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Indian Summer for Northern, IL

By: juslivn, 2:59 PM GMT on September 07, 2010

October 5 -
Discussion basically says more of the same for a while and WE WILL TAKE IT! Highs mid 70's and lows in the 40's. Best possibility of rain maybe Sunday night.

Fox Waterway Agency put out an alert that they have not started lowering the water levels at the dam. The low water areas are due to lack of precipitation. Boaters will need to watch for these areas and debris which may begin to be uncovered. The buoys will come out soon, so be careful navigating on the chain.

Hope everyone has a chance to get out and enjoy Fall's finest!

Prayers for those who continue to be in flood.


October 3

Frost Advisory

Statement as of 1:36 PM CDT on October 03, 2010

... Frost advisory in effect from midnight tonight to 7 am CDT
Monday...


The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a frost
advisory... which is in effect from midnight tonight to 7 am CDT
Monday.

* Temperatures... lows will generally bottom out in the mid 30s
with some of the typically colder valley and low lying areas
dropping into the lower 30s.

* Impacts... clear skies and light winds along with the chilly
temperatures should result in fairly widespread frost late
tonight into Monday morning.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A frost advisory means that frost is possible. Sensitive outdoor
plants may be killed if left uncovered.


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Really looking forward to tonight's game and Da Bears. Win or lose, it is nice to be excited about the game again after some disappointing seasons. The team this year has us enjoying football again in Chicago.

Warming trend toward the middle of the week. A little Indian Summer on tap. Should be a nice time for getting out and seeing the leaves change.

However, it is dry, and didn't really see a change in that trend. Leaf burners and campers will have to be really careful. Complete opposite of Oct. 2009.

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Decided to leave the blog running. And, had to change the header from Bears 3-0 because it is hard to believe it and don't want to jinx it. But celebrated for a moment anyway.

We may have a period of over 12 days of no rain here, but also cold temps arriving at the end of this week. Hard to believe with the rest of the midwest suffering so.

Will continue to watch the flooding very close by and try to keep up with it all. Prayers up while all that water comes down through Iowa and compounds problems on the Mississippi River, and WI Rivers.

Also, concern shifts, and of likewise importance to friends in MW is what is happening for Mom in FL and family all along the Eastern Seaboard--plus friends in the gulf. Will be watching the next week closely as we all have our burdens to bear. Let's hope they don't bear down on anyone!

Stay safe all ships in port and at sea.

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Looks like we will have a week full of ups and downs here in the Chicagoland area.

Winds could gust up to 40 tomorrow evening, with storms moving through. Discussion indicates we may flirt with some record high temps, possibly up to 90. Then the pattern stalls and repeats itself through Thurs.

We have some trees to get taken care of and my 'guys' were talking about getting together for a chain saw event this week. I hope they can get to them before the high wind comes through.

Colors are getting pretty. I think the colors will be full by about October 10 here in Northern IL. Have a good week all!



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Oops forgot to change the headline:
Thursday - Showers likely in Northern IL this morning, warming tomorrow with a high that moves through. Chances again for a mixed bag of wx this weekend with Sunday looking a bit nicer then Fri night or Sat.

I can fully attest to the following article! You cannot go out on my deck without a hardhat!

A bumper crop forecast for acorns
September 16, 2010

Squirrels are going to be very happy this fall.

Oak trees are dumping a heavy load of acorns this year, with production helped by heavy rainfall early in the year, followed by a drier-than-usual spring, experts said.


Link

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Sunday - It doesn't get better then this! Sunny, blue skies, high of about 80 today. I'm not going to look past today at the forecast and just ENJOY!

Taking Molly's pic down for now and watching 92L 93L and Igor closely. Oh I hope they all stay away. (add: oops TD12)

Have a nice Sunday wherever you may be!


Thurs Sept. 9 - Cold at night, but pleasant during the day. Light winds. Chance of rain late Fri night into Sat. Clearing by Sunday. So half the weekend looks decent. Pretty dry here. I hate to say it, but we need the rain. We really didn't take much where I am, and the winds and low humidity have taken a toll on the soil here.
Watching Igor, and (is it?) 92L? Or soon to be? And following the trail of Hermine...
Those in the Mid-west with vacant properties better start winterizing soon. If this pattern keeps up, we may see our first frost a tad earlier then expected.


