Monday, March 4, 2013
Use Plow Tracker to keep tabs on what streets have been cleared for driving.
If you are curious about when your street might be plowed, you can follow the progress live on the city's Plow Tracker. The tracker allows you to enter in your address and view in close to real time where the nearest plows are. Let us know in the comments the best and worst plowed streets around the neighborhood. Watch the attached YouTube video to get a behind the scenes look at how the Chicago prepares for winter weather. Visit our Storm Central Page for more updates and news. Follow Beverly-Mt. Greenwood Patch on Facebook and sign up for Breaking News Alerts.
Three area high schools have already closed for Tuesday. Snowfall of up to 10 inches possible.
Tuesday, 10:55 a.m. - Saint Xavier University will shut down at 2 p.m. today and all classes after that time have been canceled. Last Update, 10:37 p.m. Area high schools have already announced plans to close Tuesday ahead of what could be the year's largest snowfall. Mother McAuley, Brother Rice, St. Ignatius, Marist High School, Southwest Chicago Christian Schools, St. Rita High School and Mount Carmel High School will be closed on Tuesday March 5, according to school officials. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning that is in effect from 3 a.m. to midnight on Tuesday. Light snow is expected tonight and will become heavier Tuesday morning and throughout the day. We can expect as much as seven to ten inches, …
Up to eight inches may fall in some areas Monday night and Tuesday throughout the day.
Light snow Monday may develop into heavier fall throughout the night and all day Tuesday, according to a warning from the National Weather Service. Accumulation rates of up to 1.5 inches an hour may lead to an estimated 4 to 8 inches of snow. Check out this post on how to prevent a heart attack while you're shoveling snow tomorrow. You can track the storm as it approaches the Chicago area using our live weather map. Just type in your zipcode or town to get a view of your neighborhood.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Advocate Christ Medical Center offers safety tips for snow removal.
Previously Published in 2011 The snow that’s falling on the Chicago region is the heavy, wet kind often described as “heart attack snow.” That’s because it takes more energy and exertion to get rid of than the light, fluffy stuff. “What people are really referring to are those have known or unknown heart disease when they stress their bodies shoveling snow,” Dr. Brian Sayger said, vice chairman of emergency room services for Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. “Basically, they’re doing a stress test on their heart,” Dr. Sayger said. “If someone has narrow arteries it can involve a lack of oxygen to the heart [possibly resulting] in a heart attack.” Dr. Sayger didn’t have exact statistics on heart attack snow-related incidents, but …
Monday, February 25, 2013
The National Weather Service issued an advisory for what might be the biggest snowstorm this winter season.
An approaching winter storm may bring up to six inches of heavy, wet snow to the Homewood-Flossmoor area throughout Tuesday, according to an alert from the National Weather Service. The wet mix is expected to begin Tuesday morning, continuing throughout the day and possibly into Wednesday morning. Freezing rain and sleet are also possible. You can track the storm as it approaches the Chicago area using our live weather map. Just type in your zipcode or town to get a view of your neighborhood. Up to 40 mph wind gusts and heavy precipitation are likely to make for difficult driving circumstances. Check out this post on how to prevent a heart attack while you're shoveling snow tomorrow.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Up to six-inches of snow predicted Thursday evening. Track the storm's path to Oak Lawn, Evergreen Park and Beverly-Mt. Greenwood using our interactive weather map.
The forecasted snow expected to hit local area on Thursday evening is anticipated to be the heaviest snowfall this winter, with up to six inches of snow accumulation predicted in some parts of the Chicago region. Evergreen Park, Oak Lawn, Beverly-Mt. Greenwood and other nearby communities can expect to see snow developing late afternoon into the early evening. Use our handy live weather map to track the storm’s path to the Southland. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory, which makes sense because it’s winter—and February. A winter weather advisory means periods of snow, sleet or freezing ran may produce hazardous road conditions and other traveling difficulties. So be prepared for slippery roads and limited …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The National Weather Service’s early morning freezing rain alert has evolved into warnings of a potential snowstorm this evening.
What began as freezing rain this morning may develop into snow showers later tonight. The National Weather Service issued a weather alert, warning of 1 to 4 inches of snow between 2 p.m. and 9 p.m., with northern Cook County seeing the heaviest accumulation. The advisory will last until midnight. The rain is expected to turn to snow beginning around 5 or 6 p.m.—"in time for the evening rush," the weather service said in the advisory. The heavy snowfall could reduce visibility to under a mile, the service warns. Drivers are also urged to use caution while driving in snowy weather, as road conditions are likely to become hazardous.
Monday, February 4, 2013
Experts are predicting up to 5 inches for the area on Monday.
Chicago has seen just 6 inches of snow this winter, but that could double by the end of Monday. The National Weather Service predicts up to 5 inches could fall in the area, and issued a winter weather advisory on Sunday. The high will be around 25 degrees with wind gusts reaching 20 mph. Snow will continue into Tuesday and another inch is predicted after 7 a.m. If you are curious about when your street might be plowed, you can follow the progress live on the city's Plow Tracker. The tracker allows you to enter in your address and view in close to real time where the nearest plows are. Let us know in the comments the best and worst plowed streets around the neighborhood. Watch the attached YouTube video to get a behind the scenes look at …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
The National Weather Service issued a winter advisory for the South Suburban area beginning tonight and extending into Monday afternoon.
A “well organized clipper system” is likely to deliver anywhere from two to five inches of snow atop the South Suburbs between the hours of 10 p.m. tonight and noon on Monday, according to the National Weather Service. While northern areas like Rockford and Marengo are expected to be the heaviest hit, the South Suburban region may see increased snowfall if lake effects kick into gear. Residents are warned to take caution while driving as snowfall may accumulate as fast as one inch per hour. The heaviest snowfall is expected to occur overnight, from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. Do you plan on being on the road tonight? Check out Patch’s 10 things to keep in your car during winter for safety tips!
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Tollway webcams let drivers glimpse road conditions before walking out of the door.
The Illinois Tollway has looped 15 traffic feeds into its website so you can see conditions on the main arteries around Chicago before you ever get on the road. According to the Illinois Tollway website, feeds from 15 traffic camera locations are now accessible to the public through the Tollway's homepage. A bird's eye view of traffic conditions features three feeds on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90), eight on the Tri-State Tollway (I-94/I-294), and two on the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88). The agency announced Tuesday that you can access the camera feeds by selecting View Traffic Cameras link on the Tollway’s homepage. This link to "the Illinois Tollway Virtual Map, a clickable map that allows customers to zoom in on a section …