Thursday, July 5, 2012
And while the thermometer in Joliet may read 104, it will actually feel more like 108 degrees thanks to the heat index.
Well, we did it -- the new record high for July 5 is 103 degrees, recorded at 2 p.m. Thursday at O'Hare Airport and toppling the old record of 102 set in 1911. If we're very, very lucky, we'll tie another record Friday if we reach at least 100 degrees, a seemingly safe bet, according to the National Weather Service's latest forecast. That will mark the third consecutive day of 100-plus, tying the number recorded July 3-5, 1911. Tomorrow's high is predicted to be 104, one short of the highest temperature in recorded history. When the heat index is factored in, it will feel more like 108 degrees, says the weather service, based in Romeoville. While these might be interesting statistics for the record-keepers, they also represent potentially …
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.
Monday, July 18, 2011
The forecast calls for a chance of storms with damaging winds of up to 60 mph.
Updated: 11:30 a.m. The National Weather Service in Romeoville is predicting a week of hot weather for the Romeoville area, complete with heat indices of over 100 degrees. A heat advisory urging residents to take precautions to protect themselves from extreme temperatures is in effect until 8 p.m. The advisory encourages residents to reschedule strenuous activities for the evening or early morning, wear light, loose-fitting clothes and drink plenty of water, as well as keeping an eye out for signs of heat exhaustion. The forecast calls for a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Monday, plus highs in the upper 80s. The heat index, a measure of how hot it actually feels when humidity is taken into account, is expected to reach 104 …