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Rich Egger

Severe storms with damaging winds and large hail moved across the tri states region during the evening hours on Tuesday. The National Weather Service reported trees were downed in Lee, Hancock, and McDonough counties.  There were also reports of widespread power outages.

Floodwaters on the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers may be going down, but rain has continued to soak farmland around much of the state. More rain could be on the way later this month.

Rich Egger

Weather Related delays and closures for Wednesday, February 20.

Weather Related Closures and Delays

Jan 29, 2019

Weather Releated delays and closures for Wednesday, February 6 due to icy road conditions.

Dangerously Cold Weather for the Tri States

Jan 28, 2019
Rich Egger

The National Weather Service (NWS) reports dangerous and life-threatening wind chills will persist from Tuesday afternoon through Thursday morning.  A Wind Chill Watch will be in effect for the Tri States Public Radio listening region during that period.

Courtesy Andrew Pritchard and the National Weather Service

The National Weather Service (NWS) said at least 23 tornadoes touched down Saturday in Illinois, making the outbreak the state's largest on record for December.  In west central Illinois, tornadoes were reported in Cass, McDonough, Fulton, Schuyler, and Mason counties.

Rich Egger

The tornado that tore through the Warren County community of Cameron caused extensive damage.  But no one was killed and no serious injuries are reported.

The correspondent seen most frequently on the network TV evening newscasts last year was the chief meteorologist for ABC.>The Associated Press reported that in the past five years, the evening newscasts just about doubled the amount of time spent on stories about weather and natural disasters.

Shop Talk panelist Jasmine Crighton said people are attracted to weather-related stories, even if the story has no impact on their lives.  She said that might explain why more of those stories are showing up on the network newscasts.

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There’s a reason why this might have felt like one of the coolest summers in memory.

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The snow and freezing temperatures this week in the tri-state region should not have much of an impact on local corn planting.

NWS Storm Spotter Certification Class

Mar 3, 2014
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Even with today’s technology, the National Weather Service still depends on certified storm spotters across the nation to serve as eyes on the ground.

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To hold classes or not hold classes.  That is the difficult decision school districts around the region have faced numerous times already this year due to the bitterly cold and snowy conditions.

Year Looking Up for Pheasants in Iowa

Mar 12, 2013
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Despite large amounts of snow recently, Iowa is on track to get an average amount of snow this winter. A pheasant biologist for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources said that could make it a good year for pheasants.