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Park Forest Prepares for Season’s Highest Temperatures As Excessive Heat Warning Is Issued for Region

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued an excessive heat warning until Wednesday, June 15 at 8 p.m. with expected peak afternoon heat index values between 106 to 110 degrees. Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur. The Cook County Department of[Read More…]

James Webb Space Telescope ready for a Christmas launch.

Christmas Launch Now for the James Webb Space Telescope

Baltimore, MD-(ENEWSPF)- Weather is nudging the James Webb Space Telescope from December 24 to a Christmas Day launch. NASA and Arianespace successfully completed the Launch Readiness Review for the James Webb Space Telescope on Dec. 21. The team authorized the Ariane 5 rocket carrying Webb to rollout and the start[Read More…]

Several homes were damaged near Pensacola, Florida, on Saturday morning as Claudette moved inland.

Wrath of Claudette Reintroduces US to Hurricane Season Horrors

By Mark Puleo, AccuWeather staff writer ACCUWEATHER-(ENEWSPF)- The hurricane season couldn’t wait until summer to start striking the United States. On the final day of spring, Tropical Storm Claudette reintroduced the Southeast to the horrors of hurricane season in deadly fashion. The storm burst onto radars last week before being[Read More…]

Mattio Field and Spartan Stadium at Marian Catholic are lit on Friday, April 17, 2020, honoring all who are battling COVID-19. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

Extreme Heat Postpones Marian Catholic’s Graduation to Tuesday

Field Turf Clocks-in at 128 Degrees Sunday Afternoon Chicago Heights, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Due to today’s extreme heat and out of concern for everyone’s health and safety, the graduation celebration for Marian Catholic’s Class of 2020 has been delayed, the school said in a statement. Principal Steve Tortorello said the field turf[Read More…]

A truck drove off the side of the road in limited visibility Wednesday morning near Fargo, North Dakota. (Photo/North Dakota Highway Patrol)

‘Near impossible’ Travel Conditions Reported Across Northern US as Winter Storm Produces Blizzard Conditions

By Courtney Spamer, AccuWeather meteorologist AccuWeather-(ENEWSPF)- A storm that is unleashing flooding rains in the already soggy Southern states collided with the coldest air of the season on its northern side Wednesday, triggering a major snowstorm that brought whiteout conditions across portions of the Plains. As the system soaking the South moved northward along the Ohio River Valley on Wednesday, cold[Read More…]

Severe thunderstorms to hit south of Chicago

Residents in Midwest, Central Plains on Alert for Potent Thunderstorms Through Midweek

By Kyle Elliott, AccuWeather meteorologist AccuWeather-(ENEWSPF)- After severe storms brought widespread reports of hail and wind damage from the Plains to the Ohio Valley and interior mid-Atlantic over the weekend, a series of storm systems will renew the risk for violent storms in the central Plains and Midwest through midweek. As[Read More…]

snow spreads Sunday

Old Man Winter to Throw Multiple Storms at Park Forest, Midwest, Northeast Into Next Week

By Alex Sosnowski, AccuWeather senior meteorologist AccuWeather-(ENEWSPF)- Soon after cold air becomes established in the Midwest and Northeast to end this week, multiple storms with some snow and ice will bring difficult travel and are likely to prompt school delays and closings in the span of a few days. The storms from later[Read More…]