Wind Chill Warning In Effect for Oak Lawn Area

The high temperature for Monday is expected to only reach -12 degrees but it will feel like -50 below.

By Karen Chadra

The National Weather Service has a wind chill warning for Cook County in effect through 12 noon Tuesday, January 7, as an arctic cold snap settles over the region. 

Monday will see a high of -12 and a low of -15, but factor in the wind, it may feel like -50 below, making it extremely dangerous for anyone outdoors. 

Oak Lawn public and parochial schools, as well as Chicago Catholic high schools, have postponed classes for Monday. Many students were due to return from winter break. 

Tuesday's temperatures will "warm up" to only 4 degrees, but wind chills will make it feel like -20 to -30 below. 

Don't worry, the cold front is expected to leave the Chicago area by Wednesday, with temps reaching a "balmy" 20 degrees. Temperatures are expected to climb into the 30s later in the week.

Bob January 05, 2014 at 09:41 AM
All the snow we have received so far i can take a ruler and measure it in the street since it seems Oaklawn only plows Monday - Friday now. Been snowing over 16 hours and my street has yet to be plowed.
Time.To.Clean.Up.Oak.Lawn. January 05, 2014 at 11:33 AM
24 yr resident. Been thru many snow storms in this village. This is the absolute worse I have ever seen the streets. My block has 6" in the street...three packed down because of it didn't see a plow until Friday after the NYeve/day snow. And where is the salt! My guess is Larry is going tell us all this snow is just a conspiracy...a big ploy to make him look bad. And Sandy will just smirk and nod her head in agreement.
Grunty January 05, 2014 at 11:39 AM
I don't care so much if my street is slick so long as I can get out and drive on it. Keep my taxes low please. I don't need to see pavement, and if I wanted to I'd move to a street that was a snow route.
Chris M. January 05, 2014 at 02:14 PM
I live down the street by the Marathon gas station and they just plowed the street at 12:30p.m. today!!! My mother lives near 103rd and Kildare and her street was plowed by 9:00 a.m. It seems like our street is pretty much on the bottom of the list because this happens every time it snows! I know they follow a pattern and route but this is terrible! I don't know if Oak Lawn or the state is responsible for the 95th street but it's a mess! Very disappointed!
Mike January 05, 2014 at 03:28 PM
So how about if we get the village to save on these plow drivers salaries (about $75k year) and get the village to give us a discount on tire chains or studded tires?
Elly January 05, 2014 at 06:58 PM
My girlfriend just went out and said streets are treacherous. It's second time I've heard what a terrible terrible job this new mayor is doing with the streets not impressed at all she blames everyone else for everything that is wrong can not wait to hear what excuse she has this time.
Paul January 06, 2014 at 10:12 AM
Just take a drive down 87th and compare the Burbank streets vs Oak Lawn, Burbank's streets are in much better shape than ours. I think the snow plow strategy needs to be revisited because it's not working for Oak Lawn.
MP January 06, 2014 at 10:37 AM
Just think, by Saturday it'll be shorts weather!
Mike January 06, 2014 at 01:31 PM
If Burbank does it great - what does that say about OL?!? Chicago streets were in better shape then OL, now thats saying something!
Omar January 06, 2014 at 03:48 PM
My streets and pretty much all the OL streets I drive on are paved, but I have yet to see any salt whatsoever on any OL side street. Major streets got some salt a while back but thats been long buried by snow. Is there some kind of salt shortage? It won't be pretty when the snow turns into ice. I witnessed 2 accidents. One I was lucky enough to avoid thanks to the unlucky fellow behind me that got rear-ended at a red light on 95th and Cicero.


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