Earliest Snow on Record

September 24, 2018 0 Comments
Earliest Snow on Record

I’ll let the graphic tell the story.

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Fall – The Second Severe Weather Season

September 24, 2018 0 Comments
Fall – The Second Severe Weather Season

We have a possibility of severe thunderstorms Tuesday evening.  Severe weather during fall is not uncommon in central Illinois. Two of most severe tornadoes we’ve seen have been fall twisters.  The first, the September 14th, 1965 Norwood-Peoria tornado.  By the way, for record keeping, fall is defined as September through November. The benchmark for fall […]

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Dangerous Heat & Severe Weather

August 28, 2018 0 Comments
Dangerous Heat & Severe Weather

Today: Hot and humid conditions will continue through the evening. A Heat Advisory is still in effect until 7 p.m this evening. Heat index values are expected to reach near 100° through the daytime hours. If working outside this afternoon work with caution and try to drink plenty of water.   Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms […]

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Pyrocumulus Clouds and Wildfires

August 14, 2018 0 Comments
Pyrocumulus Clouds and Wildfires

One of the by-products of western wildfires are towering pyrocumulus clouds which are created by the fires themselves. Click on the link below the picture for all you need to know. https://whnt.com/2018/08/12/photos-california-wildfires-seen-from-space/

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Mars: biggest and brightest in 15 years

July 29, 2018 0 Comments
Mars: biggest and brightest in 15 years

The next couple of nights, you’ll see something in the sky that has not been visible since 2003. Mars is closer to Earth than it’s been in 15 years, because we are almost to what’s called the “opposition”, where Earth’s and Mars’ rotations around the sun pass one another. The opposition happens Tuesday, but the […]

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Super Storms and Global Warming

June 5, 2018 1 Comment
Super Storms and Global Warming

It’s no secret that we’re seeing more intense hurricanes but is global warming the cause?  The debate continues. Here’s a link to a story from the NBC station in Dallas. https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/national-international/Is-There-a-Link-to-Superstorms-and-Global-Warming-484364611.html

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What Are Weather Models and How Do They Work?

May 22, 2018 0 Comments
What Are Weather Models and How Do They Work?

Meteorologists (including myself) talk about the “Models”.  Below the picture is a link to a story about model forecasting, how it works, or doesn’t work sometimes. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/05/18/what-exactly-are-weather-models-and-how-do-they-work/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.a44d52b25de6

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Weather Control Conspiracy Theories

May 15, 2018 0 Comments
Weather Control Conspiracy Theories

Do you think someone or something can be controlling our weather?  Below the picture is a link to a story with the facts.     Why Do People Believe in Weather Control Conspiracy Theories?

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North Pole Heat Wave

May 7, 2018 0 Comments
North Pole Heat Wave

Below the picture is a link to a Washington Post story about a big warm up at the North Pole.   https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/05/07/another-extreme-heat-wave-strikes-the-north-pole/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.d6617a832fe8

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Do Tornadoes Avoid Bigger Cities?

April 26, 2018 0 Comments
Do Tornadoes Avoid Bigger Cities?

We don’t hear very often of tornadoes hitting big cities?  There’s a reason for that.  Below the picture is a link to a Forbes story on the subject. https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2018/04/17/the-science-of-why-tornadoes-miss-cities-or-do-they/#62e0e94b321c  

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