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severe thunderstorm warning including paxton il gibson city il gibson city il until 12 15 am cdt
Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Paxton IL, Gibson City IL, Gibson City IL until 12:15 AM CDT
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through 1 30 am scattered t storms will continue across portions of central il into northwest in isolated stro
Through 1:30 AM scattered t-storms will continue across portions of central IL into northwest IN, isolated strong storm still possible.
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showers amp t storms will move across northwest amp north central il during mid late evening heavy rain lightn
Showers & T-storms will move across northwest & north central IL during mid-late evening. Heavy rain, lightning, heavy rain possible.
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dense fog has developed near the lakeshore so we have issued a dense fog advisory valid until 10 am sunday if
Dense fog has developed near the lakeshore, so we have issued a Dense Fog Advisory valid until 10 AM Sunday. If you have road travel plans, use plenty of caution and be prepared to encounter rapidly changing visibility. Allow additional time to reach your destination. #inwx #ilwx
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showers and storms will be possible tonight with patchy fog a possibility for areas along the lake for fathers
Showers and storms will be possible tonight, with patchy fog a possibility for areas along the lake. For Father’s Day, showers and storms possible, with varied temps. Highs Sun along the lake will be in the mid 60s, while areas away from the lake in the 70s to low 80s.
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showers and thunderstorms continue to move across portions of northern illinois and northwest indiana this aft
Showers and thunderstorms continue to move across portions of northern Illinois and northwest Indiana this afternoon. The strongest storms are currently along and south of Interstate 80, and capable of producing occasional lightning and brief heavy downpours.
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urban amp small stream flood advisory has been issued for se lake co il radar estimates that 1 15 of rain fell
Urban & Small stream Flood Advisory has been issued for SE Lake Co. IL. Radar estimates that ~1-1.5" of rain fell between ~1230 & 2pm. Heaviest rain has ended but expect minor flooding due to runoff from rain that fell. Street flooding reported at 2pm in Highland Park. #ilwx
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showers and scattered t storms continue across portions of nrn il amp nw in the precip is moving off to the ea
Showers and scattered t-storms continue across portions of nrn IL & nw IN. The precip is moving off to the east northeast around 40 mph, and will continue through mid afternoon. Brief heavy downpours, and occasional lightning will be associated with the strongest storms.
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showers and occasional t storms are moving through portions of north central illinois and will continue moving
Showers and occasional t-storms are moving through portions of north central Illinois and will continue moving to the east northeast into the early aftn. Showers and thunderstorms will begin to expand into areas along and south of Interstate 88.
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the storms across central il will continue to move to the east northeast with the best coverage remaining sout
The storms across central IL will continue to move to the east northeast, with the best coverage remaining south of I-80 thru the morning. Scattered showers and an occasional t-storm will be possible north of I-80 through the morning.

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check out this incredible video of the this morning as viewed from a lisle il police car dash cam thanks to li
Check out this INCREDIBLE video of the #meteor this morning as viewed from a Lisle, IL police car dash cam! Thanks to Lisle PD for sharing!
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chicago s about to do something its never done in 146 years of record keeping go the entire months of jan amp
Chicago's about to do something its never done in 146 years of record keeping: go the entire months of Jan & Feb with no snow on the ground.
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the forecast lowest wind chills of the historic brutal cold snap coming this week wednesday morning ilwx inwx
The forecast lowest wind chills of the historic, brutal cold snap coming this week, Wednesday morning. #ilwx #inwx
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here s another amazing dash cam video of the meteor this morning this one courtesy of the mgpd1895
Here's another amazing dash cam video of the meteor this morning, this one courtesy of the @MGPD1895!
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exactly one month from today chicago will have its first 7 pm sunset of the year thanks in part to daylight sa
Exactly one month from today Chicago will have its first 7 pm sunset of the year (thanks in part to Daylight Saving Time). We're currently gaining about 2 minutes and 45 seconds of daylight per day. While the forecast may not reflect it, spring is coming (eventually).
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officially made it to over 53 for the first time since oct 31st today topping out at 57 this hour 132 consecut
#Chicago officially made it to over 53° for the first time since Oct 31st today, topping out at 57° this hour. 132 consecutive days below 54° is 2nd longest such streak since records began in 1871! Longest is 156 days back in 1881. Forecast highs Thu are mid to upper 60s! #ilwx
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if your area had snow this morning did you notice how quickly it melted in the strong march sun here s what 2
If your area had snow this morning, did you notice how quickly it melted in the strong March sun? Here's what 2-5" of snow vanishing looked like on GOES-16 True Color satellite product via . Also note just how narrow the snow band was! #ilwx #inwx
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update on extreme record cold headed our way late tuesday through early thursday there s no other way to put i
Update on extreme/record cold headed our way late Tuesday through early Thursday. There's no other way to put it than that this will truly be dangerous/life-threatening cold. Forecast coldest wind chills during peak of this brutal cold snap are 40 to 55 below zero. #ilwx #inwx
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mike dalton shared took video of thundersnow in mendota il around 6 pm this evening also an off duty forecaste
Mike Dalton shared took video of thundersnow in Mendota, IL around 6 pm this evening. Also, an off duty forecaster reported that 2" snow fell in Mendota in just 40 minutes! More thundersnow is possible this evening across N IL, snowfall rates of 2-4"/hour possible!
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the last time was 54 degrees was on oct 31 so today s the 130th consecutive day below 54 which is tied for 3rd
The last time #Chicago was 54° degrees was on Oct 31. So today's the 130th consecutive day below 54°, which is tied for 3rd longest on record. The streak is likely to end this week, if not Wed, then on Thu, which will make it the 2nd longest behind 156 day in back 1880-81!
Total(1) => 0.65464806556702 f_f_QM(2) => 0.1288149356842 indS(2) => 0.080545902252197 indM(2) => 0.046608924865723 indM_1(2) => 0.0068609714508057 indM_2(2) => 0.00074315071105957 indM_4(2) => 0.0061109066009521 indM_5(2) => 0.0041770935058594 indM_6(2) => 0.0011849403381348 indM_7(2) => 0.0091068744659424 indM_8(2) => 0.0010359287261963 indM_9(2) => 0.0089011192321777 indM_10(2) => 0.0082051753997803 f_f_pTL(2) => 0.52391314506531 f_f_dT(20) => 0.52362298965454