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‘Coldest Air So Far This Winter’ Arrives Tonight; Blizzard Conditions Also Expected

AccuWeather predicts dangerous cold will move back into the area Sunday night. Wind chills may drop to -50 degrees Monday night.

Written by Ted Schnell

The “coldest air so far this winter” is scheduled to arrive tonight after a snowy Sunday leaves a coating of snow, according to AccuWeather.

 A winter weather advisory is in effect until 6 a.m. Monday for Naperville and much of the Chicago area, according to the National Weather Service. More snow was to begin before dawn Sunday thanks to another Albert clipper that moved into the area, AccuWeather says, which predicts 1 to 3 inches of snow by by the time the snowfall diminishes this afternoon.

And, while AccuWeather says winds will be brisk today, driving conditions tonight will become more treacherous due to slick conditions and drifting. Wind gusts could reach up to 45 mph. 

The National Weather Service says there may be some additional snow also this evening and the combination of wind and snow could lead to "blizzard conditions at times … especially in open and rural areas." 

The winds will also drive down wind chills and a wind chill warning will be in effect from 3 a.m. Monday through 9 a.m. Wednesday. Wind chill values could be between -35 to -45 degrees during this period. By Monday night, wind chills could drop as low as -50 degrees, according to AccuWeather.

Check out the full forecast above for Naperville. 


Gerard Schilling January 27, 2014 at 08:12 AM
One can hope that all these government employees are not paid for these gratuitous gifts given them by their unions supported elected/appointed managers. In the private construction market you get furloughed and not paid when acts of God prevent work. They are of course eligible for personal/sick days or vacation days. Make them use them instead of giving away our tax dollars!
Claudine Barnhart January 27, 2014 at 09:38 AM
Guess what, George, teachers don't get paid either. I hope you sleep better now. Always worried what the other guy is doing, huh?
Claudine Barnhart January 27, 2014 at 09:40 AM
I apologize, Gerard, autocorrect put in the name George.
Gerard Schilling January 27, 2014 at 10:00 AM
No, always worried about what I am being charged for services not rendered when I and fellow private (none governmental) employees get none of these over generous unnecessary benefits.
Claudine Barnhart January 27, 2014 at 10:49 AM
I'm so glad that I can help you to make sure you're not getting screwed. By the way, public employees have to pay the same taxes. They are FORCED to pay onto a pension system that is controlled by people who steel from it. Most teachers would rather put their money in a private 401k and have some amount of control over their money and retirement. Teachers spend hundreds (sometimes a thousand or more) dollars of their private, taxed money on things for their classrooms. They have to make sure that any reimbursable expenses are paid with cash because districts don't want teachers to get miles or other rewards that credit card companies give. Teachers have to put up with non educators dictating standards, parents and students (some not most) who don't respect education (yet teachers are required to educate these kids or school funding will be cut), and people like you who publicly call them out. Don't you worry, teachers get screwed. This is all so they can help kids and hopefully, in some small way, make a difference in society. By the way, teachers did not make the call to postpone today's school day. Notice I didn't say cancel since this day will be made up in June. Actually, most teacher would rather work today. I guess you are the type of person who would rather kids have to stand in dangerous cold and wait for a school bus that probably would be running late because the buses are difficult to start when it is so cold. Or, maybe the kids could walk.
Gerard Schilling January 27, 2014 at 11:58 AM
I am not in the least sympatric to government employees who work 9 months a year, get all holidays and extended vacations while the average working person gets none of these bennies and has to be forced to pay them at the point of a gun. The actual school teacher is the pawn in a much bigger game but also elects their union leaders who by default end up on school boards and impact the system backwards. The collusion between these people and corrupt politicians dictating pensions, wages and benefits has brought on such things as Common Core and total disrespect for our country, its values and our constitution. Ask not for whom the bell tolls it tolls for thee and our kids who are being robbed of a good education. There are good teachers and they are the ones who need to stand up to these thugs and be counted not just accept what they are doing to you or more importantly the kids.
Claudine Barnhart January 27, 2014 at 12:31 PM
Teachers get paid only for the days they work. They are not on a 12 month contract. Very few school employees are on such a contract. Teachers do not get paid for spring break, winter vacation, or any other holiday. Some teachers chose to have their nine month salary paid out over 12 months. A teacher on an extended leave (FLMA or something similar) divides their salary by 188. Multiply that by the amount of days they miss...that is how much they are docked. Please get your facts straight before you criticize a whole profession. You're probably the parent who blames the teacher for your kids' falling grades and behavior problems, not your kid.
Gerard Schilling January 27, 2014 at 01:30 PM
My kids are grown and I never blamed a teacher for not educating my kids as I always considered it our responsibility(wife) first and foremost to monitor what they were taught, to augment it with our value systems and instructions and insure they were applying themselves in a way which would bring credit to themselves and allow them to survive in a competitive world. As to facts many teacher/administrators are underworked, overpaid and could care less about the welfare of their students. Your own union leaders admit this in their writings, news communications and actions with respect to firing slugs!
Claudine Barnhart January 27, 2014 at 01:53 PM
I'm finished. You'll just believe what you want regardless of the facts. I love people like you, people who only complain. Try to be part of a solution. By the way, no school tomorrow either. Personally, I'm thrilled. I don't want my kids (either my personal kids or my students) standing at the bus stop when frostbite can occur within minutes. I'd much rather sacrifice my summer and go extra days than put the children at risk. That doesn't seem to matter to you. All you care about is that the teachers don't get a day off.
Gerard Schilling January 27, 2014 at 02:19 PM
At least you didn't use the race card only the kids card as the ultimate attempt to stop any legitimate discussion of government policies and programs. Thank you for allowing me my own beliefs as most liberals don't believe other people have any individual rights of thought at all. Peace!
Claudine Barnhart January 27, 2014 at 02:44 PM
Liberal? I'm hardly a liberal. That's pretty judgmental of you to think that all teachers are liberals. Actually, very few of the ones I know are.
Marty Spielman January 27, 2014 at 07:09 PM
If I was paranoid I would be upset too.

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