weather http://northernpublicradio.org en Closings For Tuesday, January 28 http://northernpublicradio.org/post/closings-tuesday-january-28 <p></p><p>The current Arctic blast hitting the northern Illinois region has resulted in another round of weather related closings for Tuesday. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 13:04:52 +0000 Mike Moen 42297 at http://northernpublicradio.org Closings For Tuesday, January 28 C-c-c-cold! Thursday Evening Closings http://northernpublicradio.org/post/c-c-c-cold-thursday-evening-closings <p>Dangerously cold temperatures and the potential for blowing snow have led to more closings today.&nbsp;</p><p>CLOSINGS 1/23/14 &nbsp; &nbsp;5:00 pm&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 23:17:58 +0000 Susan Stephens 42143 at http://northernpublicradio.org C-c-c-cold! Thursday Evening Closings Weather Much Different For Illinois Farmers In 2013 http://northernpublicradio.org/post/weather-much-different-illinois-farmers-2013 <p></p><p></p><p><font style="font-family:Arial;font-size:14pt;color:#000000;" color="#000000" face="Arial" size="+1">This year's cooler, wetter weather is much different than what Illinois farmers were dealing with last year. Last year's drought almost appears to be a distant memory for growers. </font> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 11:32:53 +0000 Jennifer Fuller 32577 at http://northernpublicradio.org Weather Much Different For Illinois Farmers In 2013 Storm-Related Closings: Thursday, April 18th http://northernpublicradio.org/post/storm-related-closings-thursday-april-18th <p></p><p>We’ve received a lot of rain here in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin, and more is on the way. The following is a list of some of the closings and cancelations due to extraordinary flooding in some parts of our listening area:</p><p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 20:04:45 +0000 Susan Stephens 28571 at http://northernpublicradio.org Storm-Related Closings: Thursday, April 18th Significant Snowstorm Hits Tuesday http://northernpublicradio.org/post/significant-snowstorm-hits-tuesday <p></p><p>“The most significant March snowstorm in several years” is how the National Weather Service in Chicago is describing the storm we are bracing for here in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.&nbsp; We’re looking at 7 to 10 inches of snow, even heavier in some areas, developing late tonight and continuing through Tuesday.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 21:17:46 +0000 Susan Stephens 26369 at http://northernpublicradio.org Significant Snowstorm Hits Tuesday Five To Seven Inches Of Snow On The Way http://northernpublicradio.org/post/five-seven-inches-snow-way <p></p><p>Are you ready for the latest round of shoveling? A <a href="http://www.crh.noaa.gov/lot/">winter weather advisory</a> for northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin is in effect through 6:00 Friday evening.</p><p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 00:54:44 +0000 Susan Stephens 25854 at http://northernpublicradio.org Five To Seven Inches Of Snow On The Way Cities Declare Snow Emergencies http://northernpublicradio.org/post/cities-declare-snow-emergencies <p><em><strong>Kishwaukee Community College cancelling classes after noon Thursday</strong></em></p><p>In preparation for the first major winter storm of the 2012/2013 season, the City of Rockford Public Works Department is issuing a Snow Emergency Declaration.&nbsp; Odd/Even parking restrictions will be in place.&nbsp; <span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">In Wisconsin, Beloit and Janesville have also has declared snow emergencies.</span></span></span><br>&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 11:08:50 +0000 Jenna Dooley 22990 at http://northernpublicradio.org Cities Declare Snow Emergencies Heavy storms knock out power in northern Illinois http://northernpublicradio.org/post/heavy-storms-knock-out-power-northern-illinois <p><span style="display: none">&nbsp;</span>Wednesday night&#39;s thunderstorms brought lightning, heavy rains, and strong winds to northern Illinois. Wind gusts hit <a href="http://blog.chicagoweathercenter.com/" target="_blank">70 mph just south of Rockford</a>, and 60 mph in DeKalb. The storm drenched Elgin with over an inch of rain in 20 minutes. A ComEd spokesperson says the storms resulted in more than 160,000 outages in northern Illinois. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 10:28:13 +0000 WNIJ 15187 at http://northernpublicradio.org Heavy storms knock out power in northern Illinois Communities open cooling centers to combat heat http://northernpublicradio.org/post/communities-open-cooling-centers-combat-heat <p>Predicted temperatures in the 90s have prompted some local communities to open cooling sites for local residents.</p><p>The National Weather Service is predicting a high near 90 degrees today, 92 on Saturday and 86 on Sunday.</p><p>Cooling sites offer air-conditioned relief during periods of excessive heat or when an excessive heat advisory or warning is issued by the National Weather Service.</p><p>Residents are encouraged to check on elderly neighbors and family members to ensure they are safe and as comfortable as possible</p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 14:49:28 +0000 Susan Stephens 13400 at http://northernpublicradio.org