Sunday, May 19, 2013
A severe thunderstorm with quarter-sized hail and 60 mph winds, and possible tornadoes, are moving east at a rapid pace, weather sources said.
The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the Chicago region, from the Lake County-Cook County border on the north to approximately Oak Lawn on the south. The Weather Service indicated:
Large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes are all possible.
Get ready for some storms. The storm system that dropped large hail and tornadoes on parts of Iowa, Kansas and Oklahoma is now headed toward Illinois. The National Weather Service has placed most of Illinois in the "slight risk" category for severe weather on Monday and Tuesday. The main threats on both days will be damaging winds and large hail. The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center noted in its technical discussions that isolated tornadoes are also possible on Monday and Tuesday. "The most violent storms will ignite during the afternoon and evening hours as daytime heating causes instability," Accuweather.com Meteorologist Meghan Evans wrote in her forecast. "Plenty of humid air will be in place to fuel the severe storms…
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Damaging winds, large hail and isolated tornadoes are all possible.
After a Wednesday that saw storms drop 1-inch hail in North Barrington and more than 2 inches of rain in parts of McHenry County, I'm sure we'd all like a respite from the rain. Unfortunately, we'll have to wait a little longer. Meteorologists are warning Illinois residents that there's a significant chance for severe weather Thursday, with storms possibly bringing damaging winds, large hail and isolated tornadoes. According to the National Weather Service's hazardous weather outlook for Thursday, severe weather will be possible during the day and into the evening. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Storm Prediction Center has placed half of Illinois in the "slight risk" category for severe weather, while parts of …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
March 3-9 is National Severe Weather Preparedness Week.
Have you ever seen a tornado? I'll never forget the day I saw a tornado touch down. I was just 13 or 14 and on a youth group trip with my church. We were driving through Nebraska and getting ready to stop for dinner when the skies turned dark. We saw a funnel cloud pass overhead and heard the warning on the radio that people should leave their cars and seek shelter. We did exactly that. We stopped at McDonald's and got ready to seek shelter in the large refrigerator if the tornado hit. The tornado ultimately touched down about a mile from us. It was incredibly scary, and I hope I never experience that again. Are You Prepared? If a tornado warning was issued, would you know what to do? This week is National Severe Weather Preparedness Week…
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Showers and thunderstorms expected before 1 a.m., with severe, large hail and damaging winds.
Updated 6:38 p.m.: The National Weather Service has downgraded its forecast for this evening to a chance of showers before 2 a.m. with possible thunderstorms between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. Temperatures are still predicted in the low 70's. Earlier: The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting severe thunderstorms for Niles and Morton Grove this evening, with storms likely ending by 1 a.m. Showers and storms are expected to be severe, and include heavy rain, frequent lightning, large hail and damaging winds, according to NWS. One to two inches of rain are predicted. The good news is there will be a break from the extremely hot temperatures over the last few days, with the thermometer reaching down to 70 degrees tonight. For more …
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Photos from Morton Grove, Glenview, Northbrook and Skokie.
Tuesday night's storm left its mark throughout the northern suburbs of Chicago, as thousands of people remain without power. Click through the photos for a peek at the wreckage around town.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning as of 8:38 p.m. Tuesday, June 21.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Updated at 9:16 p.m. Winds hit the 70 mph mark in Morton Grove, and residents across town are experiencing loss of power, according to the National Weather Service (NWS), which also reported "multiple large trees down" for the village. A tornado warning kicked in effect for Northern Cook County beginning at 8:38 p.m. Tuesday June 21. According to the NWS, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing volcanic activity is moving towards the area at 50 miles per hour. The NWS predicts the storm will approach about 9 p.m. Residents are advised to go to a basement or small interior room on the lowest floor. Morton Grove meteorologist Ryan Zimmerman labeled this a Moderate Risk by 9 p.m. Severe Weather Index Scale: (2) Moderate Risk for the Morton…