Odds Point Toward a Mild Winter

October 18, 2018 0 Comments
Odds Point Toward a Mild Winter

El Nino is back and although he won’t be as strong as the winter of 2015-16 (which saw record warmth) he may be strong enough to keep this winter milder than normal with below normal snowfall.  I’m predicting normal to above normal temperatures.  Regarding snow, our seasonal average is nearly 25 inches and I’m going […]

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Tornado Alley Moving East

October 17, 2018 0 Comments
Tornado Alley Moving East

NIU Newsroom DeKalb, IL – A new study finds that over the past four decades, tornado frequency has increased over a large swath of the Midwest and Southeast and decreased in portions of the central and southern Great Plains, a region traditionally associated with Tornado Alley. The study, by meteorology professor Victor Gensini of Northern […]

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Peoria is seeing warmer low temps, reports say

October 12, 2018 0 Comments
Peoria is seeing warmer low temps, reports say

Recently, we came out of an odd, above-average pattern, and that included night-time low temperatures. However, it goes deeper than just what we saw the last few weeks. New research suggests night-time temps have been climbing significantly for more than 40-years. Overnight lows have actually been on the rise by about 20 percent more than […]

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Tracking fall; where we’ve been & where we’re going

October 12, 2018 0 Comments
Tracking fall; where we’ve been & where we’re going

From 80s (and even some 90s), then to some snow flurries late this week, fall has been wild! Nonetheless, it seems like autumn has finally arrived in central Illinois. Still, many are wondering “how has fall shaped up so far, and what can we expect for the rest of the season?” This season, we’ve been […]

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Birds Use Special Senses to Avoid Storms

October 9, 2018 0 Comments
Birds Use Special Senses to Avoid Storms

https://www.journalnow.com/home_food/home_garden/birds_eye_view/birds-use-special-senses-to-avoid-storms/article_f70ba997-1ef8-57d0-a074-31ca800e5644.html

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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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