Can Weather Affect Your Personality?

December 5, 2017 0 Comments
Can Weather Affect Your Personality?

I ran across this article which includes research results on our personalities being affected by weather where we grew up. https://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/the-weather-where-you-grow-up-shapes-your-personality-new-study-says.html  

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Mild Weather Honeymoon Ends Next Week

November 29, 2017 0 Comments
Mild Weather Honeymoon Ends Next Week

Enjoy the sunny weather and highs around 50 now through the early part of next week because a pattern change is coming. The cold air will arrive on Wednesday December 6th as highs will be in the upper 20 to the low 30s.  It doesn’t appear to be bitterly cold but cold enough for several […]

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Where Were You 4 Years Ago?

November 16, 2017 0 Comments
Where Were You 4 Years Ago?

I was huddled in the bathroom with other staff members as a tornado touched down outside our building while we were live on the air with severe weather coverage.  We dealt with 2 tornadoes that morning.  The first was Pekin. That tornado actually began on the Peoria county side of the river, then crossed the river […]

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This is Winter Weather Preparedness Week in Illinois

November 13, 2017 0 Comments
This is Winter Weather Preparedness Week in Illinois

Although we have a couple of chances for thunderstorms this week, it’s time to think winter weather and how we prepare.  At the top of the list is “Common Sense”. Keeping track of the forecast is vital, because it can change. Bitter cold is dangerous.  Exposed skin can freeze in a matter of minutes. 70% […]

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Could Climate Change Affect the Supply of Our Favorite Foods?

November 7, 2017 0 Comments
Could Climate Change Affect the Supply of Our Favorite Foods?

Here’s an interesting insight into 8 of our favorite foods which could be affected by climate change.  Thoughts?  The link is below the picture. http://www.viralnova.com/foods-affected-climate-change/  

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Is the National Weather Service on the Brink of Failure?

October 26, 2017 0 Comments
Is the National Weather Service on the Brink of Failure?

Here’s a link to a Washington Post article about National Weather Service funding. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/10/26/down-hundreds-of-staff-weather-service-teetering-on-the-brink-of-failure-labor-union-says/?utm_term=.95d64315f181

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Gender Gap Continues For Weather Talent

October 26, 2017 0 Comments
Gender Gap Continues For Weather Talent

If you think there are more men than women forecasting television weather, you’re right.  Below the picture is a link to the American Meteorological Society’s (AMS) latest survey on the issue. http://blog.ametsoc.org/news/persisting-gender-gap-for-weathercasters/

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Winter Outlook – More Snow

October 19, 2017 0 Comments
Winter Outlook – More Snow

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released its winter outlook for 2017-2018 and it includes more snow than normal for central Illinois.  La Nina, which is a periodical cooling of the Pacific, is the culprit.  Her brother, El Nino, which is a periodical warming of the Pacific, brings mild winters with below normal […]

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Climate Change Could Affect Our Infrastructure

October 18, 2017 0 Comments
Climate Change Could Affect Our Infrastructure

Here’s an interesting article from the Chicago Tribune on climate change and infrastructure problems.  The link is below the picture. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-midwest-climate-infrastructure-20171010-story.html

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Second Severe Weather Season

October 12, 2017 0 Comments
Second Severe Weather Season

Our primary severe weather season is in April, May and June but severe weather in the fall is not uncommon as warm air retreats northward and clashes with cold air.  Most of central Illinois is in a marginal risk for severe weather Saturday afternoon and evening as a strong cold front moves through.  The primary […]

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