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THE STATE’S CLIMATOLOGIST GIVES US AN IDEA OF WHEN WE CAN EXPECT TO SEE THE FIRST SNOWFALL IN ILLINOIS. 
 
STATE CLIMATOLOGIST JIM ANGEL SAYS NORTHERN ILLINOIS HAS ALREADY SEEN A LITTLE BIT OF SNOW. CENTRAL ILLINOIS USUALLY HAS TO WAIT UNTIL EARLY TO MID DECEMBER AND IT CAN BE LATE DECEMBER TO MID JANUARY FOR FAR SOUTHERN ILLINOIS.
 
 
ANGEL SAYS LA NINA WILL BE A FACTOR WHICH USUALLY BRINGS WARMER AND WETTER WEATHER TO ILLINOIS. HE NOTES IT WILL JUST DEPEND ON HOW STRONG THAT EVENT IS THIS WINTER.
 
 
ANGEL SAYS NORTHERN ILLINOIS USUALLY GETS ABOUT THREE FEET OF SNOW IN THE WINTER…CENTRAL ILLINOIS SEES TWO FEET ON AVERAGE AND SOUTHERN ILLINOIS TYPICALLY ONLY GETS A FOOT OR LESS OF SNOW EACH YEAR.

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