Monday, January 21, 2013
These are the 10 items you should have on hand as the weather turns cold and the snow begins to fall.
We have been lucky in Illinois this winter. We have not yet seen bitter cold or a large shower of snow. But, it is pretty doubtful that we will get through the entire winter season without either of the traditional markings of an Illinois winter. With that in mind, Patch has compiled a list of items you should keep in your car during the colder months. Much of the information below was compiled from weather.com.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
As temperatures drop, 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 …
Friday, February 10, 2012
Unseasonably warm weather continues into February as the remaining days of winter melt away.
Friday, February 10, 2012
The weatherman is calling for snow today, Friday. So what? After all, it is February. The forecast is making news because little snow has fallen this winter—Illinois’ sixth warmest on record. State climatologist Jim Angel of the Illinois State Water Survey says the average temperature in January for the state was 31.4 degrees. That's about 7 degrees above normal, making January the 13th warmest on record. The average temperature for December and January was 33.4 degrees. That makes it the sixth warmest December-January period since 1895. The warm weather, of course, has meant less snow. Chicago snowfall for December and January totaled just 13.9 inches, half of the 27.3 inches that fell in December and January a year ago. However, the …
Friday, December 10, 2010
The one-act play provides valuable experience for theater newcomers
The gift of experience is not something you often find on high school wish lists, but it will likely be what the students in Hinsdale South's theater program remember most. Hinsdale South will perform Elf as its annual Rookie One Act Play this Friday, December 10th from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the school's auditorium. The "rookie" performance will showcase about 70 students that are relatively new to theater and give them an opportunity to gain valuable experience in a fun and easy format. With lots of parts, the play maximizes student participation. "The main purpose of this production is to get students who are novices in the world of theatre, that want to try it out and see if this is something they excel at!" said Kari Rosko, director…
Friday, November 26, 2010
Winter festivities heat up the Morton Arboretum this winter
While the final leaves drop—along with the temperature—the Morton Arboretum is gearing up for an active winter season. Boasted as the fourth most visited garden in the entire nation, the "tree zoo" rakes in over 800,000 visitors each year. (Public relations manager Gina Tedesco said 40,000 people came to watch the leaves change in October alone.) Karin Jaros, assistant director of membership, said some people don't realize there are winter events and classes. "Many people are looking for something for their kids," she said. "The Arboretum meets many needs for different people. People play in the snow, attend activities, shop in the store... however they want to use it is great." Winter festivities officially start today. They're also …