Monday, July 2, 2012
Hot and humid conditions, including temperatures nearing 100 degrees, are expected through the week, according to the National Weather Service
The weekend's storms may have given us a moment of reprieve, but the heat is back for the week, according to the National Weather Service. Expect hot and humid conditions through the week, including high's in the 90's and temperatures nearing 100 degrees at times. During the hottest afternoons, heat indexes of 105 degrees are possible. Some thunderstorms may bring some relief, the long duration of the heat will take a toll on sensitive health groups, NWS said.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Between high temperatures and intense storms, the last few weeks have been busy for utility company.
Romeoville area residents had a rough time trying to cool down during last week's heat wave. Just how hot was it? "Customers were using an all-time high of power," said ComEd spokeswoman Arlana Johnson. "It is the most power used at one time since August 2006." According to a ComEd news release, customer demand reached an a peak usage milestone late Wednesday afternoon. However, according to Johnson, this intense usage has yet to negatively affect the ComEd power grid. “Our system is performing really well and we didn't experience any issues," Johnson said. "We put extra crews on notice in case there were any problems. We had 350 crews available, which is 100 more than on a typical summer day." According to Johnson, a far bigger issue is …
Friday, July 22, 2011
Village: Residents should also check to make sure elderly, disabled neighbors are OK.
As the area heads into a sixth day of 90-degree weather (not to mention a heat index of more than 100 degrees), Will County has issued a list of nearly 50 cooling centers that people can turn to for an escape from the heat. In Romeoville, residents without air conditioning can take refuge at Romeoville Fire Department’s Fire Station 3, 698 N. Birch Lane. The Romeoville Recreation Center, 900 W. Romeo Road, is also open to residents during normal business hours, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The village is also asking residents to check on their elderly or disabled neighbors, or contact a Romeoville Fire Department shift commander at 815- 378-1343 to arrange for someone to check on them. To…
Thursday, July 21, 2011
This hot weather may be almost too much to handle. Grab a cool beverage and relax: Soon enough it could be below zero.
Right about now the heat may be getting you down. It’s really too hot to play outside. Yet in about six months from now it is quite possible it will be so cold we will be trying to figure out how to add more layers to our layers. So might as well make the best of the heat. Put a smile on your face and grab a cool drink and celebrate. It’s summer! This won’t last forever. Unless Al Gore is right… Well, that is a completely different story. Patch Local Editors do enjoy a beverage now and again. Some editors maybe have a drink more often than others. No, we don’t have a problem. Taking a poll, we pulled together a list of what we like to wet our whiskers on a hot summer day. 1) Margaritas. This is a great old standby and pretty easy to make…
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Patch checks out how this week's high temperatures stack up to past warm weather trends.
Chicagoland is in the midst of a weeklong heat wave that could see heat indices soar above the 100-degree mark, with actual temperature in Romeoville forecasted to hit 95 degrees tomorrow. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for Romeoville thorugh Friday morning, with a combination of hot temperatures and high humidity possibly creating a "dangerous situation." But scorching heat is nothing new for the Chicagoland area in the month of July, according to the National Weather Service. The heat index, or a measure of how hot it actually feels, could possibly reach 118 degrees Wednesday. Here's a look at past years, and how the records hold up to the heat wave currently hovering over the area.
Friday, July 1, 2011
UPDATE: Heat advisory begins at 3 p.m.
The National Weather Service in Romeoville has issued an extreme heat watch for July 1, predicting “oppressively hot” weather, with temperatures in the mid- to upper 90s Friday in many surrounding areas, and heat index readings of 102 to 107 degrees in the afternoon. The heat index is a measure of how hot it actually feels with humidity taken into account. The temperature in Chicago could reach 100 degrees Friday, according to the forecast. Temperatures should drop to the upper 80s by Saturday, with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Sunday’s forecast calls for highs in the lower 80s, with chances of thunderstorms Sunday night and Monday. Friday's heat advisory is in effect from 3 p.m. until midnight. Scorching July days are nothing …