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Winter Storm Warning

Statement as of 3:25 PM CST on January 31, 2015

Expires 10:00 PM EST on February 01, 2015


... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 9 PM this evening
to 9 PM CST Sunday...

A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 9 PM this evening
to 9 PM CST Sunday.

* Timing... rain will changeover to snow late Saturday evening
and continue through Sunday evening.

* Accumulations... totals of 6 to 9 inches will be possible...
with the higher totals north of I-74.

* Wind... gusty north to northwest winds of up to 35 mph Sunday
afternoon and evening could cause some blowing and drifting of
the snow.

* Impacts... as temperatures will be near freezing tonight and
early Sunday... less traveled roads are more likely to become
snow covered. However... most roadways will become snow covered
and hazardous Sunday morning as the snow becomes heavier.
Visibilities could become poor due to the blowing and drifting
of the snow... especially in open areas and out in the
country... beginning Sunday afternoon.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow
are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an
emergency. If you must travel... keep an extra flashlight...
food... and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.





Public Information Statement

Statement as of 9:30 AM CST on January 31, 2015


... A look ahead at February climatological data...

Normals are for the period 1981-2010.


... Temperatures... Springfield Peoria
normal high/low 40/23 38/21
Feb 1 normals 36/19 34/18
Feb 28 normals 45/27 43/26

Month record high 78 on 2/24/1930 74 on 2/10/1932
month record low -24 on 2/13/1905 -26 on 2/13/1905

Normal occurrences of...
highs 90 or above 0 0
highs 32 or below 7 9
lows 32 or below 23 23
lows 0 or below 1 2

... Precipitation...
normal liquid equivalent 1.81 1.79
greatest month total 7.92 in 1882 5.64 in 1900
least month total 0.30 in 1907 0.06 in 1887
greatest 24-hour 3.38 on 2/20/1898 2.83 on 2/06/1942

Normal snowfall 5.5 6.2
greatest month total 24.4 in 1900 26.5 in 1900
least month total 0.0 in 1998 trace in 1998#
greatest 24-hour 15.0 on 2/28/1900 18.0 on 2/27-28/1900

... Degree days /base 65/...
normal heating 945 995
normal cooling 0 0


Climatological outlook for the new month:

   temperature ---- equal chances of above, below, or normal
   precipitation -- equal chances of above, below, or normal

# - last of several occurrences


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Alaska - High Wind Warning , Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory
Arizona - Winter Storm Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
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California - Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Colorado - Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Winter Storm Warning , Winter Storm Watch , Public Information Statement
Florida - Coastal Hazard Statement
Georgia - Flood Warning
Hawaii - High Surf Advisory
Idaho - Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement
Illinois - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Public Information Statement
Indiana - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning
Iowa - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Special Statement
Kansas - Winter Weather Advisory
Kentucky - Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
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Massachusetts - Wind Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Storm Watch
Michigan - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning
Minnesota - Winter Weather Advisory , Wind Chill Advisory , Special Statement
Mississippi - Public Information Statement
Missouri - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning
Montana - Winter Weather Advisory
Nebraska - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Special Statement
Nevada - Record Report , Public Information Statement
New Hampshire - Winter Storm Watch , Public Information Statement
New Jersey - Winter Storm Watch , Winter Storm Warning , Public Information Statement
New Mexico - Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Record Report , Public Information Statement
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North Carolina - Wind Advisory
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Ohio - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning
Oregon - Air Stagnation Advisory
Pennsylvania - Winter Storm Watch , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory
Rhode Island - Winter Storm Watch , Winter Storm Warning
South Dakota - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Special Statement
Tennessee - Wind Advisory , Special Statement
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Vermont - Winter Storm Warning , Winter Storm Watch
Washington - Winter Weather Advisory
West Virginia - Winter Weather Advisory
Wisconsin - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Special Statement
Wyoming - Public Information Statement
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