Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Patch reached out to our readers to see what they thought about the decision to keep public schools open in Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills, Darien and Woodridge.
Public schools in Hinsdale, Darien and Clarendon Hills and Woodridge were all open on Tuesday despite the winter storm, though most cancelled after-school activities. Many private schools in the area—who often bring students from further away—were closed, including Hinsdale Adventist Academy, Kingswood Academy and Nazareth Academy. Public schools were also closed in many nearby towns, including Wheaton, Lemont and Naperville. Patch reached out to our readers on Facebook to find out whether they thought keeping schools open was a good idea. “We are a-ok with it. The roads are currently quite passable... and the children should be done with school before the heaviest accumulations occur. I think it's fine.” – Dian McKillip, Woodridge Patch …
A winter storm warning from the National Weather Service is in effect until midnight.
Updated at 12:49 p.m. District 86 has canceled all after-school activities at both of its high schools. "All after school activities and athletics are canceled at Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South," an email from executive assistant to the superintendent Meredith Lannert reads. Tuesday's original story: District 181 has canceled all after-school activities Tuesday. "Please note that all district after-school activities and athletics have been canceled for today, Tuesday, March 5, due to inclement weather," an email from communications director Bridget McGuiggan reads. The National Weather Service is forecasting snow totals between 4 and 8 inches Tuesday, and a winter storm warning is in effect until midnight…
Snow is expected to come down all day, and Patch has real-time traffic conditions for you, courtesy of Mapquest.
A winter weather warning is in effect for DuPage County until midnight Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service, meaning a pair of rough rush-hour commutes may be ahead. Above are real-time traffic conditions for the area, courtesy of Mapquest.
Monday, March 4, 2013
Hinsdale Adventist Academy announced a snow day based on the National Weather Service's winter storm warning that will be in effect from 9 a.m. to midnight Tuesday.
Updated at 9:31 a.m. Tuesday District 181 has canceled all after-school activities and athletics Tuesday because of the snowstorm. Full story here. The Clarendon Hills Park District also posted cancelations on its Facebook page: Tot Rock, Kid Rock, Afterschool Program and Afterschool Dodgeball at Prospect, Healthcare in Retirement, and Open Gym Basketball are all CANCELLED for today due to weather. Kreative Kids and Sports Fundamentals will still meet this afternoon at the Clarendon Hills Park District Community Center. We will know the status of Karate later this morning, please call the Park District at 630-323-2626 for updates. 8:40 a.m. The National Weather Service has brought the expected snow totals down to 4-8 inches Tuesday. …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Snow is still coming down, and Patch has real-time traffic conditions for you, courtesy of Mapquest.
A winter weather advisory remains in effect for DuPage County until 9 p.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service, meaning a rough rush-hour commute is ahead. Above are real-time traffic conditions for the area, courtesy of Mapquest. See also:
All District 181 and Hinsdale Central after-school activities and athletics Tuesday have been canceled.
Updated at 2:35 p.m. Hinsdale Central Principal Mike McGrory confirmed that all activities and athletic events scheduled tonight at the school have been canceled due to the snowy weather. Click here to see a live traffic map for the snowy rush hour ahead. Original story: There will be no after-school activities in District 181 Tuesday afternoon, according to a statement from the administration. "All district after-school activities and athletics have been canceled for today, Tuesday, Feb. 26, due to inclement weather," a message posted on the District 181 home page reads. Read more about Tuesday's winter storm here. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - There are plenty of ways to keep up on local news:
Monday, February 25, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Tuesday afternoon and evening.
Updated at 11:24 p.m.: The National Weather Service winter storm watch now says high winds and snow are expected to begin Tuesday afternoon instead of Tuesday morning, as was reported Monday morning. Several inches of snow are "probable," the storm watch reads, and wind gusts are expected to hit 40 mph. See the updated winter storm watch here. Original story: The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for DuPage County, effective Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening. Wet snow, that could be heavy at times, mixed with sleet is possible Tuesday morning, affecting the rush-hour commute, and may continue through Tuesday afternoon. Read the National Weather Service report here. Heavy snow and strong wind gusts as strong …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
A storm is headed towards Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills and Burr Ridge. Check out its progress towards us with our interactive weather map.
As you likely know by now, the heaviest snow of the year so far is on the way for the Hinsdale and Burr Ridge area, starting on Thursday night. Patch has The Weather Channel's app for following the storm, including radar animations of the progress. Keep checking back, and be safe! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - There are plenty of ways to keep up on local news:
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Considering we haven't had much snow at all, any amount could seem "big."
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 Thursday and Friday snow could be the "biggest snow of the year," according to Accuweather.com. 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? The storm has the "potential to bring 3 inches or a bit more" to the area, but …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
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. 26, 5 p.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 6 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 …