Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Radar Indicates Thunderstorms Passing South Schaumburg, Elk Grove

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Cook County and other counties, but the severe storms are moving from northwest to southeast and were already south of Elgin. If thunderstorm cells develop toward the north, they would likely affect southern Schaumburg and possibly as far north as Harper College in Palatine. However, the severe storms — as indicated by radar — appear to be well south of southern Palatine, southern Rolling Meadows and most or all or Schaumburg and Elk Grove Village, and therefore would not affect Harper College. Southern Schaumburg and southern Elk Grove Village would just be affected by the northern edge of the storm. If the storms rapidly grow northward, more northwest suburbs could be affected (including Harper College), but otherwise the storms will track south of our area. At about 12:10 p.m. the storms did appear to be increasing in intensity with Wheaton, Geneva, Naperville, Aurora and communities nearby taking the brunt of the force of the storms, which has formed a line that extended down to Kankakee, Illinois and Indianapolis, Indiana.

The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center has placed extreme east central Illinois, central Indiana and southwest Ohio at a 2% risk on the Tornado Outlook map.

SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
1146 AM CDT SUN JUL 1 2012

KANE IL-KENDALL IL-LA SALLE IL-WILL IL-DE KALB IL-DUPAGE IL-COOK IL-
1146 AM CDT SUN JUL 1 2012

…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR WESTERN
COOK…DUPAGE…DE KALB…NORTHWESTERN WILL…NORTHEASTERN LA
SALLE…KENDALL AND KANE COUNTIES UNTIL 1230 PM CDT…

AT 1144 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 5 MILES SOUTH OF HAMPSHIRE TO
SUGAR GROVE TO YORKVILLE…MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE NEAR…
OSWEGO…GENEVA…BATAVIA AND AURORA AROUND 1155 AM CDT.
SLEEPY HOLLOW…GILBERTS…ST. CHARLES AND DUPAGE AIRPORT AROUND
NOON CDT.
ELGIN…EAST DUNDEE…WEST DUNDEE AND CARPENTERSVILLE AROUND 1205
PM CDT.
WINFIELD…WHEATON AND STREAMWOOD AROUND 1210 PM CDT.

OTHER LOCATIONS AFFECTED…
ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY…AURORA UNIVERSITY…BENEDICTINE
UNIVERSITY…COLLEGE OF DUPAGE…DUPAGE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS…ELGIN
COMMUNITY COLLEGE…FERMILAB…HARPER COLLEGE…

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.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE DAMAGING WIND IN EXCESS OF 60 MILES PER
HOUR. FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST
FLOOR OF YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS.



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