press release included the following driver tips for staying safe during a heavy snowfall: * Clear snow and ice from all windows, mirrors and …