Where is Spring?

Mar 06, 2013 Comments Off by

We are a week into March. Woo Hoo chase season, Spring!!! But wait…something isn’t right. Thats right, Chicago just received 9.5″ of snow yesterday making it the largest snowstorm since the GHD blizzard back in February 2011 as well as a top 4 March snow event in all of Chicago’s 128 year weather history. The […]

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Storm Chase Log: January 29th Illinois

Jan 30, 2013 Comments Off by

Summary: Chased early season setup intercepting several tornado/severe warned line segments noting areas of rotation and a few funnels but could never confirm any tornadoes. Stats: Tornadoes: 0 Hail: 0.00″ Wind: < 58mph The setup: Strong, seasonal speed shear as a deep trough plowed into the midwest coupled with record warmth as far north as […]

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Northeast Braces for Nor’easter, Plains and Midwest Severe Weather to Follow.

Nov 05, 2012 Comments Off by

As previously mentioned, an active weather week is indeed taking shape, some of the forecast details have changed (as is common) but the overall pattern still looks to be on track. First up is the nor’easter set to impact areas hard hit by recent Superstorm Sandy. Overall this forecast remains the same. Surface low pressure, […]

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Large Hail Pummels Chicago. June 28th 2012

Jun 28, 2012 Comments Off

Storms erupted to life over sections of the Chicago area on Thursday, June 28th 2012 producing widespread damaging hail up to, and probably over 2.00″ in diameter and frequent cloud to ground lightning. This all happened on a day where the official temperature at Midway reached 100 degrees, and in the early stages of a […]

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