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Valentine’s Day Themed Forecast

February 13, 2019 0 Comments
Valentine’s Day Themed Forecast

Our forecast in Peoria tomorrow will be the warmest of the week with highs near 50 and lows in the 30s. This is running a good bit above our average high and low, which is 37° and 21°. I think overall it should be a quiet day of weather, although we can’t completely rule out […]

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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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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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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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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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What Hurricane Chris Is Doing To The Water Beneath It

July 11, 2018 0 Comments
What Hurricane Chris Is Doing To The Water Beneath It

Hurricane season is underway, and so far it has been a pretty quiet season so far with 3 named storms and only 1 hurricane. That storm is Hurricane Chris, and it has been moving slowly off the Carolina Coast for the past half of a week. Here is what Chris looked like earlier this afternoon […]

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