weather http://peoriapublicradio.org en City of Peoria stretching its street salt http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/city-peoria-stretching-its-street-salt <div>The City of Peoria has used more than 10,000 tons of salt so far this winter season. City Streets manager David Haste says there’s enough salt to last through the rest of the season. But he says his staff are trying to make the salt go further:</div><p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 22:49:47 +0000 Alex Rusciano 19105 at http://peoriapublicradio.org City of Peoria stretching its street salt Peoria’s second snowiest winter on record http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-s-second-snowiest-winter-record <div>This winter is the second snowiest on record for the Peoria-area. The National Weather Service says the area has received more than 47 inches so far. That’s about 5.5 inches less than the highest recorded snowfall three years ago. &nbsp;Kirk Huettl is a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Lincoln. He says this winter is irregular for the region:</div><p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 22:43:36 +0000 Alex Rusciano 19104 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria’s second snowiest winter on record ‘Vortex’ 2015? Not so fast http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/vortex-2015-not-so-fast <p></p><div>There’s one bright spot connected to the super-cold snap we had in the Midwest this week --- it probably won’t repeat itself for a few years at least.</div><p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 06:22:53 +0000 Jim Meadows 17304 at http://peoriapublicradio.org ‘Vortex’ 2015? Not so fast Winter weather hits Illinois trains, too. http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/winter-weather-hits-illinois-trains-too <p></p><div>During winter weather, it’s common for flights to be cancelled and roads to be closed. Usually the trains still run without incident. But during the winter storm of the past few days, Amtrak passengers in the region found themselves stranded on trains for hours at time. Illinois Public Radio’s Jonathan Ahl reports:</div><p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 06:17:45 +0000 Jonathan Ahl 17303 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Winter weather hits Illinois trains, too. Weather related information http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/weather-related-information <p><em>Updated December 22, 3:00 p.m.</em></p><p><strong>Hazardous weather moving out of the area</strong></p><p>Some light snow or flurries will be possible today and tonight, but little additional accumulation is expected.<br /><br />Very cold air moving into the area will freeze standing water and wet roads, which could cause hazardous travel conditions.<br /><br /><b>IF YOU'RE HEADING OUT</b></p><p>Get the latest weather forecasts and announcements from the National Weather Service. <a href="http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=ILZ029&amp;warncounty=ILC143&amp;firewxzone=ILZ029&amp;local_place1=&amp;product1=Winter+Stor">GO&gt;</a></p><div>&nbsp;</div><p><strong>PARKING BANS / COLLISION ALTERS Sat, 14 Dec 2013 01:08:42 +0000 Tanya Koonce & Denise Molina-weiger & Daryl Scott 16318 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Weather related information State Police stress driver safety following winter snowfall http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-police-stress-driver-safety-following-winter-snowfall <p></p><div>Winter weather means drivers need to take their time, plan ahead, and give fellow travelers enough room to move. &nbsp;That’s the message from Illinois State Police Trooper Dustin Pierce. &nbsp;He says some drivers can cause accidents by crowding other cars of snow plows in winter weather:</div><p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 00:23:39 +0000 Alex Rusciano 16144 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State Police stress driver safety following winter snowfall Food and fun as Illinois State Fair begins http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/food-and-fun-illinois-state-fair-begins <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Illinois State Fair officially got underway Friday. IPR's Brian Mackey has more on what's happening at this year's fair:</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><p></p></div><p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 21:22:08 +0000 Brian Mackey 10207 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Food and fun as Illinois State Fair begins Peoria residents facing large costs from storm http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-residents-facing-large-costs-storm <p></p><p>Some Peoria residents are facing heavy financial costs related to water damage caused by last weekend’s storm.&nbsp; Dozens of residents called water mitigation and reconstruction companies to deal with the damage. Jack Kellerstrass is Vice President of ServiceMaster of Central Illinois. He says water-damage repairs can get very expensive. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Orko Manna 7976 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria residents facing large costs from storm Area students launch weather balloon http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/area-students-launch-weather-balloon <p></p><div>Nearly 300 area middle school students gathered at the Caterpillar Learning Center in Edwards to assemble and launch a weather balloon. &nbsp;The project was led by Riverview Grade School science teacher Emily Dawson. &nbsp;Dawson says the weather balloon inflates to more than five feet across with sensors to measure pressure, humidity and temperature before it lands:</div><p> Wed, 22 May 2013 19:30:05 +0000 Alex Rusciano 6032 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Area students launch weather balloon Closings, Cancelations, and Winter Weather Updates http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/closings-cancelations-and-winter-weather-updates <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.15;">Updated January 28, 5:55 A.M.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; font-style: italic; vertical-align: baseline;">Here are the latest weather updates from the Peoria Public Radio Newsroom</span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline;">.</span></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wind Chill Warning</span></strong></p><p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 12:24:31 +0000 WCBU Staff 4614 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Closings, Cancelations, and Winter Weather Updates