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Tag Archive | "National Weather Service"

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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Should There Have Been a Severe Thunderstorm Warning Saturday? Are the Warnings Relevant?

Some residents, who were left without power for hours Saturday or experienced damage to their homes, might be surprised to find out there was no Severe Thunderstorm Warning in effect when storms rolled in about 1:50 p.m. Saturday, August 23, 2014. A large area of thunderstorms was visible on radar as a large broad line […]

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Six Tornadoes in Northern Illinois Confirmed by National Weather Service Chicago — All EF-1

Widespread wind damage, some of it significant, occurred across northern Illinois and northwest Indiana with a strong second round of storms between 8:30 pm and 11 pm. on Monday, June 30, 2014. A total of six total tornadoes are confirmed within the embedded strong winds across northern Illinois, including five in the NWS Chicago Forecast […]

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VIDEO: Lightning Splits Tree in Half in Saratoga Springs, New York

Surveillance video from Saratoga Springs, New York showing a lightning strike on June 3, 2014. Video shows the incredible power and danger of lightning — not only from electrocution and thermal burns, but from falling heavy objects. NWS Caribou (Maine) reminds people why you don’t want to be standing under a tree! “When thunder roars, […]

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Change in Storm Prediction Center Terms Categorizing Risk Level of Severe Weather

The National Weather Service has announced changes in the way the Storm Prediction Center will publish advanced alerts about the possibility of severe weather. The changes will be effective during the upcoming 2014 severe weather season. The changes do not directly affect the local watches and warnings that are broadcast, such as tornado watches, severe […]

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Winter Weather Advisory and Lake Effect Snow Watch for Northeast Illinois; 8.2 Inches for Arlington Heights by 5 PM Thursday

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL 1026 AM CST TUE DEC 31 2013 ++++++++++ Snowfall Forecast for Arlington Heights Continuous snow starts this afternoon between 1 PM and 4 PM and ends about 5 PM Thursday. 2.7 inches by midnight Tuesday/Wednesday 4.2 inches by 6 AM Wednesday 5.0 inches by noon […]

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