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YouTube Star Warns of Apocalyptic Missouri Storm

Our buddy Doc Holliday sent this video my way today, and it’s a damn good thing he did before I went and got myself killed!

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Warming Up Your Car In The Tri-States Is Illegal…Probably

As temperatures remain unbearably cold outside, you might be tempted to start and warm up your car before heading to the store to pick up milk, bread, eggs, and other wintry doomsday accessories.

And in doing so, you’re breaking the law (at least in Missouri and Illinois).

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Fox Photos, Getty Images

‘Peephole’ Drivers Are Going to Kill Somebody

I always sit in amazement as I watch people negotiate a vehicle around a street corner in snowy conditions with just a peephole to look through. Plus, usually, their lights are covered with snow as well.

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Davis Turner, Getty Images

Here Are Some Winter Driving Tips!

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory in effect from now until noon today. This advisory covers the counties of Adams, Brown and Pike. With weather forecasts calling for snow accumulations between 1 and 3 inches, Illinois State Police - District 20 would like to caution motorists to be prepared before venturing out onto the roadways

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Christopher Furlong/ Getty Images

If It’s Too Cold For You, It’s Too Cold For Your Pets!!!!!

With the weather turning to the extreme cold level for the next few days the Missouri Humane Society has provided some tips to keep your pet safe during this dangerous time.

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Michael Williams, Getty Images

Road Condition Hotlines & Websites for Illinois, Missouri and Iowa

With winter weather bearing down on us, travelers will be under the gun to navigate safely.  With that in mind, here are the important numbers and sites you may want to check for road conditions in the Tri-State area.

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images

It is Not Legally ‘Smart’ to Shovel Your Sidewalk

I was having a conversation with a friend recently about some of the crazy laws this country has and I recalled a story another friend told me last year regarding snow covered sidewalks. We were trying to walk on an icy sidewalk of a local restaurant last winter and I wondered why wouldn't the owner clean the snow off the sidewalk? I thought, "wouldn't a clean sidewalk be better for his customers?" As an owner you sure wouldn't want a customer to slip on their property. With that said, you will be amazed as why you should leave the snow on the sidewalk.  

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Dan Kitwood, Getty Images
Dan Kitwood, Getty Images

Why Do Airplanes Leave Vapor Trails Behind? Here’s Your Answer

Maybe it's because the skies are more colorful, but it seems like there are quite a few airplanes flying over our heads these days. They are very easy to see thanks to the vapor trails that they leave behind in the sky.

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John Moore, Getty Images
John Moore, Getty Images

Here are Some Tips to Fight the Heat

With temperatures well above 90 degrees and heat index readings around 100 degrees in the next few days, it is important that you don't let the weather cause you to suffer a heat related illness. With that in mind, here are some tips to help deal with the extreme heat.

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Chicago Tries to Stay Cool
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Kroc Center Open as an Area Cooling Center

The current heat wave shows no sign of going away thru this weekend and the National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for the area. As a result, the Quincy Salvation Army will open the Kroc Center as a cooling center on days when heat advisories, like today, are issued for those who need to get out of the extreme heat.

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