LOCAL WEATHER WARNING FOR JANUARY 29, 2013

| January 28, 2013

Dense fog advisoryBack to local forecast

  • National Weather Service
  • Monday, January 28, 2013 8:01 PM Local Time
URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL 801 PM CST MON JAN 28 2013 …DENSE FOG SPREADING ACROSS NORTHERN ILLINOIS… .DENSE FOG IS SPREADING NORTHWARD FROM THE INTERSTATE 80 CORRIDOR AND IS EXPECTED TO EXPAND TOWARD THE WISCONSIN BORDER THROUGH THE LATE EVENING HOURS. RAIN SHOWERS AND EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED OVERNIGHT WHICH WILL HELP IMPROVE THE VISIBILITY TO SOME DEGREE. ILZ003gt;006-008-010gt;014-020-022-INZ001-290900- /O.EXB.KLOT.FG.Y.0002.000000T0000Z-130129T0900Z/ WINNEBAGO-BOONE-MCHENRY-LAKE IL-OGLE-LEE-DE KALB-KANE-DUPAGE-COOK- KENDALL-WILL-LAKE IN- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ROCKFORD…BELVIDERE…WOODSTOCK… WAUKEGAN…OREGON…DIXON…DEKALB…AURORA…WHEATON…CHICAGO… OSWEGO…JOLIET…GARY 801 PM CST MON JAN 28 2013 …DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM CST TUESDAY… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A DENSE FOG ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM CST TUESDAY. * VISIBILITY…WIDESPREAD VISIBILITY OF ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS…WITH SOME AREAS SEEING VISIBILITY DROPPING TO NEAR ZERO. * IMPACTS…DENSE FOG WILL MAKE TRAVELING BY CAR OR AIR CHALLENGING THROUGH THE NIGHT. THOSE WHO MUST TRAVEL SHOULD PLAN ACCORDINGLY. BE PREPARED FOR RAPIDLY CHANGING VISIBILITIES WHEN TRAVELING FROM AREAS OF RELATIVELY LIGHTER FOG INTO AREAS OF VERY DENSE FOG AND AN ALMOST INSTANTANEOUS CHANGE TO RESTRICTED VISIBILITY. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A DENSE FOG ADVISORY MEANS VISIBILITIES WILL FREQUENTLY BE REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE QUARTER MILE. IF DRIVING…SLOW DOWN… USE YOUR HEADLIGHTS…AND LEAVE PLENTY OF DISTANCE AHEAD OF YOU.

Areal Flood WatchBack to local forecast

  • National Weather Service
  • Tuesday, January 29, 2013 6:00 AM Local Time
FLOOD WATCH NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL 914 PM CST MON JAN 28 2013 ILZ014-021gt;023-032-033-039-INZ001-002-010-011-019-291115- COOK-GRUNDY-WILL-KANKAKEE-LIVINGSTON-IROQUOIS-FORD-LAKE IN-PORTER- NEWTON-JASPER-BENTON- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…CHICAGO…MORRIS…JOLIET…KANKAKEE… PONTIAC…WATSEKA…PAXTON…GARY…VALPARAISO…MOROCCO… RENSSELAER…FOWLER 914 PM CST MON JAN 28 2013 /1014 PM EST MON JAN 28 2013/ …FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM CST /7 AM EST/ TUESDAY THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT… THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR * PORTIONS OF ILLINOIS AND INDIANA…INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS…IN ILLINOIS…COOK…FORD…GRUNDY…IROQUOIS… KANKAKEE…LIVINGSTON AND WILL. IN INDIANA…BENTON…JASPER… LAKE IN…NEWTON AND PORTER. * FROM 6 AM CST /7 AM EST/ TUESDAY THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT. * HEAVY RAINFALL IS EXPECTED ACROSS A PORTION OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS AND NORTHWEST INDIANA TUESDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF AROUND 2 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN THE WATCH AREA. THE AREA OF GREATEST CONCERN WILL BE ALONG AND EAST OF A PONTIAC TO GARY LINE WHERE LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS…POSSIBLY AS MUCH AS 3 INCHES…ARE POSSIBLE. MUCH OF THE AREA CONTINUES TO HAVE FROZEN GROUND…WITH ONLY THE TOP FEW INCHES OF SOIL EXPECTED TO THAW…WHICH COULD LEAD TO A MAJORITY OF THE RAINFALL BECOMING RUNOFF. * EXCESSIVE RUNOFF MAY RESULT IN A RAPID RISES ON AREA STREAMS AND RIVERS AS WELL AS FLOODED FARMLANDS AND FIELDS. WATER FLOWING ACROSS ROADS BETWEEN ADJACENT FLOODED FIELDS MAY PRESENT A HAZARD TO MOTORISTS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON CURRENT FORECASTS. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.

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Barbara is the publisher of People and Places Newspaper which she started in August of 2011. A lifelong resident of Schiller Park, she always felt it important that residents needed to be kept informed about their communities. Since newspaper coverage for Schiller Park stopped about twenty years ago, she made it a goal to bring a newspaper back to the area. She tries to include all of Leyden Township in her reporting and wants to keep true with the mission of the paper to "inform, educate and entertain."

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