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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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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2017 was Warm and Destructive

January 17, 2018 0 Comments
2017 was Warm and Destructive

Despite bitter cold temperatures the last few days of the year, 2017 turned out to be the third warmest in history and it set a record for the most expensive natural disasters.  Below the picture is a link to the story. http://www.noaa.gov/news/2017-was-3rd-warmest-year-on-record-for-us    

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The Next Thaw is on the Way

January 17, 2018 0 Comments
The Next Thaw is on the Way

Central Illinois hasn’t seen the freezing mark (32 degrees) in a week but that’s about to change.  Here’s the current scenario. But over the next few days, warm air ahead of a storm system will result in rising temperatures but brisk southwest winds. Our area will be on the warm side of the front which means […]

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Controversy Over Naming Winter Storms

January 12, 2018 0 Comments
Controversy Over Naming Winter Storms

Winter Storm “Grayson”.  Does this name make you sit up and take notice?  Here’s a link to an article about the pros and cons of naming winter storms.   Winters Storms not officially named  

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Baby It’s Cold Outside!

January 2, 2018 0 Comments
Baby It’s Cold Outside!

Peoria started the year with the coldest New Year’s Day in history.  Peoria weather records go back to 1883. Bitterly cold weather covers about 75% of the United States.  In a recent Forbes Magazine article, one of the nation’s leading meteorologists offers his opinion about the polar grip. https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2017/12/30/three-observations-about-conversations-on-the-extreme-cold-weather-this-week/#13f79f0c61ed  

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