Severe Storms Strike Chicago Once Again. July 24th 2012

Jul 24, 2012 Comments Off on Severe Storms Strike Chicago Once Again. July 24th 2012

It seems that during one of the worst droughts in decades, the only way the area around Chicago can get rain is by getting pounded with severe storms. Tuesday morning’s round of severe weather was no surprise to many. Impressive parameters for severe storms were noted  hours before they actually arrived. With the record heat […]

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More Severe Weather for Chicago. July 1st 2012

Jul 01, 2012 Comments Off on More Severe Weather for Chicago. July 1st 2012

Storms erupted to life once again the morning of Sunday, July 1st for the Chicagoland area thanks to a gravity wave caused by collapsing storms in Iowa colliding with a frontal boundary that has been wobbling across the area the past couple days. The image below shows how it all happened. Click for full size. […]

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Freeze Warnings Out For Chicago and Much of the Midwest – Cool Pattern to Dominate.

Apr 05, 2012 Comments Off on Freeze Warnings Out For Chicago and Much of the Midwest – Cool Pattern to Dominate.

After a March that was generously warm (The warmest on record in many locations.) Much of the midwest is now under siege by an intrusion of colder air. Freeze Warnings are posted for all the locations in this map. While we were certainly spoiled by the March warmth, such occurrences of cold this year are […]

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3/27/12 Forecast Update

Mar 27, 2012 Comments Off on 3/27/12 Forecast Update

The forecast for storm initiation due to weak forcing is still the big issue with todays setup. Shear is there, and instability (albeit in a very narrow corridor) is also there. The big fly in the ointment continues to be the lack of any real appreciable forcing. There is not much of a wind shift […]

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Record High Set in Chicago and Rockford Second Day in a Row

Mar 15, 2012 Comments Off on Record High Set in Chicago and Rockford Second Day in a Row

For the second day in a row, both Chicago and Rockford have broken their record highs. From the NWS: RECORD EVENT REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL 120 PM CDT THU MAR 15 2012 …RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE SET AT CHICAGO-OHARE AIRPORT… AS OF 1 PM…THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 77 DEGREES AT CHICAGO OHARE AIRPORT SET A […]

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