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Mix of rain, sleet and snow predicted for Tuesday

Posted by wlpo on March 2, 2015

Be prepared for a mix of rain, snow and ice. The National Weather Service is predicting that a wintery mix will start falling on the Illinois Valley before sunrise Tuesday morning.

Most of Illinois is included in a Winter Weather Advisory from 3am through 12pm Tuesday.  Not a lot of accumulation is expected but it will still affect driving conditions.

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Round up of the Illinois Valley’s lowest temperatures

Posted by wlpo on February 19, 2015

How low did the temperature go where you live?

According to the National Weather Service, it was -13 degrees at one point Thursday morning near Sheridan. A weather spotter in Streator reported a temperature of -11.  It got as cold as -7 in Oglesby and Ottawa while the thermometer dipped to -6 in Peru and Grand Ridge. La Salle and Marseilles bottomed out at -5.

At the coldest point Thursday morning it felt like -20 to -25 degrees with the wind chill.

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Snow triggers winter weater advisories and warnings

Posted by wlpo on January 5, 2015

Be prepared for below zero wind chills and several inches of snow. The National Weather Service is predicting that four to eight inches will fall on the Illinois Valley before sunrise Tuesday.

There is a Winter Weather Advisory for La Salle County and counties to the north, northeast and east from 6pm Monday through 6am Tuesday.

Bureau, Putnam and counties to the west are included in a Winter Storm Warning from 6pm Monday through 6am Tuesday.

Wind chills are expected to remain below zero and the snow could be blowing at times, reducing visibility.

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National Weather Service predicts a cold but not overly snowy winter

Posted by wlpo on December 1, 2014

If you’re already tired of cold weather, keep in mind that winter doesn’t officially start for another three weeks.

The National Weather Service out of Chicago has put out its winter outlook for the Illinois Valley and it’s a cold outlook. The weather service says there are several signs pointing to an increased potential for a colder than average winter. When it comes to snow however the outlook for the Illinois Valley is near or below average snowfall this winter.

Meteorologists looked at things like winters after cold Novembers in writing up their outlook.

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