Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Storms Bearing Down on Northwest and West Suburbs

Heavy thunderstorms with high winds and cloud-to-ground lightning expected by 11:15 a.m. in Arlington Heights. Radar indicates bowing echo, which indicates high winds with the storm.

BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
1044 AM CDT FRI JUN 29 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
COOK COUNTY IN NORTHEAST ILLINOIS…
EASTERN DE KALB COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS…
DUPAGE COUNTY IN NORTHEAST ILLINOIS…
NORTHERN GRUNDY COUNTY IN NORTHEAST ILLINOIS…
KANE COUNTY IN NORTHEAST ILLINOIS…
NORTH CENTRAL KANKAKEE COUNTY IN NORTHEAST ILLINOIS…
KENDALL COUNTY IN NORTHEAST ILLINOIS…
NORTHEASTERN LA SALLE COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS…
WILL COUNTY IN NORTHEAST ILLINOIS…

* UNTIL 1145 AM CDT

* AT 1043 AM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE
HAIL…AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE
LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 6 MILES NORTH OF ELBURN TO
LITTLE ROCK TO NEWARK…AND MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH.

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE NEAR…
YORKVILLE AND SUGAR GROVE AROUND 1050 AM CDT.
MORRIS…NORTH AURORA…MONTGOMERY AND GENEVA AROUND 1055 AM CDT.
ELGIN…WAYNE…ST. CHARLES AND OSWEGO AROUND 1100 AM CDT.
BARTLETT…STREAMWOOD…COAL CITY AND WEST CHICAGO AROUND 1105 AM
CDT.
ROSELLE AROUND 1110 AM CDT.

OTHER LOCATIONS AFFECTED…
ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY…AURORA UNIVERSITY…BENEDICTINE
UNIVERSITY…BROOKFIELD ZOO…CHANNAHON STATE PARK…CHICAGOLAND
SPEEDWAY/ROUTE 66 RACEWAY…

I-90 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 22 AND 36.
I-88 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 96 AND 125.
I-80 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 95 AND 141.
I-57 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 322 AND 336.
I-55 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 236 AND 268.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE DAMAGING WIND IN EXCESS OF 60 MILES PER
HOUR…LARGE HAIL…DEADLY LIGHTNING…AND VERY HEAVY RAIN. FOR YOUR
PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF YOUR HOME
OR BUSINESS. HEAVY RAINS FLOOD ROADS QUICKLY SO DO NOT DRIVE INTO
AREAS WHERE WATER COVERS THE ROAD.

1 Comment

  1. Weather Clowns predicted a slight chance of showers south of i-80 early this morning as i was leaving for work. As usual, they blew it.

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