Saturday, January 26, 2013
Freezing rain mixed with sleet is expected to arrive in the area Sunday morning. A winter storm watch is in effect through late Sunday night.
Saturday, January 26
The deep freeze is on its way and we aren’t talking about temperatures. A winter storm watch is in effect Sunday morning until late Sunday night for DuPage County. Ice accumulation in excess of a quarter-inch is possible, according to the National Weather Service. Freezing rain mixed with sleet is expected to arrive Sunday morning and continue throughout the day. Ice accumulations may cause tree limbs and power lines to be weighed down, and if winds increase, it could cause power outages, according to the weather service. “Pavement and soil temperatures are below freezing. So any liquid precipitation will likely freeze on contact and result in very icy and dangerous travel conditions on untreated roadways,” according to the NWS. However, …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Wind chills and extremely cold temperatures are expected to stick around for a couple of days.
The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a wind chill advisory for DuPage County until 10 a.m. Jan. 22. Wind chill values during the evening and overnight hours Monday were expected to fall to 20 to 25 degrees below zero, and sub-zero wind chills are here to stay until Wednesday. Some snow may arrive later in the week. Such low wind chill values can cause frostbite to skin within 30 minutes of exposure and can lead to hypothermia. Anyone who must venture outdoors during the night is advised to wear a hat and gloves. Here's the forecast for the rest of the work week: Tuesday: Sunny, high of 9, wind chill to 18 below, wind gusts to 15 mph. Tuesday night, cloudy, low around 7, wind chills to 7 below. Wednesday: Cloudy, high of 22. …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Would you know what to do for heat exhaustion or heat stroke?
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Temperatures at or above 100 degrees are coming Elmhurst's way. The National Weather Service-Chicago is predicting temperatures in the low to mid-90s Wednesday, and from 100 to the 105-degree range Thursday. Afternoon highs in the 90s are expected to continue through the weekend. There are some chances of thunderstorms, but the likelihood is that the continued dry summer conditions will continue. The U.S. Drought Monitor shows our area as "abnormally dry." The far south tip of Illinois is facing "extreme drought" conditions. Cooling centers are available for the elderly, families with small children and other vulnerable residents as follows: Elmhurst Police Department Lobby, 125 E. First St., open 24 hours Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. …