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McLean County received about 3 inches of snow in most places, but travel difficulties were out of proportion to the amount of precipitation. As dusk came Saturday, winds picked up, creating whiteout conditions in rural areas.

Earlier Saturday State Police in central Illinois reported numerous cars sliding off roads, and a couple of jackknifed semis and accident reports continued late in the day.

Temperatures dropped to single digits overnight and into Sunday with sub-zero wind-chill factors.

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The National Weather Service says at least 23 tornadoes touched down Saturday in Illinois, making the outbreak the state's largest on record for December.

Severe weather ripped through Van Buren County on July 19 with two EF-1 tornadoes touching down near the county seat of Keosauqua. One of the twisters destroyed a piece of the county's history, but not before its image could be captured on canvas.

Marshalltown, Iowa tornado damage
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Four American Red Cross volunteers from Central Illinois have been dispatched to central Iowa to provide emergency relief in three Iowa communities that were devastated by tornadoes last week.

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Many people have been struck by the strength and persistence of Hurricane Harvey, still drenching the Texas Gulf Coast with a record amount of rain recorded in one event in north America.

One Dead As Severe Storms Rip Through Northern Illinois

Mar 1, 2017
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The National Weather Service says survey teams will be moving across Illinois to catalog damage and determine the number of tornados that swept across the state.  Meteorologist Amy Seeley says the teams on Wednesday also will determine how long tornados were on the ground. 

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Central Illinois Institutions are preparing for Winter Storm Jupiter.

Heartland Community College has announced it will close all weekend.

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Sub zero wind chills and a wind chill weather advisory through 10:00 a.m. have caused the Unit Five School District, Tri-Valley, and others in the WGLT listening area to tell students and staff to stay home Monday.

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Both Bloomington-based State Farm Insurance and Country Financial have mobilized catastrophe teams as Hurricane Matthew moves closer to the U. S. coast and gains strength.

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Strong storms blew through central Illinois late yesterday afternoon and early evening.  Up to 70 mph wind gusts downed tree branches, uprooted a few trees, and played havoc with the construction site at Colleen Hoose Elementary School in Normal.  No injuries were reported in McLean County.