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"By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail."

-- Ben Franklin 

 


Winter Travel and Road Reports


      Winter Safety / Wind Chill         


Winter Forecasting


Winter Preparedness Resources


Winter Weather Climatology

 

 


 

Winter Travel
 

Links:  Winter Road Reports (Illinois & the Midwest)

            Vehicle Kit for Winter Travel
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preparing your vehicle for winterWinter weather travel

 

     Preparing Your Vehicle for Winter                  Winter Weather Travel

 

 

 


 

Winter Safety

 

 

Disaster Supply Kit brochure                 

     (PDF download)

 


         

Cold weather icon Snow shoveling icon Home heating safety
Cold Weather Safety Winter Weather
and Your Health
Fire / Home
Heating Safety

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


                    

NOAA Weather Radio logo Illinois State Fire Marshall logo Portable generator
NOAA Weather
Radio Information
Illinois State Fire Marshall
Fire Safety Page
Portable Generator
Safety

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Winter Weather Forecasting

 

Links:  Snow / Ice Amount & Wind Chill Forecasts (Central Illinois)

             National Winter Weather Forecasts

 

 

Definitions of winter weather watches, warnings and advisories

 

 

 


 

 

 Winter Preparedness Resources

   Downloads: (PDF)

 

       Winter Storms: The Deceptive KillersWinter Weather Preparedness Guide

 

 

                            

      Links:

 

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Ready Illinois logo

 

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NWS Winter Safety
and Preparedness
State of Illinois
Preparedness Page
American Red Cross:
Winter Storm Preparedness

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 Winter Weather Climatology

Average annual snowfall                         Average winter (December-February) snowfall

 Average Snowfall for a Calendar Year (Jan -- Dec)             Average Snowfall during Winter (Dec - Feb)

 


 

Average winter high temperatures                        Average winter low temperatures

Average High Temperature in Winter (Dec - Feb)           Average Low Temperature in Winter (Dec - Feb) 

 


Average winter precipitation                       Average number of days with freezing rain

Average Liquid Precipitation in Winter (Dec - Feb)       Number of Days with Ice (Freezing Rain) in a Year