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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 2017-2018 Events

  •  March 24, 2018:  Heavy late season snow across northwest and central Illinois
  •  February 3-11, 2018:  Record-reaching nine straight days with measurable snow highlighted by a winter storm
  •  January 24, 2018:  Morning freezing drizzle event creates treacherous travel conditions
  •  January 23, 2018:  Early morning burst of snowfall in the far northern Chicago suburbs
  •  January 14-16, 2018:  A 3-7" snow event across the area, followed by lake effect snow including 8" in Porter County
  •  December 11, 2017:  Brief but moderate to heavy snow band moves over during late day commute


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