Deerfield Climbs Above 0

Temperature reaches 2 but wind chill hovers around -27.

Deerfield is experiencing temperatures above zero for the first time in nearly 40 hours.
Deerfield is experiencing temperatures above zero for the first time in nearly 40 hours.

(Update at 2:50 p.m.) Deerfield is experiencing positive temperatures for the first time in nearly 40 hours as the mercury climbed to 2 above zero shortly after 2 p.m. today, according to the National Weather Service.

Though the wind chill is 27 below zero, the current forecast no longer calls for sub zero temperatures in the seven-day predictions with a high of 13 Wednesday.

Schools and other organizations are expected to be open Wednesday.

(Update at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday) Deerfield began the day at 10 degrees below zero and a wind chill of -28, according to the National Weather Service.

After more than 30 hours of negative temperatures, the mercury is expected to reach a positive four today.

(Earlier at 9:39 p.m. Monday) Temperatures in Deerfield are expected to climb above zero today for the first time since late Sunday night but wind chills are forecast to drop as low as minus 39 until Tuesday night, according to the National Weather Service.

Temperatures are expected to reach four above Tuesday after dropping to -15 Monday night. The wind chill is expected to remain -39 throughout the entire period. A high of 15 is predicted Wednesday.

All Deerfield schools remain closed but are expected to open Wednesday while both Village Hall and the Deerfield Police Station continue to serve as warming centers for those in need. Garbage collection is delayed a day.

The Deerfield Park District is starting to open some activities Tuesday, according to its website. Though the Patty Turner Center is still closed the Jewett Park Community Center and Sachs Recreation Center will be open. Preschool and After School Club will not meet.

The Deerfield Public will open at 1 p.m. Tuesday, according to an email from Communications Director Judy Hoffman. All due dates are extended through 9 a.m. Wednesday because of the weather, according to information posted on the library’s website.

Dr. Ernest Wang of NorthShore University HealthSystem has advice for those venturing out in the cold.

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FaceOnMars January 07, 2014 at 12:10 PM
So is this picture from HP or Deerfield? ... the exact same one appears on both sites!
Steve Sadin January 07, 2014 at 02:04 PM
Good question and the answer is Highland Park.
Harry Balzack January 09, 2014 at 12:54 PM
Get ready for the freezing rain friday folks!


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