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Tips for cold weather


"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

Tips for winter weather travel


















Preparing your vehicle for winterWinter weather travel


     Preparing Your Vehicle for Winter                  Winter Weather Travel





Winter Safety



Disaster Supply Kit brochure                 

     (PDF download)



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Cold Weather Safety Winter Weather
and Your Health
Fire / Home
Heating Safety











The Science of Wind Chill




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NOAA Weather
Radio Information
Illinois State Fire Marshall
Fire Safety Page
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Winter Weather Forecasting


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

             National Winter Weather Forecasts


5 things to know about winter weather forecasts


Definitions of winter weather watches, warnings and advisories


What is freezing rain?What is freezing rain?





 Winter Preparedness Resources

   Downloads: (PDF)


       Winter Storms: The Deceptive KillersWinter Weather Preparedness Guide






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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