Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Severe weather could continue into Thursday, with the risk of strong storms, flash flooding and isolated tornadoes.
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the Romeoville area, effective until 5 p.m. Wednesday. According to the NWS, some storms may produce hail, heavy rainfall and wind gusts in excess of 60 mph. As a warm front moves in Wednesday afternoon, thunderstorms are expected to develop and could become severe this afternoon and tonight. Some of the stronger storms could create the potential for an isolated tornado Wednesday afternoon and evening, the NWS said. Several rounds of heavy storms will continue through Thursday, creating the potential for “significant flooding,” according to the NSW. The Joliet Weather Center reported a flood watch Wednesday through Friday cross most of Illinois. “Please be aware that …
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Courtesy of the Huffington Post, a few ways you can support those affected by Sunday's devastating storms.
Sandy Gerrettie has a personal tie to Joplin, Mo. “I have some people that I know of that live in Joplin, they have not been found yet,” she said. “It’s very scary, you look on TV and it’s like holy crap—it’s just devastating.” Gerrettie, who lives and owns a healing and wellness center in Joliet, decided she had to do something. So, with her friend Christina Repka, of Manhattan she embarked on a journey that will end in at least four trips to the tornado-ravaged city to deliver supplies. “Seeing all of the devastation on TV, our center is all about helping, that’s what we do,” Gerrettie said. “It breaks my heart. There's parents looking for their children, there's children looking for their parents.” Tornadoes in Joplin ripped through on …
After a sunny start to the week, Will County residents can expect several days of wet weather.
The National Weather Service in Romeoville has issued a tornado watch for Will County, effective until 11 p.m. Wednesday. The watch also includes Kendall County. The forecast calls for lows near 50 degrees and thunderstorms and showers, with the possibility of severe storms with high winds and large hail. More showers and storms are predicted after midnight and into Thursday. Temperatures are expected to drop into the upper 40s by Thursday evening. Friday could bring more wet weather, with highs in the upper 50s and a 40 percent change of thunderstorms Friday night, according to the weather service. Warmer weather is likely headed this way for Memorial Day weekend, with highs around 70 Saturday and in the lower 80s on Sunday.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
April and May are the peak months for severe weather in the Romeoville area.
After a string of deadly tornadoes killed more than 200 people in the South, could similar weather be headed our way? According to Meteorologist Gino Izzi of the National Weather Service in Romeoville, it’s tough to say — but it’s possible. “To forecast over one week ahead in [another] part of the country is impossible,” he said. But the continuing La Niña weather system, characterized by colder than normal temperatures in the Pacific Ocean, means stormy weather is likely for the Central and Eastern states, Izzi said. The result of La Nina is more storms moving out of the Pacific Northwest. Recently, those storms have pulled moisture from the Gulf of Mexico north, resulting in lines of strong thunderstorms in the South. Whether severe …