12-12-19 Illinois: Overall quiet weather working into the weekend, latest thoughts potential system early next week.V.

12-12-19 Illinois: Overall quiet weather working into the weekend, latest thoughts potential system early next week.V.

Today's video: https://vimeo.com/379008294 Simulated radar guidance through the day today- other than a light wintry mix in far NW IL late AM into early PM (little impacts)...no weather concerns today: There is some risk for for a light coating of snow Saturday morning.  We have lower confidence with this.  Watch video for details. We are also eyeing a system on Monday which looks to mainly be focused along the I-70 corridor.  Below is a look at the European and GFS models on Monday afternoon.  The European (left) model is preferred. Here is a look at simulated radar from 6 PM…
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12-11-19 Illinois: Band of snow showers impacting north-central IL this AM…discussing winter weather potential into next week. N.

12-11-19 Illinois: Band of snow showers impacting north-central IL this AM…discussing winter weather potential into next week. N.

Illinois Video: http://vimeo.com/378759220 Radar at 5:15 AM CT: Light snow will continue tracking along & north of I-74. Band of light snow showers will largely dissipate between 9-10am CT, but bring a swath of light amounts of 1" or less from the Quad cities through Kewanee, Pontiac, to Watseka & Hoopeston.   Looking ahead, a disturbance will bring us raw weather Saturday with light rain transitioning to light snow with falling temperatures & gusty winds.  Very minor snow amounts would be possible, along with isolated slick mid afternoon Saturday to early evening across central & northern Illinois. Wind forecast over…
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12-10-19 Long-range: Updated week’s 3/4 forecast & expected model chaos ahead. M.

12-10-19 Long-range: Updated week’s 3/4 forecast & expected model chaos ahead. M.

Today's video: https://vimeo.com/378538243 PDF report (click link to the right to open in HD): 12-10-19 Long-range analysis Key Points: A few weak waves to track in the Midwest this week with some light snow chances.  Data hints that the system next week could bring snow chances to someone in the Midwest/Ohio/TN Valley. This is possible given brief period of a –AO.  The North Pacific continues to favor warmer risks for the week 2 period especially in the Eastern US.  A poleward shift of the jet is favored in week 2 which favors more mild Pacific air into the Eastern US. …
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12-10-19 Illinois: Bitter cold today with a “streak” of snow showers Wednesday AM, warmer late week before weekend winter wx risks. N.

12-10-19 Illinois: Bitter cold today with a “streak” of snow showers Wednesday AM, warmer late week before weekend winter wx risks. N.

Video: http://vimeo.com/378515078 Current wind chills: Forecast radar from 4am to noon Wednesday shows a "streak" of snow showers working from the Quad cities east, southeast along I-80, exiting by noon.  Minor coatings of snow on paved areas will be the concern as this passes.   Wind forecast over the next 4 days: We'll watch a system from Friday night-Saturday night which could bring some wintry weather, mainly over the northern part of the state as we see a punch of colder air return Saturday-Saturday night.  Still too early to talk amounts.  A southern stream system may brush portions of the…
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12-9-19 Illinois: Dramatic temperature drop this evening….snow shower chances north mid-week. N.

12-9-19 Illinois: Dramatic temperature drop this evening….snow shower chances north mid-week. N.

Today's Video: https://vimeo.com/378274019 Additional rainfall totals today: Temperature forecast 3pm - midnight: Watching a wave of snow showers potentially for areas along/north of I-80 Wednesday morning 4am to 11am CT.  A coating to 1" would be possible, & given very cold air in place it won't take much to cause a thin coating of snow on pavement.   Wind forecast over the next 4 days: Temperatures over the next 10 days:
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12-7-19 Illinois: Quiet weather today, discussing precip chances Monday.V.

Good Saturday Morning! Here is your latest forecast update: http://vimeo.com/377964027 A look at current temps as of 5:00 AM CT: Highs today: Winds will be coming out of the SE at 5-10 MPH: Next chance for precip works into the state late Sunday. Sim radar from Sun night through Tuesday night: Precip totals for this event Monday: Snow totals- please watch video for latest thoughts: Watching for a shot of arctic air mid next week- low temps Wed AM:
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12-6-19 Long-range: Updated weeks 3/4 forecast and growing confidence for a cold and stormy pattern. M.

12-6-19 Long-range: Updated weeks 3/4 forecast and growing confidence for a cold and stormy pattern. M.

Today's video: https://vimeo.com/377781840 PDF report (click link to the right to open in HD): 12-6-19 Long-range analysis Key Points: Storm system early next week brings the next best chance of snow for the Northern Plains and rain in the TN Valley. Tropospheric polar vortex influence after the cold front early next week. This will bring a big blast of cold air to the Midwest. Widespread below zero temperatures in the Northern Plains.  Combination of MJO Phase 2, -AAM and location of the stratospheric Polar Vortex will favor Pacific blocking and cold air intrusions in week 2. Differences in the GEFS/EPS…
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12-6-19 Illinois: Light showers south today, quiet weather into the weekend before rain likely Monday.V.

12-6-19 Illinois: Light showers south today, quiet weather into the weekend before rain likely Monday.V.

Good Friday Morning! Below is your latest forecast update: http://vimeo.com/377754896 Current radar: Sim radar out through 7 PM ET today: Precip totals through today: A rather quiet weekend is in store, we are watching our next system to work in early Monday through Tuesday evening: Precip totals out through Tuesday evening- please watch video for the latest thoughts: Wind panel over the next 4 days: Temperature charts for the next 10 days: Bloomington: Carbondale: Chicago: Freeport: Effingham: Galesburg: Peoria:
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New Email Format

Good afternoon, hoping all is well! You may have noticed a different format to our e-mail updates today...if not you will on Friday's forecasts. In an effort to limit the outside sharing of our daily updates, the e-mails will now direct you to the website for actual forecast content where you will have to log-in. If you have forgotten your password, click on the "Forgot your Password" button on the website log-in page or in the email itself, which will have you reset your password. Thank you for understanding, have a blessed day!  Here's where you click if you have forgot your password:
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