The Daily Eastern News

What students have to say about the weather

Corryn Brock, Staff Reporter

September 25, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Workers place salt strategically

A worker puts down salt to ensures safety for walking students Monday near the Triad.

Luis Martinez, Administration Editor

January 12, 2015

As the weather outside gets colder, students, faculty, and anyone else walking on campus face a common dilemma: icy sidewalks. Last year, the city of Charleston and its residents faced a problem when salt supplies ran low amid the snowy weather. This year, things turned out differently. Tim...

Weather expected to be erratic

Jarad Jarmon, Associate News Editor

November 12, 2014

Charleston and surrounding areas should expect more erratic weather for the rest of the month with unusually high and low temperatures throughout and an above average amount of precipitation. Eastern Climatologist Cameron Craig said since the Jetstream is currently weaker with no clear signs of stre...

Initial forecast previews upcoming winter season

Jarad Jarmon, Associate News Editor

October 27, 2014

While last year’s winter was abnormally cold and snowy, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration sent out a report stating most of Illinois will be expected to have a drier winter this year. There is a less than 33 percent chance regions in the Midwest, including Charleston, will experi...

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