Rain will change to snow Thursday afternoon, according to forecasters.
Joliet Weather Center
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Event at Heroes West on Thursday is the first of its kind.
Back in 1990, just before the deadly tornado hit Crest Hill and Plainfield, Jeremy Hylka, a Joliet native, had gathered all the equipment necessary to predict storms at the time. “It was all ready before the tornado and I guess you could say my weather career took off because of the tornado,” he said. Hylka, who was interviewed repeatedly after the tornado, was a freshman in high school. “I have been interested in weather since I was 5,” he said. Following that event, in an effort to continue his hobby and to expand his passion, Hylka founded what was then Hylka Weather Station, became Alert Weather Station and is now Joliet Weather Center. “I actually am the one who started the Joliet Weather Center back in 1990, when I was a freshman in …