LOCAL NEWS

January 13, 2018

 

(OLNEY)  The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for the weekend, calling for cold but dry weather conditions today thru tomorrow afternoon – then another clipper system will move thru with more snow chances Sunday night into Monday morning – while only light snow accumulations are expected, more cold arctic air will move in to dominate most all of next week – wind chill values will stay well below 20 degrees for the next several days and nights – stay tuned for continued weather updates.

 

(OLNEY)  As far as our WVLN-WSEI National Weather Service official Weather Station is concerned – we received right at 2 inches of a mixture of ice, sleet, & snow from Thursday thru yesterday morning – the official melt down was fifty-eight hundredths (0.58) of an inch of precipitation – the breakdown included a third of an inch (0.33) in the form of rain before the temperatures dropped late Thursday night – then a tenth of an inch (0.10) of precipitation was in the form of ice and sleet that fell overnight Thursday thru early Friday morning – the final fifteen hundredths (0.15) of an inch of precipitation was in the form of snow yesterday morning, which officially measured one and a half inches (1.5) – the precipitation measurement event lasted from 12:00 noon Thursday until 6:00 Friday evening here at the south edge of Olney.

 

(OLNEY/NEWTON)  We remind you that all of the cancellations that we receive will be immediately posted on our websites online – simply click on the “weather” tab and scroll down to the list of closings and/or cancellations – that’s at  www.freedom929.comwww.1035theeagle.com,  or  www.wvlnam.com  – also, if traveling the Illinois Department of Transportation has its newly designed website available with updated information on road conditions around the state – available on computers and mobile devices, the website includes the ability to identify and zoom in to specific locations, travel routes, and/or destinations from anywhere within the state – that’s online at  www.GettingAroundIllinois.com – folks can also check out the latest road conditions for Illinois by calling the IDOT road-line, at  1-800-452-4368.

 

(OLNEY/NOBLE/NEWTON)  Due to the extreme weather conditions, yesterday’s sanitary hauling by Republic Services in Olney and the surrounding area is being delayed by one day – therefore, the normal trash pickup for Friday will be made next Monday, weather permitting then – if any further delays occur, that information will be announced here on WVLN-WSEI-WIKK – the public’s cooperation in this matter is much appreciated  :  the City of Olney’s curbside recycling is running on schedule with no delay.

 

(OLNEY)  This is the final weekend of the 2017-2018 Deer Hunting season in Illinois – the Second Late Winter Antlerless-Only Deer Season continues today and ends tomorrow – plus the Illinois Archery Deer & Archery Fall Turkey seasons continue today and end tomorrow – and a reminder that the DNR season calendar begins on April 1st as current hunting and fishing licenses are valid until then – current licenses all expire on March 31st this spring – for all things outdoors in Illinois, go online at  www.dnr.illinois.gov.

 

(OLNEY/NEWTON)  All blood donors are encouraged to get out and give blood at their next opportunity – here’s the list of upcoming blood drives in our area  :  today at the Blood Donation Center in Effingham, each day from 7:45 to 2:15  :  tomorrow morning at the St. Joseph Parish Hall in Stringtown from 7:00 to 11:00  :  Monday at the Red Brush Christian Church along U.S. Route 45 north of Louisville from 1:30 to 6:30  :  all blood types and platelets are much needed to help replenish low area blood supplies.

 

REMINDERS  :
    The Trinity Preschool benefit breakfast is coming up this morning at the Trinity Lutheran Church, at the east edge  of Olney, with serving from now until 12:00 noon – includes pancakes, sausage, biscuits, gravy, sweet breads, & drinks – $6 for adults, $3 for children under 12 – the public is invited