Chicago could receive latest snowfall in 30 years

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — The storm system that brought severe thunderstorms in the Mid-Atlantic and large hail in New England on Friday has moved out of the picture for the weekend.However, a complex storm system developing in the High Plains brought strong winds and hail to parts of Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska and Kansas on Friday, and part of it is moving east.The storm system is quickly moving into the Midwest, where heavy rain was already falling in parts of Nebraska and Iowa Saturday morning. Some of this moisture will interact with just enough cold air to bring snow across parts of the Midwest and through the Great Lakes this weekend.Winter weather advisories and winter storm warnings are in effect from eastern South Dakota to western Michigan, including Milwaukee and Chicago. Some of the alerts will likely expand eastward during the day on Saturday.Rain will begin to change to snow later in the morning in parts of South Dakota and southwest Minnesota. As the storm quickly moves eastward, snow will likely fall across Iowa, and along the border of Wisconsin and Illinois — with bands of snow likely reaching Milwaukee and Chicago.The rain will transition to snow in Milwaukee and Chicago during the midday hours and last into the evening. Snowfall rates during this time period will reach 1 to 2 inches per hour, with gusty winds of 35 to 40 mph.The storm will quickly move into parts of the Great Lakes overnight, while a weakening band of snow is possible in parts of New York state early Sunday. Precipitation will change to rain across much of the Northeast during the day on Sunday before the storm heads out to sea late Sunday night.Locally, over 6 inches of snow are possible along the Illinois and Wisconsin border. Additionally, there could be some locally enhanced snow in parts of southern Michigan and western New York.There are a couple of factors that could hold accumulations on the lower end. There will likely be a sharp cutoff between heavy snow and no snow, and because of marginal temperatures, the snow will be very wet. Additionally, the sun angle in late April is quite strong, and that will hamper some accumulation.For some perspective, the latest accumulation of 1 inch of snow in Chicago was May 1, 1940. The latest total of 3 inches of snow in Chicago was April 23, 1967. And the last time there was any measurable snow in Chicago this late into spring was May 6, 1989 — nearly 30 years ago.Wind could become an issue on the southern side of the storm across parts of the Tennessee and Ohio valleys Saturday and Sunday morning with localized gusts over 30 mph possible.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

College alumna receives Opel Award

first_imgThe 2013 Jane Rainie Opel Award was presented to Christin McConnell ’03 during a ceremony on Radcliffe Day. Since graduating from Harvard College, McConnell has devoted herself to international development work, including working with the Peace Corps, completing a master’s degree in development economics and international education policy from the Fletcher School, and consulting with the World Bank on educational reform in Malawi. This year’s ceremony was particularly poignant as Opel passed away this past spring.The Jane Rainie Opel Award, given to a woman celebrating her 10th reunion, was created to honor the long time service of Opel ’50 as the executive director of the Radcliffe College Alumnae Association. The award is presented by the Alumnae and Friends of Radcliffe College Shared Interest Group and the Harvard College Women’s Center.last_img read more

Man barricades himself inside apartment after killing ex-wife

first_imgOfficials in Plantation, Florida have arrested a 51-year-old man after he reportedly killed his ex-wife and then barricaded himself inside of their apartment.The incident occurred early Saturday on the 8700 block of Northwest Fourth Court.Authorities say Brandon Ngo shot his wife in their apartment and then refused to come out of the apartment or allow authorities inside for several hours.Eventually Ngo was taken to Broward County’s main jail where he is ordered to remain without bond as of Sunday.A friend of the victim told new sources that the victim’s name is Jade Nguyen and that the couple just finalized their divorce Tuesday.They plan to have a memorial service for Nguyen Monday at Contour Day Spa in Plantation. The service will begin at 6:00 pm.Ngo faces a charge of first-degree murder.last_img read more