Now is the time to be ready for severe weather

    Springtime usually means the onset of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes is right around the corner in Illinois. However, severe weather events the past few years have illustrated that severe storms can occur at any time, in any month.
    "Although the typical peak time for severe storms is April through June in Illinois, events of the past three years have proven otherwise," said Chris Miller, Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Lincoln, IL. "Since January 2012, nearly half of all tornadoes in Illinois have occurred during the fall and winter months. This underscores just how important it is to be ‘Weather Ready’ all year in Illinois."

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