July 2017 the warmest July on Record

August 16, 2017 0 Comments
July 2017 the warmest July on Record

July 2017 has tied July 2016 for the warmest July in history. https://climate.nasa.gov/news/2618/july-2017-equaled-record-july-2016/

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Total Eclipse, What Could Go Wrong?

August 16, 2017 0 Comments
Total Eclipse, What Could Go Wrong?

Here are some things you may not think about as we get closer to Solar Eclipse 2017 on Monday.  Below is a link to a Washington Post story. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2017/08/15/the-worst-things-that-could-go-wrong-during-the-total-solar-eclipse-and-how-to-be-prepared/?utm_term=.7369c455eff0

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Farmer’s Almanac Winter Prediction

August 15, 2017 0 Comments
Farmer’s Almanac Winter Prediction

The Farmer’s Almanac says it’s going to be a cold winter with normal snowfall in the mid section of the country. That’s a safe forecast huh? The scientific outlook from the Climate Prediction Center for December, January and February is indicating above normal temperatures for much of the country. Regarding snowfall, the CPC isn’t seeing […]

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Great Solar Eclipse of 1878

August 15, 2017 0 Comments
Great Solar Eclipse of 1878

One of the nation’s weather pioneers almost died trying to view the Great Solar Eclipse of 1878.  Click on the link below the picture for the story. http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/eclipse-1878-weather-abbe-colorado-pikes?utm_source=Atlas+Obscura+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=9826c41bd6-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_08_08&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f36db9c480-9826c41bd6-66661745&ct=t(Newsletter_8_8_2017)&mc_cid=9826c41bd6&mc_eid=61824fe004  

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Solar Eclipse Can Affect Temperatures

August 7, 2017 0 Comments
Solar Eclipse Can Affect Temperatures

Temperatures can fall a few degrees during an eclipse.  The link below the picture has the details. http://www.weather.gov/ilx/may94eclipse  

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Fall Weather Preview

August 1, 2017 0 Comments
Fall Weather Preview

July 2017 was warmer and wetter than normal in central Illinois. August looks a little cooler in central Illinois according to the Climate Prediction Center. The CPC’s fall outlook indicates above normal temperatures and a trend toward normal rainfall. Remember, long range outlooks are trends not forecasts.  Stay tuned!

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Hurricane “Don” is on this year’s list

July 27, 2017 0 Comments
Hurricane “Don” is on this year’s list

How are hurricane names determined?  Check it out on the link from the Weather Channel below the picture.   https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/tropical-storm-don-why-named-trump-july20  

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Climate Change Awareness (or lack thereof)

July 19, 2017 0 Comments
Climate Change Awareness (or lack thereof)

Here’s a link to a Weather Channel story about society’s awareness or non-awareness of climate change.  Chime in.  What do you think? https://weather.com/science/environment/news/americans-climate-change-scientific-consensus

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Fourth Warmest June in U.S. History

July 14, 2017 0 Comments
Fourth Warmest June in U.S. History

Here’s the latest from NASA on the June heat.   https://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/maps/

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Countdown to the Eclipse

July 13, 2017 0 Comments
Countdown to the Eclipse

August 21st is getting closer to the big solar eclipse with southern Illinois being a prime spot for viewing. Here’s a link with the latest. http://www.weather.gov/source/crh/eclipse.html?sid=ilx

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