Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Patch reached out to our readers to see what they thought about the decision to keep public schools open in Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills, Darien and Woodridge.
Public schools in Hinsdale, Darien and Clarendon Hills and Woodridge were all open on Tuesday despite the winter storm, though most cancelled after-school activities. Many private schools in the area—who often bring students from further away—were closed, including Hinsdale Adventist Academy, Kingswood Academy and Nazareth Academy. Public schools were also closed in many nearby towns, including Wheaton, Lemont and Naperville. Patch reached out to our readers on Facebook to find out whether they thought keeping schools open was a good idea. “We are a-ok with it. The roads are currently quite passable... and the children should be done with school before the heaviest accumulations occur. I think it's fine.” – Dian McKillip, Woodridge Patch …
Monday, March 4, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning that will be in effect from 3 a.m. to midnight Tuesday.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Chicagoland counties from 3 a.m. to midnight Tuesday and is predicting as much as 9 inches of snow could fall in some areas. "Light snow is expected to spread across northeast Illinois tonight and become more intense toward daybreak Tuesday and persist through Tuesday evening," the warning for five counties including DuPage reads. Read the winter storm warning here. Six to 9 inches of snow are possible Tuesday, and wind gusts will reach 25 to 30 mph. Heavy snowfall is most likely late Tuesday afternoon, in time for rush-hour traffic. The National Weather Service forecasts the high temperature Tuesday will reach 32 degrees, and the night-time low will dip to 26.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Up to 6 inches of snow predicted Thursday evening. Track the storm's path to Darien and Woodridge using our interactive weather map.
The forecasted snow expected to hit the Darien and Woodridge communities on Thursday evening is anticipated to be the heaviest snowfall this winter, with three-to-six inches of snow accumulation predicted. Residents in the area can expect to see snow developing after 9 p.m. Thursday. Use our handy live weather map to track the storm’s path to the DuPage area. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory, which makes sense because it’s winter—and February. A winter weather advisory means periods of snow, sleet or freezing ran may produce hazardous road conditions and other traveling difficulties. So be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities. The weather advisory takes effect at 9 p.m. Thursday and ends at …
Friday, March 2, 2012
The National Weather Service-Chicago has issued a Winter Weather Advisory and Hazardous Weather Outlook for our neck of the woods.
The Chicago arm of the National Weather Service is saying snow is possible this afternoon and tonight for Woodridge and much of northern Illinois. According to this Winter Weather Advisory, a period of heavy snowfall is expected late this afternoon and this evening. The storm system is rapidly developing and will rapidly deepen as colder air is drawn into the system. Rain will turn into snow mix by early afternoon and become outright snow by late this afternoon or early evening. It might be as fast and hard as an inch an hour—and we might get as much as 3 to 6 inches. The weather advisory is in place from 3 to 9 p.m. Quick accumulation of the predicted snow will make driving this afternoon and evening potentially hazardous, according to …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
A winter storm advisory is in effect through 9 a.m. Friday morning, according to the National Weather Service.
A winter storm advisory is in effect for Woodridge until 9 a.m. Friday morning. We could see "thundery snowfall and an accumulation which could rank among the winter's heaviest," according to WGN's Tom Skilling, from a storm out of Canada that's named the "Saskatchewan Screamer." Rain is expected through the day. Rain and snow will fall into the evening, becoming all snow around midnight. The National Weather Service predicts four to seven inches of snow might fall in the Chicago area, with the highest amounts in DuPage, northern Cook and southern Lake counties. The bulk of the snow is expected to fall after the evening rush hour and before Friday morning's commute. Heavy wet snow may fall at an inch per hour after 8 p.m. Strong winds …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Check out the photos of the big snow storm one year ago.
Today is the anniversary of the historic, powerful blizzard that swept through the Woodridge area and made leaving home a near impossibility. Check out photos from last year's gallery of day-after pictures and, most importantly, enjoy this year's fairer conditions.
Monday, January 23, 2012
It's been a bit since the snow stopped falling—but tell us how Public Works did before, during and after the flakes.
It's a few days after the big snow. Now's your chance to tell us how well or poorly you feel snow removal was handled in Woodridge. How was your street? Did you get stuck anywhere in Oak Forest? Any accidents or near-accidents? Take the poll below and let us know how Woodridge plows handled the heavy snow. In the meantime, check out these recent snow-related stories: Snow Blog: Stay Home if You Can Snow Gallery: Add Your Snow Photos!
Friday, January 20, 2012
Under the photos already posted, just click "Upload photos and videos." It's easy!
Thursday, January 19, 2012
As the snow falls Friday, post what you're seeing.
We'll add more to this list as readers suggest them.