Jim Angel http://wuis.org en See A Monthly Breakdown Of Illinois Tornado Activity http://wuis.org/post/see-monthly-breakdown-illinois-tornado-activity <p>November tornadoes seem out of place in Illinois.&nbsp; But weather statistics show they're not uncommon.&nbsp;&nbsp; Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel studied the years 1950 to 2010 and found nearly 70 tornadoes occurred in November.&nbsp; That's more than October or December.&nbsp;</p><p>But what made Sunday different was the outbreak that occurred.&nbsp;</p><p>"All our other outbreaks tend to happen in the springtime," Angel said.&nbsp; "So the ones in November tend to be single events, but this is by far the biggest number that we've seen in November."</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 15:52:23 +0000 Sean Crawford 13335 at http://wuis.org See A Monthly Breakdown Of Illinois Tornado Activity Moderate Drought Expands In Central Illinois http://wuis.org/post/moderate-drought-expands-central-illinois <p>The U.S. Drought Monitor has expanded the area in Illinois considered to be in "moderate drought."&nbsp;</p><p>State Climatologist Jim Angel says exceptionally dry conditions over the last 60 days along with high temperatures has resulted in 39 percent of Illinois now experiencing a drought.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Angel also says the drought appears to be impacting crops and yards more than water supplies.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 15:10:57 +0000 Sean Crawford 8466 at http://wuis.org Moderate Drought Expands In Central Illinois Drought Is Back In West Central Illinois http://wuis.org/post/drought-back-west-central-illinois <p>West central Illinois is now in what is being called a <strong>moderate drought</strong>.&nbsp; That's despite a relatively cool and wet start to the summer.<br><br>The US Drought Monitor's latest map shows moderate drought for the western half of Sangamon County and farther west all the way into Missouri. &nbsp;<br> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 22:43:00 +0000 Sean Crawford 8141 at http://wuis.org Drought Is Back In West Central Illinois