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Students soak up the heat near the Visitor Pay Lot with a hammock in the distance. NIU experienced turbulent weather Tuesday including, sunshine, thunderstorms, tornadoes, hail, heavy rain and light snow throughout the afternoon and night. (Totus Tuus Keely | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Record warmth, turbulent weather hits campus

By Totus Tuus Keely, Photojournalist | February 28, 2024

DeKALB – Unseasonably warm temperatures swept through the area Tuesday before a strong storm swept across Northern Illinois. The storm was followed by a cold front Wednesday, bringing light snow and heavy winds to campus.

Leaves sway on a tree in the bitter and chill wind at the center of NIUs campus. DeKalb County can expect high winds, hail and possibly tornadoes on Friday. (Cheyanne Quintanilla | Northern Star)

Severe weather predicted for DeKalb County Friday

By Emily Beebe, Assistant Editor | March 30, 2023

DeKALB – The National Weather Service has predicted severe weather to occur Friday afternoon and evening. This severe weather could include thunderstorms, damaging winds, hail and possibly tornadoes. This severe weather is predicted to occur in multiple...

The corner of Lucinda Avenue and Normal Road during light snow. Until 7 a.m. Friday, DeKalb County is under a Weather Advisory. (Bridgette Fox | Northern Star)

Thaw-dropping weather to hit DeKalb

By Sarah Rose, Assistant Lifestyle Editor | March 9, 2023

DeKALB – DeKalb is under a winter weather advisory until 7 a.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service. DeKalb has been experiencing on and off snowstorms in the afternoon but is currently battling dry air. “For precipitation, we really...