Weather

Examing Weather At The Extremes

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If there was any doubt about the nature of autumn, a quick look at the past week’s weather should clear up any confusion. While Northern Illinois is in a cycle of cool and wet days followed by hot and humid conditions, in Wyoming an early snow storm dumped more than two feet of snow on the northern plains. With those extremes in mind First Light host Brian O’Keefe stopped by the College of DuPage Weather lab and checked in with Meteorology professor Paul Sirvatka

What Happened to Spring?

The calendar page clearly says April, but the National Weather Service forecast reads more like mid to late February. The past week saw cold and windy conditions with more than a few flakes of snow, by the end of the week ahead the afternoon high could be close to 60. In recent weeks, powerful nor’easters slammed the northeast United States, the southern states have seen mild weather, while dry conditions dominate across large sections of the central United States. First Light host Brian O'Keefe stopped by the Meteorology Lab at College of DuPage this week and talked with Meteorology professor Paul Sirvatka to try to get a better understands of what’s going on with the “spring” weather.

College of DuPage Meteorology Professor Paul Sirvatka in a classroom adjacent to the Meteorology Lab

College of DuPage Meteorology Professor Paul Sirvatka in a classroom adjacent to the Meteorology Lab