Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Last night's rain broke the record for wettest April in Chicagoland.
Last night’s rainfall resulted in this April being the wettest in Chicagoland history. The National Weather Service recorded .70 inches of rain at O’Hare which brings the total for April to 8.54 inches, topping the previous record set in 1947 with 8.33 inches. It's the rainiest April in the 143 years that rainfall has been recorded in the Chicago are. Here are Chicagoland's top 5 wettest Aprils: 1. 2013 8.54 inches 2. 1947 8.33 inches 3. 1975 7.84 inches 4. 1909 7.73 inches 5. 1983 7.69 inches More precipitation could come tonight. The National Weather Service says there is a 40 percent chance of light snow tonight.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
From interstates to local roads, our map provides updates on closures and high-standing water in your area.
From the Wisconsin border to the south side of Chicago and into the western suburbs, local roads, interstates and highways were closed Thursday because of flooding. Click through the pins above to see which roads in your area — or on your route to and from work today — have been closed due to flooding or have high-standing water. Police are encouraging drivers to avoid roadways with standing water. If you come upon an area with high-standing water or that is closed, add that information to our map by visiting this link. Otherwise, let us know about the closure by commenting below. Drivers are asked to beware of high-standing water on roadways. The water on a roadway can be deeper than it appears and can cause a vehicle to stall or be …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Will northern Illinois reach 40 degrees by Sunday?
Snow, rain, highs around 40 degrees. Not surprisingly, that's all in this week's forecast. The forecasted snow Monday (with totals of 3 to 7 inches possible by storm's end) will give way to possibly even more snow on Tuesday, with the National Weather Service in Chicago predicting another 1 or 2 inches. But, as the old adage says, "If you don't like the weather in Chicago, wait a minute. It'll change." According to the National Weather Service forecast, temperatures should warm to 33 degrees with sunny skies on Wednesday. There's a slight chance of rain after midnight, and then a chance of rain and snow—with a high near 36—on Thursday. Mostly sunny skies on Friday and Saturday—with highs of 32 and 36, respectively—are expected. We'll round…
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
How much rain fell around northern Illinois between Jan. 29 and 6 a.m. Jan. 30?
Record-breaking rainfall fell in northern Illinois between 6 a.m. Jan. 29 and 6 a.m. Jan. 30. According to the National Weather Service, 1.33 inches of rain fell in Chicago, which broke the previous record of .92 inches in 1947. Here's a look at some local rainfall totals from the National Weather Service Office in Chicago: Wheaton - 1.62 Huntley - 1.59 Crystal Lake - 1.57 Algonquin - 1.53 Buffalo Grove - 1.31 Palatine - 1.30 Lake Zurich - 1.16 Lake Bluff - 1.13 Hawthorn Woods - 1.08 Arlington Heights - 1.08 Barrington - .92