Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Thundersnow means higher snow accumulations when the storm hits our area.
Those of us following the weather predicting our first significant snowfall on Thursday knew the area would first be hit with rain. In fact, the National Weather Service forecast mentions rain first for the Chicago Heights area. "Rain (is) likely, then rain and possibly a thunderstorm after midnight," the forecast states. Locally, the NWS is based in Romeoville. A second forecast, from the Northern Illinois Storm Chaser Forecasting Facebook page predicts thundersnow. "Intense thundersnow will boost rates and totals over the area," the status states. "Chicago metro could get 3 inches south to 6 north all being blown around by 60 mph winds." The page says the event will be short in duration. By Thursday, the NWS forecast includes occassional…
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
A year ago Feb. 1, the third worst blizzard in Chicago's history hit the area. Reminisce by sharing your memories and photos from the storm.
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Wednesday, February 1, 2012
On Jan. 31, 2012, most people were figuring out ways to enjoy the insanely mild weather, which hit highs in the mid-50s. On Jan. 31, 2011, most people were figuring out ways to survive an insanely brutal blizzard--the third worst in Chicago history--which dumped about 2 feet of snow on the area. Amazing what a difference a year makes. On the anniversary of the Blizzard of 2011--we're also accepting Snowmageddon and Snowpocalypse--we want to hear some of your stories and memories of the day. Share them along with your photos and videos in the comments section and media gallery. Did you have to brave the weather to commute to work? Or did you stay inside and catch up on daytime TV or watch a movie? Did you help out your neighbors by …
Friday, February 11, 2011
Daily video recap of the Southland's top stories
Sun Rises Again in Oak Lawn for Palestinian Teen Everybody's Doing It: Your Facebook Feedback on Chris Medina, Exclusive Video, and Patch Beginnings Extra Points: Richards Wins Bragging Rights ... and So Much More Warmer Temps Could Melt Snow, Bring Localized Flooding Snow Shark! Mokena Resident Makes the Best Out of the Blizzard
Monday, February 7, 2011
Your daily video look at the top stories of the day.
Oak Forest Man Dies from Cold Exposure St. Louis de Montfort Students Go on Sentimental Journey VIDEO: Providence Catholic Athletes Sign to Play in College L-Way Co-op Beats Sandburg/Stagg for Regional Gymnastics Title VIDEO: H-F's Annual Daddy-Daughter Date Night
Sunday, February 6, 2011
A look back at Chicago Heights Patch stories, Jan. 30-Feb. 5
Oh, what beautiful weather we had this week. I'll stop my sarcasm there. With one of the worst blizzards Chicagoland has seen, there were plenty of reasons to stay inside and visit Chicago Heights Patch. Maybe that's why we had our highest number of visitors since the site launched in December! Here's our recap of some of the most interesting stories of the week. Obviously, the biggest story of the week was that darn blizzard. Patch frequently updated the school closings and even provided a list of private plow companies to get you out of your driveway. But what would a winter wonderland be without photos to capture its icy essence. So we pushed out not one, but two photo galleries revealing the final moments before the storm, and the …
Friday, February 4, 2011
Your daily video recap of today's top stories
Oak Lawn Students Get Physical REO Speedwagon Confirmed for 2011 Concert Series Recruiting Trail: Seven is Lucky Number at Andrew Fine at 109: Homewood Resident's Mother Celebrates Her 109th Birthday Tenants Returned to Building Where Roof Blew Off During Storm
Thursday, February 3, 2011
In this segment, we look at the best photos of the week. This week's theme? Take a wild guess.
It's been a cold week, to say the least. We've seen plow and salt trucks galore and plenty of folks in the Heights still can't see their driveways. What started out as little flakes hovering to the ground ever so gently has become a sock-wetting cold zone that can only be described as a Heights-cicle. Check out this week's photos of the arctic madness.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Check out our new daily video recap highlighting the biggest local stories of the day.
The Lane Bryant Killings: Victim's Family Keeps Memory Alive by Helping Others (VIDEO) Mokena Man Tasered After Assaulting Officer, Police Say Police: Oak Forest Woman Grabbed Rent Checks From Her Neighbors and Went on a Christmas Shopping Spree D135: Illinois Central Bus Co. Footing $82,000 Repair Bill for Crash at OJH Find Your Local Blizzard Coverage: Palos, Oak Lawn, Evergreen Park, Orland Park, Tinley Park, Oak Forest, New Lenox, Mokena, Frankfort, Chicago Heights and Homewood-Flossmoor
A continuation of yesterday's blizzard-themed photo gallery.
We're into day two of the big blizzard and the Heights is barely recognizable. I took a stroll up Broadway Avenue and snapped photos of the arctic tundra that used to be Chicago Heights. Feel free to add photos from the blizzard on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ChicagoHeightsPatch.