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|Winter Makes Cameo, Wind Damages Area Home
|All things being equal, we likely spent more time worrying about Winter making its return in the area, than it actually will stay.
A winter storm that is making its way across the Midwest and Illinois was forecast as late as Saturday to produce between three and five inches of snow in the area. The National Weather Service, however, says that just wasn't the case.
Some parts of Knox County, near Altona, for instance, had only 2.4 inches of snow as of 6am Sunday. And in Galesburg, while official totals aren't available, the city is lucky to have seen two inches. Monmouth reported two inches of snow as of 7am Sunday.
Nevertheless, the combination of snow overnight Saturday and rain and sleet before that is making for some slick conditions in the city and throughout the area. No accidents or other serious incidents are being reported, however.
A Winter Weather Advisory was in effect for most of the area, but it has since been cancelled.
Saturday's gusty winds, rain, and cold not only played havoc with most local outdoor sporting events, causing them to be cancelled, but it did also cause some damage. Forecasters believe gusty winds clocked as high as 60 miles per hour in the Peoria area causing downed power poles there yesterday, but those gusts also caused damage to a home in Abingdon.
The snow should start to melt with highs forecast to be above freezing Sunday, and will be back in the 50's by Monday.
(Snow was still falling around 5am Sunday, but barely covered the Galesburg Public Safety Building.)
(Snow barely covered the roads and sidewalks around 5am Sunday in downtown Galesburg near the WGIL Studios on East Simmons St. WGIL News Story and Photos by Will Stevenson.)
|03 28 09 by Newsroom
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