WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT MONDAY.
* TIMING.SNOW.RATHER HEAVY AT TIMES.WILL TAPER OFF TO LIGHTSNOW & FLURRIES OVERNIGHT.
* SNOW ACCUMULATION.STORM TOTALS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES.HEAVIESTTOTALS SOUTH OF U.S. HIGHWAY 24.
* WINDS.NORTHEAST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH OCCASIONAL HIGHERGUSTS. THESE STRONG WINDS WILL RESULT IN BLOWING & DRIFTINGSNOW.ESPECIALLY IN OPEN AREAS.
* OTHER IMPACTS.THE SNOW WILL ALSO BE WET & HEAVY. & FORTHOSE WITH HEALTH CONCERNS THIS SNOW TYPE COULD BE DANGEROUS TOSHOVEL.
A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL LIKELY MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS IN PLACES. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL.KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT. FOOD.& WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.
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WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUN MORNING THROUGH MON MORNING.
* TIMING….LIGHT SNOW WILL BEGIN TO SPREAD NE INTO THEWATCH AREA SUN MORNING. SNOWFALL INTENSITY WILL INCREASE WITH THE HEAVIEST SNOW FORECAST TO FALL SUN AFTERNOON & SUNDAYEVENING. LIGHT SNOW WILL CONTINUE OVERNIGHT SUNDAY INTO MONDAYBUT ONLY MINOR ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED DURING THISTIME.
* SNOW ACCUMULATION.IN EXCESS OF 6 INCHES POSSIBLE ACROSS THE WATCH AREA;.ESPECIALLY SOUTH OF U.S HIGHWAY 24.
* WINDS...NORTHEAST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 20 TO 25 MPH SUNDAYWITH SOME GUSTS OF 30 TO 35 MPH DURING THE AFTERNOON. STRONG WINDS WILL PERSIST INTO SUNDAY EVENING WHILE BECOMINGNORTHERLY. WINDS WILL THEN GRADUALLY DIMINISH TO 10 TO 15 MPHWITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 25 MPH BY MON MORNING. THE STRONGGUSTY WINDS MAY RESULT IN BLOWING & DRIFTING SNOW.
* OTHER IMPACTS...SNOW MAY FALL HEAVILY AT TIMES SUNDAY. SNOWFALL RATES MAY APPROACH 1 INCH PER HOUR MAKING TRAVELDIFFICULT WITH SOME PORTIONS OF ROADS POTENTIALLY IMPASSABLEDUE TO DRIFTING SNOW.
A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW.SLEET.OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
Iroquois County Clerk Lisa Fancher has announced that the County Clerk’s office is open for Early Voting.Registered voters are eligible to vote early if they prefer, in the County Clerk’s Office for the April 9, 2013 Consolidated Election.
Early voting was created to allow Iroquois County voters to cast a ballot prior to Election Day without having to provide a reason for wanting to vote early.
Early Voting will be held March 25 – April 6, 2013 in the office of the County Clerk weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Additionally, Saturday, April 6, 2013 the Clerk’s office will be open from 8:30 a.m. – noon to accommodate early voters. Registered voters casting an early ballot must display valid identification such as a driver’s license or state-issued ID card.
For information concerning Early Voting, please call the County Clerk’s Office at 815-432-6960.
Online Contest Offers Chance to Win a Weather Alert Radio
SPRINGFIELD – Spring officially arrived on March 20, although the weather forecast seems more like winter.But spring-like weather, including severe thunderstorms and the threat of tornadoes, will appear eventually.To help people be better prepared for these weather hazards, state and local emergency management officials today encouraged people to participate in an online contest for a chance to win a weather alert radio.
Participants in the “Weather Alert Radios Save Lives” contest read a narrative about weather alert radios, take a five-question quiz and then register for a chance to win one of 100 radios to be awarded.The contest, which continues through March 31, is sponsored by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and the Illinois Emergency Services Management Association (IESMA).
The contest is available on the Ready Illinois website (www.Ready.Illinois.gov), the IESMA website (www.iesma.org) and on many county and municipal emergency management agency websites.Winners will be announced in April.
The National Weather Service (NWS) and state and local emergency management officials strongly encourage people to have a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio All Hazards with battery backup, a tone-alert feature and Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME) technology, which allows the radio to be programmed to receive alerts for specified counties.
IESMA purchased the weather alert radios as part of a program to increase emergency preparedness in local schools, hospitals, nursing homes, extended care facilities and government buildings throughout Illinois.During 2013 and 2014, IESMA plans to place 800 weather alert radios in local facilities.
Additional information about severe weather preparedness is available on the Ready Illinois website (www.Ready.Illinois.gov).
Milford looks toward a single Unit School District
A single, unit school district for a given community could bring a substantial increase in state aid payments.And—the Milford school officials are moving toward a merger between the Milford High School District #233 and Grade School District #280.
Forming a single, unit district could result in an additional $1 million, $550,000 for the school.The general state aide formula would also benefit, according to Milford Superintendent Dale Hastings.
Consolidating the two current school districts would also streamline the government process, benefitting teachers and students.The educational tax rate would NOT change.
A public hearing on the process could be scheduled by the Iroquois-Kankakee Regional Office of Education as soon as this Fall.The matter could go to referendum by March of 2014.