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|Winter Returns With a Vengeance
|POSTED: 3:35pm 1/12/09 The first several days of the new year saw nearly calm weather conditions -- probably because mother nature must have been taking some vacation time.
The National Weather Service says snow is falling now, and should total two inches by the time it's done late tonight in the Galesburg area. The cold and wind have caused a Winter Weather Advisory to be in effect until noon tomorrow.
Some communities to the north and closer to the Quad Cities will be under a Blizzard Warning from nine o'clock tonight until noon tomorrow, as those areas are forecast to get one to four inches of snow this afternoon, before redeveloping and another one to three inches falls.
Snow is again in the forecast Tuesday night and into Wednesday.
The story that will be just as big are the temperatures. Wind chills will be back in the below-zero range with single-digit temperatures for highs Tuesday.
Actual lows over the next several days will prove to be the coldest of the season so far, with lows closer to the Quad Cities getting down to near minus-15 by mid-week. Here in Galesburg, they'll be as cold as eight-below by Thursday night. Temperatures will rebound back into the 20's by the weekend.
There are numerous reports of fender-benders already in the area as the snow has started to fall. A number of them appear to have occurred in Henry County, one of the areas under a Blizzard Warning.
(Snow had stopped at late-afternoon Thursday outside the WGIL Studios in downtown Galesburg, but more was expected to fall, along with the temperatures. WGIL News story and photo by Will Stevenson.)
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