Forecasters Wednesday had warned of the possibility of a derecho in the Chicago area overnight but the city and suburbs seem to have been widely spared significant damage from severe weather that rolled through.
The National Weather Service said several areas recorded wind gusts in excess of 60 mph that knocked down tree limbs or toppled whole trees, damaging some power lines.
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People across Illinois are seeing red suns and moons — and hazy skies — caused by wildfires ravaging the western United States.
The changing climate is bringing increasingly volatile weather and more frequent severe storms, according to a growing body of research. Those storms will affect trees.
As the season of Bix begins in preparation for the 47th Annual Quad-City Times Bix 7, the temperatures will steadily climb during the week, culminating in a warm start time for the race on Saturday.
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WAVERLY — A dozen tornadoes were confirmed across Iowa, including in Bremer and Butler counties near Shell Rock and Waverly, after severe thunderstorms swept across the state Wednesday evening.
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The National Weather Service in Lincoln confirmed tornadoes over three counties in the area Saturday afternoon.
Quad-City residents should keep their umbrellas handy.
Shoreline cities and towns in the Great Lakes region will be spending heavily in coming years to fix public infrastructure damaged by recent flooding and erosion, with estimated costs approaching $2 billion, officials said Thursday.
DES MOINES — Recent rains appear to have brought much-needed relief to some parched areas of Iowa, but overall conditions continue to deteriorate, according to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor released Thursday.
Aaron Dufelmeier, University of Illinois Extension Office director, said the amount of rain received would have been more beneficial had it been spread out over several weeks versus just a handful of days.
As outlandish as the killer heat wave that struck the Pacific Northwest was, it fits into a decades-long pattern of uneven summer warming across the United States.
Heat waves and droughts go hand-in-hand.
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High heat and dew points will continue to fuel showers and thunderstorms over the Quad-Cities through Thursday when a front with cooler temperatures and less moisture is expected to push through.
The National Weather Service said sirens alone are not an effective alert system and should be used in conjunction with local media and weather radio reports.