Monday, December 10, 2012
Where's the white stuff already?
We've seen a few snow flurries out there, but nothing measurable (one-tenth of an inch or more). If this trend continues through the end of Monday, 2012 will break the 1994 record for the number of days between measurable snow falls, which is 280 days, according to a story in Sunday's Chicago Tribune. But hold on snow lovers. There's still a chance for some measurable snowfall today. A check of Graylake on the National Weather Service Website shows there is a 30 percent chance of precipitation. Monday's report, according to the National Weather Service: A chance of snow showers between 9am and 3pm, and then a chance for flurries. Cloudy, with a high near 35. North northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Some snow is in the forecast this weekend, but what are the chances for a white Christmas for the Midwest?
It’s too early to look at weather models to predict whether or not the Chicago area will see a white Christmas this year, said Ed Fenelon, meteorologist for the National Weather Service, Chicago region. However, historically, the Chicago region has only a 45 percent chance of seeing a postcard snowy Christmas, according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA). What makes a Christmas white? The National Climatic Data Center defines a White Christmas as one with an inch or more of snow on the ground at 6 a.m. The last white Christmas in our region was in 2010, when 2-4 inches fell on Christmas Eve into Christmas day. Last Christmas saw a high temperature of 45 degrees, a low of 29 degrees and no precipitation. …
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
What is your favorite holiday movie? Take our poll to share what you love to watch on a snowy day.
Take the Patch Poll about what movie you love to snuggle up and watch on a snowy day, and enjoy this Google magic. Tell us why you think so in the comments, or make another suggestion: