Erupting Thunderstorm in Chicago August 15th 2015

Aug 15, 2015 Comments Off on Erupting Thunderstorm in Chicago August 15th 2015 by

During a hot, sticky August day, a thunderstorm punches through the cap on a lake breeze boundary. Click for full res.        

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Lightning Chicago Midway Airport Neighborhood August 2nd 2015

Aug 03, 2015 Comments Off on Lightning Chicago Midway Airport Neighborhood August 2nd 2015 by

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 […]

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May 20th 2014 Chicago Severe Weather

May 25, 2014 Comments Off on May 20th 2014 Chicago Severe Weather by

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: […]

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Thunder Snow in Chicago – First Storms of 2014

Feb 17, 2014 Comments Off on Thunder Snow in Chicago – First Storms of 2014

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 […]

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Washington Illinois EF-4 Tornado November 17th 2013

Nov 19, 2013 Comments Off on Washington Illinois EF-4 Tornado November 17th 2013

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 […]

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