Watch the Storm that Hit Westchester, Elmhurst and More … from Arlington Heights Payton Hill

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Video of storm that pounded Chicago, Elmhurst, Hillside, Westchester and other western suburbs especially hard Friday, as viewed from Payton Hill in Arlington Heights. Elmhurst and Westchester are on the horizon when the camera is panned left-center.

Video of intense electrical storm and rain storm that hit Chicago, Elmhurst and Westchester especially hard Friday night. By 11:30 p.m. underpasses were flooded, some as high as car roof tops in Elmhurst. Video shows intense cloud-to-ground lightning in the storm viewed from Payton Hill in northwest suburban Arlington Heights. About 7 inches of rain fell near O’Hare International Airport. Cloud-to-ground lightning visible is about 16 to 20 miles away to the south-southeast.

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Google map of viewing vantage point and viewing field toward Elmhurst and Westchester.

iPhone screen shot about 11:30 pm. Friday, July 23, 2010, of storms in a line from Indiana to Iowa — passing Chicagoland just south of O’Hare International Airport and drifting north. is an Amazon Associate website, which means that a small percentage of your purchases gets paid to at no extra cost to you. When you use the search boxes above, any Amazon banner ad, or any product associated with an Amazon banner on this website, you help pay expenses related to maintaining and creating new services and ideas for a resourceful website. See more info at