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Hundreds Attend Peotone Forum on Illiana Expressway

– The Pros and Cons of the Illiana Expressway finds various opinions  about how the route will effect residents who live in the proposed areas.  And---Tuesday, several hundred (700-800) people attended a public hearing at Peotone High School.

Another meeting is today at 5 pm at the Lowell, IN Middle School.

Officials with the Illinois and Indiana transportation departments said prior to the forum determining properties needed for the project is still a couple years away.

Three proposed routes are being considered to link the Will County area in Illinois to NW Indiana.

Read more: Hundreds Attend Peotone Forum on Illiana Expressway

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July Weather a Record

CHAMPAIGN — State Climatologist Jim Angel is reporting the month of July was a record-setter.  And the final day of the month may bring yet one more day of 90-degree temperatures.

Many communities, including the Champaign-Urbana area recorded  26 90-degree-plus day this month.

At WGFA Radio in Watseka, an official NWS recording site, there were 19 days of 90-plus degree readings.  At least four days topped 100.

The old record had been July 1921 when there were 25 90-degree days, according to Angel.

Earlier, the Illinois State Water Survey had stated that the record for 90-degree days was set in July 1936, and that it was 24 days. A closer inspection of weather records uncovered the 1921 record that crumbled Monday.

The National Weather Service has forecast a high of 93 today (Tuesday). If reached, that would mean that on 27 of 31 days this month the high temperature touched or exceeded 90 degrees.

94.1 FM, WGFA

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Weather Warning Cancelled

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Statement as of 9:14 AM July 31, 2012

...The Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Benton...southern Newton and Iroquois counties has expired...

The line of storms which prompted the warning have weakened and moved out of the warned area.

94.1 FM, WGFA

NWS

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T-Storm Warning Extended 'til 9:15 am -- July 31, 2012

Heavy, welcome rainfall is falling in Iroquois County.  A severe T-Storm Warning remains in effect 'til 9:15 am. 

 

THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR SOUTHWESTERN KANKAKEE COUNTY IS CANCELLED.

THE LINE OF STORMS WHICH PROMPTED THE WARNING HAVE MOVED OUT OF THE WARNED AREA.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR BENTON. SOUTHWESTERN JASPER.SOUTHERN NEWTON & IROQUOIS COUNTIES UNTIL 915 AM.

AT 811 AM CDT.NATL WEATHER SVC DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL.& DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH.  THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM CLIFTON TO SHELDON TO FORESMAN. MOVING SE AT 30 MPH.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE NEAR.
 PERKINS & RAUB AROUND 920 AM EDT.
 GOODLAND AROUND 825 AM CDT.
 WATSEKA & REMINGTON AROUND 830 AM CDT.
 LOCHIEL & WADENA AROUND 935 AM EDT.
 FOWLER AROUND 940 AM EDT.
 BARCE AROUND 945 AM EDT.
 ATKINSON & FREELAND PARK AROUND 950 AM EDT.
 MILFORD & OXFORD AROUND 955 AM EDT.


THE FOLLOWING INTERSTATES MAY BE IMPACTED.

I-57 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 293 & 301.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.

SEEK SHELTER IN A STURDY STRUCTURE & STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS UNTIL THESE STORMS HAVE PASSED.

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Iroquois County: SEVERE T-STORM WARNING

                    T-Storm Warning 'til 8:30 am .........    Tuesday, July 31, 2012

 

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR SOUTHWESTERN LAKE.NORTH CNTL IROQUOIS & KANKAKEE COUNTIES UNTIL 830 AM.

AT 730 AM TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR BOURBONNAIS.MOVING SE AT 35 MPH. STRONG WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH ARE ALSO POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM.

THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR.

 AROMA PARK AROUND 740 AM CDT.

 MOMENCE AROUND 750 AM CDT.

 HOPKINS PARK AROUND 755 AM CDT.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.

SEEK SHELTER IN A STURDY STRUCTURE & STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS UNTIL THIS STORM HAS PASSED.

 

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