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Central Illinois is digging out from a major winter snowstorm that dumped as much as 7 inches of snow across the Regional Radio listening area.

Snowfall amounts from the National Weather Service thus far this morning:

Pana- 6.8"
Kincaid- 7.5"
Taylorville 5.0"

These amounts may vary high/low due to the drifting snow.

The National Weather Service in Lincoln says a winter storm warning remains in effect until noon today.  They have also issued a wind chill advisory for our listening area from 9pm tonight until noon on Thursday.

Winter weather will continue across central and southeast Illinois today and tonight. Light snow will linger through the morning hours before gradually tapering off to flurries by afternoon.

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Only minor additional accumulations of one half inch or less are expected. Strong northwesterly winds gusting over 20 mph at times will create blowing and drifting snow through midday before the winds begin to subside.

The Weather Service adds that once the winds become calm and skies clear out, bitterly cold conditions are expected tonight. Actual air temperatures will drop below zero...while wind-chill readings plunge into the -15 to -30 range.
The winter storm yesterday has left roads snow covered and slick this morning. Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp tells Regional Radio News that you show allow extra time to reach your destination.

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