Hurricane Florence Was Always About The Rainfall…. Here’s How Much Fell

September 19, 2018 0 Comments
Hurricane Florence Was Always About The Rainfall…. Here’s How Much Fell

Hurricane Florence has come and gone. This past weekend and early this week it claimed the lives of over 30 people and left millions, if not billions, of dollars in damage in its wake. However this hurricane will not be remembered for its winds, but rather it’s historic flooding. (photo: NCDOT) Florence made landfall just […]

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How Accurate Were The Forecasts For Hurricane Florence?

September 13, 2018 0 Comments
How Accurate Were The Forecasts For Hurricane Florence?

Hurricane Florence is set to make landfall early Friday morning in southeastern North Carolina. There has been lots of buzz with this storm, and rightfully so, as it has a potential to be a record breaker for the Carolinas both in terms of weather and damage. While no forecast is ever perfect and there have […]

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Check out these incredible images from the International Space Station

September 12, 2018 0 Comments
Check out these incredible images from the International Space Station

An astronaut on the international space station captured these incredible images of Hurricane Florence from space.They actually got some pretty incredible detail of the eye of the storm. Pictures from space always put in perspective the magnitude of this storm. You can find more incredible images from space from the astronaut himself Alexander Gerst here! […]

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We’re Seeing Smoke from the Wildfires Out West, Here in Illinois!!

August 13, 2018 0 Comments
We’re Seeing Smoke from the Wildfires Out West, Here in Illinois!!

Check out this incredible image from our GOES -East satellite. That haze you see over Illinois is actually smoke particles that climb into the middle to upper parts of the atmosphere and the jet stream brought it into our area. We’ve also seen a decline in our air quality in the Heart of Illinois since Friday. […]

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How You Can Watch The Perseid Meteor Shower This Weekend

August 9, 2018 0 Comments
How You Can Watch The Perseid Meteor Shower This Weekend

Heads up! One of the more prominent meteor showers of the year will peak this weekend. Here’s how you can watch the Perseids. This meteor shower is caused by Earth entering the debris field left behind by the Comet Swift-Tuttle and it was first discovered in the 1830s. It gets its name thanks to the constellation […]

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Marginal Risk of Severe Weather

August 6, 2018 0 Comments
Marginal Risk of Severe Weather

Monday August 6, we are in a Slight risk for severe weather. A cold front supported by a Chain of Lows will be slowly making it’s way into northwest Illinois today and continue to push southeast through the late afternoon hours. Since the front is supported by the chain, it is a slow moving system […]

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A Heat Trend Like No Other

August 4, 2018 0 Comments
A Heat Trend Like No Other

Record heat tears through Japan’s capital. In July, temperatures hit 106 degrees just northwest of Tokyo. Living in the Midwest, you might think temperatures in the upper 90’s aren’t that impressive. However, the hottest month in Tokyo is August, and even then temperatures typically reach around 80 degrees. In July, the city was sitting twelve […]

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The Science Behind Fire Whirls and The Extensive Damage One Left In California

August 2, 2018 0 Comments
The Science Behind Fire Whirls and The Extensive Damage One Left In California

If you’ve been watching our newscasts lately or been paying attention to national news you’ve likely seen the devastating wild fires in the west, specifically California. We’ve all seen photos or videos of wildfires, but something less common is a fire whirl, also sometimes called a fire tornado or firenado. These technically are not true […]

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Cool Sunsets from Around the Heart of Illinois

July 30, 2018 0 Comments
Cool Sunsets from Around the Heart of Illinois

Last week, we had some incredible sunrises and sunsets around the area. The clouds in the morning and evening help create beautiful colors in the sky thanks to the curvature of the earth. Here are a few of my favorite pictures that were sent in to our facebook page.   Like I mentioned, these elaborate colors that […]

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It Has Rained Billions Of Tons Of Rain In Pennsylvania This Week. Literally.

July 26, 2018 0 Comments
It Has Rained Billions Of Tons Of Rain In Pennsylvania This Week. Literally.

The rain hasn’t been falling in the Heart of Illinois very much recently, so logic says it must be falling somewhere else. One of those places has been central and eastern Pennsylvania, but they have seen way too much of it. Consistent rains dating back to the beginning of this week have left widespread floods […]

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