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Gulf of Alaska Storm; High Winds and Fire Weather in California

A strong storm in the Gulf of Alaska will bring high winds to the south-central coast and panhandle through Monday. Heavy snow is also expected over southeastern mainland Alaska through Monday night. Gusty to high winds could bring down trees and power lines, and bring elevated to critical fire weather conditions across much of central and southwest California Monday and Tuesday. Read More >

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NWS Lincoln's First and Only Meteorologist-in-Charge Has Retired

Published 2021-01-04

Ernie Goetsch, who was selected as our office's first Meteorologist in Charge while it was still under construction in 1994, has decided to call it a career.

Snow Reports from Saturday Night

Published 2021-01-03

Snow Reports from Saturday Night

Annual Climate Statistics for 2020 Now Available

Published 2021-01-03

Climate statistics for several area cities for 2020 are now available.

December Climate Summary

Published 2021-01-02

New Years Day Weather History for Peoria and Springfield

Published 2020-12-28

A look back at how the near year has started off in Peoria and Springfield since climate records began.

Preliminary 2020 Climate Summary for Central and Southeast Illinois

Published 2020-12-22

Here's a season by season breakdown of the weather highlights in central and southeast Illinois during 2020.

Christmas Day Climate Statistics

Published 2020-12-21

Typical odds of a White Christmas in our area range from 25-30% in central Illinois, and around 25% in southeast Illinois.

Winter Begins at 4:02 am CST on Monday

Published 2020-12-18

The winter solstice occurs when the sun is directly over the Tropic of Capricorn (23.5 degrees South latitude).

Frequently Asked Questions on our New Radar Displays

Published 2020-12-17

The radar displays on our web page have been redesigned to eliminate the Flash-based dependency. Here's some more information on how to use them.

Severe Drought in Areas Around Springfield and Decatur (updated Dec. 17)

Published 2020-12-17

The U.S. Drought Monitor issued on December 17th showed a small area of severe drought conditions in central Illinois, centered around Lincoln, Springfield and Decatur.