Coldest Start to April in Peoria History

April 16, 2018 0 Comments
Coldest Start to April in Peoria History

You don’t have to be a meteorologist to know April is off the coldest start in Peoria history but climatology tells us it will get better. The average date of the of the latest freeze in Peoria is April 15th. Regarding snow, we’ve certainly had more than our fair share since the first snowfall of the […]

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Is Winter Almost Out of Gas?

April 6, 2018 0 Comments
Is Winter Almost Out of Gas?

Old Man Winter is not giving up easily, but his end is in sight.  Overnight lows over the weekend will be in the upper teens to low twenties which is close to record territory.  In addition, snow will enter the region Sunday night and we’ll see 1-3 inches. After Sunday’s snow, temperatures will climb to […]

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It Smells Like Rain

April 2, 2018 0 Comments
It Smells Like Rain

Below the picture is a link to an article about what we smell when it’s going to rain. \   https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/what-are-you-actually-smelling-when-it-rains/ar-BBKvYMl

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NOAA Releases Spring Outlook

March 19, 2018 0 Comments
NOAA Releases Spring Outlook

It looks like April, May and June in the Midwest including central Illinois will be warmer and wetter than normal.  Most of the nation may see above normal temperatures.  Areas around the Great Lakes may see above normal rainfall.

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DST, Pro or Con?

March 12, 2018 0 Comments
DST, Pro or Con?

The debate continues whether or not we should change our clocks or keep the same time. https://www.timeanddate.com/time/dst/daylight-saving-debate.html    

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When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!

March 7, 2018 0 Comments
When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!

Lightning is the most dangerous part of a thunderstorm.  The best place to be, is inside.

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Tornadoes 101

March 6, 2018 0 Comments
Tornadoes 101

The link below has what you need to know when it comes to tornadoes. https://www.salon.com/2018/03/05/understanding-tornadoes-five-questions-answered_partner/  

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Severe Weather Preparedness Week

March 6, 2018 0 Comments
Severe Weather Preparedness Week

Parents, if you have children who are afraid of storms, here are a few tips.

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Severe Weather Preparedness Week

March 5, 2018 0 Comments
Severe Weather Preparedness Week

It still feels like winter but this is the time of year to turn our attention to severe weather preparedness.  

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Pioneer African-American Forecasters in WW II

February 27, 2018 0 Comments
Pioneer African-American Forecasters in WW II

As the nation wraps up Black History Month, I ran across this great article about African American weather forecasters and their impact on WW II.  A link is below the picture. .     http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/features/black-americans-broke-weather-barriers-during-wwii-work-still-to/article_8d1a1298-1b1a-542b-8faa-5ea3d8edc7e2.html

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