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Tag Archive | "National Weather Service"

Partial Failure on NWS Chicago Weather Website: No Info for O’Hare

The National Weather Service office in Chicago experienced a partial outage on the official website Sunday April 15, 2018 morning. The National Weather Service Office Chicago responded promptly to a report of the problem Sunday morning, and stated they were looking into the problem. The Click Map for Forecast is broken, as any click on […]

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Astronomical Winter Arrives Today at 10:28 AM CST with the Winter Solstice and the Harp Twins

The Winter Solstice is associated the shortest daylight hours of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and occurs this year at 10:28 a.m. CST. Due to the tilt of the earth’s axis and the position of the earth in orbit, the northern hemisphere is tilted further from the sun, and the southern hemisphere is tilted […]

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Wind Advisory Extended to 6:00 PM Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Peak winds arrived later than forecast yesterday morning, and peaked about 12 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. this morning, instead of about 7:00 p.m. yesterday as forecast. From 12:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. there were several locations reporting gusts to 50-55 mph. Wind gusts have eased down, but winds are expected to pick up again later […]

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Tuesday Sept. 26 2017 Marked the 7th Consecutive Record High Temperature in Chicago

September 2017 marks the only occurrence on record for Chicago of a seven-day period of consecutive 90°F-plus days entirely within September. The first record high day was Wednesday, September 20, 2017. The record warmth continued every day through Tuesday September 26, 2017. The temperatures were about 20 degrees above normal, ranging from 92°F to 95°F.. […]

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Record High 94°F Precedes Friday September 22nd Fall Equinox, More Records Possible

Chicago O’Hare’s official weather station recorded two consecutive record-breaking days — yesterday and today. Yesterday, Wednesday, September 20, 2017, Chicago O’Hare reported a record high of 92°F at 3:29 p.m. The previous record for September 20 was 91° in 1931. Today, Thursday, September 21, 2017, Chicago O’Hare reported a record high of 94°F about 2:50 […]

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Microburst Damaged Northwest Suburbs from Elgin to Elk Grove and Itasca Friday Evening, July 21, 2017

Talbot’s Mill, Elk Grove Village Storm Damage Friday July 21, 2017 Strong winds from a microburst downed trees, damage roofs and damaged power lines from Elgin to Schaumburg, to Hoffman Estates and to Elk Grove Village and Itasca on Friday July 21, 2017 just before 5:00 p.m. About 90,000 ComEd customers were without power, but […]

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Cook County Forest Preserves Police K-9 “Drago” Dies of Apparent Heat Illness Locked in Patrol Car

Cook County Forest Preserves K-9 “Drago” died Wednesday June 14, 2017 while locked in a patrol car, and apparently from complications caused by heat exposure, Cook County officials report. The K-9 police dog is believed to have been left unattended in the forest preserve police car while the officer processed an alleged suspect at the […]

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Shelf Cloud and Lightning Image Mimics Mesocyclone and Tornado

At first glance, this photo by Clint Elko in El Paso, Illinois on May 28, 2016 might look like a mesocyclone, wall cloud and tornado dropping down to the road. However, it is actually a shelf cloud with the aftermath of a cloud-to-ground lightning strike. A shelf cloud or arcus cloud is a low, ominous-looking […]

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Tornado Warning Test Didn’t Show Test; Scared Some People

About 10:00 a.m. Tuesday — about the same time as the “first Tuesday of the month” test of the tornado sirens, some TV viewers were frightened by an onscreen message that stated: “Tornado Warning.” The audio portion of the message announced a test, but the onscreen message did not mention a test. Comcast claims they […]

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High Temperature Record Broken for Chicago for Sunday February 28 — Goes Back to 1895

MOBILE: chgowx.com PC: forecast.chicagoweatherstation.com Today’s high temperature is a record breaker at 62°F, breaking the previous record of 61°F going back to 1895. TODAY: A 30 percent chance of rain after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63 about 3 pm to 4 pm. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 20 to 25 mph, […]

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National Weather Service Confirms Two EF-1 Tornadoes Occurred Tuesday Tuesday Night — Lake Geneva and Big Bend

The National Weather Service Milwaukee storm survey crew concluded concluded that two tornadoes occurred. An EF-1 tornado with winds estimated up to 110 mph was confirmed in Lake Geneva. Another EF-1 tornado with winds estimated up to 100 mph was confirmed 2 miles southwest of Big Bend near County Road L and Maple Avenue. The […]

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The week of November 16, 2014 to November 22, 2014 is Winter Weather Preparedness Week

As cold and snow begin in earnest across Illinois and Indiana, the National Weather Service, FEMA, IEMA, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, Illinois and Indiana State Police, Illinois and Indiana Departments of Transportation and American Red Cross are encouraging everyone to begin preparing now for the cold and snowy months of winter. Weather ready? Take […]

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