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The corner of Lucinda Avenue and Normal Road during light snow. Until 7 a.m. Friday, DeKalb County is under a Weather Advisory. (Bridgette Fox | Northern Star)

Thaw-dropping weather to hit DeKalb

By Sarah Rose, Senior Lifestyle Writer | March 9, 2023

DeKALB – DeKalb is under a winter weather advisory until 7 a.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service. DeKalb has been experiencing on and off snowstorms in the afternoon but is currently battling dry air. “For precipitation, we really...

The East Lagoons pathway after a light dusting of snow. The National Weather Service predicts light snow on March 4.

Storm moves south, expect light snow

By Caleb Johnson, News Reporter | March 2, 2023

DeKALB – After experiencing a day of sunshine, we still can't seem to escape winter's grasp. There is a 70% chance of snow Friday, with approximately 1 to 2 inches expected, according to the National Weather Service. Wind gusts are expected to...

Weather balloon to be launched Friday

By Michael Urbanec | April 19, 2018

DeKALB — The Department of Geographic and Atmospheric Sciences will launch a weather balloon 1 p.m. Friday at the Davis Hall quad.Victor Gensini, Geographic and Atmospheric Sciences assistant professor, said this will be the first weather balloon released...

Students walk to class during a winter snow storm.

New year; same below-zero weather

By Michael Urbanec | January 18, 2018

Students walk to class during a winter snow shower in 2016.

Light snow expected to hit DeKalb Wednesday night

By Northern Star staff | February 25, 2015

DeKalb County is set to be hit with 1 to 3 inches of snow Wednesday night, according to a National Weather Service statement.A light snow will start in the afternoon and continue into the night, but it will begin to taper off overnight, according to the...

Pass/Fail: Winter weather is finally letting up, Primaries bring bad commercials

By Danny Cozzi | March 16, 2014

Pass: Winter weather is finally letting upIn a fit of anxious excitement, I’ve been checking the weekly forecast all weekend.Guess what? Most of this week appears to feature the most consistent streak of habitable weather conditions we’ve experienced...

Take precautions during tornado season

By Ryan Felgenhauer | May 8, 2011

DeKalb | With spring upon us, it is important to consider the dangers of severe weather. DeKalb is susceptible to a wide variety of severe weather, said Walker Ashley, assistant professor of geography. "DeKalb can experience floods, tornadoes, non-tornadic...

National Weather Service to host free training

By Northern Star staff | April 11, 2011

National Weather Service personnel will host free training for anyone interested in becoming a weather spotter at 7 p.m. today in Faraday Hall, Room 144. Weather spotters play an important role to the National Weather Service, as they report severe weather...

Wind gusts to exceed 60 mph

By Kyla Gardner | October 25, 2010

A high wind warning for the DeKalb area is in effect from 7 a.m. today until 7 p.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service of Chicago. Wind gusts are expected to exceed 60 mph during the most severe thunderstorms this morning, said NIU meteorologist...