Rockford Scanner™: WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY





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WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM
MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 9 AM CST SATURDAY 

Expect slippery roads, possible power outages, slippery sidewalks.

* WHAT…Freezing rain expected. Total ice accumulations of up
to two tenths of an inch expected.

* WHERE…Winnebago, Boone, McHenry and Ogle Counties.

* WHEN…From midnight tonight to 9 AM CST Saturday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Temperatures are expected to climb above
freezing during Saturday morning.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of freezing rain
will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads. Slow down
and use caution while driving.

 

Today
Mostly sunny, with a high near 33. East wind around 5 mph.
Tonight
A slight chance of snow and freezing rain before 3am, then freezing rain. Low around 27. East southeast wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Saturday
Freezing rain before 9am, then rain likely. High near 39. East wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible.
Saturday Night
Rain before 3am, then rain and snow likely. Some thunder is also possible. Low around 30. Breezy, with an east wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west 15 to 20 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Sunday
Rain and snow likely before 8am, then a slight chance of snow between 8am and 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32. Windy, with a west wind 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 7. Breezy.

 

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of North Central
Illinois…Northeast Illinois and Northwest Indiana.

.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight.

Weather hazards expected…

Elevated Ice accumulation Risk.

DISCUSSION…

Freezing rain will develop overnight and transition to rain
Saturday morning. There could be a brief period of ice
accumulation, especially in areas north of I-80 and northwest
of I-55. Areas northwest of a line from Ogle to McHenry
counties are expected to see the most accumulation.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Saturday through Thursday.

Saturday…
Limited Thunderstorm Risk.
Limited Non Thunderstorm Wind Risk.
Elevated Ice Accumulation Risk.
Sunday…
Limited Excessive Cold Risk.
Elevated Non Thunderstorm Wind Risk.
Monday through Thursday…
Limited Excessive Cold Risk.

DISCUSSION:

Freezing rain is possible early Saturday, then there is a
chance of thunderstorms toward evening. Very strong and
potentially damaging non-thunderstorm winds are expected
Sunday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

Spotter activation will not be necessary through tonight.


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Rockford Scanner™: Whats That Loud Noise You Hear?





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What is that loud noise you are hearing?

A cryoseism, also known as an ice quake or a frostquake, is a seismic event that may be caused by a sudden cracking action in frozen soil or rock saturated with water or ice. As water drains into the ground, it may eventually freeze and expand under colder temperatures, putting stress on its surroundings.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryoseism

A cryoseism, also known as an ice quake or a frost quake, is a seismic event that may be caused by a sudden cracking action in frozen soil or rock saturated with water or ice. As water drains into the ground, it may eventually freeze and expand under colder temperatures, putting stress on its surroundings. This stress builds up until relieved explosively in the form of a cryoseism

Nothing sinister, assures Elwin Robison, a professor in Kent State University’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design.

When the temperature plummets outside, so does the relative humidity in our homes as we crank up the heat. That dryness causes the wood parts of a home’s structure to shrink and scrape against one another, especially if those parts are under pressure — say, from the weight of snow on the roof, Robison said.

Sometimes the movement is sudden, causing a popping sound. Sometimes it’s slower, causing those creepy creaks and groans.

Robison said the culprit is often rafters moving against the top plate in the attic, with the plywood sheathing on the roof serving as a sounding board to project the noise. But other wood can be to blame, he said, even an outdoor deck that’s subject to force from the weight of furniture or a heavy barbecue grill.

The problem is often more noticeable in older homes, said Joseph Ferut Jr., a colleague of Robison’s in the architecture college. Newer homes are more thermally isolated from the outdoors, he said, and improvements in building science reduce the sudden movements.

https://journaltimes.com/lifestyles/home-and-garden/the-sound-of-cold-house-pops-creaks-blamed-on-dry/article_04866fb5-9edb-522b-bd2b-9ac825d48fe5.html

 






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