Tuesday Sept. 7 - Wind is the issue again today with high wind advisory until 7 PM.
Gusts in Wisconsin may reach 45 mph.
Here in IL, looking at 25-35
mph gusts The discussion also tossed around posting
a fire advisory again. There is a "...power-house
middle-latitude cyclone spinning over Minnesota.
Front arcing east then south from the low is
sweeping across the County Warning Area..."
says NWS discussion for our area. Bringing
low humidity and high winds to dry areas and causing a threat.

A bit of clean up all around the yard today from the high winds
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After this front moves through, it will
be on the chilly side. More like late Fall
with some below normal temps. Otherwise, not bad.
We may catch some rain from Hermine.
But the models are still working on that scenario.

Prayers for all affected by Hermine
and the fires out in Colorado.

It is definitely a year of extremes,
flash floods to fire warnings.
Drought to hurricane rains.

Also watching Gaston, and those recent
waves off Africa.


FROM THE FOX WATERWAY AGENCY:


















Updated: 2:51 PM GMT on October 06, 2010

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The Windy City - Happy Labor Day Wknd!

By: juslivn, 3:29 PM GMT on September 01, 2010

Sat - Windy here again today, and a tad chilly, but we'll take that over the humidity and storms any day! Should be beautiful for the remainder of the weekend with exception for the winds. Possibility of some isolated showers tomorrow night, and Monday. Monday will be warmer with a high of about 83. BEAUTIFUL!

Lots of limbs down and things blown around from that wicked front that came through. But thank goodness no damage to the kids, our cars or the house this time.

There is a RIP CURRENT WARNING for Lake Michigan's SW and SE shore from Waukegan through Indiana and the Michigan side. Here's the NWS Post. Be careful all! Have a GREAT weekend!

Rip Current Statement

LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
942 AM CDT SAT SEP 4 2010

ILZ006-014-041800-
/O.CON.KLOT.RP.S.0009.000000T0000Z-100904T1800Z/
LAKE IL-COOK-
942 AM CDT SAT SEP 4 2010

...RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM CDT THIS
AFTERNOON...

STRONG WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS WILL CAUSE LARGE WAVES. AS A RESULT
OF THE LARGE WAVES...THERE WILL BE A MODERATE RISK FOR RIP
CURRENTS ALONG THE ILLINOIS SHORE...THIS LATE MORNING AND EARLY
AFTERNOON.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY
FROM SHORE...WHICH OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN THE
SANDBAR AND IN THE VICINITY OF STRUCTURES SUCH AS GROINS...
JETTIES AND PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS AND THE BEACH
PATROL. PAY ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS.

THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE IS ON THE BEACH...BUT IF YOU DO ENTER THE
WATER AND BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...DO NOT PANIC. REMAIN
CALM AND BEGIN TO SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE. ONCE YOU ARE AWAY FROM
THE FORCE OF THE RIP CURRENT...BEGIN TO SWIM BACK TO THE BEACH.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT. EVEN A
STRONG SWIMMER CAN BECOME EXHAUSTED QUICKLY.

&&

PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE
NEW RIP CURRENT HAZARD:

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SURVEY/NWS-SURVEY.PHP?CODE=RCVTECCHM

PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE
NEW RIP CURRENT HAZARD:

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SURVEY/NWS-SURVEY.PHP?CODE=RCVTECCHM



Thursday thru Sat: Due to the importance of the Hurricane out East, I will not be posting storm updates for Northern IL or Southern WI, unless there is a Tornado warning or flash flood warning. If so, I will be posting info. at MNTORNADO'S MIDWEST WX BLOG.

Prayers extended again out East for family and friends.


All eyes will be East for a few days while Earl is making his way.

Here in Chi, well pack your warm jammies and sweat shirts if you are heading out this weekend for camping
or watersports.
We're in for our first blast of cold air, courtesy of the front which will help push Earl away (hopefully).
Thursday, we will will see temps go from 83 down to a
predicted low of 58! The high Friday is saying only 67 with a low of 52! Our discussion yesterday also said in
outlying areas we may see a temp of 40??? Wow.

Prayers and hope for all of my relatives and good friends along the Eastern Seaboard.



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Updated: 3:28 PM GMT on September 04, 2010

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