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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Notice my wording there - *outdoor* warning sirens.

Let's start with the reason that outdoor warning sirens exist. They're out there for one reason, and one reason only. To alert people who may be outdoors that it is not safe to be outdoors, and to head indoors to seek...

Thursday, June 7, 2018

At the end of April, I remarked that May would likely get off to an early warm start that may continue for much of the month. Forget much of the month, it stayed warm for the entire month.

May began warm in C-U, and it stayed warm. Every single day. Of the 31 days in Ma...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

SEVERE WEATHER:  Champaign-Urbana is in a 'Slight Risk' for severe thunderstorms on the Storm Prediction Center's Day 1 and Day 2 outlooks. Today's risk holds off until the overnight. While an isolated shower/storm is possible this afternoon, more widespread thundersto...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Details remain quite unclear at 48 hours out, but the potential exists for a few severe thunderstorms across central Illinois on Thursday.

As of Tuesday morning, it appears there may be two or more waves of thunderstorms in the Champaign-Urbana area, all of which potent...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

At the end of my February recap, I predicted a cold start to the month of March, but noted the possibility of a warm up during the last half of the month. This simply did not happen. The jet stream pattern that locked much of the central and eastern U.S. into a colder...

Thursday, February 22, 2018

After receiving just 4.94" of precipitation during the months of November, December, January, and the first 17 days of February *combined*, Champaign-Urbana received 5.39" in just the last four days. More in four days than the past four months!

Another way of looking at...

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

It's that time again! Time to reflect on the last month of weather in Champaign-Urbana, and take a look at where we're headed for the next few weeks.

Looking strictly at temperatures the month of December was wildly dynamic, producing temperatures as warm as 64° on Dece...

Saturday, December 2, 2017

How quickly the seasons go! It seems like we just got settled in to fall, and here we are leaping into the first week of meteorological winter. At the end of our October recap, I made some general predictions for the month of November. I said we'd likely start the mont...

Friday, November 3, 2017

The book comes to a close on the month of October. A month of transition, where we see sunset times shrink from after 6:30 on October 1st, to well before the clock hits 6:00 by Halloween. The average temperature falls from a refreshing 60° down to a chilly 48° along th...

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