Category Archives: Seasonal Forecast

Cool and Wet Forecast for August in Illinois

The forecasts for August and the three-month period of August-October show most of Illinois with an increased chance of being cooler and wetter than average. A significant El Niño event has developed in the Pacific Ocean and has a 90% … Continue reading

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NWS Outlook for July – Cooler and Wetter in Illinois

Illinois has an increased chance of below-average temperatures and above-average precipitation in July, according to the outlook released by the NWS Climate Prediction Center earlier this week. The July precipitation forecast is amazing for showing such a large area with … Continue reading

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New Weather Outlook for June

The NWS Climate Prediction Center released their updated outlook for June, 2015. The new June outlook shows northern Illinois, including the Chicago area, with an increased chance of warmer and drier than average conditions. Much of central and southern Illinois has … Continue reading

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Forecast for June and Summer In Illinois – Cool and Wet

The Climate Prediction Center released their latest forecasts today (May 15) for June and this summer with cooler and wetter than average conditions expected in parts of Illinois. The temperature forecast for June (Figure 1) in Illinois includes an area … Continue reading

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NOAA Forecast Indicate Colder Weather to Continue

Late last week, the NOAA Climate Prediction Center released their latest monthly and season forecast. They expect all but far southern Illinois to have an increased chance of below-average temperatures in March. They expect the northern third of Illinois to … Continue reading

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NOAA Winter Forecast for Illinois

Between the November 17 tornado outbreak and the Thanksgiving holiday, I did not post this earlier – NOAA released their winter forecast on November 21. For Illinois, there are equal chances (EC) of above, below, and near-normal temperature and precipitation. … Continue reading

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New Long-term Outlooks from the Climate Prediction Center

The NWS Climate Prediction Center just released their outlook for the month of November and the 3-month outlook for November to January and beyond. There is nothing exciting to report for Illinois. We are in the “E.C.” region for equal … Continue reading

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