During a hot, sticky August day, a thunderstorm punches through the cap on a lake breeze boundary. Click for full res.
Severe weather moved through my home area on Sunday August 2nd. These included 3 rounds of storms. The first during the afternoon which unfortunately took the life of a festival-goer. Things were calm the rest of the day until sunset when new, vigorous storms erupted. First a lone supercell that put down a tornado near […]
Summary: Got on southeast moving supercell that tracked through Chicago suburbs encountering intense straight line winds, hail up to golfball size. Also witnessed numerous powerflashes while following storm to attempt lightning photos. Turned around from home once storm moved out of area. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: 1.75″ (golfball) Wind: est 70mph. The Forecast: […]
Well, today the first official thunderstorms for 2014 in Chicago go into the books. As I’ve done in the past, here is a blog of the event. This year, like 2011 and 2010 it came in the form of thunder-SNOW, instead of the thunderstorms we’re typically used to seeing in spring. The Chicago area seems […]
Summary: Chased late season high risk outbreak in local turf catching the large, long tracked and unfortunately deadly EF-4 tornado that tore through Washington Illinois. Stopped to perform search and rescue before resuming chase catching a distant view of a second tornado near Dana, IL. Called chase once storms got too far ahead and had […]