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Cold and Snowy November in Illinois

Here is the scene out my backdoor last night, not just frost on the pumpkin but real snow. And the poor annuals in the flower-pot are done. As of this ...
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January through October – 6th coolest and 19th wettest for Illinois

For the period from January through October, the statewide temperature for Illinois was 52.5 degrees, a full 3 degrees below the long-term average of 1981-2010 and the sixth coolest year ...
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Cold Start to November in the Midwest

So far, November has been cooler than average across Illinois and the eastern two-thirds of the Midwest (below). The statewide average temperature is about 5 degrees below average. The NWS ...
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October Wetter Than Average for Illinois

Based on preliminary numbers*, the statewide average precipitation for October in Illinois was 4.5 inches, which is 1.2 inches above average. It was the 15th wettest October since 1895. The ...
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Chance of a Repeat of Last Winter

Probably the most frequently asked question I get these days is "Will this winter be as bad as last winter?" I discussed this a bit in an earlier post. The National ...
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