Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Morning Report

This LIVE, daily report brings you weather from AccuWeather in partnership with ABC 7, ABC 7 Radar Max 7, and National Weather Service - KLOT Office / Storm Prediction Center.

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CTA / Metra news & system status comes directly from those agencies. Amtrak Chicago / Union Station information is courtesy of the Official Amtrak website and other trusted sources.

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  • Windspeed
    NNE 12 mph

  • Pressure
    30.10 in
    FXUS63 KLOT 281122
    Area Forecast Discussion
    National Weather Service Chicago/Romeoville, IL
    622 AM CDT Tue Mar 28 2017
    .SHORT TERM...
    319 AM CDT
    Through tonight...
    Main forecast concerns/challenges are with precip chances
    returning Wednesday night through Thursday night, with a low
    chance of thunder mainly south of I80 Thursday afternoon.
    Upper level low and surface low/trough continue to depart to the
    east this morning, while high pressure to the northwest shifts
    southeast. Any associated precip now well east of the area and
    expect dry conditions today, outside of some patchy light drizzle
    early this morning. There have been some breaks in the stratus
    this morning, but think this will be short lived and isolated with
    expansive cloud deck still in place over much of the region. The
    northern edge of these clouds will steadily drop south today but
    the CWA staying in mostly cloudy conditions into the afternoon.
    With this cloud cover in place and with a steady northerly wind,
    do anticipate slightly cooler conditions today. Have lowered temps
    for most locations today with highs around 50 now expected, but
    with low 40s still expected for areas near the lake. Quiet/dry
    conditions continue tonight with upper level ridging overhead, and
    while surface high remains situated over the region.

    Heavy traffic congestion indicated in the near north
    and Chicago Loop areas
    Here's your heavy traffic congestion from Wacker to Lake St, 
    and Wacker to Madison
    All CTA train lines show normal service this morning. There ARE train system alerts this morning!
    See UPCOMING CTA Train System Alerts here  
    There are SEVERAL CTA Bus System Alerts this morning
    There are NO Metra Systemwide Alerts

    Beyond the below alerts, all trains appear to be runnning normally on each district.

    North / Northwest District Service & Alerts
    First Published - 03/28/2017 - 7:30AM
    Train #609, scheduled to depart Chicago at 7:30 AM, is operating 15 minutes behind schedule.

    Metra Alert for North Central and Milwaukee District North - As a Reminder Tracks #15 and #17 Out of Service at Chicago Union Station
    Metra Chicago Union Station customers, please be advised that starting at 5:00 a.m. on Monday, March 13, 2017, tracks #15 and #17 will be removed from service until further notice, for maintenance. Track #19 also will be taken out of service each night after 9:30 p.m. and will remain out until 5:00 a.m. the following morning. Metra customers who normally enter or exit Union Station from Madison Street can use the platform entrances for tracks #5, #7, #9, #11, #13 or #15. Metra customers are advised while these platform closures are in effect there will be numerous platform changes that affect all trains arriving and departing from the north end of Chicago Union Station. Please check the gate boards prior to boarding your train. During the platform closures, many trains will utilize platforms that do not have direct access to Madison Street. The following Milwaukee North Line trains will use platforms that do not have direct Madison Street access: 2133, 2137, 2138 and 2140. On the Milwaukee West Line, trains 2218, 2229 and 2235 will use platforms that do not have direct Madison Street access. On the North Central Service, trains 103, 104, 106 and 110 will use platforms without direct Madison Street access. Customers using these trains will need to access their platforms through the Union Station North Concourse. Passengers can access the north concourse from Madison Street by walking down an open platform or by using the Chicago Union Station entrances at Adams Street, Canal Street, or Clinton Street. Metra and Amtrak regret any inconvenience.
    Metra Alert UP-W - Inbound Train #32 Sched. to Arrive Chicago at 8:23 AM - 34 Minute Delay. First Published - 03/28/2017 - 7:11AM
    Train #32, scheduled to arrive Chicago at 8:23 AM, is operating 34 minutes behind schedule.

    BNSF and MDW trains have the same alert as above for the NC and MDN trains in regards to tracks 15,17, and 19.

    South / Southwest District
    Southwest Service and Heritage Corridor trains have the same alert as seen above for the NC and MDN.

    One UPCOMING alert for Metra Electric District starting in August

    Two Amtrak routes running early today: Capitol Ltd. running two hours early, and Lake Shore Ltd. running one hour early. All other trains on-time as scheduled.

    That concludes the Morning Report for today! See you in the afternoon!


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