Verifying This Morning’s Snowfall

November 15, 2018 0 Comments
Verifying This Morning’s Snowfall

We saw our first plowable snowfall of the season last night into this morning, and totals added up quickly for some east of the Illinois River. This was my forecast yesterday evening. While it wasn’t perfect, overall it did do well. The theme of the forecast was for the most snow to fall east of […]

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Halloween Climatology for Peoria

October 30, 2018 0 Comments
Halloween Climatology for Peoria

Tomorrow is Halloween, and we’ll see cloudy skies with highs in the upper 50s and lows in the upper 40s. Rain chances are low, but a stray light shower can’t be completely ruled out. But how does this weather stack up against previous Halloweens?   The average high for October 31 in Peoria is 59° […]

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How Unusual Was Today’s Snowfall?

October 12, 2018 0 Comments
How Unusual Was Today’s Snowfall?

No, you weren’t imaging the low to mid 80s that we saw earlier this week. It was really that warm. And it was also cold today with some our of local high temperatures not reaching 40 degrees. We saw rain showers move through, but we were cold enough both at the surface and above it […]

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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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