Thursday, February 7, 2013
The National Weather Service’s early morning freezing rain alert has evolved into warnings of a potential snowstorm this evening.
What began as freezing rain this morning may develop into snow showers later tonight. The National Weather Service issued a weather alert, warning of 1 to 4 inches of snow between 2 p.m. and 9 p.m., with northern Cook County seeing the heaviest accumulation. The advisory will last until midnight. The rain is expected to turn to snow beginning around 5 or 6 p.m.—"in time for the evening rush," the weather service said in the advisory. The heavy snowfall could reduce visibility to under a mile, the service warns. Drivers are also urged to use caution while driving in snowy weather, as road conditions are likely to become hazardous.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Accuweather meteorologists are predicting a large winter storm that could hit the south suburbs during rush hour Thursday.
Brace yourselves. The winter we’ve been dodging so far may be upon us. Accuweather is predicting a large winter storm, with heavy snow and gusting winds blowing through the Chicago area by Thursday. According to Accuweather: The storm will become known for high winds over the Plains, Midwest and eventually the East. Over the Plains and the Upper Midwest, where snow falls and wind gusts reach 50 mph, extensive blowing and drifting snow is in store with local whiteout conditions. Widespread travel problems are anticipated with this storm. The Chicago area is expected to get 1 to 3 inches of snow. Return to Patch for updates as more information is available. Three Ways to Stay Connected to Tinley Park Patch:
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Sunday began with powerful wind gusts in the morning and early afternoon, followed by rain in the evening and the possibility of light snow by nighttime. Tell us how these conditions affected you and share photos of any damage.
Just about every type of weather condition hit Tinley Park on Sunday. If you didn't like the weather in the village, you really could just wait a minute or two to see if the new forecast was more to your liking. READ: One Hospitalized, Three Treated by Paramedics at Veterans Day Ceremony Warm temperatures and strong wind gusts around 50 mph started off the day. That was followed by rain in the late afternoon. And with temperatures dropping, the National Weather Service is predicting that the area could see some light snow (no accumulation) as we move into Monday. The weather already has taken caused some nasty business around Tinley Park. ComEd says that nearby communities suffered wind-caused power outages, and firefighters from the …
Friday, February 10, 2012
If you're heading to northwest Indiana Friday night, expect heavy lake effect snow in excess of 6 inches. Illinois Tollway's snow response expected to focus on I-294/I-80.
The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook through Friday evening in Tinley Park. Snow will continue through Friday afternoon across northeast Illinois, including Chicago and northwest Indiana, with 1 to 3 inches of snow accumulation. If you’re heading to northwest Indiana, heavy lake effect snow will fall Friday night with accumulations in excess of 6 inches near the lake. Wind chills are also expected to drop below zero tonight for the first time this winter. Our friends at the Illinois Tollway have also sent an e-mail blast to news media informing us that tollway's full fleet of 183 plows will be out in force, throughout the Friday afternoon rush hour. The tollway's Snow Operations Center will manage the …
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
We asked readers to tell us about their terrible drives home during last Friday's snowstorm for a chance to win Patch gear. Now, it's time to find out what the winner had to put up with to get home.
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- Joe Vince
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
For a lot of commuters, the Friday night drive home is a glorious time. It means "Goodbye work, hello weekend." But last week, it was more like, "Goodbye work, hello treacherous snow-bound roads." That's why we asked readers to tell us about their commuting horror stories, and we would reward one reader with a prize package of Patch gear. Sifting through the harrowing tales of travel, we picked a winner. Congratulations, Metro, your winter traffic woes make you the lucky (or possibly unlucky) winner. Here's what the reader wrote: Must have been an accident on the Lockport bridge because it was closed for quite a while. When we finally started moving my car starting sliding so I honked my horn to alert the driver ahead of me. Luckily, my …
Monday, January 23, 2012
Tinley Park was covered with about 6 inches of snow last week, one of the highest totals in the Chicago area during the year's first snow.
Tinley Park was blanketed last week with about 7 inches of snow—a welcomed change for those who were tired of this year's so-far mild winter. So how well were your streets plowed? Vote in our poll below. The snow started falling Friday morning and didn't stop until around midnight Saturday. The National Weather Service had issued a winter storm warning and commuters were faced with a nightmare—1 inch per hour falling during the 5 p.m. rush. The village's plowing plan goes into effect after a 1-inch accumulation of snow. During a snowfall, all streets receive two passes down the center. After the entire route has been run and the snow has finished falling, the plows return to clean the streets curb to curb. Some readers on Facebook weren't …
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Commuters had to endure heavy snow, poor road conditions and less-than-considerate drivers to get home Friday night. Share your commuting horror story for a chance to win a Patch prize package.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Joe Vince
Saturday, January 21, 2012
If reports are to be believed, Friday night's commute home was not pretty. Were you one of the commuters who endured sitting in a cold car for hours and hours, just trying to make it back to your family (or your pet)? Here's your chance to share that trip with everyone else and make all those work-from-home slackers (like certain Patch editors) feel guilty. Post your commuting horror story from Friday night in this story's comments section for a chance to win a Patch Swag package that includes a tote bag, water bottle and other fun stuff. LIVE MAP: Check Out the Traffic Before You Hit the Road Here are a few comments from readers so far from the Frankfort Patch Facebook page. From Gretchen Kron Dust: "At 3:20p my husband began the drive …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
A winter storm watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for a six-county area, including Cook—but not Will—County. It begins early Friday and is expected to last into the evening.
Winter weather has officially arrived, bringing with it plunging temperatures Thursday and up to 5 inches of snow on Friday. Although there's just a 20 percent chance of snow before noon in Tinley Park today, temps are expected to dip below 10 degrees by 4 p.m., with wind chills as low -5, according to the National Weather Service. Friday comes with a 90 percent chance of snow with accumulation expected to be between 3 and 5 inches. A winter storm watch is in effect from Friday morning through Friday evening in a six-county area, including Cook. Will County is not mentioned in the watch. Commuters should plan for longer travel times than usual, as much of the snow is expected to fall during Friday's afternoon rush. Roadways may also …
Friday, January 13, 2012
The Lincoln-Way school board met Thursday night and approved the retirement of North principal Michael Gardner, effective June 2013, and Supt. Wyllie shared an anecdote about how he determines whether to call of school.
The Lincoln-Way school board finished its Thursday meeting quickly, and that might have been for the best—Supt. Larry Wyllie had the snow to worry about and a possible 2:30 a.m. wake up call. Even with heavy snow falling most of Thursday, Wyllie was confident the Lincoln-Way schools will be open today. But how does he determine that? "It's not very scientific," he said. If the snowfall is looking bad over any night, a security guard at Lincoln-Way Central will call Wyllie early in the morning. Then Wyllie will call Deputy Supt. Tom Eddy, and the two hit the roads. They'll drive throughout the district (remember, that's a 105-square-mile area), and if they make it back to the district office without getting stuck, that usually means school'…
Thursday, January 12, 2012
The Illinois State Police could not immediately confirm the source of the mid-day traffic jam, reportedly a crash involving a gravel truck.
Illinois State Police could not immediately be reached for comment, but Current Incident Notification Services, a web service that shares alerts on rescue services in the Chicago suburbs, reported that an overturned gravel truck might have been the cause. This story will be updated as it develops. For live updates of crashes and slow traffic, check back with our live traffic map, updated every five minutes. Correction: Current Incident Notification Services was originally misidentified. Patch regrets the error.