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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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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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January average slowly trending upward

January 27, 2018 0 Comments
January average slowly trending upward

Once again, we were in the 50s for our highs the last few days. This time, it was three days in a row.   Our several days above 50 have almost caught us up from a below average start to 2018. If you’ll remember, the first week of the year, we never got above average. […]

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Dryness, as simple as T-Td=Tdd.

September 30, 2017 0 Comments
Dryness, as simple as T-Td=Tdd.

The numbers prove our dryness! When we are dry or humid, a meteorological variable called Dewpoint is what we are referencing. Dewpoint is simply an accurate representation of how much moisture is in the atmosphere. The lower the dewpoint, the drier we are; likewise, the higher the dewpoint, the more moisture that is present. Here’s where it really gets […]

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