Archive for August 2020

After the August 10 Derecho

A week ago today, on August 10, a line of storms raced through Iowa and central Illinois and headed for Chicago. Over 100 mph winds were reported in the Quad Cities. There were flight delays at Midway and O’Hare airports, and Metra trains were halted. It was fast and furious! A line storm. A derecho. What is... Read more »

Severe Weather Alert

Severe Weather Alert
As if 2020 couldn’t get more scary, there’s a line of very strong storms heading for Chicago– A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for parts of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin until 7 PM CDT pic.twitter.com/QadSIJ2uM1 — NWS Severe Tstorm (@NWSSevereTstorm) August 10, 2020 Here’s the timing from NWS Chicago– Expected severe storm arrival... Read more »