‘Brutal Cold, The Sequel’ now playing in the Chicago area
Sun-Times Media Wire and Sun-Times January 27, 2014 2:52PM
A dog wears coverings on his feet during his morning walk Monday morning in Chicago. Temperatures were near zero at the start of the day and expected to fall throughout the day with windchills reaching -25 to -40 degrees. | Michael R. Schmidt-For Sun-Times Media
WARMING CENTERS IN LAKE COUNTY
These locations were listed as warming centers in the area earlier this month when the temperatures plunged into minus-numbers.
• Illinois Department Of Human Services, 2000 N. Lewis Ave., Waukegan, (847) 336-5212. Open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
• Lake Forest Oasis on the tollway between routes 60 and 176, Lake Forest.
• Waukegan Public Library, 128 N. County St., Waukegan, (847) 623-2041. Open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and from 1-5 p.m. Saturday.
• Waukegan Township Park Place, 414 S. Lewis Ave., Waukegan, (847) 244-9242. Monday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesday from 9 a.m. until 4;30 p.m.; Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. This facility is designed for those age 55-over.
• Waukegan Park District Belvidere Recreational Center, 412 S. Lewis Ave., Waukegan, (847) 360-4700. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Waukegan Park District Jack Benny Center, Bowen Park, Waukegan, (847) 360-4740. Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
• Waukegan Police Department training room, 105 N. West St. Open 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.
• Zion Police Department, (847) 872-8000.
Updated: March 3, 2014 1:08PM
Frigid temperatures arrived Monday morning in Chicago and will continue into Tuesday, causing more school closings and flight cancellations.
It was minus-1 at O’Hare International Airport as of noon, according to the National Weather Service. The low is expected to dip 15 degrees below zero later Monday and into Tuesday morning, the weather service said.
Forecasters predict temperatures will continue to plunge Tuesday, with a high of 4-below.
A winter weather advisory expired early Monday morning, but a wind chill warning will run until 9 a.m. Wednesday. The subzero temperatures could last up to 60 hours, the wind chill advisory said.
This is Chicago’s 13th coldest winter on record, meteorologist Bill Nelson said.
On top of cold temperatures, slick roadways and snowy sidewalks may put a kink into travel plans for many in the area. The National Weather Service warned motorists to be prepared for low visibility and drifts in open areas.
O’Hare canceled more than 450 flights Monday, while at least 80 flights were cancelled at Midway, according to the city’s Department of Aviation.
The deep freeze will begin to let up Wednesday, with highs possibly reaching 20 degrees.