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  • Humidity: 59%
  • Feels Like: 55°
  • Heat Index: 56°
  • Wind: 6 mph
  • Wind Chill: 55°
  • UV Index: 0 Low
  • Sunrise: 06:48:34 AM
  • Sunset: 06:37 PM
  • Dew Point: 42°
  • Visibility: 10 mi

Today

A clear sky. Low 42F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

A clear sky. Low 42F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow

A mainly sunny sky. High 74F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph.

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The big skull at Dallas & Co., a 140-year-old barn on UI property, the International Space Station, ownership of the Ribeye, all about the AirLife helicopter and whether a million electric vehicles will create a power shortage.

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Aaron and Darla Finley were quick to answer Homer Township Fire Protection District’s unusual callout on Tuesday asking for snowmobile owners willing to help during this week’s storm.

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A stretch of heavy rain resulted in weekend flooding in Farmer City, where Salt Creek spilled into roadways and fields (details, A-1). The Bloomington-Normal area was drenched with more than 10 inches of rain in a 72-hour span. For more, follow our Instagram account (@news_gazette).

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Three days of rain has drenched parts of Farmer City, the corner of Plum and High streets underwater on Saturday morning. About 7 inches of rain has soaked the DeWitt County city since Thursday, one of the largest totals in the area. 

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Across the Corn Belt, cool, dry, breezy weather prevails in the Great Lakes region, where Friday’s high temperatures will remain below 65°. Meanwhile, encroaching warmth across the western and southwestern Corn Belt, including Missouri and Nebraska, favors a rapid corn and soybean planting pace.

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That pink moon a lot of us were talking about Monday night? 'Well, it wasn't really pink,' spoil-sport Dave Leake said.

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Across the Corn Belt, lingering cool conditions across the upper Midwest continue to limit planting progress, as well as the emergence of recently sown summer crops. Meanwhile, spotty showers generally stretch from Michigan to Missouri, slowing a previously vigorous planting pace for crops s…

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Across the Corn Belt, frost and freezes occurred again early Friday in the middle Ohio Valley and portions of the lower Great Lakes region. However, milder weather prevails from the Mississippi Valley westward, accompanied by rain showers. Early Friday, the heaviest rain is falling in the mi…

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Across the Corn Belt, cold weather follows Tuesday’s inclement weather, which included a band of late-season snow from the middle Mississippi Valley into the lower Great Lakes region. Official snowfall totals for April 20 reached 4.2 inches in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and 3.5 inches in Kansas Ci…

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Across the Corn Belt, cold weather prevails in the wake of a cold front’s passage. Across the upper Midwest, Tuesday morning’s low temperatures generally ranged from 15 to 30°. Early Tuesday, a band of accumulating snow is spreading across parts of the Midwest, including northern Missouri an…

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Across the Corn Belt, cool but dry weather prevails. In areas where fields are ready for planting, producers are grappling with the decision of whether to plant corn and soybeans, given the deepening spell of below-normal temperatures. The cool weather is also slowing the development of wint…

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Across the Corn Belt, cool but mostly dry weather prevails. Tuesday morning’s minimum temperatures dipped as low as 25° in the far upper Midwest, where a few snow showers are occurring. On April 11, Missouri led the Midwest with 8% of its intended corn acreage planted, followed by Illinois at 5%.

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Across the Corn Belt, scattered showers and thunderstorms are occurring in the upper Great Lakes region and west of the Mississippi River. The rain is slowing fieldwork but providing a beneficial boost in topsoil moisture. Meanwhile in the eastern Corn Belt, warm, dry weather favors winter w…

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Across the Corn Belt, showers and thunderstorms extend from the Great Lakes region into the middle Missouri Valley. Cooler air is overspreading the upper Midwest, but very warm weather in the Soft Red winter wheat belt favors crop development. By April 4, two percent of the winter wheat in I…

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Across the Corn Belt, chilly conditions linger east of the Mississippi River, where Friday morning’s low temperatures generally ranged from 20 to 30°. In contrast, warm, breezy conditions are developing across the western Corn Belt. Later Friday, high temperatures in the middle Missouri Vall…

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Across the Corn Belt, chilly, breezy weather prevails in the wake of a departing cold front. Lingering snow showers are confined to the upper Great Lakes region. Wednesday morning’s temperatures fell below 20° in parts of the upper Midwest.

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Across the Corn Belt, windy weather prevails east of the Mississippi River, especially in Ohio, in the wake of a departing storm system. Meanwhile, precipitation persists across Michigan but has ended in other areas of the Midwest. Some of Michigan’s precipitation has begun to change to snow…

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Across the Corn Belt, rain is overspreading areas from the Mississippi Valley westward. Meanwhile, mild, dry weather prevails in the eastern Corn Belt, where Tuesday’s high temperatures could reach or exceed 70°.

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Across the Corn Belt, a high-pressure system settling across the Great Lakes region is resulting in cool, dry weather. In addition, blustery conditions linger across parts of the eastern Corn Belt. Farther west, however, temperatures are rebounding to near- or above-normal levels in the west…

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Across the Corn Belt, rain associated with a storm system crossing the southern Plains is quickly overspreading the middle Mississippi and lower Missouri Valleys. Dry weather covers the remainder of the Midwest, except for some light snow in the upper Great Lakes region. Mild weather in the …