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.


    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