NOAA Releases Spring Outlook

March 19, 2018 0 Comments
NOAA Releases Spring Outlook

It looks like April, May and June in the Midwest including central Illinois will be warmer and wetter than normal.  Most of the nation may see above normal temperatures.  Areas around the Great Lakes may see above normal rainfall.

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DST, Pro or Con?

March 12, 2018 1 Comment
DST, Pro or Con?

The debate continues whether or not we should change our clocks or keep the same time. https://www.timeanddate.com/time/dst/daylight-saving-debate.html    

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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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