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Cold Front Dropping South Across the Western U.S.; Watching Threat for Tornadoes and Flooding in the South

A cold front will push south across the Western U.S. into Tuesday with mountain snow and areas of gusty to high winds. An area of low pressure will form along this front on Tuesday and bring a potential for severe thunderstorms with tornadoes and excessive rainfall in the lower to mid Mississippi River Valley. To the north, heavy snow is possible in parts of the upper Midwest. Read More >

 Winter 2015-2016 Events

  • February 24, 2016: Blizzard conditions in northwest IN and far eastern IL, with totals over a foot
  • January 9, 2016: Minor snow event brings 1" to 4" across northern Illinois
  • December 28, 2015: Sleet & freezing rain event; likely daily sleet record for Chicago
  • December 2, 2015: Minor snow event brings moderate snow & low visibility during morning rush hour
  • November 20-21, 2015: Second largest November snowstorm on record for Rockford & Chicago; totals up to 18" near WI stateline


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