Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Snow blowers are extremely helpful after a big storm, but they can also be very noisy. How late is too late and how early is too early to fire up your snow blower?
Join the conversation: Follow Crystal Lake-Cary Patch on Facebook Crystal Lake and Cary is being hit with another winter storm. With snow expected to fall at one to two inches per hour Tuesday afternoon and evening, residents will likely have their snow blowers revved up and ready to go. Patch turned to Crystal Lake-Cary Patch Facebook fans to find out how late is too late to use your snow blower? And how early is too early? Here are some of the answers we got over the “snow blower etiquette” question: What do you think? Should people be respectful of their neighbors and turn off the snow blowers during certain times of the day? Let us know in the comments section.
Winter Storm Saturn was expected to dump 6-10 inches of snow across northern Illinois.
Update, 11:20 p.m.: Here's a look at more snowfall totals. Editor's Note: I wanted to note that not all towns have totals on the National Weather Service website. The National Weather Service relies on snowfall reports (emailed, phoned in or via Facebook) from residents and observers. So, sadly, I can only provide totals for the Patch communities included in the reports they've received. I often include other non-Patch communities just to offer a look at other regional totals. Did you measure the snowfall at your house? Share your totals in the comment section! ---------------- Update, 7:04 p.m.: Check out the latest snowfall totals as reported to the National Weather Service in Chicago. I'll provide another update around 11 p.m…
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Up to 10 inches of snow could fall across the area.
It looks like Lake and McHenry Counties could see snowfall totals of 6 to 10 inches by Wednesday morning. A winter storm warning is now in effect for both counties until 6 a.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service in Chicago. "Snow will significantly slow travel and make it dangerous at times through the early evening commute, so persons planning travel should anticipate extremely elevated travel times," according to the National Weather Service, noting that "temporary white-out conditions with near-zero visibility" are possible. Snowfall amounts in excess of 4 or 5 inches have already been reported across northern Illinois.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
How much snow fell in your neighborhood?
Update, 1:25 p.m. Feb. 7: The National Weather Service released its final list of snowfall totals today. As of 10:30 a.m., the highest total was in Beach Park, which saw 9.6 inches. Many other communities, like Bourbonnais and Bridgeview, saw just a trace of snow. Here's a look at a sampling of other snowfall totals: -------------- Update, 10:19 p.m.: The highest storm total seen in northern Illinois as of 10 p.m. Thursday was Zion, which saw 9.5 inches of snow. ------------ Update, 9:42 p.m.: The National Weather Service in Chicago has just updated its storm totals. Here are some of the latest numbers: --------------- Original story, 8:19 p.m.: Winter Storm Nemo, as it was named by The Weather Channel, has left some impressive snow totals…
Friday, March 2, 2012
Between 4 and 7 inches of snow could fall today.
Our area is now under a winter storm warning. The National Weather Service issued the warning for Lake and McHenry Counties from 3 p.m. until midnight. Rain is expected to change to snow this afternoon, with snowfall rates of an inch or more per hour this evening. Snowfall totals could reach 4 to 7 inches. The National Weather Service warns that the heavy, wet snow could weigh down branches and power lines.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
The National Weather Service predicts wind gusts as high as 35 mph and over eight inches of snow for some areas.
UPDATE 5 P.M. Jan. 12: The McHenry County Sheriff's Department sent out a traffic advisory at 4:39 p.m. Jan. 12 letting people know they should expect their commute to take two to three times longer than normal. The advisory noted traffic was very heavy on roadways. ---- UPDATE 4 P.M. Jan. 12 Road conditions are expected to worsen as the afternoon wears on and as many take to the roadways for their evening commute. Police and emergency personnel stayed busy this afternoon with several reports of vehicle run-offs, vehicles spinning out on roadways and crashes in McHenry County, according to police scanner reports. As of 3:30 p.m., roadways in McHenry County as well as counties running south to Naperville and east to Chicago had patches of…