Sunday, February 3, 2013
The National Weather Service issued a winter advisory for the South Suburban area beginning tonight and extending into Monday afternoon.
A “well organized clipper system” is likely to deliver anywhere from two to five inches of snow atop the South Suburbs between the hours of 10 p.m. tonight and noon on Monday, according to the National Weather Service. While northern areas like Rockford and Marengo are expected to be the heaviest hit, the South Suburban region may see increased snowfall if lake effects kick into gear. Residents are warned to take caution while driving as snowfall may accumulate as fast as one inch per hour. The heaviest snowfall is expected to occur overnight, from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. Do you plan on being on the road tonight? Check out Patch’s 10 things to keep in your car during winter for safety tips!
Friday, January 20, 2012
We've got a delivering restaurant guide, safety tips, important phone numbers and more.
Chicago Heights Public Library can be used as a temporary warming center for residents. Patch has teamed with Mapquest to offer live, local traffic maps, updated every five minutes with crashes, closures and danger spots. Follow that link or click on "Traffic & Gas" at the top of this page. You can check out updates from Metra's Electric line on Twitter. Even if you don't use Twitter yourself, you can still see the updates by clicking that link. Here's the National Weather Service conditions and forecast for Chicago Heights. The Patch Places directory lists all the restaurants in Chicago Heights that deliver. Call first. Let me know at email@example.com if there's a delivery place that we missed. The City of Chicago Heights …
After-school programs have been cancelled in some school districts.
Check here throughout the day for updates on how the weather is affecting the Heights, as well as listings for closings, cancellations, early dismissals and delays. We also want to hear from you. Use our comments section or the Chicago Heights Patch Facebook page to share important information with other readers about what's happening around town during the storm. Source: Emergency Closing Center
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Snowfall is expected Friday through next Wednesday.
While only light snow is expected to hit the Chicago Heights area Thursday, Friday will be a different story, according to the National Weather Service. From Friday morning through next Wednesday, Jan. 25, snow will be accumulating. Several inches could build up in the Heights, although the northern Illinois border near Wisconsin is expected to be hit the hardest. "The likelihood of significant snowfall across a portion of the area is becoming more apparent," the National Weather Service said in a hazardous weather advisory. The temperature Friday should increase to around the 20s, but sub-zero wind chills will linger, with wind gusts as high as 20 mph by Friday night, according to reports. LIVE MAP: Check the traffic situation before you …
Friday, January 13, 2012
Your central place to find out what businesses, schools and government offices are closed Friday.
A winter storm watch went into effect for the Chicagoland area from Thursday morning until Friday morning, according to the National Weather Service. Check here throughout the day for updates on how the weather is affecting the Heights, as well as listings for closings, cancellations, early dismissals and delays. There have been no closing or cancellation notices for today from Chicago Heights School District 170, Bloom Township District 206 or Marian Catholic High School. We also want to hear from you. Use our comments section or the Chicago Heights Patch Facebook page to share important information with other readers about what's happening around town during the storm.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
The city is telling residents to check on their neighbors and keep the sidewalks in front of their homes clear.
Given the rough weather ahead, Chicago Heights Chief of Staff Lisa Aprati said the city is ready to hit the streets with plows. "The city’s street department is prepared for the snowfall," Aprati said in an e-mail. "Our city plows will be working throughout the day and evening, based on accumulation, to ensure the safety of our residents and to ensure that our streets are open for any emergency situation." The snowfall is already coming down at a rate of one quarter of an inch to one inch per hour and is expected to increase after 3 p.m. Aprati also offered some tips for residents from the City of Chicago Heights: 1. Road conditions can become hazardous when wet and icy, so drivers should consider decreasing their speeds by at least 10 mph…
The Cook County Forest Preserve says, "Let it snow!"
With the weather advisory still in effect, it doesn't appear the flakes will stop dropping soon, and while some of us dread the snowfall, other will be looking for a way to capitalize on the much delayed return of Jack Frost. The Cook County Forest Preserve is encouraging those people to trudge on over to Indian Hill Woods in Chicago Heights and go sledding or coasting. The sledding hills in the woods, located at 16th Street & Edgewood Avenue, are open from 8 a.m. to sunset due to a lack of lighting. Visit the Forest Preserve Website to see what else they have to offer in terms of snow white fun. If you looking for other places to sled in or around the Heights over the weekend, take a look at our article from last year.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the Chicago area, which will bring in significant snow and strong winds.
After unseasonably warm weather for the Chicago area, the National Weather Service said Chicago Heights and surrounding municipalities can expect the first major snowfall of the season. A winter weather advisory will be in effect for the Chicago area from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, bringing significant snow and strong winds. According to the National Weather Service, "the snow will develop by midday Thursday and continue into Friday morning." Four to eight inches of snow may blanket the area, the service said. Wind chills are expected to drop to near zero. Strong winds will produce blowing and drifting snow, "especially in outlying and open areas," said the National Weather Service. Because the snow may impede travel conditions …
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Rain and thunderstorms to continue through 3 p.m.
If you've looked out a window, you may notice the need for a kind soul to build a neighborhood ark. The rain and thunderstorms are expected to go through 3 p.m., with temperatures hovering around 61 degrees. Winds are between 15 and 20 mph and we're at about 3.14 inches of precipitation as of 9:55 a.m., according to The Weather Channel. Travers Avenue, Division Street and Route 30 all have flooding in some areas, so drive carefully. There was also a traffic light out at the intersection of Dixie Highway and Joe Orr Road as of 9:45 a.m. If you see any flooding or traffic light issues, please let us know in the comments. Lets keep everyone informed until we're in the clear!
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Chicago Heights offers the library as a primary cooling center during the heat,
The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for north central Illinois, northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana Wednesday, with temperatures reaching the mid-90s. The combination of heat and humidity will result in higher heat index values near 100 degrees this afternoon. According to the National Weather Service, we should expect cooler conditions by Wednesday night and Thursday, as a cold front moves across the area. Thunderstorms are also possible late this afternoon, evening and overnight across northwest and north central Illinois with wind gusts higher than 60 miles per hour, possible quarter-size hail and heavy rainfall in excess of one inch. We can expect thunderstorms sporadically throughout the rest of …