Thursday, June 28, 2012
Temperatures could top 100 degrees today -- and high humidity could make it seem even hotter.
The heat index, a measure of how hot it actually feels when humidity is taken into account, could reach 110 degrees Thursday in Darien, according to the National Weather Service. A heat advisory is in effect from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday, with an expected high of 101 degrees and peak heat index readings of 105 to 110. The National Weather Service issued this warning on Tuesday with regard to Thursday’s heat: "To minimize the threat of excessive heat exposure, take frequent breaks during any strenuous outdoor activity, preferably in an air-conditioned location. If possible, reschedule these activities during the cooler early morning or evening hours. Stay hydrated with non-alcoholic fluids, preferably water, and wear light-fitting loose …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Showers, storms predicted for Thursday, Friday
The warm weather could give way to showers and thunderstorms Thursday afternoon and evening. According to the National Weather Service in Romeoville, there’s a 40 percent chance of showers this afternoon in the Darien area, with a thunderstorm watch in effect until 7 p.m. Thunderstorms are likely Thursday night, with lows in the mid-60s. Some storms may be severe, according to the forecast. Friday will be more of the same, with highs in the upper 70s and a chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The record-setting temps are unusual for March, but a National Weather Service meteorologist says in the big picture it's not so strange.
Crocuses are popping up everywhere, days of potentially record-setting heat lie ahead — and it’s not even St. Patrick’s Day yet. But that’s not the only good news about this week’s lovely weather: Warm temperatures now don’t necessarily mean we’ll be sweating come summertime. “It’s completely unrelated,” said Gino Izzi, a senior meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Romeoville. While the early warmth is odd, he said in the grand scheme of things it’s not that unusual to have a burst of unexpectedly warm days before spring officially starts. “These things happen,” he said. Wednesday’s predicted high temperature, a record-setting 78 degrees, is due to an upper-level ridge of high pressure hanging around the Chicago area, Izzi …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for our neck of the woods.
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Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Get your kites ready. Not only is it going to be sunny and warm Tuesday, the wind is expected to kick into high gear. The National Weather Service-Chicago has issued a Special Weather Statement and a Hazardous Weather Outlook for the west suburbs. The Special Weather Statement warns of "wind gusts up to 40 mph this afternoon." The winds are south to southwest, and will come up quickly this morning across Northern Illinois. Sustained winds will reach 20 to 30 mph this afternoon. The 40 mph wind gusts "could make traveling in high-profile vehicles difficult, especially on east-west oriented roads." The gusts are supposed to subside a bit this evening but be back again Wednesday. The good news Wednesday is the high temperature is slated to …
Friday, February 24, 2012
Snow could fall at a rate of an inch an hour, the National Weather Service reports.
The snow that started overnight is expected to continue through noon, the National Weather Service reports. Expect two to four more inches before heavy snow turns to flurries, the weather service said. It’s possible snow could fall at a rate of an inch or more an hour, making for quick accumulation and slick roads. Be careful when shoveling — the snow that’s falling is very heavy because it’s especially wet. It could also weigh down branches and power lines. What to know when it snows Stay ahead of the weather by using Darien Patch's live traffic feature. The Illinois Department of Transportation's Getting Around Illinois website, which is designed to give area motorists a heads up on snowy or icy roads, offers real-time road conditions…
Thursday, February 23, 2012
A winter storm watch is in effect until Friday morning.
Updated at 4:23 p.m. Feb. 23 The National Weather Service in Romeoville has issued a winter storm watch, effective from 7 p.m. Thursday through noon Friday. According to AccuWeather.com, rain will change to wet snow by Thursday night, with snow becoming heavy at times during the late evening hours, with the potential for six to 10 inches of accumulation. Fast accumulation of up to an inch per hour could result in slippery and potentially dangerous travel at times, according to the weather service. Strong winds combined with heavy, wet snow could also result in reduced visibility Thursday night. The white stuff is expected to taper off gradually by Friday morning. What to know before it snows Stay ahead of the weather by using Romeoville …
Friday, February 10, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory through 6 p.m. Friday.
After another dry spell, wintry weather is back in Darien. A winter weather advisory is in effect for DuPage County until 6 p.m. Friday, the National Weather Service said. Expect flurries to turn into heavier snow this afternoon, with accumulations of 1-3 inches possible by early evening. Take it easy on your afternoon commute as the timing of the storm could make driving hazardous. Wind gusts of up to 30 mph combined with the snow could further decrease visibility. Check out live traffic updates on our interactive maps.
Friday, January 27, 2012
Most the snow will fall before midnight, the National Weather Service reports.
The sun may be shining now, but more snow is on the way. The National Weather Service said the Darien area could get one to two inches of snow accumulating before midnight Friday. Dig out the shovels because there's a 90 percent chance this prediction will become a reality. Expect a low of 26 degrees overnight. The snow won't linger too long, as temperatures will likely rise to the upper 30s by Monday, NWS reports. On Tuesday it will be a veritable heat wave, with highs around 46 degrees.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
The second storm of the season is on its way, the National Weather Service predicts.
The good news: There should be plenty of snow for kids to play in this weekend. The bad news: The worst of the storm is expected to hit during Friday’s rush hour. A winter storm watch will be in effect for DuPage County from Friday morning through Friday evening, the National Weather Service said Thursday. More than six inches of snow could fall in the Darien area throughout the course of the storm. During the evening rush hour, snow could fall at a rate of one inch an hour, the report said. Such a constant snowfall would make it tough to keep roads clear. The city of Darien prioritizes high-traffic streets when plowing. Once the main arteries are clear, the plows will address connector roads, followed by residential streets. It takes…
Thursday, January 12, 2012
An Illinois Department of Transportation website allows motorists to see which roads are clear of ice and snow and which aren't. A new Patch feature lets drivers look at live traffic via Mapquest.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the entire Chicago area and is forecasting three to five inches of snowfall for Darien today. The Illinois Department of Transportation, meanwhile, has launched a new Getting Around Illinois website, which is designed to give area motorists a glimpse into snowy or icy road conditions around the state. You can also look at live traffic conditions near and around Darien via Mapquest in one of Darien Patch's newest features by CLICKING HERE. Below are some safety tips for driving in the snow or ice from the Weather Channel: Driving safely on icy roads If your rear wheels skid... If your front wheels skid... If you get stuck...