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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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AM Severe Weather Explained/PM Severe Weather

July 10, 2017 0 Comments
AM Severe Weather Explained/PM Severe Weather

As anticipated, a large complex of thunderstorms, commonly known as a Mesoscale Convective System (MCS) rolled through central Illinois early Monday morning. The MCS gained strength as it entered Mercer and Warren counties at about 5:00 AM. At this time a fairly strong westerly low-level jet (a region of relatively strong winds in the lower part […]

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Severe weather likely Saturday

June 16, 2017 0 Comments
Severe weather likely Saturday

After an eventful week weather wise so far, the risk for severe weather returns to central Illinois Saturday afternoon/evening. The Storm Prediction Center has positioned an “Enhanced Risk” for severe weather over central Illinois (brown-shaded area indicates a 30% chance for severe storms within 25 miles of a given location). It will be interesting to see if […]

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Hot weather continues/storms impact this afternoon

June 14, 2017 0 Comments
Hot weather continues/storms impact this afternoon

Hot and sticky weather continues this afternoon with high temperatures forecast to reach near 90°. We’ve already hit 90°+ 5 different times this month and today would mark the third consecutive day. Heat index values are expected to bump into the mid 90’s by the early afternoon hours. The heat isn’t the only talking point this […]

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