Weather HQ: Could Tinley Park's Wind Chill Reach 50 Below?

More snow? Below-zero cold? Blizzard-like conditions? Patch keeps you updated on how the new year's extreme winter conditions will affect Tinley Park residents.

Reader Holli Baseleon-Piet shared this photo from Thursday, Jan. 2, on the Tinley Park Patch Facebook page. | Credit: Holli Baseleon-Piet
Reader Holli Baseleon-Piet shared this photo from Thursday, Jan. 2, on the Tinley Park Patch Facebook page. | Credit: Holli Baseleon-Piet
UPDATED: 11:04 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5

A wind chill advisory remains in effect until noon Tuesday, Jan. 7, for Tinley Park, with wind chills expected to hit 50 below zero by Monday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

High temperatures are forecasted to be between 5 below and 18 below zero Monday, with lows from 12 below to 20 below zero by Monday night, the agency reports.

Tinley Park also received about an additional 7 inches of snow by Sunday afternoon. Although the weather service didn't have exact numbers for the village, it reported that Oak Forest received 7.6 inches. As of Jan. 3, a little more than 8 inches had fallen in Tinley Park.

The extreme cold has already caused closings and cancelations throughout the village. Check out what schools have canceled classes Monday, as well as a roundup of other institutions and activities that have been affected. Patch will continue to update this information throughout the day.

The village also has set up two warming stations for residents. Find out where they are and more details.

UPDATED: 4:21 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4

A wind chill warning has been issued by the National Weather Service from 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, until noon Tuesday, Jan. 7.

UPDATE: 11:07 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4

The National Weather Service has upgraded to a winter storm warning until 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, with expected snow totals to be from 5 to 10 inches.

UPDATE: 9:57 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4

We might be done with the snow, but the snow isn't done with us.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory from 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, until midnight Sunday, Jan. 5, and is forecasting anywhere from 3 to 5 inches of snow to fall during that time. 

Expected high winds from 15 mph to 30 mph  also could result in blowing and drifting snow, which could hamper visibility and create hazardous driving conditions, the agency reported.

UPDATE: 1:50 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3

The Village of Tinley Park has set up warming stations, as well as a website to monitor snow removal numbers.

UPDATE: 1:01 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3

The forecasted below-zero temperatures could force school districts to cancel classes Monday. Find out what district administrators are considering Friday.

UPDATE: 11:51 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2

Although the National Weather Service didn't post an official measurement for Tinley Park, the agency reported that Oak Forest received 8.8 inches of snow over the past two days

The village and Cook and Will counties will be under a winter weather advisory from 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, to 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4. The threat of more snow is unlikely, but blowing and drifting snow could create blizzard-like conditions for evening commuters, according to the weather service. Wind speeds could be around 20 to 25 mph with gusts reaching 35 mph, the agency added.

"Dangerously cold temperatures" and wind chills starting Friday morning and extending through Tuesday night also are expected throughout northern Illinois, the NWS reports. Temperatures could reach 5 below to 17 below zero, and the wind chill index could make it feel as cold as 20 below to 25 below, according to the agency.

Check out the National Weather Service's wind chill chart in this article to figure out how cold it feels outside. Or go to the agency's website and use its wind chill index calculator.


If you're a fan of snow, then 2014 has gotten off to your kind of start. 

Cook County is under a lake effect snow warning until 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, and while most of the heavy snow will hit the communities near Lake Michigan, Tinley Park is expected to get another inch or two of accumulation. 

Here's what we're keeping tabs during the first snow of 2014:
Patti Dudley Evans January 03, 2014 at 02:00 PM
I was wondering about this last night. We are snowed in on Cape Cod, hoping to leave tomorrow to head back to Tinley by car. It will be a long trip and since they've cancelled school for cold before I'm hoping they do again!
Harry Callahan January 06, 2014 at 07:47 PM
Hey Joe have U like others ask Al Gore for his explanation of this extreme cold.I have not seen anything myself.I now see the people from the left are calling it a Artic vortex like a cyclone.
## January 06, 2014 at 08:52 PM
I love how the weather has turned into a political discussion. The Al Gore thing is getting really old, really fast.


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