Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Patch reached out to our readers to see what they thought about the decision to keep public schools open in Elmhurst.
Public schools in Elmhurst 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, like Immanuel Elmhurst and Immaculate Conception. Patch reached out to our readers on Facebook to find out whether or not they thought keeping schools open was a good idea. “Totally right call... we had a dusting this morning... kids went to school… learned and now they can play in it because after school activities were canceled. Good job District 205 for not falling for the hype.” – Kendra Scudder Thompson, Elmhurst Patch Facebook. “I'm fine with District 205's call.” – Paula Fabbri-Morrow, Elmhurst Patch Facebook. “I think …
Schools will be dismissed at the regular time.
Elmhurst Unit District 205 has canceled all after-school activities for Tuesday, March 5, due to the weather. Superintendent David Pruneau said Rec Station after-school activities will not be canceled, but Elmhurst Park District staff, which runs Rec Station, is asking families to pick up their children as soon as possible. All school will be dismissed at their regular time, but the buses will likely be running a bit behind. For information on activities that will need to be rescheduled, check the individual school's website. Classes and activities at Timothy Christian, Immaculate Conception and Immanuel Lutheran schools were canceled Tuesday, as well.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Latest models as of Tuesday morning show it starts as rain, turns to snow with a possibility of 3 to 6 inches. Watch the winter storm come through on this interactive radar map.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory in effect from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday. The precipitation will start as snow, possibly mixed with sleet early Tuesday afternoon, then change to all wet snow continuing into the early evening. Snow may be heavy at times. "There remains a high degree of uncertainty with respect to snow accumulation, however best guess is ... 3 to 6 inches will have fallen by late evening across the advisory area," according to the Weather Service. "There is a slight chance of isolated thundersnow, which could result in isolated totals of over 6 inches. ... Heavy snow is expected to impact the late afternoon commute ... anticipate significantly elevated travel times." The other complicating …
Friday, January 20, 2012
Going sledding today? Show us your pictures by uploading them here.
A winter storm brought a little less than 4 inches of snow to Elmhurst Friday, according to the National Weather Service. A total of about 4 to 7 inches of snow was expected. Travel did get a little dicey as the plows tried to keep up with the heavy precipitation and after-school activities were canceled in town, but all in all it was a pretty average Chicago storm. For up-to-the-minute road conditions, check out the Patch real-time traffic map. Looks like it's going to be a rather nice day today, with partly cloudy skies and a high of 29 degrees. Sledding anyone? Feel free to upload your winter-fun photos here. Just click on "upload photos."
National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning.
Here comes another one! Frigid weather in the single digits Thursday night will give way to a "warm-up" to 24 degrees on Friday, but along with that we can expect to see 5 to 8 inches of snow. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning, effective through midnight Friday for most of Northern Illinois. Looks like the snow will start around 10 or 11 a.m. in Elmhurst. This is the same storm we've been hearing about that dumped between 6 inches and a foot in metropolitan areas of the state of Washington. According to the weather service: "Snow will develop during the mid to late morning hours Friday and continue through the day. The heaviest snowfall will occur during the afternoon Friday." Chance of snow on Friday is 100 …
Friday, January 13, 2012
It's cold out there, but that didn't stop these kids from fun on the hills. Share your winter-fun photos on Elmhurst Patch by uploading them to this story.
One of the funniest things I've read in a long time was posted on the Mary Queen of Heaven alumni Facebook page awhile back. Mary Queen of Heaven Parish and Emerson Elementary School are located right next door to each other on West Avenue in Elmhurst. Kids who attended Mary Queen School back in the day used to call the kids that went to Emerson (a public school) the "Emer-sinners," apparently. The counter attack from the Emerson kids was a little chant: "Mary Queeners have green _____." Well, there's another reason to keep the rivalry fired up between the parochial school kids and the public school kids: Some of the former actually had the day off today and were careening down the sled hill at Berens Park in the freshly fallen snow, while…
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Elmhurst cooks up order for rock salt.
The price of rock salt has dropped a bit, which is good for Elmhurst since the need for this often-precious winter commodity isn't going away. Elmhurst's Public Works and Buildings Committee last night gave first-round approval to city staff to purchase at least 3,840 tons of salt for the 2011-2012 winter season. The city buys salt as part of a joint purchasing consortium run by the state, but to do this, the city must commit to requesting an amount early in the year and then purchasing at least 80 percent of that amount, Public Works Director Mike Hughes told the committee. City staff requested 4,800 tons in March but can get up to 5,760 tons if needed. This year, Hughes said, the cost of rock salt dropped 33 cents per ton to $66.28. If …
Friday, February 4, 2011
Nick Clemente and his mice are making sure snowblowers are working fine.
Another snowblower was rolling out the door at Nick's Power Equipment, 446 N. York St., on Thursday afternoon. After the third largest snowstorm in Chicago's history dumped more than 20 inches of the white stuff in the city and surrounding suburbs, homeowners with snowblower issues were calling Nick Clemente, the shop's owner. Nick and his wife, Maureen, have been Elmhurst residents since 1998. Last September, they moved their store from Franklin Park to its current location on North York. Nick has been repairing snowblowers and other yard equipment since he was a student at Gordon Technical High School. "I began doing this in my high school job program in the 1970s," he said Thursday, in between answering phone calls and servicing …
Monday, January 31, 2011
There's a lot of chatter out there about the Snow of 2011; stock up, stay warm and stay home.
We’ve been hearing the buzz about "a huge snow" headed our way. OK, Elmhurst, here we go: The National Weather Service is predicting flurries to begin today, then the snow will begin in earnest this evening; chance of snow tonight is 80 percent, with 1 to 3 inches possible. On Tuesday, the snow will mix with freezing drizzle before noon, then change to all snow with wind gusts up to 35 miles per hour. Then, the real stuff starts. This will be when we Chicagoans show what we’re made of. On Tuesday night, expect very heavy snow, blowing and drifting, with wind gusts up to 45 miles per hour and wind chills of about -4. Expect white-out conditions at times, with snowfall rates of at least 2 to 3 inches per hour. We double-checked that, and it …
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Doesn't look too bad, maybe just enough to fluff up the sledding hills.
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Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Here’s the outlook from the National Weather Service for Elmhurst. A winter weather advisory, in effect until 8 p.m. Tuesday, is expected to drop about 2 to 4 inches of snow on Elmhurst—enough to make driving messy, but it could be perfect for sledding at Berens, Eldridge or Crestview parks. Snow will continue to increase in intensity, with the steadiest snow expected between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. “Travel will become impaired across the entire area this morning, with untreated roads remaining snow covered through this evening’s rush hour,” the NWS said. The snow will taper off tonight, and temperatures will drop from a high of 28 down to 18 degrees, with wind gusts up to 20 miles per hour. New snow …