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  • District 95 puts new excessive heat plan to use on the first day of classes Aug 25, 2014 5:48 PM
    It didn't take long for Lake Zurich Unit District 95 officials to tap into a new heat policy designed for school buildings without central air conditioning. “Yes, how ironic that we had to institute the extreme heat procedures on the first day after a relatively cool summer,” District 95 spokeswoman Jean Malek said.

     
  • Storms bring relief from hot temperatures Aug 25, 2014 2:17 PM
    Temperatures rose quickly this morning before storms moved into the area and sent temperatures back into the 70s. The forecast calls for more storms this afternoon and evening.

     
  • Airlines on alert as eruption begins in Iceland Aug 23, 2014 4:31 PM
    Scientists were monitoring a hydrological station downstream from the volcano for flooding, a common result of volcanic eruptions in Iceland. Vulcanologist Melissa Pfeffer said the amount of ash produced by the new eruption would depend on the thickness of the ice.“The thicker the ice, the more water there is, the more explosive it will be and the more ash-rich the eruption will be,” she said.

     
  • Muggy, hot weather staying put with ‘persistent system’ Aug 23, 2014 9:57 PM
    Forecasters predict a dry, but muggy end to the weekend after severe weather produced torrential rains Saturday. In just 10 minutes, more than an inch fell in Des Plaines this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

     
  • Washington wildfire burn scars turn into mudslides Aug 22, 2014 4:37 PM
    Rain in Washington state unleashed mudslides on land left bare by wildfires, washing down hillsides, damaging homes and closing highways as the threat of more storms loomed Friday.

     
  • Heavy overnight rains close roads across suburbs Aug 22, 2014 9:07 AM
    A flash flood warning was issued for portions of Cook, Lake and DuPage counties this morning due to heavy rains that fell overnight, meteorologists say. Over a 24-hour period, Morris said, areas in DuPage County eclipsed 5 inches of rain and parts of Cook County had more than 4 inches.

     
  • Prospect Heights doing watershed survey Aug 21, 2014 1:01 AM
    The City of Prospect Heights, in cooperation with the University of Wisconsin-Madison is conducting a brief survey to aid in research and data collection for a study of McDonald Creek and its watershed in Prospect Heights.

     
  • Heavy rain falling over DuPage County; western suburbs Aug 21, 2014 8:00 AM
    Thunderstorms are producing heavy rainfall totals over aras in the western suburbs, meteorologists from the National Weather Service said. Westmont and Lisle have recorded about an inch-and-a-half of rain since 3 a.m., while Naperville has recorded about 1.2-inches. Meteorologists said storms will linger until about 11 a.m., this disperse, but return this afternoon into this evening.

     
  • Dense fog advisory issued for DuPage, Kane and McHenry counties Aug 18, 2014 6:36 AM
    The National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory for DuPage, Kane and McHenry counties until 9 a.m., according to a weather service alert.

     
  • Hawaii’s storms now more a scare than a threat Aug 9, 2014 3:58 PM
    After Hawaii cleared Tropical Storm Iselle largely without deterring sunbathers and surfers, the state looked toward Hurricane Julio, which was expected to pass roughly 160 miles northeast of the islands at its closest point early Sunday and linger near the state into Monday.

     
  • Joplin schools chief discusses tornado recovery Aug 8, 2014 5:39 PM
    C.J. Huff, the superintendent who led the Joplin, Missouri schools back from the deadly tornado of May 2011, will make a public appearance Sept. 25 in Addison to share his story on how the schools recovered from the tragedy.

     
  • DuPage County to receive $18.9 million in federal flood relief Aug 8, 2014 2:27 PM
    More than a year after storms caused major flooding throughout DuPage, the county is poised to receive a second round of federal disaster recovery money. Officials say the county — which had thousands of properties suffer flood damage in April 2013 — is planning to use $18.9 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to pay for flood-prevention projects and buy homes that chronically flood.

     
  • Batavia Green Fair aims to inspire eco-friendly lifestyles Aug 6, 2014 2:27 PM
    The Batavia Green Fair on the Fox, formerly known as the Batavia Green Walk, is returning for its seventh annual event with more than just a new name. Fair co-chairman Keith Line said this year, the fair will be more interactive and will reach a wider audience with various new activities, events and entertainment.

     
  • Hawaii loads up on supplies as two major storms loom Aug 5, 2014 8:47 PM
    It’s unclear how damaging the storms could be, but people throughout the islands weren’t taking any chances. Judy Castillo of Oahu said she wanted to make sure her family was prepared before big crowds flooded stores and shelves emptied.“Two storms in a row? It’s like, hello,” she said,

     
  • Snow missing from New Zealand’s ski slopes Aug 5, 2014 8:43 PM
    A paper published by New Zealand scientists in July in the journal Global and Planetary Change concludes that two of the country’s largest glaciers, the Franz Josef and the Fox, have each melted by 1.9 miles in length since the 1800s, making them about 20 percent shorter.

     
  • Landslide hits Utah neighborhood, destroys home Aug 5, 2014 6:41 PM
    The landslide hit in North Salt Lake — a city of about 17,000 people 10 minutes north of Salt Lake — after officials had worried for nearly a year about cracked soil on the hillside above the houses.

     
  • Flooding causes major delays on Eisenhower Expressway Aug 5, 2014 6:33 AM
    Ponding continues in Des Plaines and other areas due to heavy rain overnight. The Eisenhower Expressway was shut down overnight due to flooding.

     
  • Quinn signs water-related laws in Chicago Aug 3, 2014 6:14 PM
    Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation aimed at protecting water supplies. One of the three bills Quinn signed Sunday creates the Urban Flooding Awareness Act. The new law forms a working group to evaluate research urban flooding policies.

     
  • Be on watch for servere storms Aug 1, 2014 8:54 PM
    Severe storms may be moving into the area. The National Weather Service says a batch of showers and locally intense thunderstorms will continue to affect the northern and northwest suburbs of Chicago through 9:30 p.m. The thnderstorms will produce torrential rainfall and continuous lightning.

     
  • Tropical Storm Bertha approaches Caribbean Aug 1, 2014 3:58 PM
    Bertha is expected to generate up to 3 inches of rain across the eastern and northern Caribbean, with isolated amounts of up to 6 inches in certain areas.

     
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