30 Days Wild--day 22

30 Days Wild--day 22
wikimedia--rain on grass

12:00 p.m. —  Summer rain on the leaves and grasses. It is a light rain, pleasantly dripping.

This  is  a prelude to the  heavy storms predicted for the  afternoon and evening.  The forecast is for severe weather—large hail, torrential rains,  flash flooding,  high wind gusts, power outages, thunder, lightning  and  possibility of self-organizing supercells that could produce tornadoes or even derechos.

There may be  some wild weather!    I will have updates  later  today…



6 p.m.— tornado watch issued–


8 p.m.—Fireflies are flashing in the garden.  Thunder and lightning and starting to rain, here. The  clouds have a slightly greenish tinge.  Tornadoes have been spotted near Amboy and Paw Paw, IL.

8:30 p.m.–NWS Chicago says Confirmed tornado northwest of  Sheridan Il.

8:45  p.m. — It’s  a wall of rain!  It is torrential, a downpour, a waterfall.  There is a flash flood warning. The fireflies are gone, for now..

9:15 p.m. —The storm is passing, clouds flashing almost opalescent.   The fireflies are flashing in the garden.


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  • With all the hype about Doppler 7 Max, they did show the red/green yin yan pattern indicating a tornado.. However, Channel 32 had it a couple of years ago.
    Looks like i-39 has become tornado alley. Rick "Seis" DiMaio explained that on the radio problems occur if the convergence zone is in eastern Iowa, but said that since the upper air winds are NW today, it was heading south of Chicago. So it did.

  • In reply to jack:

    Yes, that hook echo pattern, as classic as the storm clouds over the cornfields....

    Conditions were volatile and explosive. It could have been so much worse.

  • In reply to Weather Girl:

    Pontiac IL reportedly didn't get off so well.

  • In reply to jack:

    Yes, they got hit pretty hard, there...

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