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  1. Yeah, looks like there was an area of enhanced wind that went through the Romeoville-Lockport area.
  2. After 5 consecutive days of 88 or 89, ORD made it to 90 today.
  3. Also have a severe warned line in northern IL.
  4. You're probably at a record number for this point in the year. The 34.98" at FWA is the most on record for them through July 22.
  5. Here's some video from the northern Illinois supercell a couple days ago.
  6. Yeah, they did touch 32C on the 5 minute obs, which would round up to 90 after converting to F. But it looks like it was a rounded up ob (maybe it was like 31.8C) which you always have to keep in mind with those. So the official high goes as 89.
  7. I'll admit the traffic has me concerned. It's the big question as we've never had something like this in the US in modern times with so much of the population being within driving distance of totality. Originally, I got my room near STL just in case the weather was looking bad in the MO/KY/IL area and I'd have to drive out to Kansas/Nebraska on the morning of the 21st, but I'm wondering if I should just head down the day before no matter what. With normal traffic, I could leave my house and get into the eastern MO/IL/western KY portion in about 5-6 hours, but it won't be normal.
  8. 108 now.
  9. Did you look for a hotel outside the path of totality? I was able to get one for a reasonable/normal rate about a mile outside the zone (near St. Louis). Like you said, a lot of stuff in the path is a higher price/already booked.
  10. LOT confirmed an EF0 in northwest Indiana. Not all that surprising as that was around the time I made that comment about the line looking interesting. There were a couple couplets in there iirc. I wonder if they have anything on Iroquois county. I saw a pic of a funnel hanging very low. Public Information Statement National Weather Service Chicago IL 304 PM CDT Sat Jul 22 2017 /404 PM EDT Sat Jul 22 2017/ ...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 07/22/2017 TORNADO EVENT... .Kentland Tornado... Rating: EF-0 Estimated peak wind: 85 mph Path length /Statute/: 1.31 miles Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0 Start date: July 22, 2017 Start time: 12:32 AM CDT Start location: 2.4 miles west of Kentland End date: July 22, 2017 End time: 12:35 AM CDT End location: 1.1 miles west of Kentland EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale Classifies Tornadoes into the following categories. EF0...Weak......65 to 85 mph EF1...Weak......86 to 110 mph EF2...Strong....111 to 135 mph EF3...Strong....136 to 165 mph EF4...Violent...166 To 200 mph EF5...Violent...>200 mph NOTE: The information in this statement is PRELIMINARY and subject to change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS Storm Data. $$ KMD/JEE
  11. Dry ground + urban effects.
  12. 106 on the 5 min obs at STL. That is just incredible given the mitigating factors from this morning. Would they have had a shot at 109-110? I'm sure it's happened in other areas but I wonder how often anybody in the Midwest has gotten outflowed and still managed to recover into the mid 100s.
  13. Now 104 at STL
  14. 89?
  15. 101 at STL, despite dealing with clouds/outflow earlier. Quite impressive.