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Severe Weather Hits Chicago, Illinois!

Jun 23, 2010
On June 23, 2010 a supercell thunderstorm hit the city of Chicago, Illinois. The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for Cook County including downtown Chicago as the storm approached. Thankfully, damage was minimal in and around the downtown area.

Below I have a added a radar image of the supercell thunderstorm tracking across the Chicago area. Notice the hook echo signature
on the radar. Usually this represents rotation in the thunderstorm that could produce a tornado.

National Weather Service June 23, 2010 Storm Summary


August 4, 2008 Chicago Wind Storm

It was not long ago that another memorable severe storm hit Chicago during the late evening hours on August 4, 2008. A damaging bow-echo initiated across eastern Iowa and aimed directly at Chicago causing tornadoes and straight-line wind damage. This storm caused havoc at Wrigley Field with the Cubs and Astros facing each other. The lightning caused a big problem for fans and players.

I have added some video clips of this event below and a discussion via the National Weather Service regarding this severe weather event.

August 4, 2008 Tornadoes/Wind Damage - National Weather Service Chicago Summary Discussion/Write-Up


     Supercell Thunderstorm approaching Chicago, Illinois.

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