When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!

March 7, 2018 0 Comments
When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!

Lightning is the most dangerous part of a thunderstorm.  The best place to be, is inside.

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Tornadoes 101

March 6, 2018 0 Comments
Tornadoes 101

The link below has what you need to know when it comes to tornadoes. https://www.salon.com/2018/03/05/understanding-tornadoes-five-questions-answered_partner/  

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Severe Weather Preparedness Week

March 6, 2018 0 Comments
Severe Weather Preparedness Week

Parents, if you have children who are afraid of storms, here are a few tips.

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Severe Weather Preparedness Week

March 5, 2018 0 Comments
Severe Weather Preparedness Week

It still feels like winter but this is the time of year to turn our attention to severe weather preparedness.  

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Pioneer African-American Forecasters in WW II

February 27, 2018 0 Comments
Pioneer African-American Forecasters in WW II

As the nation wraps up Black History Month, I ran across this great article about African American weather forecasters and their impact on WW II.  A link is below the picture. .     http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/features/black-americans-broke-weather-barriers-during-wwii-work-still-to/article_8d1a1298-1b1a-542b-8faa-5ea3d8edc7e2.html

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Why President’s Day?

February 19, 2018 0 Comments
Why President’s Day?

“Here’s the President’s Day Forecast”.  Here’s a link to a National Weather Service article on why we celebrate President’s Day. http://www.weather.gov/ilx/presidentsday    

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Valentine’s Day Climate History

February 14, 2018 0 Comments
Valentine’s Day Climate History

When it comes to Valentine’s Day weather in Peoria, in can be all over the place.   Peoria’s normal high on Valentine’s Day is 37 and the low 21.  Last year, it was 52 on Valentine’s Day.

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Groundhog Day Blizzard 2011

February 1, 2018 0 Comments
Groundhog Day Blizzard 2011

Where were you 7 years ago?  A powerful blizzard walloped central Illinois with heavy snow and high winds.  Here’s how it looked. https://www.facebook.com/tim.campbell.9678/videos/10150575359912262/

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January Recap/February Preview

January 31, 2018 0 Comments
January Recap/February Preview

January will go into the books as a month of extreme temperatures in Peoria. January snowfall was below normal. February looks cold and snowy.    

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“Moon Trifecta”

January 30, 2018 0 Comments
“Moon Trifecta”

A rare astronomical event comes our way late tonight and tomorrow morning.  It’s the “Super Blue Blood Moon”.  A “Super Moon” is when the moon is closer to the earth than usual thus giving the moon a larger and brighter look.  A “Blue Moon” is the second full moon of the month.  A “Blood Moon” […]

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