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Tag Archive | "NWS"

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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Sonic Boom or Frost Quake Considered Possible Cause of Noise Heard in Southeast Wisconsin

The sudden near zero cold temperatures may have caused a “frost quake” in southeastern Wisconsin on Tuesday night, January 12th, 2016, according to the National Weather Service in Milwaukee. Some people reported hearing booms on Tuesday night. Frost Quakes can occur when moisture or water in soil freezes suddenly — resulting in an expansion of […]

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Preliminary Damage Survey Results from Sunday’s Lake County, IL Tornado Indicates Maximum at EF-1 Intensity

The NWS Chicago survey team that is investigating tornado damage in Lake County, Illinois from the severe thunderstorms on Sunday evening has some preliminary findings from the Round Lake to Hainesville and Grayslake area. The tornado touched down near Round Lake and produced damage of maximum EF-1 intensity along its path into Grayslake, with estimated […]

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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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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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TORNADO WARNING for Southwest Cook County and Northwest Will County

TORNADO WARNING for Lemont, New Lenox, Homer Glen, Mokena, Tinley Park, Orland Park area. Except for cloud-to-ground lightning, the severe thunderstorms with heavy rain are beginning to diminish in areas including and west of Lake County Illinois, western Cook County, and western DuPage County. BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED TORNADO WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE […]

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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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NWS Freezing Rain Advisory Expired at Midnight, But Icy Road Conditions Are Worse This Morning

Northwest Central Dispatch System 9-1-1 center is reporting to emergency vehicles on the street that the 9-1-1 dispatch center is receiving multiple phone calls about icy roads. Hoffman Estates firefighters also reported on their fire communications radio that roads in Hoffman Estates are ice-covered. Palatine Rural FPD Engine 36 crew also reported that all streets […]

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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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Dense Fog Advisory for Much of Chicagoland Until 6:00 PM

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL 1005 AM CST WED DEC 4 2013 DUPAGE-COOK-LA SALLE-KENDALL- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WHEATON…CHICAGO…OTTAWA…OSWEGO 1005 AM CST WED DEC 4 2013 …DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A DENSE FOG ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT […]

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Palatine Receives StormReady Recognition From Jim Allsopp, National Weather Service

On Monday, September 16, 2013, Village of Palatine Mayor Jim Schwantz and Palatine Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Coordinator Tom Smith accepted the StormReady certification from Jim Allsopp, Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the National Weather Service (NWS). StormReady is a voluntary program which helps communities better prepare for and mitigate effects of extreme weather-related events. StormReady […]

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CHICAGOLAND RADAR

RSS Cardinal Weather Center

  • Current Conditions : 43.5F, Clear - 4:10 AM CDT May. 6
    Temperature: 43.5°F | Humidity: 93% | Pressure: 29.98in (Steady) | Conditions: Clear | Wind Direction: West | Wind Speed: 0.0mph
  • Tonight as of May. 6 3:44 AM CDT
    Tonight - Mostly clear in the evening...then partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the upper 50s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
  • Today as of May. 6 3:44 AM CDT
    Today - Partly sunny early in the morning then clearing. Highs in the upper 70s inland...but only in the mid 70s near the lake. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
  • Saturday as of May. 6 3:44 AM CDT
    Saturday - Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 60s inland...but only around 60 near the lake. Then temperatures falling into the upper 50s by evening. North winds 10 to 15 mph.

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