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Update: Second Death in Indiana Reported – Tuesday, March 17th. Message from Bill and Kali, New CDC Meeting Recommendations State,CDC, WHO COVID-19 Reports (Links to Most Current Information) & National Weather Service Outlook Live Forecast Feeds with Live Radar for Chicago, Michiana, Milwaukee, and Indianapolis. Brought to by Les Cafe, SIP Coffee House and Promise You Art House

Message from The Bill and Kali Show: Good Morning! We hope you are finding these reports helpful. This type of reporting is certainly not in our wheelhouse. However, we’ve decided to add the COVID-19 reports to our daily weather report to provide key information on the COVID-19 virus and the outbreak that is now categorized a pandemic.

You probably have noticed that the information we provide is targeted for our viewing audience which includes the states of Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan that is helpful.

Our intent is not to spur political debate or criticize our government officials who are working hard at keeping us all safe. It is Bill and Kali’s way of saying we care about our community and want us all to get through this so we can go onto covering some pretty amazing organizations and people who step forward to help others. That’s what we do and will continue to do!

This report is just simply our part at helping keep all of you informed and safe, because we care!

In closing we ask that you read and understand some of the guidance that we have been given by the World Health Organization, CDC and your local State and County Health Departments. It is not only for your safety, but that of your neighbors and some of the most vulnerable, those 60 years and above with underlying health conditions.

We will also be doing a series of Facebook Live and YouTube broadcasts. You are more than welcome to tune in. Just stop by and like our Facebook page or subscribe to our YouTube channel. We are also available on Spotify and iTunes. We will keep this report updated throughout the day, however, the most current information can found on your local health department, CDC or WHO website.

Thank you and please be safe! We will get through this!

Sincerely Bill & Kali

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General in his regular media briefing on March 11, 2020 stated that WHO has been assessing this outbreak around the clock and we are deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity, and by the alarming levels of inaction. WHO therefore have made the assessment that COVID-19 can be characterized as a pandemic.

CDC recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the U.S. More Information on Mass Gatherings


Closing Information

CDC recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the U.S. More Information on Mass Gatherings

Please check with your individual organizations or schools with regard to their status. This situation has become too fluid for any media outlet to track. Some that are attempting to report have inaccurate information. Below is the information on schools in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin.

All Illinois Schools Will Be Closed at the direction of the Governor

All Indiana Schools (Only state in the quad state area not to close all schools) will eventually be closed. However, some have opted to close on different dates. Please check the website or other social media for your individual school system.

All Michigan K-12 schools to close for 3 weeks due to coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Gov. Tony Evers has directed the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to mandate a statewide closure of all K-12 schools.


Reports on COVID-19

World Health Organization (WHO) Information on COVID-19

CDC Information on COVID-19

State Reports

Illinois


Indiana

Indiana Guidance Statement

(March 13, 2020) Gov. Holcomb Announces Additional Actions to Help Public Respond to COVID-19

(March 16, 2020) Governor Announces More Steps to Slow the Spread of COVID-19 


Michigan


Wisconsin


Weather

Chicago

It will be dry today with decreasing clouds early this morning. Highs will be near 50 degrees inland, but in the low to mid 40s lakeside. An initial wave of rain moves in on Wednesday, with some locally heavy rainfall possible. Drizzle and fog are expected Wednesday night before the next round of rain develops on Thursday, potentially accompanied by some thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening. A few of these storms could be strong. Precipitation ends Friday with falling temperatures. A threat for lakeshore flooding will then develop Friday and into Saturday.


Chicago Live Radar

Michiana

A series of disturbances will bring rain to the area for the second half of the work week. A few rumbles of thunder will also be possible Thursday afternoon into Friday, however severe weather is not anticipated at this time. Watch for ponding of water in poor drainage areas and rises on area rivers and streams.


Michiana Live Radar

Milwaukee

A small chance of rain is possible tonight before skies clear for Tuesday. We’ll then move into an unsettled weather pattern starting on Wednesday with rain likely.

Milwaukee Live Radar

Indianapolis

Decreasing Clouds today. Increasing threat for heavy rain and storms Wednesday through Friday. 2 to 3 inches of rainfall is possible with locally higher amounts which will increase the risk for flooding. #inwx #indy

Indianapolis Radar

National Weather Outlook


National Radar Mosaic

12 Hour Precipitation

National Discussion and Travel Weather

By Ziegenfelder of the NWS

  • Snow spreads from the Intermountain West across the north-central U.S. over the next couple of days
  • Severe weather and flash flooding forecast for the Southern Plains through Wednesday

An upper-level low will slowly move southward along the West Coast through Tuesday into Wednesday morning, pushing a slow-moving cold front ahead of it through California as a stalled front remains across the Intermountain West. The upper-level low will aid in streaming a plume of moisture into Southern/Central California through Tuesday afternoon. These features are expected to lead to persistent precipitation for the Great Basin into California. Heavy snow will develop over higher elevations of the Sierra Nevada, producing snow measured in multiple feet. In lower elevations of coastal California, rain will continue through Tuesday morning. Rainfall amounts could be over 2 inches, which may cause scattered flooding and flash flooding in some locations. Urban areas and burn scars could particularly have these problems. A secondary surge of moisture will move into parts of Central California as rain returns to the Coastal Northern/Central California by Tuesday evening.An anomalously strong upper-level low is forecast to sit over California through midweek, while upper-level energy moves eastward over the Four Corners by Wednesday night. This will cause precipitation over the Intermountain West over the next couple of days. Higher elevations of northern California and northwestern Nevada could see an additional foot of snow through tonight. Snow levels should lower across the Southwest after cold frontal passages, bringing snow to the Mogollon Rim as well as to the Wasatch and Central Rockies through Wednesday night. Light to moderate snow (totals under 6 inches for the most part) is expected for the north-central U.S. tonight into Wednesday, with some snow spreading into parts of the Northeast Wednesday night. This is before the potential for a swath of heavier snow for portions of the Northern/Central Plains on Thursday.

Ahead of the upper-level energy, moisture is expected to flow in from the Gulf of Mexico and interact with a front that is forecast to meander across the Southern Plains to Southeast again today and finally lift northward Wednesday. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible all around these areas, but the area with the greatest threats from the storms will be the Southern Plains. Slight to Enhanced Risks of severe thunderstorms are in place along with Slight Risks for excessive rainfall/flash flooding for much of the Southern Plains today and Wednesday. By Wednesday, rainfall amounts over an inch in the Ohio Valley could lead to flash flooding as well.

Additionally, the upper low will help cause temperatures that are below normal by 10 to 20 degrees across California into the Central Great Basin and Southwest. Meanwhile, the Gulf Coast states can expect above normal temperatures south of the warm front. The Central Plains should see a large temperature swing over the next couple of days, with highs today in the 40s and 50s but exceeding 70 degrees tomorrow. Warmth on Wednesday will spread into the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys as well.


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