Saturday, January 26, 2013
Roads and sidewalks could become treacherous.
Updated at 9 a.m. Jan. 27 A winter storm watch has given way to a freezing rain advisory for the Plainfield area. The advisory is in effect from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Sign up for the Plainfield Patch newsletter According to the National Weather Service, there is a slight chance of light freezing rain and sleet late in the morning and freezing rain early in the afternoon, with little or no sleet accumulation and ice accumulation of around one-tenth of an inch. Since pavement and soil temperatures are below freezing, any liquid precipitation will likely freeze on contact and result in icy and dangerous travel conditions. Temperatures are expected to rise above freezing by Sunday afternoon, with rain predicted by late afternoon and …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The National Weather Service says up to three inches of snow could fall Thursday night.
The National Weather Service in Romeoville is predicting accumulating snow Thursday night into Friday Morning for the Plainfield area. The forecast estimates up to three inches of snow. "A fast-moving weather system will bring a period of snow to the area from later tonight into Friday morning," The National Weather Service said in a written release. "Snow will develop from west to east after midnight and taper off from the west early to mid-Friday morning." The areas cold temperatures, lows tonight are predicted to hover around 17 degrees, will mean the snow that falls will likely remain on the ground. Those conditions mean that roads will be slippery. Because snow will be falling into Friday morning, NWS cautions that the morning commute…
Monday, January 21, 2013
Wind chills expected to be well below zero today.
It will be a cold and windy Martin Luther King Jr. holiday today across the Chicagoland region. The National Weather Service issued a a wind chill advisory from 6 p.m. tonight through 10 a.m. Tuesday. Wind chill temperatures could drop as low as -25 degrees, according to the weather service report. Today's forecast calls for scattered flurries before 10 a.m. and highs around 12 degrees. Wind gusts could reach up to 30 mph. Cold temperatures will continue through Tuesday with a high of 5 to 12 degrees and wind chills of up to -15 below, according to the report.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
The National Weather Service issued the advisory from 7 p.m. Saturday to 3 a.m. Sunday as cold weather moves into the area.
If you’ve been wondering where the winter weather has been in the greater Chicago area, brace yourself: The answer tonight is blowing in the wind. Strong winds will sweep through the Chicago area, bringing colder temperatures and the possibility of snow flurries Sunday and Monday. The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a wind advisory from 7 p.m. Saturday through 3 a.m. Sunday, according to Accuweather, as colder weather and possible snow flurries move into the area. The wind advisory forecasts west to northwest winds of 25 to 35 mph gusting to about 50 mph, although a few gusts up to 55 mph are possible. The advisory is accompanied by a gale warning fro Lake Michigan. Accuweather senior meteorologist Alex Sosnowski writes that…
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Sleet, freezing rain and snow are all possible.
Updated 9:45 p.m. A National Weather Service update predicts Will County will see a mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow will continue overnight and diminish between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. NWS predicts a coating of ice in one tenth to two tenths of an inch and sleet accumulations between one inch and two. The NWS continues to caution that travel will be slippery. There is still spotty freezing drizzle that will occur after the main precipitation has ended. Original Story Will County is under a Winter Weather Advisory beginning at 9 p.m. Saturday night and continuing to about 9 a.m. Sunday morning. The forecast details rain turning into sleet and snow. A representation at the National Weather Service in Romeoville said that unlike the last local…
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Rain will change to snow Thursday afternoon, according to forecasters.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Village public works staff was monitoring the roads Thursday night.
Updated at 12:12 a.m. Dec. 21 The National Weather Service has cancelled a blizzard warning that was in effect, but a winter weather advisory remains in effect until 10 a.m. Dec. 21. Updated at 1:45 p.m. Dec. 20 The Chicago Tribune is reporting that 500 flights have already been cancelled and more than 700 are delayed at O'Hare airport as the Chicago area braces for snow. The snow is expected to hit Chicagoland around 3 p.m., with the worst road conditions between 5 and 9 p.m. To stay up to date on local road conditions, residents can check out the Illinois Department of Transportation's "Getting Around Illinois" website, or click here for Patch's real-time traffic updates. Read - Snow Today, Sledding Tomorrow: Sled Hills in Plainfield …
Monday, December 10, 2012
The Chicago Tribune reports that if there is no more than 0.1 of an inch Monday, a new record will be set for days between snows.
The Chicago area could set a new winter record Monday. According to a story from the Chicago Tribune, if the area does not receive more than 0.1 of an inch of snow Monday, we’ll set a record for the number of days between measurable snowfalls—280. A measurable snowfall is more than 0.1 of an inch, the Trib reports. The National Weather Service is predicting a 30 percent chance of snow showers and a chance for flurries with a high of 35 degrees for Monday. Temperatures will remain unseasonably warm later in the week with predicted highs in the mid-40s, according to the NWS. This season’s lack of snow coupled with last winter’s below average snow total is not helping with the drought conditions the area has experienced this year, the Trib …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Storms could sweep through the Plainfield area Saturday afternoon and evening, potentially producing strong winds, hail and heavy rainfall.
Updated at 5 p.m. Aug. 4 A severe storm warning for Will County was cancelled around 4:45 p.m. Saturday. Plainfield Police Chief John Konopek said damages were minor in Plainfield, save for some downed tree limbs and a fallen cable line. "We didn't get it too bad," he said. As of 5 p.m., Indian Boundary Road was closed near Poppy Lane was police waited for a crew from a cable company to arrive and repair the downed wire. Konopek said no other roads were closed in Plainfield. Original story: A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect in the Plainfield area until 4:45 p.m. Saturday, with a period of showers and storms between 4 and 7 p.m. The National Weather Service warns that storms could move into the area Saturday afternoon and evening…
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The National Weather Service reported 65 mph winds in Plainfield.
Plainfield Patch readers were reporting downed trees, siding damage and patio furniture tossed about by high winds after an early morning storm Tuesday. According to ComEd, more than 100 Plainfield residents were without power following the storm, and more than 5,000 Will County customers were affected by power loss early Tuesday. The power supplier did not release an estimated time for power restoration and said it was assessing damage in the Plainfield area. According to the National Weather Service in Romeoville, a trained weather spotter clocked winds of 65 mph in Plainfield. Although residents reported power outages affecting the traffic signal at Route 59 and 127th Street, Plainfield Deputy Fire Chief Jon Stratton said all Plainfield…