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  1. The line is losing some steam on its way to Chicago. Sucks. It had some nice frequent lightning and ctgs a bit ago.
  2. Showing power outage in Boone county, IA. Cell looked impressive rolling through on radar earlier.
  3. With dews above 70 today, a pop up is now getting steam and down pouring after midnight producing some faint rumble activity . Air smells phenomenal. Missed those nights for awhile now.
  4. 83 but it’s been feeling sticky today with dews around 72. Might get some thunder action soon in a few minutes.
  5. The comma head looks really nice right now.
  6. Shifted northeasterly towards us nicely past hours. Nice swirl on the velocity on the svr warned by Princeton. Showing some nice gusts
  7. Not sure. It could of been debris being thrown around or some homes just had weaker siding or roof shingles that got affected more than others. But it seemed in one area it was more how the narrow track of high intensity was maybe touching down at parts. Or maybe other vortices very briefly spinned up near it. I remember going through Ranchview area or it might of been a little after it between rt53 and 355 seeing the narrow track on one side, with a couple homes next to it in generally good shape, and then a little more damage on the other side next to them. About a couple houses apart at most. Just what I noticed briefly going through that area as there was traffic and crews busy cleaning up. Plus some roads in the neighborhoods were blocked and detoured around a bit. Think it was Everglade Ave that was blocked off
  8. I had a chance to go briefly through the area yesterday. Started in Naperville by 75th and Rickert and went east. You can tell there was a very narrow track of higher intensity. It seemed like in some areas there were other narrow tracks going along parallel with it that were a block or so apart but not sure. It was hard to tell. Some roads were blocked. Was a lot of action by the home that was leveled. Seemed like there was another one behind it too. Wide spread tree damage around. Tree canopies snapped near the main circulation. Saw a empty field/lot that had a row of trees down in the track before hitting homes where roads were blocked. You can already tell that some neighborhoods look different already from the substantial tree damage to the taller/matured trees around. They cleared out a lot and are making good progress. Didn’t get the chance to make it past 355 in Woodridge
  9. Was not too far north when it crossed 83 to my south. Couldn’t see much on the way there. Started going down the path east in Burr Ridge by 55 and 83. Got a flat tire with 2 nails in the tire. Put the spare and came back home. Some roads were blocked by branches. Saw some duct work. Didn’t get a chance to go further south down towards the path. But seems it lifted/weakened not to far after that though. So far the damage looks worse just west where I got off 83
  10. My girlfriend’s parents were evacuated. They are within .5 miles from the plant. They heard a boom and got alerts on their phones. Her mom was mad because her dad was taking time in the bathroom lol They packed extra things in case they can’t go back for awhile etc.
  11. Was just outside for the annual town garage sale. Had pop up showers and Thunder going around us for awhile and it finally started pouring on top of us. Mowed the lawn yesterday with the tractor and was worried the grass would dry out. So this current down pour is very nice. Finally heard some thunder activity. Only took til June 11th around here lol
  12. Definitely can feel the dry 90 today with the humidity at 23% and dews at 46. Didn’t break a sweat that much. And with the home ac system down at home. Nice breeze today too.
  13. Warned now for Duval, McMullen and live oak counties in south central Texas.
  14. Forecasted to be a future F5 lol. Googled extra info earlier and came across this: “The 1996 Oklahoma F-5 tornado was a major tornado that touched down 25 miles SE of Wakita, Oklahoma. The F-5 twister is the strongest tornado with wind speeds up to 300+MPH, the tornado developed after two systems (The F-4 Wakita tornado and one unknown system), the twister spawned in a field and believed the base was a mile wide.” Saw this as a tribute to Bill Paxton and thought it was cool https://mobile.twitter.com/Aaron_Brackett/status/835943665046540288?ref_src=twsrc^tfw|twcamp^tweetembed|twterm^835943665046540288|twgr^|twcon^s1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fd-35557552943106266237.ampproject.net%2F2104170104001%2Fframe.html
  15. Watching a chaser live on it. Looked like a nice scud a bit ago. But keeps driving out of view lol
  16. Still love that movie. Love the soundtrack too. Remember when it first came out at blockbuster I was 12 and it was rented out. I ran back home to get more money and buy it on VHS instead. Still try to save it yearly to watch it when our first somewhat severe tstorm comes at night in spring which hasn’t yet. Maybe later this evening finally lol Speaking about F5s.. I’ve been rereading the May 22 2011 Joplin Tornado thread. What was strange is on pg 25 someone posted about the El Reno Tornado.... with it’s ef-5 rating being measured on radar. Couple posts down someone replied saying it’s because a research team used a mobile radar and got it’s surface to near surface measurements close to it. I was thinking wait wasn’t the El Reno Tornado in 2013? Are posters able to go back and edit their posts? Started double checking and saw there was another “ef5” in El Reno in 2011.. similar circumstances to the 2013 one. That’s remarkable. Surprised that slipped away from me. Was probably more focused back then on the April 27 outbreak and Joplin and completely glanced over the 2011 El Reno one being a ef5.
  17. That band shifted a couple pixels just south of 88. Hopefully it comes back up a smidge lol
  18. Snowing pretty nice in eastern dupage along 88. Just came in from shoveling. Adding to the trench like paths along the sidewalk and driveway. Keep it coming
  19. Getting some decent wind driven snow here in eastern Dupage. Covered everything. Up north looks nice
  20. My GF is a nurse in Dupage said they noticed things seem to be getting better in the area. They’re well staffed now with extra workers by her (a lot were off sick past couple weeks) and can take a day off but she doesn’t want to. Less admissions are coming in the covid unit too. That’s good news at least that things are leveling out around the area.
  21. What’s hard to understand here? Trying to be healthier and exercising more benefits both physically and mentally to combat the effects of covid. People simply have more time at home, and have been adjusting whether they work from home or not. There’s a lot of cases about people being bored at home and start day drinking. Being stressed etc. If one wants to bike ride more, get in tone more by doing push ups at home etc, AND it helps lower the chances of a bad covid fallout in ANY degree... Its a win win. Yes, there’s people who don’t have time or the energy. True. But there’s a lot that do. And it’s widely documented there’s a lot of people having difficulty finding what to do with themselves being at home always. Jumping to accuse people of fat shaming or calling them “middle class white dude” is uncalled for. And not “facts”.
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