The Daily Eastern News

Winter weather advisory issued for Thursday

Staff Report

January 16, 2019

Filed under News

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for 9 p.m. Wednesday to 9 a.m. Thursday. Everett Lau, WEIU Newswatch’s Local Forecaster, said Charleston can expect snow, freezing rain and then rain during the time of the advisory, but it will most likely begin around midnight. ...

Freezing rain likely to cause slippery roads, sidewalks

Staff Report

January 14, 2019

Filed under News

The National Weather Service in Lincoln issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for portions of central Illinois, east central Illinois, and west central Illinois. Overnight into Tuesday morning a weak weather system will “produce patchy freezing drizzle,” according to the report. Roads and walkways ...

WEIU’s Everett Lau: ‘bundle up’ for weekend weather

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

January 9, 2019

Filed under News

The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for portions of central, east central, southeast and west central Illinois. Wind chills are expected to be in the single digits early Thursday. Light snow is expected Friday and Saturday, and several inches of accumulation is possi...

Winter weather advisory in effect until Thursday evening

Staff Report

November 14, 2018

Filed under News

A winter weather advisory will be in effect until 6 p.m. Thursday. According to Weather Underground, there will be mixed precipitation Thursday. Total snow accumulations will be around three to five inches with a light glaze of ice accumulations. Everett Lau, WEIU Newswatch’s Sky Watch Local Fo...

What students have to say about the weather

Corryn Brock, Staff Reporter

September 25, 2018

Filed under News

Early Tuesday morning it began raining in Charleston, leaving Eastern’s campus with standing water and several students wet from the downpour for a part of the day. This is not the first time students at Eastern have dealt with the effects of heavy rainfall, leading several of them to have their own...

Spring forward, take advantage of weather

Andrew Paisley, Campus Reporter

March 26, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinions

As spring arrives, I am reminded of the beauty of the Earth and the smells of nature. Finally, we can say goodbye to seasonal depression and look forward to six months or so of being outside in nice weather. Although the past few days have been dreary outside, I know that will soon fade away and we...

Don’t let the warm weather stop you from being productive

Staff Editorial

February 26, 2018

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

As it gets warmer outside and the days get longer, it might seem like we have all the time in the world. It is easy to glance out the window in class one moment and become completely distracted with the sun and people outside, so we completely forget to pay attention. Even though it would be easier...

Students enjoy warmer weather

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

January 22, 2018

Filed under Uncategorized

With a warmer atmosphere hitting campus, several students have taken advantage of the 50-degree weather to spend time outside after experiencing formerly freezing temperatures. Nadh Alsubaie, a graduate student studying biological sciences, said since it has gotten warmer she has been happier and...

Special Olympics Spring Games canceled, athletes to be drawn anonymously

Gina Furlin, Contributing Writer

April 30, 2017

Filed under News

The Area 9 Special Olympics Spring Games, originally set to be at O’Brien Field, were canceled Friday because of bad weather conditions. The event will not be rescheduled, Elizabeth McPherson, a special education major who helped with the Special Olympics, said. Instead, the games committee will...

Ice storm expected Friday

Staff Report

January 12, 2017

Filed under News

The Illinois Department of Transportation sent out a weather alert Thursday warning central and southern Illinois about an ice storm forecasted to start Friday and continue through Sunday. IDOT warned motorists that travel could be affected by freezing rain and sleet.   If you have to travel:   Le...

City experiences two different fog types this past week

Roberto Hodge, News Editor

December 7, 2015

Filed under News

Charleston was blanketed in two types of dense fog beginning Friday, which continued into Saturday and ended Monday. The city experienced Advection fog during the day and then Radiation fog in the evenings. Advection fog is when warm and moist air moves over a cool surface, which allows the air...

Coles County under winter storm warning  (Updated)

Jason Howell, Online Editor

February 20, 2015

Filed under News

Update 1: with tweet from the Illinois Department of Transportation. Update 2: the warning has been canceled. The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a Winter Storm Warning for 17 Illinois counties in east central Illinois including Coles County starting at 6 p.m. Friday night. The warning, set to expire 6 p.m. Saturday, is in anticipation of heavy snow with accumulations of 4-7 inche...

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