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Illinois and US Tornado Statistics for 2014 So Far

Illinois Tornado Statistics So far, we have had 30 tornado reports in Illinois for 2014*, according to initial reports from the NOAA Storm Prediction Center. Nearly half of those were ...
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Cool, Wet October Delays Corn Harvest

Here are the patterns of precipitation and temperature departures across the Corn Belt for October so far. The eastern half of the Corn Belt experienced both wetter and cooler than ...
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NWS Outlook for November and Winter

Today the NWS Climate Prediction Center has released their latest outlook for November and this winter. Below are the maps for November temperature, November precipitation, December-February temperature, and December-February precipitation ...
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El Nino and the Midwest

NOAA has released a new 2-page fact sheet on El Niño and the Midwest (links below). Several people in the Midwest had input into this, including myself. El Niño typically results ...
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October Cooler and Wetter Than Average So Far in Illinois

The statewide average temperature for October so far in Illinois is 56.5 degrees, 1.4 degrees below average. The statewide average precipitation for October so far is 2.5 inches. Here is ...
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