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NWS says smoke smell throughout Chicagoland area is from wildfires 600 miles away in Kansas

The National Weather Service said the smoke smelled Thursday morning throughout the Chicagoland area is from wildfires 600 miles away in Kansas. “Any early risers out there may smell smoke. Have no fear – there are no fires nearby,” the National Weather Service Chicago said in a tweet. “The smoke is actually from Kansas, traveling […]

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NWS warns of damaging wind threat to northern Illinois area that could bring widespread power outages

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for the northern Illinois area in anticipation of damaging winds that could cause widespread power outages Wednesday evening. A “major weather system” is strengthening Wednesday as it tracks from western to central United States, the NWS said. Nearly every county in Illinois is under a […]